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RIP Charlie Philips

6 Feb
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© Charlie Philips

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Charlie Philips, who died earlier this week.

A BAFTA winning editor for his work on Sherlock, Charlie’s editing career began in 1996, with the Ben Elton penned sitcom The Thin Blue Line starring Rowan Atkinson, Mark Addy and Mina Anwar.

Philips was, however, perhaps defined by his work with director Matt Lipsey on a string of the most widely acclaimed comedies of the last fifteen years, which amongst them manage to include a huge number of the names we feature on these pages.

First working together on The Armstrong and Miller Show, the duo then worked on Lenny Henry in Pieces before being charged with bringing the twisted world of Julia Davis and Rob Brydon’s superlative Human Remains to life in 2000.

The following year, the pair began their first collaboration in the form of Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible – a comedy horror anthology in the style of Hammer and Amicus movies of yesteryear, which featured an appearance by Julia Davis alongside Mark Gatiss, Honor Blackman, Warwick Davis and Armstrong & Miller.

This was followed by Catterick – the seminal comedy drama from Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, which co-starred Matt Lucas and Reece Shearsmith amongst others. They then joined this creative team, alongside Steve Coogan once more for sketch show Monkey Trousers, followed by a sitcom for Coogan’s new character, Saxondale, co-starring James Bachman.



After short-lived sitcoms The Cup and Lunch Monkeys, came Psychoville – the sublime comedy mystery saga from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, which ran for two series featuring Lipsey & Philips at the helm.

The duo then worked on Chris Brann & Justin Chubb’s bonkers treat, This is Jinsey – co-starring Alice Lowe, no less, across two series either side of Psychoville‘s second run, as well as helming the first series of Greg Davis & Rik Mayall vehicle Man Down – produced by another TVO regular, Spencer Millman.  Sadly, these would mark their final collaborations.

Away from Lipsey, Philips also worked on Tittybangbang and the sixth series of Shooting Stars , as well as editions of Rev and Russell Tovey vehicle Him & Her, as well as the pilot episode of Psychobitches.



He moved into drama with mini-series Vexed, and followed that with work on Monroe and five episodes of Sherlock: the latter of which won him a BAFTA Craft Award in 2011.

Details of Charlie Philips outside of his work are limited, and it’s currently unknown exactly how he died. However, he has left behind an extraordinary body of work that has shaped the British Comedy scene for almost two decades, and will no doubt continue to do so in the years to come. He will be missed.

Vote For Your Comedy Favourites

18 Jan

Each year The British Comedy Guide runs what must surely be the most comprehensive comedy awards out there. And that time is now, with the voting just opened for the 2014 Awards!

So if your favourite comedy shows haven’t yet been presented with the trophies that you think they deserve, it’s time to put the record straight. To get voting click here – and make sure you have a wee bit of time on your hands, because there’s a lot of choice.

It includes Doll & Em, The Trip, Toast, House of Fools, This Is Jinsey, Man Down, Moone Boy, Count Arthur Strong, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, Psychobitches, Horrible Histories, Alice’s Wunderland, Kevin Eldon will See you Now, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Crackanory – plus many others besides. Phew!

Voting closes this coming Friday, 23rd January, and the winners will be announced on Monday 26th via their homepage and other social platforms. Get voting!

TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part Four

4 Jan

Hello and a warm welcome to the final part of our Review of 2013. Although October to December may feel like it only just happened, prepare to be amazed by how much you’ve forgotten. We were, but then we’re getting on a  bit.

So here are the best bits from the fourth quarter of the year – cherry-picked from news stories about both our regulars and a few new faces too. Enjoy.


October was the month that Booshmania returned.  Just as the fantastic Behind the Boosh exhibition started its run at Proud Camden, showcasing the history of that most Mighty of comedic troops via the majesty of Dave Brown‘s photography, the boys were back in town.  Or rather, on the pier, as The Mighty Boosh went from the Soho Theatre to Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in LA. A final (chaotic) UK warm-up show and a further run through at The Comedy Store, almost halted by a Visa saga, paved the way for a live performance that turned out to be one of the Festival’s highlights. Fan forums and social media platforms were buzzing with photos, footage and reviews of the show.

