Posted in comedy | music | pictures on July 27, 2009

photos by Lori Baily

The Mighty Boosh

""I've been waiting three years for this," yelled one excited fan when the Brit com troupe The Mighty Boosh took the stage Tuesday [7/21] eve at New York's Bowery Ballroom for over two hours of stand-up, sketches, and music (yes, they DJ'd a set). "We couldn't get a flight," replied ascot-clad Boosh co-creator Julian Barratt. "We've been on standby for two," added his excellently coifed co-leader, Noel Fielding.

And so started one of the most brilliant nights of my life. Because The Boosh aren't just any comedy group or stand-up guys. Their show is an interactive, absurdist explosion of pure, crazy, bust-your-gut-laughter plus a boatload of rocking tunes. (Did I think I'd ever do the Mick Jagger dance to "Brown Sugar"? No, but yesterday held a lot of firsts.) Attendees were invited to jump on stage, caress Fielding's boots, play "pelt the rabbit in his big white face" (don't ask), and add their own fan art to the set. There were lots of kisses and hugs, free posters, and a wild parade of costumes (cheers to the guy who kept his Moon character face mask on the entire night)... [EW]

The Mighty Boosh also visited Other Music that day, as well as San Diego Comic Con and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon while they were in our country. More pictures and videos from Bowery Ballroom, and the Fallon video, below...

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and on Jimmy Fallon:

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Comments (14)

This looks awesome. OLD GREG.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 1:07 AM

I heard Jakob Dylan was there. He wanted to do a solo set of Wallflowers songs, but they wouldn't let him, so he left and went to L'Asso. Then he got kicked out for trying to order the "Bob Dylan's Son Special."

Posted by hornblower | July 27, 2009 1:19 AM

Bob Gruen and Ezra Koenig were there as well

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 10:32 AM

i was at the signing at other music, but apparently i should have been in line for the bowery...because even though the signing was from 6-8 and the bowery started at 9; there were people lined up at other music before 4, and while the line was still going there, a line started at the bowery ballroom. a friend of mine was waiting in line and i was heading over "late" the doors opened at 9, by 9:30 they were turning people away because it was too full.

i really wish i could have attended but it looks like only the most rabid of fans managed! i keep forgetting the show's on cartoon network now maybe that's why so many people. i'm glad they've got such a big following now...i just want to be able to see these shows and not feel like i'm trying to buy a playstation 3 on release day!

Posted by :: smo :: | July 27, 2009 11:02 AM

I was passing Bowery around 8 and couldn't believe how long the line was. Crowd looked very young and very excited and very alt-geeky. Glad I didn't go, because as you can see in the videos, a show of "ultrafans" equals two hours of dumb people yelling out the show's catchphrases at the top of their lungs the entire time. Not unlike time&eric at the jokia.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 12:36 PM

I saw one of the strokes there. He passed by me to get to the bar, and I licked his back. He didn't notice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 12:50 PM

best stoner show ever

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 1:22 PM

awesome photos of an awesome night!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 3:32 PM

you really think those are awesome photos?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 1:09 AM

Hi! I love Mighty Boosh too, so surrealistic and fun. I've just made a mix of Lady Gaga's "Love Game" with the Mighty Boosh's original dialog. Check it out on my site!: DJ Bread n Butter

Posted by BreadnButter | August 1, 2009 12:40 PM

The song is pretty bad when it's all said and done, and that has NOTHING to do with how old they might be.

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:04 PM

i really wish i could have attended but it looks like only the most rabid of fans managed! i keep forgetting the show's on cartoon network now maybe that's why so many people.Dizi i'm glad they've got such a big following now...i just want to be able to see these shows and not feel like i'm trying to buy a playstation 3 on release day!

Posted by ChaO | November 17, 2009 4:22 AM

The song is pretty bad when it's all said and done, and that has NOTHING to do with how old they might be.

Posted by 2011 | September 26, 2010 10:31 AM

I was passing Bowery around 8 and couldn't believe how long the line was.
Then he got kicked out for trying to order
Thanks

Posted by كول | December 10, 2010 9:06 AM

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