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Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy - Series 1 [DVD]
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Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy is a show unlike anything else on television. A fusion of live action and animation with music by Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian).
Along with animator/director Nigel Coan (Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull), Fielding has created a joyful, charming explosion of a show in the tradition of Spike Milligan and Kenny Everett.
A mash-up of sketch comedy and psychedelic sitcom featuring wild characters such as ghost of a flea, Dondylion and Fantasy Man (a modern day Tron Quixote trapped inside an electronic opera).
Luxury Comedy, also starring Mike Fielding, Tom Meeten and Dolly Wells, will change the way you feel about television and your own hands forever.
Audio commentary with Noel Fielding and the cast.
Behind the scenes documentary
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In essence somebody should have been there to rein him in but weren't, ..therefore it flails from piece to piece, the equivalent of bagging up a dead relatives wardrobe & dumping them on a charity shop to sort through the good from the bad ...a mess
Most of the 5 stars will say "this is not the boosh!', this is true. The Mighty Boosh was an outstanding programme at it'speak (radio series and series 1). This was because Noel and Julian had been touring their show for several years, allowing an immersive world to grow around them organically, and more impostantly,finding out what worked and what didn't. Series 2 suffered 'difficult second album syndrome' but what still highly watchable but by series 3 found suffered from diminishing returns as they played out old gags and made explict all the nice little asides that made the boosh world so engaging (i.e the cimping episode).
Luxury comedy comes on the tail end of these and finds Fielding trying to break free from this by exploring his more surreal edge. Unfortunately, as has been mentioned by the 1 stars, this often comes at the expense of any humour. To be fair to the programme though I'm not sure it is meant to,or even needs to be particularly funny. Its strenght lies in it's plethora of engaging and dreamlike little sequences and animations that those with an artistic bent will enjoy and it has a nice late night stoner feel.
The problem alot of it gives of the air of throwing and seeing what sticks. Nothing feels fully developed and there are some sketches (?) which are annoyingly tedious. I think the crux of the problem lies in quality control. This is very much Noel's show, and I get the feeling that due to his celebrity it was probably yes men'd the whole way through, which is a shame because I think he could have made something a lot more worthwhile. Basically he needs his straight man (Barrett).
Overall I would lean towards recommending it but don't get your hopesup.
Ok rant over !
Even Luxury's most foresworn haters have to agree that there's nothing compromising, phony, or commercial about Fielding's solo project: it's a work of art in the literal sense of the word. It does some serious envelope-pushing on the surrealism: obviously, it's not everybody's cup of tea. Some of the more outlandish bits include an evil clown who lives in the sky and produces mash-potato guns from a gear-box in his stomach, a cheese-faced man who sings (in jibberish) about his unrequited love with a piece of toast, and more still that defy a simple summary. But even beyond just the "wtf" reaction, the show holds it's own with stunning child-like visuals, and yes, plenty of quirky fieldingisms. (One of my favorite bits is "Fantasy Man," about a man suffering a psychological break-down and hallucinates being a medieval fantasy hero--at society's expense.)
It's what you would expect from Noel; crazed and colourful with a dizzying cast of characters. Julian seems to have been replaced by Tom Meeten, otherwise it's all fairly familiar and comfortable. There isn't much of a structure to the shows, and there are a few misses along with the hits but the show is consistently amusing. Fielding may have been trying to escape the long shadows of the Zooniverse and the Nabootique but he seems to have created a Boosh Lite. Could have been great, instead it's just good.
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