“I nearly legged it and Phill went ‘No, don’t’ and gave me a hug. “I remember thinking, ‘These aren’t jokes, they’re stories.’ I suddenly thought this was an in for me.” Look hard and you can see all his comedy influences in the Boosh. A smidgen of Pete ’n’ Dud, a spot of Python, Vic and Bob, Kenny Everett if you want to look for it. And then you’re in Pink Floyd or something.” Random insert two: Noel, complete the following sentence. WHEN The Great British Bake Off switched to Channel 4, there were concerns it would move downmarket.Among the comedy acts were Ben Stiller and David Walliams who analyzed the different meanings of various words between the UK and USA.They differed on words like dentistry and obese but both had a dim view of CNN host Piers Morgan.
(That will go down well in Scotland, he’s hoping.) It’s not, I think it’s fair to say, observational comedy. There are places in this world that clearly out Boosh even former Booshers. You just go, ‘Oh my god, this is insane.’ That’s fun for a year and then after that you sort of go, ‘It’s the work that you buzz off, not this.’ “It’s good going to parties and seeing people like Kate Moss and Rhys Ifans for a little while. It’s better when it’s with your real friends.” He doesn’t really understand the idea of celebrity today. So far it’s already involved Billy Idol revealing that he’s a Mighty Boosh fan and Fielding getting inebriated with former Sex Pistol Steve Jones. Yet Fielding is probably best known for having slightly malicious fun at the expense of pop stars on the panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but that’s not what he wants to be remembered for. You’re lucky I still live in this country.’” The fact Luxury Comedy has reached its end (natural or not) partly explains why he’s on the road again. The question I want to ask is: what would a night out with Noel Fielding be like these days? “Very alluring but it makes you quite sickly if you drink too much. You don’t have time to notice it’s happening to you. But eventually you go to a party and there’s a back party you didn’t know about and then there’s a smaller party and eventually it’s you in a cubicle of your own, thinking, ‘Is this still fun? “You can be a celebrity in this day and age and not really have anything at the end to show for it. You join us in the smeary aftermath of the events of the previous sentence. That was where he was living.” He’s sitting in a London hotel room while he tells us this. “Panel shows are amazing because they’re a good way of getting exposure and you can make stuff up and improvise. “After doing two TV shows back to back that were very post-production heavy, with animation and stuff like that, I wasn’t really feeling like a comedian any more. If we were to head out after the photo shoot, what would occur? There’s this relief you get when you go from Australia to New Zealand. Well, earthquakes obviously …” When he was a boy Noel Fielding liked to dress up as a “psychedelic” cowboy. I used to go to the shops in it.”) And he once thought he saw a fairy. All of a sudden you walk into a room and everyone knows you. Julian was a musician really and I was a painter so we were used to making stuff. Kohled eyes, that splendidly beaky nose, a hairstyle that certain pop stars would give their next platinum disc for. There are some people who have never bought into the DIY surrealism of The Mighty Boosh and certainly had no time for Fielding’s avant garde spin-off Luxury Comedy, which played to a “select” audience on E4. And he’s got kids and life’s a big ask for anyone over 40. All that leaves is a film.” But then he’s been talking about a Boosh film for years. In fact there is something a little wistful about the way he talks about where he is. ” Do you worry about where you are in the league table of comedians? You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link . “It was an electric fence and the alarm went off and I was like, ‘F***, this isn’t going well.’” The dress is just for the photographs, by the way. “I think the designer’s missed a trick with yellow,” he says as he models it. “There’s four of us in the country.” He poses for the camera. “My hair is 1950s housewife.” He pulls at it and makes a sarky comment to the young stylist. “I don’t know when anyone’s being sarcastic,” she laments. “I don’t think I’ve said anything that wasn’t sarcastic since 1984.” He focuses, pulls a suitable face; half pop star pose, half comedy pop star pose. ” There are some people who don’t get Noel Fielding. I suppose someone like Bowie constantly reinvented himself. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention.His appointment to the revamped Bake Off, alongside comedian Sandi Toksvig, even took his close friends by surprise.Russell Brand told him: “I think anything you bake should be run by a sniffer dog before anyone vulnerable tastes it.” This is a man who, in the past, has partied with junkie singer Pete Doherty — who once stormed into his hotel room and placed a top hat full of kittens on the floor before running off.Ironically, self-styled surrealist comic Noel Fielding’s first job was in a cake shop aged just 14.He was sacked on his first day for lying on the floor eating the merchandise.Monty Python comedian John Cleese and journalist Martin Lewis, instigated the series that would come to be known as the Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1976, to raise money for the human rights organization.In conscious acknowledgment of that connection to the ex-Beatle, Amnesty this week is releasing a video of Evan Rachel Wood’s performance of the George Harrison-Bob Dylan song “I’d Have You Anytime” from the new “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan” four-CD set benefiting Amnesty.