March 2011

Buzzcocks In A Field!

Comedian David O’Doherty will host the festival version of the the music panel show with Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus reprising their TV roles as team captains. The show will take place in the Comedy Arena on the Saturday morning of the festival, which takes place on the Henham Park Estate [...]

March 31, 2011 // 4 Comments

Shelter And The Shaman

Homelessness charity Shelter is launching a campaign featuring Mike Fielding and comedian Sean Lock to highlight the risks posed by rogue private sector landlords.  Green Wing and The Office actors, Oliver Chris and Sally Bretton, also appear in the campaign film. It’s part of wider campaign [...]

March 30, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hoult From The Vaults

We’ve just noticed that Colin Hoult’s radio series with former partner in crime Fergus Craig from a few years ago is being repeated on BBC Radio 7. It’s the second series of Colin and Fergus’ Digi Radio, dating back to 2007, and the repeats are currently around half way [...]

March 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

The New Adventures Episode II

Colin Hoult‘s New Adventures continue with the second of his club nights next month. Episode II is subtitled The Death Cult Of Death, and promises Colin’s unique brand of comedic madness, plus stories, surprises and music courtesy of the house orchestra. Accompanied by regular guests [...]

March 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Noble TV

Kim Noble is to unleash his own internet tv show this weekend. Entitled I Am Live, the show will broadcast live at 9pm for three nights between Friday 25th March and Sunday 27th March as part of the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham which begins this week. Visitors to the festival can visit The Dirty [...]

March 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Barratt’s Comedy Cheese!

It seems Julian Barratt’s contribution to Comic Relief was not confined to sweeping Noel Fielding up in his arms on Let’s Dance… For Comic Relief! He could be heard (but sadly not seen) on yesterdays Comic Relief show, talking to Alan Partridge. If you missed it you can catch it [...]

March 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Horrible Histories Does Horribly Well

BAFTA-winning kids’ TV show Horrible Histories has picked up another well-deserved award! The  CBBC series, starring Ealing Live veterans Simon Farnaby and Ben Willbond alongside Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Matthew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and occasionally the likes of Alice [...]

March 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

A Volatile Release

The day all IAMX fans have been waiting for is here – their brand new album is officially out now. Volatile Times is IAMX’s fourth studio album and is available to order as both CD and vinyl over at Boutique IAMX. If you want your copy immediately, you can instead download the album [...]

March 18, 2011 // 2 Comments


Submarine – the feature directorial debut from Richard Ayoade – was released in UK cinemas today. The Velvet Onion’s editor in chief Paul ‘Didymus’ Holmes and fellow Velveteer Lozzy were able to attend a special preview screening at Manchester’s legendary [...]

March 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

Win Noel’s Dress (And More!)

In the afterglow of Let’s Dance…For Comic Relief, Noel Fielding‘s red Kate Bush dress must surely feature in the list of ‘most covetable Boosh memorabilia.  The dress that clothed a cartwheel, the dress that was watched by millions…nay, the dress that was swept into [...]

March 17, 2011 // 9 Comments

Onion Talking: James Cook

Here at TVO, we’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Nemo, who, like many, we discovered via their frontman’s appearances in The Mighty Boosh.  After producing three albums with the electro rock outfit, and crafting another project: The Dollhouse with violinest Anne Marie Kirby, the [...]

March 17, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Bollo Bingo Bidding!

Illustrator Mr Bingo is auctioning a very special print in aid of the victims of Japan’s current earthquake & tsunami disaster. The piece was commissioned by The Mighty Boosh in support of their 2008 tour, and appeared on limited edition t-shirts and in both the Future Sailors tour [...]

March 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

The London Comedy Writers Festival: TVO Ticket Offer!

Last week we told you about the forthcoming London Comedy Writers Festival 2011 – which will play host to a bevy of immense talents including several TVO favourites. The Festival takes place between April 8th & 10th at Regents College – and will gather some of the biggest names in [...]

March 15, 2011 // 3 Comments

Babooshka Shocker!

Noel Fielding‘s sensational repeat performance of Wuthering Heights on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief failed to win the competition, despite the help of his very own Heathcliffe… Mr Julian Barratt! Noel’s appearance was pre-empted by a new short film in which his backing [...]

March 12, 2011 // 32 Comments

This Woman’s Work: The Career Of Kate Bush

Noel Fielding’s recent performance of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ on Let’s Dance…For Comic Relief has sparked interest in the singer from a new generation of Boosh fans.  Tonight Noel will once again be donning his Kate wig and red dress for the grand final, [...]

March 12, 2011 // 4 Comments

Hoult 49

TVO regular Colin Hoult will star with Tom Parry (Pappy’s) and Isabel Fay (Little Howard’s Big Question), in one of BBC Radio 4’s newest sitcoms, 49 Cedar Street. It’s a new show by a new writer, Julie Bower, so there’s not much information about it at the moment. [...]

March 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Funny In Fifteen

The BBC are asking for all of you to take part in their call for people to be Funny In 15 Seconds. To promote this they have posted a video with all their BBC3 stars including our very own Dan Clark. Along with Clark you can see Will Mellor (2 Pints star) and several others, have a go at the [...]

March 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

Pledge Set For Deactivation

It has been well over a year since Robots In Disguise started up their Pledge in order to fund the completion of their 4th album. There have been highs, lows and a few roller-coaster moments (who could forget the false alarm?), but the colourful electro ladies have finally succeeded in reaching [...]

March 10, 2011 // 3 Comments

The Comedy Gala Returns!

Last March Channel 4 hosted The Comedy Gala where a then-blonde Noel Fielding, was just one among the numerous comedians who performed a set on that momentous night. The show, which filled the o2 Arena, fundraised up to £900,000 for Great Ormand Street Hospital. This year, The Comedy Gala returns [...]

March 10, 2011 // 8 Comments

TV Bunny

Bunny And The Bull is to receive its free-to-air television premiere next week. The 2009 film directed by Paul King tells the story of obsessive compulsive Steven Turnbull, who has not left the house since returning from a disastrous road trip with his friend Bunny the previous year.  Through a [...]

March 8, 2011 // 8 Comments