July 2010

The Last Summer On Earth

The Velvet Onion has learnt of a very exciting new project hopefully coming your way in the near future – The Last Summer On Earth. Written by the sublime double-act of Steve Oram and Tom Meeten – whom many of you will know from their previous short films and live shows together, as [...]

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Green Man

Just in the nick of time once again, the mighty Jackal Films duo of Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright have returned with their monthly comedy short… and this time, its a fully fledged, HD music video! Entitled Green Man, it’s another corking pastiche of 80s classics, with a heavy dosage [...]

July 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

WIN Eleanor Tickets For This Weekend!

We’ve been in touch with the wonderful Dave Brown, who has offered The Velvet Onion two pairs of tickets to see the show he’s created with Rich Fulcher – An Audience With Eleanor The Tour Whore – this weekend at the legendary Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar in London. Those [...]

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Farnaby’s Phantom

Simon Farnaby has teamed up with Scott Murray to write his first book: The Phantom of the Open: Maurice Flitcroft, the World’s Worst Golfer. The title is quite self-explanatory, but to give one simple sentence of summary: How hard could it be to become a champion golfer? Farnaby went on [...]

July 28, 2010 // 3 Comments

Shearsmith Joins The Bear

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Julian Barratt and Julia Davis would be appearing together in a production of the Chekhov play, ‘The Bear’.  A recent tweet by writer/actor Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentleman, Psychoville), has revealed that he will be co-starring in the [...]

July 27, 2010 // 3 Comments

Onion Talking: Jackal Films

Those of you who have been following The Velvet Onion these past six months will need no introduction to the work of Jackal Films.  Former star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Alice Lowe has teamed up with her regular collaborator Jacqueline Wright to create a series of comedy shorts, once a [...]

July 26, 2010 // 3 Comments

A Canadian Field(ing) Trip

Following a trio of well received dates in Toronto last week, this weekend saw Noel Fielding bring his unique brand of stand-up to Montreal, Canada. Once again, TVO forum members Leah & Tammy were on hand to see his show and offer us an exclusive review and photographs.  However, we also got [...]

July 20, 2010 // 19 Comments

Review: Fielding In Toronto

As promised earlier in the week, here’s our exclusive review of Noel’s Toronto stand-up shows, thanks to the sterling efforts of TVO peeler, Leah, who managed to see every performance!  Here’s what she had to say: Finally Noel Fielding has crossed the pond to delight us rabid North [...]

July 13, 2010 // 13 Comments

Fun With Fulcher

Our US correspondent Trixie has done it again!  After Rich Fulcher‘s book signing this week at Skylight Bookstore in Loz Feliz, the pair hooked up for another TVO exclusive chinwag. You can see and hear them discussing Rich’s childhood, buses, giraffes knees and future plans for [...]

July 8, 2010 // 1 Comment

Barratt Goes Chekhov

For all you lot out there that have always been intrigued by the idea of a period Barratt but thought you’d never see the day… here it is! Steve Coogan, Head-Honcho of Baby Cow Productions, is to star in and produce a four part televised series based on the famous works of Chekhov, in [...]

July 8, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Playground For Eyes And Mind

As we revealed last month, Noel Fielding’s new art show opens on 5th July at Maison Bertaux in Soho, London.  Two of our crew, Mog and Becky, were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. Here’s what they had to say: Mog: Noel Fielding once said that the stories he tells in his stand up [...]

July 5, 2010 // 18 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Junglophilia

From time to time here at The Velvet Onion, we like to look back at projects which, for one reason or another, may have been missed by fans of the Booshniverse.  One such project is an early collaboration between Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright entitled Junglophilia. In a rare moment of [...]

July 1, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Dead Cat

At long last, there’s a new Jackal Film to savour. We almost thought they wouldn’t make it, but we know Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright far better than that!  Just sneaking it in by June’s end, A Dead Cat features the climactic confrontation scene between Dolores and Joyce from [...]

July 1, 2010 // 1 Comment