Snuff Box—a BBC show that starred Mighty Boosh graduates Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher—ran for just one season, in 2006. Now this foul-mouthed, fondly remembered, too-dark-for-television comedy series is finally coming out on American DVD. (Available October 11.)
Berry and Fulcher play executioners who pass much of their time at a fancy gentlemen’s club that caters to the profession. But as in the The Mighty Boosh, the show’s setting is really the taking-off point for a series of inspired riffs, semi-improvised sketches (many of them surreal), and musical numbers. There are six episodes in all (the DVD includes the usual extras), and the musical numbers are especially good.
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