May 2010

Making It With Pam

Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright have finally unleashed May’s Jackal Film, and its more than worth the wait. Entitled Making It With Pam, the short is a clip from vintage kids craft show Make It With Pam – a national treasure which was taken off the air after Pam was involved in a sex [...]

May 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favorites: Snuff Box

As part of our continuing lookback at projects which may have escaped the attention of some of our readers, or simply passed into faded memories, we elected to take a look back at Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher’s sketch-series Snuffbox. And none of us were more qualified to do that than TVO [...]

May 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

Dave Gets The Fielding Buzz

Digital freeview channel Dave are to air the most recent series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks next month. The run was the first to feature Noel Fielding as a permanent team captain, joined, as ever, by Buzzcocks stalwart Phill Jupitus, and a string of guest captains: James Cordon, Frank Skinner, [...]

May 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

King Of Little Britain

Paul King has been confirmed as the director for a new BBC1 TV show featuring Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The six-part series has the working title Come Fly With Me and is set in a busy airport. It promises all new characters from the pair, along with special guest [...]

May 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

Boing Boing Fulchy Baby

Rich Fulcher has given a fresh video interview with cult website Boing Boing. The American based culture site, which has a history of plugging The Mighty Boosh and other British comedies, sent its intrepid reporter to meet Rich for a night of chocolate and marshmallows, and fun chit-chat – [...]

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Zimbani

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll be aware that Julian Barratt appears in the the new comedy pilot Zimbani – set to air on freeview channel Dave on June 4th at 10:50pm. With the broadcast of the pilot little over a week away, we’ve been lucky enough to [...]

May 27, 2010 // 5 Comments

IT Crowd Overload!

Earlier today, director Graham Linehan announced via Twitter, the long awaited air-date of Series 4 IT Crowd! Episode 1 is to have it’s debut on June 25th at it’s usual place over on Channel 4, a specific time is unknown at the moment but I’m sure we’ll all be keeping an [...]

May 26, 2010 // 5 Comments

TVO Hits 100K

It’s very rare for The Velvet Onion to talk about itself, but today we have reached 100,000 views – a mammoth amount in such a small space of time. As such, here’s a word or several from our editor in chief… 100,000 hits.  However you look at it, that’s a lot of [...]

May 25, 2010 // 6 Comments

Eleanor’s Groupie Acadamy

At last – what every wannabee groupie has been waiting for! Eleanor the Tour Whore is opening up her vast experience to teach you how to get in anywhere.  The course includes Classroom Experience, Field Training and Group Activites. Find out more at [...]

May 25, 2010 // 3 Comments

Port Booshdom

Antony Elvin, Alice Lowe and The Ralfe Band are to perform at the forthcoming Port Elliot Festival at the end of July. The event takes place, naturally, at Port Elliot in Cornwall – a historic house that has been the home of Earl and Countess of St Germans and their ancestors for over a [...]

May 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Attention All Angelenos!

Attention All Angelenos! Rich Fulcher has been sighted in L.A. and he may be up to several tiny acts of rebellion against the man in your name. This new footage has been discovered of seemingly ordinary Americans being secretly converted to the new cult of Tiny Actism.  After this was filmed, [...]

May 21, 2010 // 1 Comment

Postcards From Zimbani

The Velvet Onion have been sent fresh and wonderous images from the forthcoming comedy pilot Zimbani. The brainchild of Colin Hoult and David McNeill, the show is scheduled for transmission on freeview channel Dave next month, and as you can see features an appearance from none other than Julian [...]

May 21, 2010 // 3 Comments

Sum Fielding

Sum, Tales from the Afterlives, the collection of short stories by David Eagleman is now available as a talking book, featuring the voice of Noel Fielding, amongst others. The talking book is available to buy as an Apple app from here or as a paperback from amazon.  Please note that there’s [...]

May 20, 2010 // 3 Comments

Boosh Album News

This week’s NME (on sale in the UK from today) includes an interview with Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, in which they talk about the Mighty Boosh album, and some of their other forthcoming projects.  They describe how they’re recording the album in a soundproofed shed in Kentish [...]

May 19, 2010 // 10 Comments

Dan Clark And The Purple Cow

This weekend saw Dan Clark headline at London’s Udderbelly. TVO was on hand, and this is the result… It’s quite something to be able to say that you went to a gig where the venue was in the shape of a giant, upside-down, purple cow. I have to hand it to E4 for going all out at the [...]

May 18, 2010 // 1 Comment

Childmen USA!

Journey Of The Childmen – the feature length documentary by Oly Ralfe which follows The Mighty Boosh on their 2008/9 UK tour – is to receive its American premiere later this month. The film is set to be screened at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 28th [...]

May 17, 2010 // 14 Comments

Zimbani Scheduled

Comedy pilot Zimbani has been scheduled for transmission in June. The currently one-off sketch show from the minds of Colin Hoult (Russell Howard’s Good News) and David McNeill features an appearance from none other than Julian Barratt.  We told you about its production back in March, and [...]

May 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

Penelope And The Barratt Cat!

Flight Of The Conchords star Kristen Schaal has revealed more details on the possible future of Penelope Princess Of Pets – her tv project for UK broadcaster Channel 4 which features Julian Barratt. The pilot was broadcast last month as part of Channel 4’s experimental Comedy Lab [...]

May 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

Fun Time Questions

Do you want a free download of Rich Fulcher reading a chapter of his book Tiny Acts of Rebellion? Of course you do! All you have to do is pop over to right now, answer a few questions, give Rich’s internet pixies your email address and you will get your reward. Tiny Acts Of [...]

May 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fielding Heads To Canada

What do Demetri Martin, Louis CK and Noel Fielding have in common? They are all set to perform at the fourth Toronto Just For Laughs Festival! The Canadian festival, which is a spin-off of the legendary Montreal festival, will take place from July 6-11. Noel is set to perform on July 8th-10th at [...]

May 10, 2010 // 11 Comments