Another announcement that got us more than a bit over-excited in October was the news that Ben Wheatley is to direct the first 2 episodes of the next series of Doctor Who, starring the new Time Lord, Peter Capaldi. How good is that!?  We’re itching to see what happens when you combine one of the UK’s finest directors with its biggest export, now in the capable hands of an Oscar-winning acting legend to boot.  You can see the moment Capaldi became the Doctor in the 2013 Xmas special below…

More telly stuff, with the launch of Matt Berry’s new series, Toast Of London.  We’d been itching to see it since the pilot back in 2012, and it did not disappoint…

Elsewhere, Richard Ayoade established himself as a permanent fixture on prime time panel shows with a stint as team captain on Was It Something I Said? on Channel 4. Ayoade’s intellectual sparring with host David Mitchell certainly made our Sunday evenings feel a bit more highbrow!

What else?  Well, in movie news, there was an update on the cast for Paul King‘s long-awaited Paddington Bear feature film, which included mention of Rufus Jones and James Bachman. To end the month, TVO artists offered us a veritable smorgasbord of comedy options for Halloween night’s out, with special spooky performances from Colin Hoult and Richard Sandling.  And we were sad to lose the talented comedy actor Felix Dexter, who died at the too-young age of 52. He left behind an incredible legacy of great TV performances on shows like Bellamy’s PeopleAbsolutely Fabulous, The Fast ShowKnowing Me Knowing You… With Alan Partridge, Mongrels and Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round to name but a few. He will be much misse, and would typically hate all this fuss about him, so let’s remember him with one of his silliest moments – dancing for Sport Relief alongside Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery.  What a dude.

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Really Really Really Really Really (Repeat To Fade) Jinsy

21 Dec

A new clip from the forthcoming second series of This Is Jinsy has appeared online – and be warned: it could try your patience (the clue is in the name)!

The short musical performance can be seen below:

If that’s still not enough musical Jinsy for you, you can download the track from iTunes for 79p by clicking here. And while you’re at it, there are a whole host of other downloadable delights from the show here.

Here at TVO Towers, we tend to get a bit grumpy about This Is Jinsy, because we don’t have Sky Atlantic – and we really want to watch it! For the rest of you lucky buggers don’t forget that the new series, featuring Alice Lowe and Katy Brand amongst its cast, starts on January 8th at 10pm.

Jinsy Returns

17 Dec
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Sky’s surreal sitcom, This Is Jinsy, will return to our screens in January with Alice Lowe and Katy Brand among the cast.

The new eight part series will continue to follow Arbiter Maven (Justin Chubb) and Sporall (Chris Bran) as they struggle to control the knitwear-loving residents of Jinsy, combining colourful adventures, musical madness and surreal invention.

Once again, the wonderful Alice Lowe is part of the regular cast of the series and there is an impressive list of guest stars. New guests making their way to Jinsy this series include Katy Brand, Stephen Fry, Ben Miller, Stephen Mangan, Dame Eileen Atkins, Sir Derek Jacobi, Phil Davis, Olivia Colman and Rob Brydon.

The new series will begin with a double bill on Sky Atlantic on 8th January at 10pm.

If you missed the last series it’s available on DVD, here, or if you have a Sky Go account you can catch up on Sky’s website, here.

Jinsy Comes To BFI

9 Oct

Fans of surrealistic sitcom This Is Jinsy can see the first two episodes at BFI Southbank, ahead of their transmission next month.

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The show – written by and starring Chris Bran & Justin Chubb – returns in the new year, once again featuring Alice Lowe in its ensemble cast.  Set on the magical island of Jinsy, the show has attracted a variety of big name guest stars in the past, which continues into its second series with Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon and Olivia Colman amongst those featuring.

The first two episodes will be previewed at BFI Southbank on November 6th, and fans will have a chance to throw questions at stars Bran, Chubb and Lowe, alongside director Matt Lipsey and producer James Dean.

Tickets are on sale now, over yonder, so hop to it!

Learn How To Be Funny

16 May

LOCO have recently posted several videos with TVO connections.

The not-for-profit foundation champions the craft of comedy film-making through training, screenings and funding. The videos were filmed as part of previous LOCO events.

