Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding

Date of birth: 30-11-1972
Although primarily known as one half of The Boosh with Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding has also maintained an independent career as a stand-up.

He has appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 1998, and made stand-up appearances on Channel 4 and Five before finding success with The Boosh.

The double-act made their debut at the 1998 Edinburgh and Sydney festivals, earning them the Perrier best newcomer award, and returned to Edinburgh in 1999, when they were nominated for the main award, 2000 and 2001. The 2000 show, Autoboosh, won the equivalent Barry award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Boosh was picked up by Radio4 in 2001 for a series which won the first and only Douglas Adams Award for Innovative Comedy Writing. The show transferred to BBC Three for two series in 2004 and 2005, giving them a cult success that enabled them to embark on a major nationwide tour in 2006.

For his solo work, he won the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, while his first live solo show Voodoo Hedgehog was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002.

His TV performances as an actor include The IT Crowd, Nathan Barley and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace – all for Channel 4.

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Noel Fielding teases a Boosh comeback

Could it really happen?

Noel Fielding has teased a possible return of The Mighty Boosh.

The comic yesterday posted a throwback picture of himself and co-creator Julian Barratt on Facebook.

And he captioned the image: 'There really wasn’t enough Boosh this decade! let’s try and rectify that in the next one ;) x' 

Fans were quick to seize on the post, which has racked up more than 130,000 likes. Even Fearne Cotton, wrote: 'Yaaaas.'  

The BBC Three series ran from 2004 to 2007, having first been a live show and then a radio comedy.

They last toured in 2009, but the pair have always kept the possibility of a return alive, including frequent talk of a possible movie.

In 2017, Barrett told the Radio Times: 'There is a film that should be done, a sort of Yellow Submarine, fantastical kind of journey.

'We would probably start by touring it a bit and doing some live stuff again, because that's how we started. Finding a way to start it again and get working together.'

They reunited last year to promote Record Store Day, and the release of their radio show on vinyl.

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Published: 3 Jan 2020

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