Iconic comedy troupe, The Mighty Boosh are returning to Australia with a captivating photo exhibition.

by the partae

Diving into the whimsical world of The Mighty Boosh, actor and photographer Dave Brown unveils over twenty years of iconic memories from the global phenomenon.

Australia, July 10, 2023 – The Mighty Boosh, are back, this time as the stars of ‘Behind The Boosh’ – a captivating photo exhibition that delves deep into the whimsical world of the iconic comedy troupe. Presented by Behind the Gallery on the twenty-year anniversary of The Mighty Boosh pilot. This exclusive showcase invites viewers on a mesmerising journey through the lens of one friend and integral member, Dave Brown.

Behind The Boosh’ offers a rare glimpse into the extraordinary creative universe of The Mighty Boosh, the award-winning British comedy sensation created by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt that became a cult hit in the 2000s. With its roots in stage shows that garnered acclaim at the Edinburgh and Melbourne Comedy Festivals including Perrier award best newcomers and Barry Humphries award, The Mighty Boosh evolved into a global phenomenon, encompassing a radio series, three television series, and two sold-out live tours.

As part of The Mighty Boosh since their inception in the late ’90s, Dave Brown has played a pivotal role in the show’s success. Beyond his iconic portrayal of Bollo the Gorilla and other unforgettable characters like Naan bread, Black Frost and Australian zookeeper Joey Moose, Brown’s creative genius extends to diverse artistic realms. He compiled and designed The Mighty Book of Boosh, tour posters, DVDs, set graphics, and merchandise. Additionally, he has lent his talents to choreography, music and capturing the essence of The Mighty Boosh through his photography.

Reflecting on his experience and his upcoming exhibition, Dave Brown shared, “These images are like children to me, badly behaved children with no manners but also beautifully funny, insanely dressed up children that are 2 dimensional and don’t move. I can’t wait to set these kids loose on the Australian public, I think I may have taken the child metaphor too far. But I love these pics, incredible memories of a special time with my Boosh band of brothers and sharing them with our beautiful Aussie Boosh fans is long overdue”.

‘Behind The Boosh’ showcases Brown’s extensive photographic archive, carefully curated to present a collection of his personal favorites. These captivating images span over 20 years, capturing poignant moments from early live gigs, behind-the-scenes glimpses during TV show filming, and the electric energy of their global tours. Through Brown’s lens, viewers gain an intimate insight into the lives and characters of The Mighty Boosh creative collective, providing a visual narrative unlike any other.

The love The Mighty Boosh still has to this day, is comparable to legendary acts such as Monty Python and continues to draw in people of all ages. 

 “It was such a bonus to have a great photographer who was part of the show, Dave never missed anything!  “I almost find it difficult to look at them because it takes me back immediately to that time, and because Dave was always taking photos, the snaps are genuine; they’re not posed.” Said, Noel Fielding.

 Julian Barratt adds, “Dave is a lens with legs! Ever since I have known him, he’s had a camera strapped to his face. I have a terrible memory which is why Dave is my saviour, if we are our memories then without Dave Brown I simply would not exist.”

Not only has it forged a haven for those on the fringes of society, but it continues to captivate audiences with its unique comedy, art direction and the extraordinary world it has created through surrealism and fantasy. Our aim was to provide Australia with a remarkable Boosh Experience, and with Dave’s photographs transporting viewers directly into the world of Howard and Vince, we believe that “Behind The Boosh” will accomplish just that,” Stephen Dallimore, Behind the Gallery Creative Director, says of the upcoming exhibition.

‘Come with us now, on a journey through time and space, to the world of the mighty boosh’ as ‘Behind The Boosh’ unveils an extraordinary collection of photographs, each an unparalleled visual spectacle that pays homage to The Mighty Boosh and Dave Brown’s unrivalled artistry.

The exhibition will be hosted by actor and photographer Dave Brown this August in both Melbourne and Sydney.

All press images can be found HERE


450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Event details here

August 2: PR and media preview opening night from 6:30pm for the public.

August 3 – 6: Open to the public

Saturday 5th August: Artist Talk with Dave Brown



North Gallery Level 1/55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Event details here

August 16: PR and media preview / opening night from 6:30pm for public

August 17 – 20: Open to the public

Saturday 19th August: Artist Talk with Dave Brown

All details available at Behind the Gallery.

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