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Ahh, the Mighty Boosh. Some people may have heard of this because of its wonderful TV series, but before that came this incredibly unique and hilarious radio show. Created by Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett, the Mighty Boosh is a fantastic comedy set in the most unlikely circumstances. The main characters are Howard Moon, a old school jazz loving know-it-all, who likes to do things safely and to the book, and Vince Noir, a wacky, teenager like man with crazy hair and a a passion for fashion. They work the most unlikely job, zookeepers, and the Zooniverse, ran by their idiotic and simple minded boss, Bob Fossil.
This collection of episodes over 3 CDs will give a great run down of the original show with TV show episodes you may know in there first format and new ones you don't yet know about. The radio show has some very funny moments and great audio production, bringing to life the surreal worlds in which Howard and Vince manage to find them selves in. The music and songs are brilliantly crafted, manly by Julian Barret, and are extremely funny and quite catchy, such as the Hitchers rap song or the Tundra ballad. Over the 3 CD's is around 3 hours of content and 6 episodes and is well worth your money. I really love the Mighty Boosh and these episodes just expand on the TV show, giving different takes and new songs, as well as brand new content to someone who has only seen the Tv show. To someone new to the Mighty Boosh, the comedy is very surreal but hilarious once you get used to it.
This product is well worth your money.
The Mighty Boosh are Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, they started life on stage and developed a cult following before creating this innovative and wacky radio show which eventually transferred to tv and became a cult classic in its own right.
The Mighty Boosh follows two characters, Howard Moon (Barratt) a jazz funk enthusiast who thinks he knows everything, but doesn't even know what he knows, and Vince Noir (Fielding) a strange androgynous fashion icon who is too cool for school and brings a touch of Hoxton to their jobs as zookeepers at Zooniverse.
This is a 3 CD boxset following the adventures of Howard and Vince as they search for animal thieves, eggs in the arctic tundra and getting trapped inside a hitchikers box. This is surreal comedy and for those who like this kind of thing, this is these two at their most creative.
Availability: Available in most good bookstores, it is also available in Zavvi and HMV, price on Amazon is £9.98.
What do you get:
3 CD's covering over 3 hours of comedy, this is a must for any Boosh fan, it includes interviews and is well worth the tenner you pay:
CD1: Episode 1 - Stolen
CD1: Episode 2 - Jungle
CD2: Episode 3 - Jazz
CD2: Episode 4 - Mutants
CD3: Episode 5 - Tundra
CD3: Episode 6 - Hitcher
Interview with Danny Wallace and the Boosh
I love this, just like the first couple of series of the Boosh this is the lads at their best, creative, surreal, having fun with words and their imaginations, radio is perfect for this style of comedy as it allows them to play with concepts to unnending conclusions, the support characters such as Naboo, Bob Fossil and the ape are all there as well as the best comedy from the first two series of the tv show. The humour is funny but not obvious, both characters are funny although Moon is a more natural comic character.
Overall this is a delightful cd and well worth your money.
I am a big Mighty Boosh fan, so when i saw this for sale I had to buy it and give it a listen! I really enjoyed it, and it's been on repeat for the last few days! This is where the Mighty Boosh all began, on BBC radio. Follow the earliest of Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and Howard moons (Julian Barratt) adventures through time and space!
In this series Vince and Howard are working at Bob Fossils "Zooniverse" (zoo), and the first of the television series was based on a lot of the episodes from the radio series. Follow them on their wild adventures around the zoo!
This series does not have some of the more familiar characters from the newer T.V. series, the most noticeable of which is Naboo the enigma! Which is a bit of a let down, but it still has Bollo the ape.
I found this series to be funnier and a little more enjoyable than some of the T.V. episodes and have listened to it many times, laughing through it all. Letting you use your imagination to put the images to the words makes it more enjoyable too!
There are 3 discs to this product and on each disk there are 2 half an hour long episodes. This makes there the same amount of episodes as a series of the T.V. series. The only bad point I would give this product is that there are only 6 episodes.
This would be the ideal gift for any Boosh fan, or anyone interested or curious about the Boosh. This CD will get you hooked!
Come with us now on a journey through time and space...
I got this present for my birthday (Sunday just gone) and I promptly put it onto my computer to transfer to my mobile so I could listen to it on the way to (and, I'll be honest at) work.
Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) are zoo keepers at Bob Fossil's (Rich Fulcher) "Funworld"/"Zooniverse".
The CD contains a few episodes, closely based on the first series shown on TV. Vince and Howard are sent on adventures to all sorts of places, such as the Arctic to find snow leopards and through the jungle to deliver a killer prawn to the zoo of repeat animal offenders. On their travels they encounter many obstacles such as a lonely polar bear and the 'cockney geezer' hitcher, who traps them in a box.
These are the versions written for radio, which were aired on BBC Radio 4 and contains 3 hours of material.
As well as the episodes, it also includes interviews with the Boosh boys giving you an insight into when and how they met and the birth of the Boosh. You can also find out a little more about the making of the radio series.
If you are an already made Boosh lover then this is ideal to add to your collection for those long journeys in the car. There is enough difference between the TV shows and the radio shows to make it interesting and funny still. I have seen the first series of the TV show a fair few times and have not got bored with the radio shows.
If you are new to the Boosh, I would recommend strongly watching the TV series first, as their humour is quite bizarre at times and can come in handy if you already know what to expect and can imagine a bit more what is going on.
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this and I really recommend this to keep you going at work/in car.