Noel Fielding is about to embark on his first solo tour for five years. The comedian – who thanks to his work on The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy and Never Mind the Buzzcocks has an enormously loyal following – is starring in a new show, An Evening with Noel Fielding.

Featuring Noel’s inimitable blend of stand-up, animation, music and appearances by some of his best-loved characters, including The Moon, The Dark Side of the Moon and Fantasy Man, it’s a blinding show. As Noel himself puts it, “You’d be a fool to miss out. Come along, bring your nan. Fancy dress optional.”

Because it’s so deeply original and innovative, Noel’s comedy can divide people. But he thinks that the infectious nature of his stand-up show can help to win over the agnostics.

“Some people might think they’re allergic to you, but if they come to a live show and see everyone is laughing, it’s hard to say that it’s not funny. It was the same with the Boosh. Sceptics were convinced when they came to our shows.

“As a stand-up, you spend all day being nervous. But as soon as you step onto the stage and get the first laugh, it’s magic time. It’s like being in a dream. It’s a real buzz.”

The comedian, who will be joined on stage by the loose stylings of his brother Michael Fielding (best known as Naboo and Smooth from The Mighty Boosh) and the physical lunacy of Tom Meeten (who plays Andy Warhol in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy), lets us in on the plot for An Evening with Noel Fielding.

“The first half is set in a cabaret club,” he reveals. “Then I get kidnapped from my own show, and in the second half the rest of the characters have to find me. I’ll be playing other characters during the second half. It becomes like a play. It’s a sort of farce.”

The show promises a typically uplifting variety of disparate elements.

“That’s why I've called it An Evening with Noel Fielding, because it’s not something I’d usually do,” the comedian explains. “It’s more like something Barry Humphries would do.”

The evening will also feature music that Noel has composed with Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian and some characteristically entrancing stand-up routines.

“I touch on turning 40 and my Peter Pan complex. Because I’m now 40, I try to do a bleak bit, but, of course, it soon becomes completely fantastical. I attempt to go gritty, but I can’t help going fantasy.”

The character of Chicken Man is the perfect example of this.

“He’s like a figure from a Jodorowsky spaghetti western. He’s half man, half chicken. He has to fight a bandit, and he’s got Tourette’s. He’s like a cross between A Streetcar Named Desire and Foghorn Leghorn. He keeps flipping in and out of madness.”

Noel’s comedy is always richly imaginative, but can he tell if he’s gone too far?

“No!” laughs the comedian, who, as well as starring in and creating The Mighty Boosh with Julian Barratt, has also acted in The IT Crowd, Nathan Barley and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

“Locked away in north London for years making Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, we’d think, ‘Let’s do something based on William Blake’s painting, The Ghost of a Flea.’ That could be very self-indulgent.

“But it could only exist on telly. Doing stand-up, you’re edited by the audience. If you take too mad a line, you’ll lose people. But on the other hand, if something is getting big laughs, it’ll never leave the show.

“There are certain things that you just know will work. At one point, I play a herbal tea bag. I knew that would strike a chord because everyone has tea.

“The Chicken Man was more of a gamble, but people really seem to like him. They’re also really enjoying a section where Tom plays Antonio Banderas and Michael plays Hawkeye, the living embodiment of the tennis line judge.

“It’s great to think up these ideas and then watch them take flight.”