Turns out that I spent most of yesterday grinning like a loon after going to see the mighty boosh live. It was super.
I'm still not used to seeing people from the TV on stage, I get a little starstruck because I am somehow amazed that they look the same in person. It was also unusual to see so many fans of the mighty boosh in one place, I normally find it hard to come across anyone who likes the show. And what fans these people were, some of them had dressed up, some of them were sporting variations of Vince Noir's haircut, and all of them were really excited. There was much screaming and cheering anytime anyone came on stage. Half of the fun was recognising the characters and knowing what they were going to say. I don't really think that people who hadn't seen the TV show would enjoy it that much, but it is much much fun if you know the TV series.
The overall plot of the show seemed to be an amalgam of a number of plots from the TV series, with the best bits, characters and songs from each. The whole thing seemed like a bit of a shambles. Seriously, it would have been more professional if it was performed by a troup of bees. And as such, it was amazing. Whenever someone forgot their lines, or fell over, or in one case, ran into a pole, it was very funny.
- Vince's spangly jumpsuit
- at one point a wolf-whistle came from a member of the audience, which caused Noel Fielding to remark, "Who are you whistling at? I'm an 80 year old rapist, he's a gorilla, and he's dead."
- Rich Fulcher (dressed as a Spaniard) actually spat at Vince (Noel). He really strikes me as a person who's a little unhinged and would do anything if it got a laugh. He is awesome.
- The cast laughing to themselves very frequently
In conclusion: woo!