Noel is still Mighty as he brings new tour to Scotland

Noel Fielding
Noel Fielding

Most people know comedian Noel Fielding best as his eccentric zoo-keeper alter ego, Vince Noir, from The Mighty Boosh.

However, in the years since, Noel has continued to bring his distinctive surreal style of comedy to the stage and screen.

His latest TV programme, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, was set in a café on the side of a Hawaiian volcano.

The eating establishment was staffed by Andy Warhol and a chocolate finger who was also a PE teacher, as well as Noel himself, who played the straight guy to his weird and wonderful companions.

Noel said: “It was such a weird show, Julian Barratt and I thought it was pretty mental how big it had got, considering that we didn’t compromise on anything, we didn’t leave anything out, and we were doing a show about a Crack Fox and a transsexual merman. It was pretty amazing.”

A decade after The Mighty Boosh first aired on BBC Three, Noel has established himself as a central figure in the UK comedy scene.

His creative efforts are currently focussed into An Evening with Noel Fielding which arrives at The King’s Theatre in Glasgow on Saturday, November 15.

He said: “There’s live animation, which takes ages to work out how to do, live music, brand new stand up, which I’m excited about; it’s a really complicated and expensive show.

“I always want to put on a show that costs as much to put on as it takes in tickets!”

Having done gigs at the likes of Wembley Arena and the O2 Noel is excited to get out to some smaller venues.

He said: “It’s more intimate, which is actually better for comedy.

“When you’re performing at the O2, it’s so massive the laughter takes 30 seconds to get back to you, which is weird.

“I just want people to come away thinking ‘wow, I really enjoyed that’.”

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster