The Mighty Boosh are set to perform their first live gig since their Future Sailors tour finished four years ago.
Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, who never officially split up their surreal double act, will return for a comedy festival hosted by spoof rock band Tenacious D in Los Angeles this October. The pair will join a lineup that also includes Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman and Hangover star Zach Galifianakis at the one-day Festival Supreme on Santa Monica pier.
Jack Black, who will perform with bandmate Kyle Gass, said that the the Mighty Boosh's BBC sitcom was his "favourite television show to come out of the UK since Monty Python's Flying Circus". Original Python Eric Idle will also take part in the event alongside the British beatboxer Beardyman.
Another rare reunion comes from the all-star American sketch troupe Mr Show, led by David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, who will perform under the slightly different name of the Mr Show Experience. Their HBO show featured regular guest performances from comedians including Black and Silverman in the late 90s. Black told Rolling Stone that he didn't know what to expect of their return: "That's the thing about Bob and David. They always swerve. They bob and weave. You can't really anticipate what they're gonna do."
Black said that he and Glass have "been talking about doing a huge music and comedy festival for years". The inspiration has grown out of charity benefit gigs Tenacious D have organised: "We also did this thing every once in a while where whenever there would be a big tragedy, we would gather up all the comedians and musicians that we knew and do a little 'Tenacious D presents …' It was just always so damn fun, and we thought we should do it on a bigger scale and make it like a festival rather than just a concert.
"There's no real objective here other than to put on the greatest show this town has ever seen."
Since their last live appearance together, Barratt and Fielding have pursued solo projects. Barratt has made a number of stage appearances, while Fielding has put on exhibitions of his artwork and created a sketch show for E4.
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