Q

U.K. comic Noel Fielding keeps it freaky in his 40s

Oddball British rock-star comedian Noel Fielding offers Shad an update on his midlife crisis.
Oddball British rock-star comedian Noel Fielding offers Shad an update on his midlife crisis. (Ben Shannon/Frédéric Bisson/CBC)

Noel Fielding has entered his 40s — but the oddball British rock-star comedian isn't sticking to the standard fare. 

"I just sit on a big pile of vintage clothes eating granola," he tells Shad. His colourful approach to aging is among the many topics he taps in his new stand-up tour extravaganza, An Evening with Noel Fielding — a show that's part stand-up, part sketch-comedy chaos.

Fielding also reflects on his cult hit surrealist sketch show, The Mighty Boosh and his 15 year creative marriage with writing partner and friend Julian Barratt.

Equal parts artistry and comedy, the Boosh steadily grew from humble beginnings to selling out arena tours, enthralling audiences with modern takes on the comedy of yore. 

WEB EXTRA | Fielding's comedic flavour bursts through in the trailer for An Evening With Noel Fielding. 

 

And, since we played it on air, here's the crazy catchy Bouncy Bouncy song. Just surrender to it. 

 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now