Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The 8 Words of Ash – Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy

Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy is a surreal sketch show written by Fielding and Nigel Coan. The series stars Fielding as well as his brother Michael, Tom Meeten, and Dolly Wells. Various guest stars also appear, including Rich Fulcher and Richard Ayoade. It airs on yoofshitfest channel E4 andfeatures music written by one of Fielding’s showbiz buddies Sergio Pizzorno from Kasabian. It is described on the Channel 4 website as "a psychedelic character based comedy show half filmed and half animated". But more importantly, how does Ashley describe it?

A less funny Mighty Boosh on different channel!

Not as funny as The Mighty Boosh? I wasn’t aware such a thing was possible. Well, that said, I did quite enjoy the first series, but then I chortled once in the second and couldn’t put myself through the third. The one positive thing I will say for Fielding is that the adverts for the show have brightened up the bus stops of Britain, though he has blighted the TV schedule in equal measure. I haven’t seen the show, I did see him being interviewed on Jonathan Ross the other week and that combined with the humour-free clip were more than enough to convince me to give this a wide berth. I’ll leave you with this review from the Liverpool Echo "I sat in virtual silence as Fielding – so funny in Boosh and so funny (well, now and again) on Never Mind the Buzzcocks – served up a monstrous mess of psychedelic self-indulgence." That sounds about right. Episode three is on E4 this Thursday (the 9th of February) at 22:00.

6 comments:

  1. So we're supposed to give a frozen rat's posterior about the opinion of a lazy internet troll who just copied and pasted from Wikipedia and the great bastion of cultural wisdom, The Liverpool Echo, only to read how bad you think a show you've never seen is?

    Well, at least you advertised your inanity as what it is, ill-informed opinion.

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    1. Thank you, my point exactly... ill-informed, advertised exactly as what it is. Unlike Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, which can not in any manner be defined as comedy. Ashley has seen the programme, that's what the review is based upon. I have since seen the programme & I'm pleased to say I was right all along, it's tripe & in no way even amusing (I do enjoy being right). It has a place though, it's artistic (in the loosest possible term). And as for lazy, how dare you, I spend practically minutes writing this stuff.
      At least have the gumption to put your name to your comments you spineless "internet troll".

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  2. Dude, if you think it's only artistic in the loosest possible terms, you are an uneducated oaf who doesn't know the first thing about art or art history.

    You have also fallen into the trap of equating "I don't like it" with "it's tripe & in no way even amusing". Of course, if your lame attempt at "humor" in the post above is any indication, you would probably be better off watching Two and a Half Men.

    I doubt you've even seen Luxury Comedy, though you claim you have; so on that basis I will go ahead and judge you to be a sad little wanker living in his mother's basement, whose only way of increasing his own self-worth is to try to tear down that which others create.

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    1. Part about judging aside nail on head.

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  3. I watched every episode, some twice as Fielding cracked me up in the boosh. I personally think that he needs someone like Julien Barratt in order for him to truly shine. They bounced off each other and made a great comedy team, on his own, it does come off a little bit self indulgent and I didn't laugh much at all. I liked some of the concepts, the artwork and ideas that made Luxury Comedy, but alas, the 'comedy' part was missing and I found many of the characters pretty boring like the hammerhead shark, the country and western singer, the cop. I did like the random stories like the going to see the jelly fox and the STD monster and I thought the fantasy man concept was brilliant. But as a series, I thought Snuff Box was better. Hopefully series 2 will pack more punches.

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    1. All good points, thank you. And anyone that hasn't seen Snuffbox should track it down immediately, it's one of the finest comedies about (almost anything with Matt Berry in is fantastic) but did run out of steam a little towards the end of the series.

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