December 2010

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

This Christmastime

An all-star cast has assembled to provide the final Jackal Film of 2010. Mooted to be a long-lost Christmas single from 1983, the short, directed as ever by Jacqueline Wright, sees the return of Alice Lowe‘s Toyah-parody Val Hallah, alongside Waen Shepherd‘s very own Gary Le Strange. [...]

December 30, 2010 // 5 Comments

Onion Talking: Dave Brown [Part Three: In Da Foocha]

Just in time for New Year, here is the final part of our extensive interview with Dave Brown.  If you missed them, parts one & two can be found in our archives, and the entire interview is saved for posterity over yonder. We’ve seen that Dave Brown has been very busy during the Mighty [...]

December 30, 2010 // 6 Comments

Peeder Jigson’s The Hobbit

As many of you may be aware, next year sees filming commence on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, with an all-star cast and a mega-millions budget. Not to be outdone, director Peeder Jigson, who looks suspiciously like James Bachman, has commenced the production of his own version of the classic [...]

December 30, 2010 // 2 Comments


The post-Christmas sales have officially begun, and there are some bargains to be had if it’s Boosh swag you’re after. The Velvet Onion Amazon Store is, naturally, no stranger to reductions, with the latest Boosh dvd, Journey Of The Childmen: The Mighty Boosh On Tour leading the way at [...]

December 27, 2010 // 4 Comments

Come Fly With Me Flies!

New mockumentary sketch show Come Fly With Me, directed by Paul King, has debuted to impressive ratings despite a critical mauling. The show, which is the first collaborative project between Matt Lucas & David Walliams post-Little Britain, also featured a brief appearance from none other than [...]

December 27, 2010 // 2 Comments

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

New Release From Lincoln Studios!

Steve Oram‘s pet project, Lincoln Studios has released its latest short film, a no-nonsense thriller called Lincoln Tiger. The film follows a Lincoln-based assassin on his current job, punctuated by a series of savoury snack set pieces.  The film stars newly-discovered acting talent, Tumak [...]

December 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

…And A Partridge In A Pear Tree!

Steve Coogan‘s 2008 live tour comes to Channel 4 on Boxing Day. The tour, given the unwieldy name of Steve Coogan As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters roamed across the UK two years ago, and featured the likes of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram in supporting roles. On the tour [...]

December 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Black Betty, Bam-A-Lam!

Dave Brown is to make a festive appearance on Radio 4 on Christmas Eve, as part of a celebration of Morris Minors. The Mighty Boosh star, whose own Morris Minor, Betty, is often a topic of his Tweets, has been interviewed about his love for the cars, alongside other fans of the mass-produced but [...]

December 18, 2010 // 2 Comments

A Fairytale Of Fulchfest

Regular Fulchfest performer Brett Domino has recorded a cover of A Fairytale In New York in aid of breast cancer. The comedian and musician, whose real name is Rob Madin, has appeared in the house band for all three previous Fulchfest shows alongside Rich Fulcher and a whole bevvy of TVO acts. He [...]

December 18, 2010 // 1 Comment

Boosh Up Yer Pad

The Mighty Book Of Boosh will be Booshing up the iPad early next year, we can exclusively reveal. The book was originally published back in 2008 as a sumptuous hardback, which was quickly followed by an extended paperback edition last year. Designed by Dave Brown, the book features contributions [...]

December 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Bullets & Lullabies

The new album from the highly respected pianist James Rhodes is available now, and features design work from none other than Dave Brown. Brown has created the booklet which comes with the cd, or alternatively packaged with the iTunes album as a digital bundle.  Speaking to The Velvet Onion last [...]

December 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Geek Detectives?

If the rumours on the web today are to be believed, the line-up for 2010’s Big Fat Quiz of The Year has been confirmed.  And after a couple of non-Fielding years, it sounds like he’s back! According to various sources, Noel Fielding will be partnering up with another TVO favourite, [...]

December 11, 2010 // 5 Comments

Vote Booshniverse!

Voting for the 2011 NME Awards has recently opened, and we reckon there are a few Booshniverse artists who released material in 2010 that deserve our votes. How about IT Crowd for Best TV Show, or if you’re more of a BBC3 kind of person, How Not To Live Your Life?  Maybe it’s our [...]

December 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

The Little Barratt Cracker

As we’ve mentioned previously, Julian Barratt has taken part in a series for Sky1 entitled Little Crackers, where you can see a handful of the best of British comedy talent, taking the directing reigns, each with their own tales of childhood high and lows. Barratt tells the tale of his [...]

December 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Another Roar With Chris Morris

Chris Morris is to return to Manchester’s Cornerhouse art cinema next week for a special screening of his controversial film Four Lions. The former It Crowd star, who was also the brains behind Nathan Barley, The Day Today, Jam and Brasseye, previously gave a sell-out surprise appearance at [...]

December 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

Fulchfestivity: Ho Ho Ho!

Last night saw the decade’s third and final Fulchfest, Rich Fulcher’s chaotic, fun, and often times brilliant monthly comedy extravaganza at The Bull & Gate in Kentish Town.  Paulyne and Mog, our North London Velveteers, were there to bear witness for TVO: Paulyne Before I [...]

December 5, 2010 // 6 Comments