The Mighty Boosh is one of comedy’s ‘Marmites’: a bizarre fantasy, deemed either hilarious or bewildering. Dave Brown, better known as Bollo the Gorilla, has been the unofficial photographer of the Boosh from day one, often photographing the unusual exploits of Howard Moon and Vince Noir whilst still in costume – half-man, half-ape.
Proud Camden, venue extraordinaire, is the ideal setting for Behind the Boosh: surreal behind-the-scenes snapshots which are so full of energy, haphazard assortments of strange costumes and props, that they even appear staged.
A combination of light-hearted, whimsical moments; and darker shots of the actors’ down-time, this exhibition reminds of the exhaustion which comes with a life lived on stage – and the value of humour in remedying it.
Behind the Boosh brings fans even closer to characters that dominated late-night television for five years, and reveals the intelligent creative processes behind a hallucinogenic world dominated by boxing kangaroos, drug-addicted foxes, an advice-giving moon and a polo-eyed cockney psychopath.
Behind the Boosh is now on show at Proud Camden until 1st Dec 2013.