Boosh and Buzzcocks star Noel Fielding heads to York

Barbican-bound: Noel Fielding
6 May 2014 @ 10.34 pm
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Barbican-bound: Noel Fielding
Barbican-bound: Noel Fielding

Surrealist supremo Noel Fielding brings his first solo tour to the York Barbican this October – and tickets go on sale this Friday (May 9) at 9am.

The non-Yorkshire half of comedy partnership The Mighty Boosh (the other half, Julian Barratt, is from Leeds), Fielding is going it alone around Britain.

He brings An Evening With Noel Fielding to the Barbican on Thursday, October 30.

“Expect a magical mix of Noel’s unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding’s best-known TV characters such as The Moon and Fantasy Man,” said a Barbican spokesperson.

Support will come from Mike Fielding and Tom Meeten.

Noel’s first foray into a solo stand up tour follows news that Dawn French is doing something similar at the Barbican in July.

Noel’s comedy chops

The Mighty Boosh began as a radio series and stage show before making the transfer to telly, where it ran from 2004-2007, and became a cult hit.

Noel is also one of the team captains on the BBC2 comedy music quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Noel has also worked on solo projects. In January 2012 the first series of his character comedy show Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy aired on E4.

Half live action, half animated, the series introduced us to some brand new characters including, among others, New York cop Sergeant Raymond Boombox, modern day ‘Don Quixote’ Fantasy Man and Roy Circles, an anthropomorphic chocolate finger with shell shock.

A second series was soon commissioned and having now been completed, will air on E4 later this year.