Thursday, July 15, 2010

To Love the Boosh

I know what you're thinking.

Get your minds out of the gutter.

Fear not, I have come to praise the British comedy duo of The Mighty Boosh.

A friend started talking about this surreal comedy a few months ago and even with his enthusiastic and funny explanation of some of the sketches, I wasn't convinced. It didn't sound like meine cup of tea.

Boy, was I wrong.

The central characters are Vince Noir and Howard Moon. Vince, fashionista and would-be Glam rocker and Howard aspiring jazz musician-connoisseur/and overly serious actor. They live with a gorilla named Bollo who DJs at local nightclubs and a wiseacre shaman named Naboo. Don't forget the Moon-who spouts total nonsense.
Sounds nuts? And then some.
The Legend of Old Gregg is one of their best. All the fisherman ghost tales cliches they poke fun at is sharp comedy. (Follow the links to part 2 and 3)
This isn't going to be for everyone. Surreal humor stops a lot of people, but the characters they create are unforgettable.
Give it a chance. Ya never know, you might find yourself saying, "You'll drink what Jeff drinks!"

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