March 2010

Barratt in La La Land

Julian Barratt is lined up to be the narrator of La La Land when it airs in the UK. The cult US TV show, La la Land is being remade for broadcast in the UK on BBC3 and DVD, according to comedy writer and performer, Marc Wootton. Wootton features in the US TV show, but has said that the UK version [...]

March 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

Boosh Movie Director Confirmed?

The Mighty Boosh may have lined up their regular collaborator Paul King for directorial duties on their forthcoming movie, according to The Times. There was little doubt that King, who directed all three seasons of the tv series and their last two live tours would  be in the running for a return [...]

March 29, 2010 // 5 Comments


The latest film in the JackalFilms project is now online! Birdhandler stars the ever-brilliant Tom Meeten as an egg-eating avian fanatic with a very special creature in his care. Written by (and co-starring) Alice Lowe, and directed once again by Jacqueline Wright, Birdhandler is another fine treat [...]

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: Holly-Jane Shears

Holly Jane Shears is one half of electropop duo DeadDogInBlackBag, together with her partner in crime Suzy Evelyn. She’s also a member of spoof Madchester band Wingnut, together with Steve Oram & Tom Meeten, and regularly plays as part of prog-folk band Circulus alongside Antony Elvin. [...]

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

Bunny And The Bull – Out Now On DVD & Blu-Ray!

Bunny And The Bull is released on dvd and blu-ray today in the UK. The film, directed by Mighty Boosh director Paul King, stars Edward Hogg & Simon Farnaby as two flatmates, Stephen & Bunny. Stephen (Hogg) is a profoundly neurotic young man suffering from a recent bout of agoraphobia, [...]

March 29, 2010 // 6 Comments

“Helllllo Australia!”

Last night Rich Fulcher kicked off his Australian tour as Eleanor the Tour Whore with a show in Melbourne.  Friend of the Velvet Onion, ‘Jacq of Clubs’ was there to witness the mayhem and has sent us this report: “From the moment she runs onstage, Eleanor the Tour Whore has you. [...]

March 27, 2010 // 4 Comments

C4 On C4

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, which takes place next week at the 02 Arena, has confirmed broadcast and dvd release dates at last. The show, which features Noel Fielding and a host of other big name comedians – including Alan Carr, Bill Bailey, Jason Manford, Lee Evans, Rich Hall, Catherine [...]

March 26, 2010 // 1 Comment

Lizzie & Sarah For Sale!

Time for a Velvet Onion EXCLUSIVE – Lizzie & Sarah will soon be available for purchase via iTunes. The pilot, written by and starring Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes, was broadcast on BBC2 last weekend to rave reviews despite its ridiculously late timeslot.  As we reported at the time, the [...]

March 26, 2010 // 7 Comments

TCT: The Big Gig Review

After weeks of not-so-secret warm-up gigs and a day of promotional interviews, Noel Fielding finally performed as part of a star studded line-up at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.  The event will undoubtedly be covered in due course by  the usual journalists and [...]

March 24, 2010 // 6 Comments

The Facts Of Fielding

Noel Fielding was interviewed earlier today for Absolute Radio, as part of promotion for tonight’s Teenage Cancer Trust gig. During the gloriously informative interview, Noel discussed a series of hot topics, including his status as an ambassador for TCT, his abandonment of Twitter, a denial [...]

March 23, 2010 // 8 Comments

The Search Is On… Line!

Matt Berry appears in a new short entitled The Search, with is viewable online via Vimeo. In it, Berry he plays a man named Bootland, who’s working on a SETI research team that look for extraterrestrial life. During Bootland’s search for life outside universe he encounters a family in grief and [...]

March 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Wrong Door, Right Disc

2008 BBC3 sketch show The Wrong Door looks set for a DVD release. The series, which featured a heavy use of CGI in most of its sketches, relied on a revolving door of performers, including the wonderful Matt Berry, Spaced star Michael Smiley, The Thick of It’s Alex MacQueen and Alan [...]

March 22, 2010 // 2 Comments

Easter Mixings

Adam Buxton’s Big Mix Tape pilot, which features Julian Barratt as his guest participant, will be broadcast on BBC 6 Music this Easter Sunday. The BBC’s press release for the new 6 Music Sunday schedule suggests the pilot we told you about recently was not only successful, but has been [...]

March 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

The ‘Lizzie & Sarah’ iPlayer Challenge

We at The Velvet Onion love an underdog, and Lizzie & Sarah is no exception.   The new pilot from Julia Davis & Jessica Hynes has been buried in a graveyard slot this evening, and its been up to friends of the pair (including Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and our own Noel Fielding and Dave [...]

March 20, 2010 // 14 Comments


Kim Noble has voiced a new animation, Probably… The star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace narrates the the short, which is the brainchild of Kate Anderson.  In it, we see the real lives – and the hopes and dreams – of so many, all condensed into a very clever couple of [...]

March 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

International Mighty Boosh Status Day

You may have noticed that a new craze is sweeping Facebook in recent weeks: International Status Days. First came a Father Ted day, on which all those participating changed their Facebook status to a quote from Graham Linehan’s classic sitcom.  Soon, others were announced – including a [...]

March 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Guardian Vs The Beeb

UK newspaper The Guardian has launched an attack on the BBC’s scheduling of the new pilot from Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes. Lizzie And Sarah is being transmitted on Saturday evening at 11:45pm [00:15am on Sunday morning for viewers in Scotland], and promises to be a treat. Noel Fielding, [...]

March 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Bunny Bulling With The Ralfe Band

The Ralfe Band have recently announced a series of shows in late April and early May to celebrate the DVD release of Bunny And The Bull. The band, who scored the film for Paul King, will be playing songs from the soundtrack, along with old favourites and debuting new songs too, and all bar the [...]

March 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Portion Of Noel

Comedy website Such Small Portions have uploaded the first part of an exclusive interview with Noel Fielding. In the interview, recorded after his Just The Tonic set last Friday, Noel mentions plans for a Mighty Boosh tour of America, a solo tour as soon as he has a definite free space available. [...]

March 19, 2010 // 8 Comments

American Rebellion

Rich Fulcher‘s book, Tiny Acts Of Rebellion, has been released in the USA this week after a successful print run in the UK. The book, which offers readers 97 ways to stick it to the man, was designed by Dave Brown and has illustrations from regular Boosh collaborator Mr Bingo. Upon the [...]

March 19, 2010 // 0 Comments