|Birth name||Michael Fielding|
23 January 1982 |
Westminster, London, England
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio|
|Years active||1997 – present|
|Relative(s)||Noel Fielding (brother)|
|Notable works and roles||Naboo the Enigma
in The Mighty Boosh
Michael Fielding, more commonly known as Mike Fielding, is a comedian and actor, known for his role as Naboo in the British surreal comedy The Mighty Boosh. He was born in 1982 in Westminster, London, England and raised in Mitcham, South west London. He plays Smooth, the butler, in Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, as well as other roles such as Doo-Rag.
Michael Fielding appeared in his elder brother Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt's show, The Mighty Boosh. Michael starred in all three series as well as live tours including The Mighty Boosh Live and the Future Sailors Tour. He performs as Naboo the Enigma, as well as other minor characters. Most recently, he starred in Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy.
The Mighty Boosh
Fielding is best known for playing Naboo the Enigma, the shaman on The Mighty Boosh, co-written by and co-starring his elder brother, Noel Fielding. He became part of The Mighty Boosh when he accompanied Noel to a show in Australia. Michael and his best friend then decided to live in Australia following the tour. In an audio commentary on the DVD release of the first season of The Mighty Boosh, Noel commented that his brother and friend only lived there for a year but they 'had the time of their lives'. His character is often seen with a hookah pipe and makes a few drug references throughout the series. Noel said in an interview with Jonathan Ross that the abstract name of the show came about from one of Michael's Portuguese friends who described his hair as being like a "mighty bush", owing to Michael's curly hairstyle as a child. Michael has since confirmed his brother's story about The Mighty Boosh name, but revealed that his friend was actually Spanish.
He is 5'1" (155 cm) tall.
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
- Interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 10 November 2006
- "Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy - Production Details & Cast and Crew - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-20.