Comedy troupe pick up award at London ceremony

The Mighty Boosh has won Best TV Show at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25) in London.

The comedy group picked up the award for their third BBC series, but were also commended for their live show and band by voters.

They were presented with their prize by Guardian TV critic and ‘Screen Wipe’ presenter Charlie Brooker at the ceremony, held at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Fielding, wearing a red velvet jacket, collected his award with his brother Michael, aka Naboo, and Dave Brown, who plays Bollo.

He then joked about his absent comedy partner Julian Barratt, saying, “Thank you. Julian can’t be here tonight because he’s dead. No – only joking, he’s waiting for a fridge to be delivered. Thanks to everyone involved.”

Watch an exclusive video interview with the winners now:

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The full list of nominees for Best TV Show were:

‘Gavin And Stacey’

‘The IT Crowd’

‘The Mighty Boosh’

‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’


For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.