Thursday - The Mighty Boosh Live - 16/03/06
I went to see the Mighty Boosh live at Newcastle's City hall last night - and it was magnificent !
I haven't laughed so much in ages - if you're a fan of the TV series, you wold be in stitches to their stage show.
Going back to their roots (the show started as in an upstairs room in a London pub), you can see why they were snapped up for Radio and TV - as the constant improv and riffing is very much their forte, one of my favourite lines being "Vince - I saw you sitting in a skip! Howard - I was doing performance art, Vince - So why were you crying ?!"
Based loosely around the 3 versions of the "Tundra" story (stage/radio/TV) also bringing nearly all the other characters that they play and with fine support from Naboo, Bollo and Bob Fossil and a guest appearance from the electro girls and some savvy scenery/props, Noel and Julian mesmerised a fairly rowdy audience.
I especially liked the fact that the Hitchiker, Rudy, Old Gregg and all the others were woven into the plot - however tedious the link !
I heard that they put a second date on at the City Hall and I can understand why. The TV series just seems to improve with age, as the second series surpassed the first easily. I just hope they don't fall into "The League Of Gentlemen" trap and make a third series that stinks (Sorry LOG).
If you get a chance to see them live - you won't be disappointed, if you can't - there's a great box set of the first two tv series on DVD, with some great extras ( a short film with Noel and Julian in) and not bad a price too (£21 in Fopp), so you have no excuse...