First up, you can see Katy Brand in conversation with Isy Sutie and Natalie Haynes as part of LOCO’s Working Women day:

Next you can see the Producer and Director of This Is Jinsy, James Dean (not that one) and Matt Lipsey, plus Watson & Oliver talk to Carolina Giametta about their collaborative partnerships and creating comedy for TV commissioners. This talk formed part of LOCO’s Kickstart Your Comedy Career event:

Finally for now, the team have posted a couple of videos featuring the mighty Julia Davis, one of which can be seen below, with another viewable only on their Vimeo channel.

For more information about LOCO’s activities (including an Inside Comedy event this Saturday!) visit their website.

Such Small Portions Surrealist Moments

6 Jan

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Last week, the good folk at Such Small Portions ran a run-down of 2012 in the realm of The Velvet Onion, and in the efforts of jolly cross-pollination, they’ve provided us with an article of their own.

Able to take a wider look at comedy than our focus allows, the guys at SSP have a knack for a great interview, a fun write-up, and bagging some cool exclusives.  Sometimes, these can be a little bit… odd.  Here, then, is an insight into why every now and then, you’re reminded why it’s so fun running a comedy site…

As fans of the fine establishment which is The Velvet Onion we’ve always admired the ability of the TVO to follow the world of the Mighty Boosh wherever it leads, this could be onto the set of Luxury Comedy for a fantastic behind-the-scenes documentary, or into the life of the brilliant Paul Foot.

As a tribute to the TVO’s dedication to comedy coverage we thought we’d put down a few of the times when through accident, design, or sheer naive enthusiasm found ourselves in situations which we never thought we’d be in.

Watching Abandoman enter into a rap battle in a Swiss ski bar.

If anyone has heard of Abandoman (and if they haven’t they should certainly check them out) then they’ll know that Rob Broderick’s act is based around improvising a rap at a moment’s notice. He had been flown out to a Bar in Chamoinix, France, to do a gig for a ski tour and was finished up when two American youths upstairs (who hadn’t seen the show) decided to start-up their own show – except it was poor, sexist and gratiutious. Rob promptly put them in their place in the ensuing 2am rap battle which was caught on film, but not released yet.

Noel Fielding’s Blonde Moment.

This was a complete and utter fluke. We had been covering the live acts at the Leicester Square Theatre for a couple of weeks and knew that Noel Fielding would be coming along in April so tried to arrange an interview. Little did we know that Noel would experiment with peroxide on the very afternoon before his gig.

Despite our efforts no-one had asked him whether it was ok to interview him, but Noel kindly agreed and we caught what is probably our most successful accident ever on tape.  Catch it again here.

Ed Byrne using a wall decoration to get access to a bar.

The Edinburgh Fringe is the epicentre of the comedy world for one month each year and Ed Byrne can quite rightly consider himself one of the live circuit’s current greats. However no-one at The Brooks Bar had told this to the doorman. So when Mr Byrne turned up – and having not been playing that year was sans pass – he wasn’t allowed in.

The stand-off lasted until an exasperated Byrne saw his own face on the wall of the Pleasance Dome and showed the bouncer his own image saying “Look, that’s me. There, on the wall. Now will you let me in?” He got in.
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This Is Jinsy Down There

2 Jan

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When something a tad off-beam makes its way onto UK televisions, Australia is rarely very far behind. And so it is with This is Jinsy, the comedy from Sky Atlantic featuring Alice LoweColin Hoult and many other British comedy gems.

The show will be airing on Thursdays at 9:55pm on ABC2 (with each episode repeated on the Friday ay 10:45pm on ABC2).

The first epsiode ‘Wedding Lottery’ airs tomorrow, 3rd January – and the synopsis that’s been provided for the episode gives you some idea of what to expect:

“It’s Wedding Lottery time on Jinsy, when all residents must put their faceballs into the wedding lottery machine. The Great He (Jinsy Praise Him!) decides that Arbiter Maven (Justin Chubb) must enter the lottery this year, much to Maven’s horror, and it brings him face-to-face with Mr Slightlyman (David Tennant), the tight-faced presenter of the Wedding Lottery and Master of Balls. Sporall (Chris Bran) is hoping he will be joined with Soosan Noop (Alice Lowe); Soosan is hoping she’ll be joined with Maven. Maven is hoping that something will stop the lottery from happening at all.”

All clear? If you’ve been following it so far, then the show is probably right up your street, so don’t forget to tune in to This is Jinsy tomorrow.

