Fielding and Julian Barratt are writing together again
Noel Fielding has suggested that he is working with Julian Barratt again.
The pair have not written anything together since the last series of The Mighty Boosh, which was broadcast in 2007. Barratt and Fielding last reunited on stage as The Mighty Boosh Band at London’s Soho Theatre in September 2013, as a warm-up for their appearance at Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in Santa Monica, California the following month.
However, they are planning something new for 2016 with Fielding telling the hosts of The Nerdist podcast (via Chortle) this week that he and Barratt are writing together once more.
“Me and Julian have just started – we sort of had a big break – we never weren’t friends, we carried on being friends … because we live in the same street, so we see each other all the time … and we’ve just recently started thinking we should write something again,” Fielding told host Chris Hardwick.
“So hopefully this year we’re going to have a crack at something. No idea what … we’re just going to see what happens. We might write a modern dance piece.”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Fielding revealed that he and Barratt turned down the opportunity to make a version of The Mighty Boosh for US TV. A move he now regrets.
“We sort of came here at the height of the Booshdom, when it was doing well,” Fielding said. “Robin Williams came to see us at the Roxy. Jack Black hung out with us and Mike Myers, we sort of met all the cool people and they were all going “oh, you should do something, you should do something!”
“And unfortunately we’d just done a 100-date tour, Julian was about to have kids, it was kind of the wrong timing really, we needed a bit of a break. So we didn’t do it. But in some ways, I wish we had of done.”
Although The Mighty Boosh never officially split, the pair had not previously worked together since 2009’s ‘Boosh Live: Future Sailors Tour’. Since their last live appearance together, Barratt and Fielding have each pursued various solo projects on stage, film and TV.