Try to define cult comedy and you'd find few better examples than the Mighty Boosh. The brainchild of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, the award-winning show has garnered critical acclaim and mass appeal since transferring from Radio 4 to the small screen.
Building up a devoted audience thanks to it being showcased first on digital station BBC3 and then BBC2, The Mighty Boosh first came to prominence on the stage. Returning to their theatrical roots, Barratt and Fielding are now in the midst of a 45-date UK tour.
There isn't much of a tangible plot to speak of, but then the main storyline - the search for the mystical Ruby of Kukundu - merely acts as a way of framing the myriad gags and set-pieces that make up the delightfully surreal world of Howard Moon (Barratt) and Vince Noir (Fielding).
The supporting cast of characters means that fans aren't left disappointed, with appearances by Bob Fossil, Naboo, and Bollo the ape, who is clearly unaware that his audition for Peter Jackson did not end in success.
Aficionados of the radio and television series will know a good proportion of the gags; in fact this performance almost feels like a 'best-of' compilation of jokes rather than a coherent piece in its own right.
But the material, if sometimes over-familiar, is never less than breathtakingly hilarious, and there are enough ad-libs and mistakes to see just how talented these two comedians are.
It may not be enough for this award-winning duo to amble into the mainstream, but for now The Mighty Boosh is big, clever and endlessly funny. Catch it while you can.