October 2010


The latest Jackal Film from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online. No month is complete without a short from the duo, and their latest, Brethren, is a Halloween special co-starring Sharon Horgan [Pulling, Monkey Dust and the voice of Lifespam!] and Steven Evans [Nighty Night, Hyperdrive [...]

October 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

Foot To Mouth

At The Velvet Onion we strive to bring our peelers top-notch information about the acts that we cover.  And the newly-Buzzcocked Paul Foot is no exception!  During his recent visit to Stockholm we managed to persuade the charming comedian – and honorary member of Booshdom – to give [...]

October 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

Gerard Kelly Dies

Scottish actor and comedian Gerard Kelly has died after suffering a brain aneurysm. Kelly will be familiar to Boosh fans thanks to his appearance in Snuffbox – the dark sketch show created by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher.  Berry’s character, on a quest to locate some silver cowboy [...]

October 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

Fresh Fieldings

Chortle are reporting that Channel 4 have confirmed Noel Fielding is to make a new show for them as part of a fresh boost for comedy output on the channel. Noel has been talking up his new tv project for some time, and its been known to be for Channel 4 for so long we at TVO had almost taken it for [...]

October 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

Back To Back Booshniverse

It’s a double dose of Booshdom on the BBC tonight, as three stars of the Booshniverse appear across the channels from 10pm. There may be another two weeks before The Boosh Band take on the music of Frank Zappa at Camden Roundhouse, but this evening, you can see Noel Fielding in another [...]

October 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

Heated Ballads From Lincoln

Last month we announced the launch of Steve Oram‘s side project Lincoln Studios. The ‘English Hollywood’ studio’s first release was sci-fi epic Praecox, featuring Oram & Tom Meeten, alongside comic actor Alexander Kirk.  Now two follow-ups are available to view. The [...]

October 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Christmas Crackers

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis will be part of the festive tv line-up on Sky 1 this winter. This Christmas, it’s not just the turkey and presents you’ll have to look forward to, as Sky 1 will be showing a series of autobiographical short films throughout December written by a variety [...]

October 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

Proud Of The BBC

The Mighty Boosh is one of a stream of classic shows mentioned in Mitch Benn‘s new single, which aims to highlight some of the countless reasons why the British public should be thankful of the BBC, in light of continued threats to its existence. Proud Of The BBC is available for download [...]

October 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Canvassing Savagely

A trailer for Tim Hope‘s short film The Savage Canvas has appeared online, weeks ahead of its dvd premiere. The short, which stars Julian Barratt and Stephen Evans is set to appear as an extra feature on the long awaited dvd release of Oly Ralfe‘s Future Sailors tour documentary: [...]

October 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

“So You Wanna Be A Music Video Director?”

Rich Fulcher hosted the UK Music Video Awards on Tuesday evening, opening wearing the dazzling outfit you see here! There were further comedy connections in the awards themselves as Peter Serafinowicz, won the Best Dance video award for his video-directing debut, Hot Chip’s I Feel Better. For [...]

October 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

Perfect Movie Recreations

A handful of clever, funny (if somewhat bizarre) youtube clips have come to our attention, and we thought we’d bring them to you, dear peelers, to enjoy during a quiet news week. The reason we’re talking about them at The Velvet Onion is because one of the clips features Booshniverse [...]

October 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Art Of Fielding

Today marks the start of the ‘Art of Giving’ Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which runs for 2 days, until 9th October.  This show features works from a diverse and wide ranging group of contemporary artists, including Gavin Turk, Terry O’Neil and the infamous [...]

October 8, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: The Boat That Rocked

With all this talk of new things in Onion Land, it’s sometimes easy to forget that certain items slip people by.  Such is the case of last summer’s blockbuster comedy The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio in the USA) – lost in the mêlée of big budget action adventures, it [...]

October 5, 2010 // 4 Comments

Fulchfest: Mad World

Last night saw the first ever Fulchfest, Rich Fulcher’s monthly comedy and music extravaganza at the Bull & Gate.  For any of our peelers not geographically close enough or amphibious enough to brave a wet Saturday night in Kentish Town, fret not, because 3 of our trusty Velveteers were [...]

October 3, 2010 // 5 Comments

The Apprentice Selection Process

Fresh from BBC Comedy, some never-before-seen footage from the new series of the ‘The Apprentice’. Why are we telling you about this? Well, as you watch the clip you might recognise the two candidates as Tom Meeten and James Bachman. The clip is from the BBC’s new completely [...]

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Tania Wade: West End Girl

  There are 3 reasons why I keep going back to Maison Bertaux, the Soho patisserie currently hosting Noel Fielding’s second art exhibition.  Firstly, there’s Noel’s art: a multi-coloured multi-layering of ideas and impressions that demands repeated viewings; then there’s [...]

October 1, 2010 // 2 Comments