SDCC 09: The Mighty Boosh at Comic-Con
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Posted By: Kevin Powers
American audiences are officially invited to journey through time and space to the magical, bizarre and exciting world of The Mighty Boosh as BBC Video brings the cast stateside to celebrate the release of all three seasons of the BAFTA-nominated comedy series on three 2-disc DVD sets. Currently airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, each set features the original UK episodes, exclusive footage not previously seen on Adult Swim and extensive bonus features to immerse both new and old fans in the peculiar and fantastical adventures of the “zoo-niverse.” The cast kicks-off is US tour when all three seasons arrive in stores on July 21, 2009, for the suggested retail price of $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada) each.
Inspired by the Perrier Comedy Award-winning live comedy show from creator-stars Julian Barratt (Nathan Barley) and Noel Fielding (The IT Crowd), the hit UK comedy series follows crazy zookeepers Howard Moon and Vince Noir as they embark on an array of peculiar and fantastical adventures at the dilapidated “zoo-niverse.” Fan favorites include an adventure to the Arctic to find a mythical lost egg and a boxing match against a killer kangaroo.
The Mighty Boosh has already caught the attention of U.S. media with The New York Times calling the series “hilarious,” Rolling Stone calling it a “cult favorite in the U.S.” and The San Jose Mercury News describing it as “an acid-trip fantasy-comedy [that] is seriously deranged and seriously funny.”
Howard Moon: Julian Barratt (Nathan Barley)
Vince Noir: Noel Fielding (The IT Crowd)
Naboo: Michael Fielding (Stiff Upper Lips)
Bob Fossil: Rich Fulcher
Dave Brown: Bollo
SEASON & DVD SET SYNOPSES
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 1 SYNOPSIS
Come with us now on a journey through time and space to the world of The Mighty Boosh. Visit Bob Fossil’s Zooniverse where you’ll meet Howard Moon (jazz maverick), Vince Noir (king of the mods), Naboo (the enigma) and Dixon Bainbridge (man of action). Enjoy Tommy Nooka the cheese priest, weep intensely as Mr. Susan blinds you with his mirror balls, recoil in fear at the icy tendrils of black frost. Sit back and strap yourself in, cause the boosh is loose and it’s comin’ at ya like a flannel.
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 1 BONUS FEATURES
“Inside the Zooniverse”
“History of the Boosh”
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 2 SYNOPSIS
Join Howard and Vince along with Naboo - the south London shamen - and Bollo - his gorilla familiar - as they embark on a series of epic adventures to the farthest corners of the universe. Gasp in awe as they stumble into the legendary lair of the yeti. Tremble with anticipation as they explore another planet in search of the jacuzzi of youth. Bite off your own arm in fear as an army of nanas trample Shoreditch, inner city London, into the ground like soft cheese and feel strangely excited by the luring pout of old Gregg the deep sea transsexual. Sit back, relax and open your door of cuckundoo, because the boosh is loose and it’s coming at you like a shark with knees.
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 2 BONUS FEATURES
The Boosh Tundra
Making Series 2
Interactive Photo Gallery
Sweet, Boosh Music
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 3 SYNOPSIS
This time ‘round we find Howard and Vince working in the Nabootique, an ordinary second hand shop in Dalston. Or is it? No, it is actually a front for Naboo’s nefarious shamanistic activities, thus drawing our hapless duo into a series of magical adventures where they confront a host of eerie characters old and new. See them recoil at the terrifying stink of the Crack Fox. Watch Howard weep in fear at the impending green doom of the Hitcher. See Vince scurry flamboyantly away from a murderous albino wizard. Welcome back old friends and foes in the weird forms of Bob Fossil - dancer/freak, the spirit of jazz with his electric tendrils and Tony Harrison, the sarcastic pink bladder. Strap yourself in and clean your eyeballs in preparation for season 3, the most recent series so far.
THE MIGHTY BOOSH 3 BONUS FEATURES
Making Boosh 3
Mini Royale Promo
US TOUR ITINERARY
Cast listed (see Cast section) will be on US Tour
NEW YORK — July 21/22
Tuesday, July 21: 6pm DVD signing with Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding at Other Music (15 E 4th St)
Wednesday July 22: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
SAN DIEGO — July 24/25
COMIC-CON Event Schedule:
Friday July 24:
• 2-3 pm: Signing at Adult Swim booth #3351
• 4:45-5:45 pm Panel (Room 6A)
• 11 pm The Mighty Boosh Bash (A full cast DJ Set)
4th and B (345 B st., between State St and Union St)
o Tickets $5 adv/$10 door
o Drink tickets ($8 mixed/$5 beer)
o Tickets available at Ticketmaster and Club Box Office
SATURDAY July 25:
• 4:30-5:30 – Signing at BBC America Booth #3629
LOS ANGELES – July 27-29
Monday, July 27: Chelsea Lately
Tuesday, July 28: 6-8pm signing at Amoeba Music
BBC America Shop - http://www.bbcamericashop.com/search-results.html?kword=the%20mighty%20boosh&cat_id
Official Site – http://themightyboosh.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/mightybooshDVD
YouTube – http://youtube.com/mightybooshDVD
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightybooshdvd/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mighty-Boosh/7631727507
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/themightyboosh
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