A few Saturday nights ago the the event I have been waiting for for months finally came, An Evening with Noel Fielding was finally upon us. I have loved Noel ever since some of my friends lent me the Mighty Boosh on DVD, which is just the funniest, greatest thing ever. I call it a thing because I am not quite sure how to describe something so surreal. The whole show was hilarious and by the end I ached from laughing so much.
I cannot choose a favourite moment because I enjoyed it all so much. The standup was hilarious and he did some brilliant improvisation. Much of the show revolved around Joey Ramone and the plasticine world, which many characters ventured into and came from. David Bowie featured and the Moon, from the Boosh, made a reappearance with a twist. After the interval Noel did a story about himself getting kidnapped, taking on different personas, including the policeman and Fantasy Man, in order to conduct an investigation about his own kidnapping.
If you love the Mighty Boosh you will love Noel’s show, it even features his brother who played Naboo. The whole thing was super surreal but at the same time also felt really relevant. I think this is what makes Noel such a clever comedian.
There was loads of great merchandise available after the show, including a keyring of plasticine Noel’s head and a Brian Ferry Kite. In the end I got a programme and a poster to remember the amazing Evening with Noel Fielding. An evening that was made even better by, after half an hour of standing in the cold, Noel himself appearing in a black furry coat and little white backpack to say hello. I was lucky enough to be the second person he went to and I got him to sign my copy of his book, The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton. I felt honoured to have had the opportunity to meet him because I really look up to him. It was a dream come true and he was so lovely.
Love Holly x