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I've been waiting for what seems like ages to peep Paul King's comedy Bunny and the Bull, although, truthfully, it hasn't even been a year since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. I didn't know much about it except what I'd seen in the trailer and read online, but King's involvement was enough for me since he's directed 20 episodes of The Mighty Boosh, one of my favorite TV shows. The Mighty Boosh is a sublime, childlike, weird British comedy show that's hard to explain except that it is about the increasingly bizarre adventures of Howard Moon (Julian Barratt), a dour jazz fan, and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), a mod obsessed with his hair, Gary Numan, and Mick Jagger.

Bunny and the Bull stars Edward Hogg and Simon Farnaby as Stephen and Bunny, two best friends not unlike Howard and Vince in that Stephen is very, very sensible and sensitive whereas Bunny is basically a walking id. He's crass, he sleeps with the girls Stephen likes, he drinks and gambles too much, and he tries to goad Stephen into adventures that they get out of by the skin of their teeth. (It should be noted that Vince Noir is actually just a big goofy kid and not as prickish as Bunny, so the comparison isn't perfect.)

When I realized that it was playing on cable through IFC On-Demand, I immediately called my friends and organized a viewing party.

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Continue reading On Demand: 'Bunny and the Bull'

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