Wipe Away 2012 With Some Friends of TVO

28 Dec

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Charlie Brooker will be bringing his gloriously acerbic perspective on life to our TV sets on 1st January with Charlie Brooker’s 2012 Wipe.

His satirical look back at the events of the past 12 months includes the Olympic Games, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the jailing of members of Pussy Riot and the US presidential election.

As you know, Brooker himself has a TVO connection thanks to his role as co-creator of Nathan Barley.  Tomorrow’s show deserves a special mention, however, because it includes contributions from Sharon Horgan (and Peter Serafinowicz who, while not a regularly-featured TVO artist, has appeared in a whole host of related shows including IT Crowd, This is Jinsy and Bad Sugar amongst others).

The show airs at 10-11pm on BBC2 on Tuesday 1st January (2nd January for Northern Ireland), and will be on iPlayer for seven days afterwards.

Guests flock to Jinsy

9 Dec

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This is Jinsy, the Sky Atlantic comedy about the surreal Island of Jinsy, featuring Alice Lowe and Colin Hoult amongst its cast, will include some exciting new guest stars in its second series.

Indeed, a TVO-related artist has been confirmed as one of those who will be making an appearance: Katy Brand! She’ll star as Madame Astralina, a flamboyant psychic who obtains her readings from a pen of rats (of course). Also confirmed for series two are Ben Miller,Dame Eileen Atkins, Sir Derek Jacobi, Stephen Mangan, Phil Davis, Olivia Colman and Rob Brydon.

The new series is set to broadcast in 2013; Executive Producer Chris Carey has said about it: “Series two will be bigger, better and funnier. More songs, the return of our titanic tag team of director Matt Lipsey and editor Charlie Phillips, but most importantly another opportunity for Chris and Justin to put on wigs and generally tit around with stuffed animals.”

Another reason to wish we had Sky Atlantic at TVO Towers…

Sightseers Spotlight On: Alice Lowe

1 Dec

As you’ve probably gathered by now, here at The Velvet Onion we’re more than a tad giddy about the UK release  of Sightseers. There are many, many things about the film that make it worthy of merit, not the least of which is the rather wonderful person who plays Tina, the female lead. For anyone who’s unfamiliar with her work, please allow us to introduce you to the writer-actor-comedian-singer-performer extraordinaire, Alice Lowe:

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If you’re a regular reader of TVO you’ll be aware of Alice’s more recent projects (of which there are many); what you may not fully appreciate, however, is how many seminal comedy happenings (and comedy people)she’s been involved with during her career.

Sightseers isn’t Alice’s first time in a feature film; she’s even played another Tina in a film before, in Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz. Alice also appeared briefly in Ben Wheatley’s previous release, Kill List.

But let’s start back at the beginning, before the movie roles. Alice started out co-creating and performing in surreal experimental theatre shows such as City HauntsSnowbound and Progress In Flying Machines with David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Since she first graced our TV screens in 2004 in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace as Madeleine Wool/Dr. Liz Asher, Alice’s TV appearances read like a ‘Best of British Comedy’ roll call. There have been parts in the Mighty Boosh (as Monkey in Priest & The Beast), The IT Crowd (as Patricia in Fifty-Fifty), Snuff Box (as David Bowie), This is Jinsey (as Soosan Noop) and Man to Man with Dean Learner – plus roles in game-changing TV shows such as Little Britain, Pulling, Horrible Histories, Skins and Black Books, amongst others.

She also wrote and starred in E4’s overlooked comedy series Beehive (take a look here for our review of the show if you want to know more). Plus, she’s performed with the likes of Rob Brydon, Harry Enfield and Katy Brand in their various TV outings. So far so impressive.

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For anyone unfamiliar with Alice’s comedy acting skills, for a quick immersion session we’d recommend a gander at Jackal Films creative output.  In 2010 Alice teamed up with director Jacqueline Wright to produce and release a short  film per month – that’s twelve shorts in total.

The quality and range of the films is truly impressive, as are Alice’s performances – take a look at them all here. You can also see some other shorts that Alice features in by clicking on this.

Impressive stuff, but one could argue that her talents are best experienced live, where her uncanny ability to portray the unhinged and yet also sing like an angel, really come to the fore. She was part of Ealing Live in the early/mid-2000s, an experimental comedy group where many of the UK’s finest (i.e. the artists that we write about) started their stand-up careers; take a look at the column on the right of this page and you can see who was involved.

