Come Thursday night, the Wilbur Theatre may be the strangest place in Boston. That’s when “An Evening With Noel Fielding” rolls into town, bringing with it a surreal circus of stand-up, sketch comedy, animation, and music. Fielding is the comedian, painter, and musician best known for “The Mighty Boosh,” the BBC comedy show he worked on with Julian Barratt from 2003 to 2007. It was an unlikely smash hit, considering how Fielding describes what he and Barratt were trying to do.
The pair played zookeepers in a run-down establishment called the Zooniverse, where their sidekicks were a swami and a talking ape. On a moment’s notice, they could switch settings and be in the desert or the sea, often punctuating scenes with music videos of them playing anything from electro to funk. “I think we were trying to cross Beck and the Beastie Boys with Frank Zappa with ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ with Rene Magritte,” Fielding says. “The more influences, the better, really.”
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