'Just like The Muppets'

Boosh plan variety show

The Mighty Boosh are planning a variety show, described as a cross between  Morecambe and Wise and The Muppets.

Noel Fielding and co-star Julian Barrett still have their sights set on a movie, but say they have several other ideas in their pipeline once their national tour ends next month.

In an interview with Designer Magazine, Fielding said: ‘We're going to a do another TV thing, I guess. We're thinking of doing something a little bit more traditional.

‘We might do this Morecambe and Wise type thing with an audience, some bands and guests. A bit like The Muppets.

‘We could do another psychedelic TV show, but it would be good to do something different. We get bored quite easily so I think it will be different whatever we do.’

But Fielding added this wasn’t definite, and they were considering several other options.

‘There's another Boosh thing we could do,’ he said. ‘And there's two characters that we played in The Boosh, Rudi and Spider, we'd to do a series with them.

‘There's loads of stuff, it's just knowing what to do and trying to pick the right things. You just don't want to get caught up in the whole production of things cos it takes ages.”

And of their big-screen ambitions, Fielding said: ‘We'd really like to do a film. We have trouble cramming our stories into half hour chunks.

‘I'm sure it's difficult to write a film, but we have some ideas. With a film the main problem is getting enough people to raise the money, but there is some interest. The guy who does a lot of the animation for our shows, Tim Hope, is getting a bit of a name for himself.

‘I think we might join forces and get a film together, putting a lot more animation in it.’

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Published: 31 Mar 2006

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