Julian Barratt to visit FACT for Mindhorn Q and A

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Julian Barratt in Mindhorn

Julian Barratt in Mindhorn

Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh’s Howard Moon is back in Mindhorn, and Getintothis’ Del Pike is looking forward to a Q and A with the funny man himself at FACT.

It’s incredible to think it has been ten years since The Mighty Boosh ended its third and final series but they’re back… sort of.

It’s been a media cakestorm that Noel Fielding will be hosting The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4 this year, but perhaps better news for Boosh fans is the arrival of Mindhorn, the new comedy movie starring Julian Barratt.

Response from the film’s inclusion at the London Film Festival suggest that the film is hilarious and sees a welcome return of Barratt, and FACT are celebrating the release in style with a Q and A with the man himself.

Read about FACT’s Q and A with Brit director Ben Wheatley

The plot sounds like one of those terrible Alan Partridge ideas, an Isle of Man detective with a robotic eye that enables him to see the truth. Steve Coogan stars also alongside Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough and Simon Callow. The screenplay is written by Barratt with Simon Farnaby (Boosh, Horrible Histories).

Not unlike The Comic Strip Presents… in the 80s, The Mighty Boosh along with Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place and The IT Crowd provided the 00’s with a whole batch of comedy talent including Matt Berry, Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness and Alice Low, who have all gone on to make a name for themselves in their own right. Barratt starred in Ch 4’s Flowers last year alongside Olivia Colman but has otherwise remained relatively quiet in the Post Boosh decade.

To see the film and take part in the Q and A with Barratt on April 26, contact Picturehouse at FACT.

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