June 2011

Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson

Colin Hoult is a guest on Dave’s new comedy pilot, Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson next Tuesday night. You can see a sneak preview of Colin and Rufus Hound in action below.  The pair and host Mark Watson are joined by Charlie Baker, Stephen K Amos, Josie Long and Colin’s regular [...]

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Not Later

The latest BBC Comedy web exclusive packs more TVO names into its three minutes than you can shake a small, nasal pianist at. Featuring Tom Meeten as Jools Holland, as he leads us through a variety of silly-named artists featuring on his show this week, eagle eyed viewers will spot James Bachman, [...]

June 29, 2011 // 4 Comments

O’Dowds Empire

The IT Crowd star Chris O’Dowd has spoken to Empire magazine about his film Bridesmaids which opened at cinemas nationwide last Friday 24th June. Chris reveals that he watched Serpico and Police Academy as an inspiration for his role as Officer Nathan Rhodes! He also tells Empire that he [...]

June 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Catch Up With The Mongrels

BBC Three begins a repeat season of the first series of Mongrels tonight. The show, which details the misadventures of metrosexual urban fox Nelson, his hard as nails relative Vince, pub dog Destiny, confused stray cat Marion and psychotic pigeon Carly, was a smash hit for the channel when it [...]

June 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Guilt & Variety… Free Of Charge!

Free tickets are available for two new shows featuring Lucy Montgomery, Waen Shepherd and Sharon Horgan. Montgomery, who will be familiar to TVO readers for her appearances in AD/BC, The Mighty Boosh, Tittybangbang, The IT Crowd and of course, as the voice of Destiny in Mongrels, will be hosting [...]

June 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Headset Set

As well as working on his new show Inferno, Colin Hoult has also found time to write and perform in a new radio comedy show on BBC Radio 4! The Headset Set is a sketch show set in the world of call centres. Broadcast on Thursday evenings at 11pm, the first episode is available here until [...]

June 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Pop (Up) Art

A series of Noel Fielding‘s paintings will be exhibited in a pop-up gallery space in St Martin’s Courtyard in London from 1st July. Part art space, part pop-up bar The Vestal Vodka bar will run for six weeks. During the day the gallery space will offer cocktail-making classes, then [...]

June 27, 2011 // 8 Comments


Ben Miller’s directorial debut Huge is out in cinemas on July 8th, starring former Doctor Who star Noel Clarke and Jonny Harris as mismatched comedy partners hoping to be “huge”. Multi-talented Matt Berry is also featured along with Ralph Brown (The Boat that Rocked, Nighty [...]

June 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Foot In Your Ears

Paul Foot has released a CD of his 2010 Edinburgh show Ash In The Attic, which was directed by Noel Fielding. Paul describes the CD as offering “Two introductions, four parts of topical shire horse humour, a selection of disturbances including a discussion on levels of homophobia, some pieces [...]

June 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Baby Cow In The News

Baby Cow Productions announced this week that it has appointed Armando Iannucci as its first Creative Director. The production company, started by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal, is responsible for a whole host of Booshniverse goodies, including The Mighty Boosh, Christmas Rock Opera AD/BC, Nighty [...]

June 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Bride Of Vernon

A new short film with some interesting Booshdom connections has crept past our peelers. The Bride of Vernon is a short film made by film students Calvin Dyson and Jonathan Tolson. This 15 minute stop frame animation stars Dan Clark , Katherine Parkinson and David Schofield, who have donated [...]

June 23, 2011 // 3 Comments

Evans & Glover

Stephen Evans and Richard Glover have teamed up for a new musical collaboration. The as-yet untitled duo have unleashed their first tinkerings onto Evans’ new YouTube account.  The laid-back, acoustic takes on Radiohead’s No Surprises and Libi Siffre’s It Must Be Love are [...]

June 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Stoking The Fires Of Inferno

Colin Hoult‘s forthcoming Edinburgh show Inferno now has four previews lined up in London over the coming weeks. The Velvet Onion already announced the first preview on June 30th at King’s Place, and that has now been joined by three further shows. The first two, on Monday July 11th [...]

June 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

Angelo’s Arrives

Almost forgotten Channel Five sitcom Angelo’s is given a new lease of life next month, with the release of the complete series on dvd. The show ran for one six-episode series in 2007, and was written by and starred Sharon Horgan – a name which should be familiar to the discerning [...]

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fielding On Magritte

Noel Fielding was interviewed in today’s Observer about his admiration for surrealist artist René Magritte. Noel is amongst a group of contemporary artists including Terry Gilliam, Jeff Koons, Alice Anderson, Gavin Turk, David Shrigley and John Baldessari, who were invited to talk [...]

June 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Hyperdrive

Every once in a while, TVO likes to take the opportunity to look back on some of the lesser known areas of the back catalogue we love so well. Take sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive for example – which ran for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, yet never quite shook off the comparisons to sci-com behemoth [...]

June 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

Eileen Comes On…

It’s now been over a year since we let you know about the upcoming film Come On Eileen, which includes Noel Fielding in one of the lead roles, along with an appearance from Julia Davis and Robots in Disguise providing some of the music for the soundtrack. It may have been a bit of a wait but [...]

June 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

Horrible Histories For All!

Horrible Histories, the BAFTA-award winning kids’ TV series which features Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and Alice Lowe, is going prime time! Since its launch the CBBC show, which also stars Laurence Rickard, Matthew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and Jim Howick has built up a loyal, cult [...]

June 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Question Time After Party

A whole host of familiar faces appear in the latest short from BBC Comedy. Purporting to feature the after-party shenanigans that follow political debate series Question Time, Tom Meeten, James Bachman, Shelly Longworth and Steve Oram bring you Question Time After Party with hilarious results. [...]

June 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Happiness v Sadness (Preorder v don’t!)

It’s been a bit of a wait and scramble whilst Robots In Disguise polish off their fourth album Happiness vs Sadness, after all of you helped fund it by pledging your hearts out. Now the wait is over as it is available to be pre-ordered at our very own Amazon Store for the lowest (and maybe [...]

June 17, 2011 // 1 Comment