Noel Fielding: The first time I saw Julian do stand-up I thought he was amazing. I tried to speak to him but he was very weird, serious, odd, slightly aloof. I probably freaked him out by bounding over. The next time I saw him I was with five friends who were girls. I think this gave me more credence, so we went for a drink, and the next day he rang me up to see if I wanted to write a TV show.