Since then Alice has performed on stage with many of her contemporaries, and we’ve been lucky enough to see her live on a number of occasions, most recently at Oram & Meeten’s Club Fantastico, where she truly shone. Alice and her co-star in Sightseers, Steve Oram, also performed together during Steve Coogan’s 2007 tour, and some would argue that their supporting role, filling in between Coogan’s character changes, provided some of the funniest moments of the show.

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Blinkbox Booshdom!

6 Aug

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Steve Coogan‘s sitcom Saxondale and anthology spoof Dr Terrible’s House Of Horrible are amongst a smattering of TVO favourites available to watch free online.

UK based video on demand service Blinkbox offers television and film from both sides of the pond to download or stream via pc, mac, games consoles, tablets and smart tv’s – and already offers a large back catalogue of programming for purchase.

This includes the TVO flavoured likes of The Mighty Boosh, Dead BossThis Is Jinsey, Horrible Histories and Mongrels, and movies Come On Eileen, Weekender and The Boat That Rocked to name but a few.

Coogan’s work is well represented on the site, from films such as Tropic Thunder and Hot Fuzz (also featuring our very own Alice Lowe), and the televisual adventures of one Alan Partridge.

Now as part of a deal with the BBC, a number of comedy classics are available to stream free of charge.

These include Saxondale – which also featured Matt BerryJames Bachman and Tom Meeten, and underrated spoof Dr Terrible – featuring Julia Davis.


Also up for free viewing is criminally ignored sitcom Lab Rats featuring Dan Tetsell alongside Chris Addison and Dead Boss star Geoffrey McGivern.

You can also take another look at Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive which co-stars Sharon Horgan and Alice Lowe, or That Mitchell And Web Look featuring James Bachman.

For something a little bit more ‘out there’, you can also catch rarely seen French animation series A Town Called Panic – which included Lucy Montgomery and Alexander Armstrong in it’s English dub cast.

To browse the full Blinkbox catalogue, click on any of the links above, or be really obvious and fall onto it’s home page via the word Battenberg – and of course, almost all of these shows, and more, can still be purchased the good old fashioned way on dvd and blu-ray via THE VELVET ONION AMAZON STORE!

Return Trip To Wunderland

14 Jul

Hands up if you enjoy your comedy served up with a dollop of dark fantasy and a hint of whimsy? If your hand is up but you missed this week’s Alice’s Wunderland, now is the time to facepalm. But fret not, because it’s still available on iPlayer!

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Episode 1 of Alice Lowe’s new radio sketch-based show can be heard for a further 5 days by clicking here. Alice has created a wonderful world that’s as uncomfortable as it is silly (with delightful overtones of Royston Vasey). Wunderland is a place where evil sprites mix with street-talking squirrels, and sofas hatch out of eggs.

The show also stars Richard Glover and Rachel Stubbings, plus Claire Thompson (who starrred in Beehive with Alice), Marcia Warren (This is Jinsey) and Simon Greenall (I’m Alan Partridge).

If a further TVO connection were needed, the artwork for the radio series (pictured left) was created by Lewes Herriot, one of the young artists currently featured in the Their Worlds exhibition at Gallery Maison Bertaux. If you’re a fan of the energetic, vibrant shows which characterise the gallery why not check it out? For more information visit Hooligan Art Dealer’s website.

Episode 2 of Alice’s Wunderland can be heard on Radio 4 on Thursday 19th July at 11pm. Recommended.

Finally It’s Kevin!

19 Jun


As has been reported what appears to be everywhere, Kevin Eldon has at last been given his own TV series!

Kevin has appeared in almost every great comedy series of the last few years including Nighty Night, Big Train, Lee and Herring shows, Black Books, Spaced, Jam, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, This is Jinsy, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff and The IT Crowd to name a few, as well as many films and radio shows throughout the years.

He will also be appearing soon in Hunderby with Julia Davis and in The Function Room, a new comedy on Channel 4.

For more details and a quote from the man himself, there is this article in The Guardian, and if you want to know more about Kevin Eldon’s work, click here.

And for a clip of the new series click here.

Choose Your Winners

30 May

Voting for the 2012 TV Choice Awards is now open, and there are a few Booshinverse-related shows nominated.

