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Channel 4 has unleashed Bake Off's new judges and presenters for the show's first series on the rival channel
The new Channel 4 Bake Off presenting and judging line up has been announced and it makes for interesting reading: with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith joining a unique presenting combo of comedian Sandi Toksvig and actor Noel Fielding.
Noel Fielding will host Channel 4's Great British Bake Off
Moving the iconic Bake Off tent from BBC to Channel 4 was one piece of unsettling drama too many for some and many viewers of the hugely popular baking show have vowed to boycott it on its new home.
Continue reading: The New Look Great British Bake Off Line Up Has Been Announced
‘The Boosh Club’ runs from October 20th to January 29th and is a free exhibition at The Book Club in London.
The Book Club are inviting you to come on a journey through time and space and enter the surreal and fantastical world of ‘The Mighty Boosh’.
From October 20th the venue in London’s trendy Shoreditch will be transformed into the The Boosh Club, celebrating a decade since The Mighty Boosh’s first UK tour.
The Mighty Boosh, by Dave Brown, part of the Boosh Club exhibition, Oct 20 - Jan 29th
Continue reading: Preview: 'The Mighty Boosh' Exhibition At The Book Club
Barratt says he and Fielding are back working together, seven years after The Boosh went on hiatus.
'Mighty Boosh' star Julian Barratt has said he and comedy partner Noel Fielding are currently working on a new project together. Barratt, who returns to TV later this month in Channel 4’s ‘Flowers’, said that the pair had stayed friends since The Boosh went on hiatus, but now they're back to writing together.
Julian Barratt has said he’s working on new ideas with Noel Fielding.
Speaking to The Radio Times, Barratt said: “We’re talking about doing something else together now… something with a longer arc really.” The comedian then went on to explain why 'The Boosh' went on hiatus, following their 2009 arena tour.
Rhod Gilbert had become the show’s new host last September.
The BBC has cancelled long running music panel show ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ after over 18 years on air and 28 series. The show had long been a staple of BBC Two’s autumn schedule, but had suffered from falling ratings in recent years.
'Buzzcocks' team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding with series 27 guest hosts Rizzle Kicks.
Last summer, in time for Buzzcocks' 28th series, comedian Rhod Gilbert was named as the show's first permanent host in five years. But the addition of Gilbert was unable to improve ratings, which had been steadily declining for some time.
Continue reading: BBC Two Pulls The Plug On 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' After Over 18 Years
Noel Fielding - The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2015 Official After Party held at the Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
In 'The Mighty Boosh', Noel Fielding took us on a journey through time and space. In 'Luxury Comedy' he invited us to visit Painted Hawaii. But in 'An Evening With Noel Fielding' the comedian took the audience on their greatest adventure yet, through the many twists and turns of his vast imagination.
The evening began as ordinarily as possible for Fielding. He was quick to point out that he's now aged 41 (though he could probably still pass for under 30) and so finds himself walking like Prince Charles with his hands behind his back. But of course, that's where the similarities end.
At 41, Fielding is still as enchanting as ever and holds the same childlike charm which first made him a star in 'The Mighty Boosh'. One joke saw him vividly describe the life of a teabag, complete with 'Dante's Inferno' references, while in another he was simply a 'chicken man' who squawked around the stage amusing himself just as much as everybody else.
From The Killers & Jimmy Carr to Dave Chappelle & Kanye - Five of the most unlikely pairings of comedians and musicians.
Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of comedy and music:
1) The Killers and Jimmy Carr
Continue reading: Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together
Luxury Comedy is back and this time it’s even better.
Noel Fielding is back on E4 tonight (July 31st) bringing the second series of his ‘Luxury Comedy’ with ‘Tales from Painted Hawaii’. One half of The Mighty Boosh and Never Mind the Buzzcock’s team captain, Noel has never been one to go for the conventional laugh as 'Luxury Comedy’s' first series proved. But this time around he’s found a different way to present the weirdness and thankfully the results are just as hilarious.
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy' is back, this time in a coffee shop
When ‘Luxury Comedy’ debuted on E4 in 2012 the reaction from viewers and critics was mixed. Some just really didn't get Fielding’s eccentric mix of characters and off-beat jokes, while others simply dismayed that “it wasn't the Mighty Boosh!”, as if it had ever intended to be. But for those who did appreciate Fielding’s first solo effort, a whole new world full of colours and characters had been opened up to them, just like in Mighty Boosh’s earliest days.
Rhod Gilbert is the new permanent host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the show's first permanent presented in five years since Simon Amstell left the BBC2 show.
Rhod Gilbert has been named as the permanent host of comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The BBC2 show has lacked a permanent presenter since 2009 when Simon Amstell departed so he could work on his own comedy tours and performances.
Rhod Gilbert is the first permanent Buzzcocks presenter in five years.
Fielding pays tribute to the late comedian in this week's NME
Noel Fielding is the latest comedian to pay tribute to the late Rik Mayall, who died suddenly on June 9 after “an acute cardiac event” following a morning run. The Mighty Boosh star details how Mayall’s The Young Ones influenced his own his comedy, which enjoyed three series on The BBC and a popular live show.
Noel Fielding performs The Mighty Boosh Live in 2005 - Photo: Getty/Simone Joyner
Writing in The NME, Fielding notes that The Young Ones was “the first post-punk comedy, and a complete changing of the guard. The Young Ones was a huge influence on The Mighty Boosh, for both Julian [Barratt] and myself."
Continue reading: Noel Fielding On Rik Mayall's Mighty Boosh Influence
Mighty Boosh comedian is going out on his own for a solo tour
‘Mighty Boosh’ star Noel Fielding has just announced his UK tour to take place later this year. The comedian will be taking ‘An Audience with Noel Fielding’ up and down the country between October and December, bringing along some very funny friends and well known characters. The 23 date tour marks a massive return to standup for the comedian who’s best known for his TV work, but what has he been up to since the hiatus of the ‘Mighty Boosh’ and what can we expect from his solo shows?
Have 'An Evening With Noel Fielding' later this year
After the ‘Mighty Boosh’ wrapped up their ‘Future Sailors’ tour in 2009 the pair decided to take a little time off from their famous double act. After all, they’d been doing it for over 10 years at that point. Noel, however stayed on TV and filled Bill Bailey’s vacant seat as a permanent team captain on BBC 2’s ‘Nevermind the Buzzcocks’. He also appeared in films such as ‘Come on Eileen’ and ‘Horrid Henry the Movie’. Then in November 2011 he went back to his other main passion besides comedy, art, and released his book ‘The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton’ featuring his own unique art work of portraits, characters and even some stories to go along with them. The book’s promotion saw Fielding travel to Manchester, Glasgow and London demonstrating his painting skills on the windows of Waterstones, Urban Outfitters and in London’s Golden Square.
Continue reading: Noel Fielding's UK Solo Tour: Everything You Need To Know
Noel Fielding - Jonathan Ross celebrates Halloween with his yearly party held at his house in Hampstead. Many celebrity guests attend with the party going on till 3am - London, United Kingdom - Friday 1st November 2013
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