Noel Fielding and co are on hand to introduce 'Journey Of The Childmen' at special event
Noel Fielding personally introduced The Mighty Boosh‘s new tour documentary Journey Of The Childmen at a special invite only screening last night (November 11) at the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury, London.
Released on DVD on Monday (November 15), the on the road film follows stars Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and the rest of the cast as they embark on their 99-date Future Sailors live tour.
The screening of the behind the scenes film started with an audience Q&A with the film’s director Oliver Ralfe, who also fronts the Ralfe Band and plays keyboards in the Mighty Boosh Band.
“I tried to make a film that’s just like hanging out with them,” revealed Ralfe, who has known The Mighty Boosh since their early days, meeting them when they performed at the Hen & Chickens comedy and theatre pub in Islington, north London, which he likened to “a secret society”.
Then, as ‘Human Fly’ by The Cramps played, Noel Fielding and Mighty Boosh cast member Rich Fulcher entered the room to cheers. Julian Barratt was not present, with Fulcher declaring: “Actually, Julian slipped on his own vomit.”
Constantly interrupted by the rowdy crowd, Fielding explained how Ralfe has been constantly adding the film, which has been previously screened, putting in more animation and removing some of the more serious elements.
“We took out… the Chekov on ice,” he joked.
Fielding also revealed that he had asked Ralfe to make the film like The Rolling Stones‘ infamous tour film ‘Cocksucker Blues’[b].
“‘Cos [b]Olly’s our friend already, we felt comfortable in front of him,” added Fielding.
Meanwhile, watch Noel Fielding interviewing Bryan Ferry exclusively for NME on the right now.