September 2010

Jack Vs Jedward

Pre-publicity for the forthcoming series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks featuring Noel Fielding as regular team captain once more may have come a little earlier than anticipated. You see, UK tabloid The Sun has been picking up on reports from this week’s taping in which guest host Jack Dee [...]

September 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

More TV Comedy On The Horizon?

The British Comedy Guide has reported back from the Broadcast Comedy Forum 2010 with news that all of the major broadcasters are looking to develop new ideas for television after a long period of comedic drought on our tv screens which has seen many an artist we cover on these pages turn to the [...]

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

My Old Baby

The latest Jackal Film from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online. Normally, at this point, we’d give you a bit of analysis – but today we need to say just five words: New Lifespam featuring Rich Fulcher. Also featuring the wonderful Sarah Kendall of Beehive fame, and the voice [...]

September 30, 2010 // 3 Comments

Zimbani On You Tube

The pilot of Zimbani – the brainchild of Colin Hoult and David McNeill, featuring Julian Barratt, is now on You Tube. The show aired on freeview channel Dave on June 4th in the UK, but fans from abroad were unable to see it. Now’s your chance. We’ve just heard that Colin Hoult [...]

September 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

“Matt Berry, You’re Fired”

If you follow Matt Berry on twitter you can’t fail to have noticed his involvement this weekend in a rather interesting online altercation. In what has to be one of the strangest news stories in comedy for some time, our story began on Sunday lunchtime with Berry haranguing Sir Alan Sugar (he [...]

September 27, 2010 // 3 Comments

A Double Dose Of Booshniverse On BBC2

These days, as television stations face the harsh realities of the credit crunch, we seem to be seeing less and less of our favourite faces on the box.  Surrealistic, uncompromising comedy has no place in an environment which simply has to play it safe. How pleasing then, to be able to inform you [...]

September 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Game On With The Mighty Boosh

Radio, TV, book, album, film and an iPod App. What on earth else is there that could be done? The sky seems to be the limit when it comes to The Mighty Boosh. Apparently, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt have filed for a new trademark for their Boosh brand. Last week an application tumbled down in [...]

September 23, 2010 // 4 Comments

Lincoln Launched!

This week sees the launch of a new project planning to put the town of Lincoln on the filmmaking map.  The appropriately named Lincoln Studios is the brainchild of one Derek Evans, the co-owner of Ultimate Tan (formerly The Suntan Centre), whose goal is to create the English Hollywood. Now, if [...]

September 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

Man Was Built But From Clay

Details of the latest Jackal Film are being made public at last – and there are two surprise special guests in the latest work from Alice Lowe & Jacqueline Wright. First up is the arrival of stand-up comic and actress Sarah Kendall.  The Australian funny lady previously appeared with [...]

September 19, 2010 // 4 Comments

Buzzcocks: Ask Noel And Phill A Question

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll know by now that filming of the new series of BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks starts next week, featuring Noel Fielding as team captain. The BBC have invited fans of the show to submit questions that they would [...]

September 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

Saturday Night Fulchfest!

The Velvet Onion is pleased to announce that Rich Fulcher will now be entertaining the crowds of ol’ London town on a monthly basis at his brand new club night! Starting October 2nd, Rich will be bringing Fulchfest to The Bull And Gate in Kentish Town on the first Saturday of every month. [...]

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Buzzcocks Hosts Named

As we’ve reported previously, Noel Fielding has been confirmed as a permanent team captain, alongside Phill Jupitus, in the forthcoming series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks (their whopping 24th season!). This will be Noel’s second pop at leading his ever-changing, star-studded team as [...]

September 15, 2010 // 10 Comments

TVO Hits 200K

As The Velvet Onion reaches 200,000 hits, our editor in chief has a proud word or two to say to the faithful… Can you believe it? In just 225 days, we’ve managed to be useful 200,000 times.  It’s a figure we could never have imagined to reach, but its a testament to many factors [...]

September 13, 2010 // 6 Comments

Onion On Site: Jackal Films Q&A

Last week, the creators of Jackal Films, Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright, opened the first night of the Film Directing For Women festival at The Lost Theatre, Stockwell. Members of The Velvet Onion crew were on hand to witness the screening of several Jackal classics and a Q&A with the dynamic [...]

September 13, 2010 // 3 Comments

A Delve Into The Submarine

If you don’t know already, Richard Ayoade of IT Crowd fame, has directed his debut feature film, Submarine. With plenty of previous experience behind the camera (he’s been credited as script editor on several Mighty Boosh episodes, directed Kasabian’s amazingly bizarre video for [...]

September 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

Raindance Calls In Judge Barratt

It has come to our attention that Julian Barratt is among the judges for this years Raindance Film festival! Along with Julian, the judging panel consists of: Abstract illustrator, musician and filmmaker, Dave McKean, Motorhead’s Lemmy and Head of Warp Films, Mark Herbert – the [...]

September 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fantasy Gaming With IT Crowd 4.0 On DVD

As we have previously reported, the fourth series of The IT Crowd is released on dvd on September 27th. The front cover has been revealed, and continues the computer-game feel of the previous seasons with a Rock Band flavoured theme. Extras have now also been confirmed for the package, and will [...]

September 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

Escape From The Arctic

Many Boosh fans will know that uber-comedian, Stewart Lee, directed the Mighty Boosh’s Edinburgh show, Arctic Boosh, in 1999.  In Lee’s new book, How I Escaped My Certain Fate (The Lifes and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian), he hilariously and candidly describes his failed attempts to influence [...]

September 1, 2010 // 0 Comments