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Amongst many others you can vote for:

  • Black Mirror (Written by Charlie Brooker and featuring Julia Davis) and Holy Flying Circus (starring Rufus Jones) in the ‘Best New Drama’ category
  • Facejacker (featuring Kayvan Novak who also starred as Waj in Four Lions) in the ‘Best Entertainment Show’ category
  • Mongrels and This is Jinsey (featuring Alice Lowe and Colin Hoult) in the ‘Best Comedy’ category (given Mongrels’ lack of support from the powers that be, we say let’s unite in support of it!)

You can cast your vote here; voting is open until midnight on Friday 15th June.

A Not-So-Summery 2011…But Here’s A Summary Of July-Sept

4 Jan

When you think of last summer, what do you think of? Rain? Rioting? Well don’t think about that – if your memory fails you, first have a look at our reviews of January to June, and then let’s take a look at what happened in the world of Booshdom from July to September, in Part 3 of our review of 2011...


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2011 may have been a dreary and somewhat brief summer, but July kicked off with some magic as Dynamo showed off his skills to Noel Fielding, stunning him with a rogue deck of cards right in the palm of his hand!

The comedy world also saw acts big and small peeking out into the non-sunlight as they prepared for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! It was a busy month for comics, including Rich Fulcher who arranged warm ups left right and centre. As they all profusely scribbled down their work in the build-up to the festival, the musical Booshdom also picked up its pace. Robots In Disguise released their fourth album (funded by their fans!) Happiness vs Sadness. We were eager to listen to it ourselves and bring you a song-by-song evaluation of it.

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IAMX were also in the midst of releasing their new single Bernadette and at the same time brought us two alternative versions of the music video – we would expect nothing less from perfectionist Chris Corner!

This summer was also a lucky time for the Velvet Onion in terms of tracking down some great talent. We attended a Q&A with the cast of How Not To Live Your Life, then Richard Ayoade also answered some of our questions following the release of Submarine. Then there was even more excitement with the release of our chat with the delectable Hot Brew!

Someone who’s also always up for a debate is Steve Coogan, who voiced his opinions on Newsnight this month regarding the recent closure of News Of The World!

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This Is More Jinsy

17 Dec

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This is Jinsy, the comedy from Sky Atlantic featuring Alice Lowe, Colin Hoult and many others, has been commissioned for an eight-part second series. It will be filmed next year and shown in 2013, for more details see this link.

Have a look at our article about This is Jinsy here, and the first series is available from The TVO Store.

Sky have also commissioned a new series of the award-winning  Spy starring Robert Lindsay, Darren Boyd, Mat Baynton (Horrible Histories) and Dolly Wells (Luxury Comedy). There will be 10 episodes in this series and a Christmas special.

Both commissions are part of Sky’s plans to increase its investment in original British content by 50% over the next three years.

British Comedy Awards Winners

17 Dec


Last night saw the awards ceremony for the 2012 British Comedy Awards, hosted by Jonathan Ross.  A few Booshniverse-relevant artists went home with trophies; here’s our run-down of the winners:

Stewart Lee, famous for directing The Boosh’s first Edinburgh outing, won two awards: Best Male Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, for Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Horrible Histories, which features Simon Farnaby and Alice Lowe, picked up yet another gong – for Best Sketch Show. In doing so, it beat the Paul King-directed Come Fly With Me and This Is Jinsey, also featuring Alice Lowe and Colin Hoult.

One of the highlights of the evening has to be Armando Iannucci’s Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award! As a key contributor to On The Hour, The Day Today and numerous Alan Partridge outings (amongst many others!), he’s helped pave the way for great modern comedy along with a host of Booshniverse greats such as Chris Morris and Steve Coogan.

For the full list of nominees and winners visit The British Comedy Guide website. Congratulations to all the winners this year!

Listen To Jinsy

10 Nov

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The latest surreal show to come from Sky has now released a soundtrack. This Is Jinsy is now available to download and take you to a world you could only imagine – or now listen to.

The show began airing late September this year and has taken Sky Atlantic to new, fantastical heights. Now you can get swooped to that place wherever you go via these short and sweet 27 tracks from the series.

You can order it right here on iTunes and keep peeling for whenever we find it available in CD format! You can also grab your DVD of the series in our Amazon Store.

If your mind still needs refreshing of this colourful show, then you can have a peruse of these preview links!


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