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Watch Parliament-Funkadelic Shine 'Flash Light' on 'Late Show'

5 April 2016 6:34 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic, along with former key members Bootsy Collins and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, dropped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday to perform the funk group's 1978 hit "Flash Light" ahead of an all-star New York "funkraiser" for Worrell that night. Jon Batiste and the Late Show also sat in on the performance of the party-starting classic.

In January, Worrell revealed that he's battling a "mild form" of prostate cancer and stage-four liver cancer. To help Worrell with his medical bills, friends and admirers of the Rock »

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The Mighty Boosh: celebrating BBC Three originals

16 February 2016 10:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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BBC Three put Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding’s wilfully shambolic live act and radio series, The Mighty Boosh, on TV…

Part of The Mighty Boosh’s delight comes from its unlikelihood as a TV sitcom. Its boundless Day-Glo imagination isn’t an immediate fit with the constraints of the form. A sunshine simpleton and his awkward, jazz-obsessed colleague meet mythic monsters and talking animals while performing expertly observed musical parody? It’s not exactly My Family.

As comedian, writer, and director of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding’s 1999 Edinburgh show Arctic Boosh, Stewart Lee, put it, “No television exec would ever have gone ‘What we need is a kind of purple head with tentacles coming out of it which speaks like a member of the Small Faces’”.

And yet a television exec did. Granted, probably not in those exact words. After Danny Wallace opened the door »

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