Julian Barratt to announce shock retirement from comedy?

‘The Mighty Boosh’ creator created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Barratt fans. Speculation had been rife that the creator of The Mighty Boosh will announce his retirement from comedy, at age 53, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 18/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a comedian isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a comedian-actor-musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouJulian was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouJulian.”
— @DesireePlum, 17 Sep 2021
“I thought Julian Barratt retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 17 Sep 2021

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