May 2011

How To End Your Series

Dan Clark has confirmed that How Not To Live Your Life is coming to an end. After new BBC3 controller Zai Bennett announced its cancellation, fans turned to Clark’s Twitter page to find out more.  Today, Clark revealed the show would be bowing out with one final hurrah: “To those [...]

May 31, 2011 // 4 Comments

The Pleasance Inferno

Colin Hoult‘s new Edinburgh show, Inferno, is to appear at The Pleasance Theatre. Hoult’s previous Edinburgh shows were also staged at the venue in Pleasance Courtyard – possibly the very heart of the Edinburgh Festival.  The show is set to run at 7:05pm daily from August 3rd to [...]

May 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Preview The Rebellion

Rich Fulcher will preview his forthcoming Edinburgh show, Tiny Acts Of Rebellion in June and July. With the final Fulchfest of the season taking place this weekend [tickets available here], Fulcher will follow it up with his first preview show at the Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell, on Sunday June [...]

May 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

Motor Love

A music video pastiche featuring the music of Waen Shepherd and featuring a cameo from Steve Oram has emerged online. Entitled Motor Love, the track is a spot on pastiche of famed 70s/80s synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder, best known for his work with the likes of Donna Summer and Freddie Mercury. [...]

May 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Government Inspector Shows Promise

Julian Barratt‘s first foray into serious stage acting in the Government Inspector has just completed its preview run in Warwick. Reviews were a little mixed, describing it as an enjoyable production with great promise but which needs more work. Phil King wrote in the Independent arts blog, [...]

May 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

The C*** Is Back

The first of five Mongrels  teasers has appeared on the BBC Comedy website. Focusing on Vince, the tough urban fox voiced by Paul Kaye – it marks the start of the promotional campaign for the new series, which is set to air in the Autumn. Due to limitations with the software we use, we [...]

May 27, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Fun Police

An intriguing new pilot is being filmed this weekend. Entitled The Fun Police, it features the intriguing combination of bonkers comedy legend Vic Reeves and star of Flight of the Conchords and The Boat That Rocked,  Rhys Darby.  Also set to star in the pilot is Katy Wix – star of Not [...]

May 27, 2011 // 3 Comments

Pros From Dover: Their Finest Hour

The Velvet Onion has learned of an intriguing showcase featuring the familiar faces that make up sketch troupe Pros From Dover next month at the Leicester Square Theatre. The comedic trio features TVO’s very own Richard Glover (The Mighty Boosh, Lifespam, Wunderland etc) alongside a man [...]

May 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

No Fielding At Gala

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala took place last night at the 02 Arena, with one noticeable absentee from the announced line-up: Noel Fielding. Noel was initially announced as part of the show back in March, and various places around the internet still listed his involvement last week – [...]

May 25, 2011 // 11 Comments

Colin Hoult’s Inferno

Colin Hoult‘s 2011 Edinburgh show will be called Inferno – and a preview is coming to London next month. Hoult will premiere the third part of his trilogy, which began with Carnival of Monsters and continued with Enemy Of The World at Kings Place near Kings Cross St Pancreas, on June [...]

May 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

Submarine In New York: A Peeler’s Review

Richard Ayoade’s acclaimed debut film Submarine has reached the USA, with a Q&A screening at Y Tribeca in New York this weekend. TVO peeler Gina R Snape was one of several of our readers who attended the event [more from them soon!] and has sent us this report: On Saturday I went to the [...]

May 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Forged Brew

Friday night saw the magical blend of Oona & Crispin Wheatflake descend upon the Albany on Great Portland Street, London, for a unique evening of late May-day celebrations from the minds of Hot Brew. With Steve Oram, Colin Hoult and Stephen Evans also on the bill at the Forgery Club, TVO [...]

May 24, 2011 // 5 Comments

Dan Clark At The Bloomsbury

Earlier this month Dan Clark ended his official UK tour and to round off his time on the road, where else to bring it to a close than in his home town of London? Thankfully, Velveteers were on hand to document proceedings.  Here is their report. Last Friday Clark, walked onto the stage at the [...]

May 24, 2011 // 1 Comment

Stockholm Shrouded In Fire And Whispers

IAMX are currently on tour and after re-scheduling their April date due to sickness, they  finally graced Stockholm with their presence last Friday. Velveteer Aggie was in attendance at Nalen and here is her account of the night. From the moment IAMX stepped on stage it was clear that they were [...]

May 18, 2011 // 5 Comments

Paul King Never Grows Up

The BBC have just announced what’s in the pipeline for BBC Films at Cannes and a familiar name has cropped up amongst this list. Paul King is said to be working on the sequel to the oh-so famous Peter Pan story entitled, Scarlet. The original novel written by Geraldine McCaughrean, is going [...]

May 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Sorry I’ve Got No Head

A new series of Sorry I’ve Got No Head started last Friday on kids’ channel CBBC. The show is written by, and stars, some familiar faces: Ealing Live’s James Bachman and Justin Edwards, Mongrels actor Tony Paul Way, How Not to Live Your Life‘s David Armand and character [...]

May 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Ballad Of Oliver Ralfe

Oliver Ralfe will be known to most of our readers for the wondrous Ralfe Band, appearances on the Mighty Boosh and as the director of Boosh documentary Journey of the Childmen. What you may not know is that Oly also produced a documentary about an obsessive Bob Dylan fan, AJ Weberman. And [...]

May 14, 2011 // 5 Comments

Party Time With Sue Denim

Sue Denim from Robots in Disguise  features on the new EP by French electronic musician Electrosexual. Partytime, by Electrosexual and Scream Club, sees Sue collaborating as guest vocalist. The video is already available to view on youtube, so why not watch Sue doing her thing by clicking on the [...]

May 13, 2011 // 1 Comment


Chris O’Dowd appears in the movie Bridesmaids – which is released in the USA today. The film is written by and stars Kristen Wiig (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Paul), and O’Dowd plays Rhodes: a cop and love interest of Wiig’s character Annie. Bridesmaids will be [...]

May 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Maybe I Know

Gareth Tunley has directed a new music video for indie-popster Alessi’s Ark. Maybe I Know is the new single from Alessi’s album Time Travel, available now.  Tunley, who you may recognise from The Wrong Door, Jackal Films and Licoln Studios projects, as well as countless other comedy [...]

May 13, 2011 // 0 Comments