Proud Camden welcomes you into the strange and magical world of The Mighty Boosh with the official photographic exhibition by cast member Dave Brown. Perhaps better known for his performance as Bollo the Gorilla, Brown is also a talented designer, photographer and once a naan bread. He has photographed his fellow cast members since day one of The Boosh – as it is affectionately known to their cult following – providing a unique insight into the lives and characters of The Mighty Boosh collective.
Magical and sweet, The Boosh was produced first as 3 stage shows which were taken to the Edinburgh Fringe. After their success it became radio series for the BBC before finally galloping onto television screens across the land in 2004. The tales of Howard Moon and Vince Noir, who bicker and try to out-do each other whilst remaining utterly inseparable, the Hitcher, a deranged sea hermaphrodite called Old Gregg, the Crack Fox to name only a few, have enthralled viewers for the past 15 years. They live in a whimsical, weird world with the casual acceptance that anything can and will happen.
The images show the troupes’ journey over 15 years. From early live gigs, filming the TV shows and behind the scenes whilst on tour, Brown’s photographs show it all. They show the madness, the joy, the undisputable friendships – every single one the things that make The Boosh one of the best loved British comedies of all time. "It's genius!" as Vince would say.
Dave Brown is a British comedian, designer, photographer, writer, director and, occasionally a pencil, most famous for his work with The Mighty Boosh. His most prominent role during the show was that of Bollo the ape. He also plays Joey Moose, and several others, as well as choreographing the dance routines. He has photographed his fellow cast members since day one providing a unique insight into the lives and characters of The Mighty Boosh collective.
Originally from Southend in Essex, Brown attended Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College where he met fellow cast member Noel Fielding. He has been involved in certain creative aspects of the show such as designing the DVD cover for the live tour and boxset, along with writing songs and choreographing all of the dances included in the shows and stage performances.
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- After Eight Crimps, © Dave Brown
- Siamese Vince, © Dave Brown
- Tough Crowd, © Dave Brown
- Double Date, © Dave Brown
- Sunflashlights, © Dave Brown
- Pre Show Stretching, © Dave Brown