August 2011

Goodnight Burbank On Your TV Screen!

Fantastic news for fans of Goodnight Burbank, the cult show, written by and starring Hayden Black. The show, which started as 5 minute webisodes featuring the lovely Rich Fulcher, has finally made it to the TV Screen! As revealed by Hayden on Facebook and Twitter, the latest series of half-hour [...]

August 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Kill List

This Friday sees the UK theatrical release of the critically acclaimed British horror film Kill List, which features a number of TVO faces. Directed by Ben Wheatley [The Wrong Door, Time Trumpet and the forthcoming Lowe/Oram collaboration The Sightseers], the film features former Wrong [...]

August 30, 2011 // 4 Comments

Classic Rock Get Brewed?

Alice Lowe look set to feature in a forthcoming special edition of Classic Rock Magazine. Tweeting late last week, Alice commented that she had spent the morning gripping a crystal ball, only for Jo Kendall, deputy editor of Classic Rock Presents Prog to reply:  “Lovely morning with you, [...]

August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Wrestling Prize

Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez won the Panel Prize at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for The Wrestling, starring among many others, TVO favourites Colin Hoult and Rich Fulcher! As we mentioned earlier this month, The Wrestling was an epic match for one night only between Comedians and Wrestlers. To [...]

August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Foot Measures Up

Earlier this month we mentioned that comedian Paul Foot would be taking his Edinburgh show Still Life on tour. If you haven’t experienced one of Foot’s unique performances and  you’re wondering what an hour in his company entails, here’s a round-up of the reviews from his [...]

August 29, 2011 // 1 Comment


The fifth and sadly final (for now) Burge & Way sketch has been posted online.  Entitled simply Eggman, to say anymore about the latest clip from Tony Way and Steve Burge would spoil its madcap charm.  Just press play below! You can see the previous sketches, which were all script edited by [...]

August 26, 2011 // 3 Comments

Wix Trilogy

Katy Wix is to appear in three different pilots this Autumn for Channel 4. The actress and comedienne is perhaps best known in the UK for her role in Not Going Out, alongside former Boosh radio series star Lee Mack, whilst international audiences may recognise her for her appearance in the third [...]

August 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Berry On The Big Screen (And More!)

Weekend filmgoers will have the chance of spotting a familiar face on the big screen as Matt Berry plays a role in the feature film One Day. Matt stars in the film alongside Hollywood A-listers Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. One Day is based on the best-selling novel by the same name, written by [...]

August 26, 2011 // 3 Comments

Spring Crowd

The fifth, and likely final series of The IT Crowd looks set for a Spring broadcast. Speaking to The Guardian this weekend, Channel 4’s head of comedy Shane Allen, discussed his plans for the future following a whopping £9m addition to his comedy budget after the channel dropped reality [...]

August 22, 2011 // 3 Comments


Just a timely reminder from TVO that Matt Berry is a guest on long-running panel show Shooting Stars tonight. The madcap quiz, hosted by Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer since 1993 (!) returned for it’s eighth series earlier this month, and co-stars Dan Skinner as Angelos Epithemou. Skinner [...]

August 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Pregnant Scores

Two further Burge & Way sketches have appeared on YouTube. After the first two samples from their taster tape made last year, script edited by James Bachman and also featuring Steve Oram, turned up earlier this month, we’ve been looking forward to seeing more from the duo – and [...]

August 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

A Feature For Matt

Matt Holness is to direct his first full length feature. The reclusive star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Man To Man With Dean Learner – forever to be known in Boosh folklore as the One-Night-Only Bob Fossil (!) – is set to make his first film behind the camera via Warp [...]

August 20, 2011 // 2 Comments

Mongrels 2

A fresh Mongrels trailer has appeared online. The second series is starting soon on BBC3, and the first teaser trailer emerged back in May. Now to get you in the mood for fresh episodes, there is a new trailer on the BBC Website, which you can also see below. The show returns in the Autumn, and [...]

August 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

TVO Meets Hot Brew: Part Two – Marking The Seasons

At long last, the final part of our exclusive Hot Brew video chat is available online. In this second instalment, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake discuss their then forthcoming appearances at Port Elliot and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as possible future shows in and around London before [...]

August 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Sightseers

The Velvet Onion is excited to be able to confirm that Alice Lowe and Steve Oram are to make a feature film. Some time ago, the duo hooked up with our very own Paul King to make a short pilot film called The Sightseers, in which Lowe & Oram played a pair of slightly deranged [...]

August 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

Scientology: The Truth

Footage from Gareth Tunley‘s documentary on Scientology made late last year has emerged on YouTube. Fearing the discovery of vaguely defined bad shit, the piece purports to be THE documentary that finally uncovers the shocking truth about Scientology.  You can see it below. In reality, the [...]

August 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Promgrels Update

Late last week, we told you about the cast of Mongrels appearing at the BBC Comedy Proms. Their appearance, featuring Rufus Jones as suburbanite fox Nelson, and the extremely talented puppetry team bringing the rest of the team to silent life, ran through an orchestral version of the Middle Class [...]

August 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

Edinburgh Review

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now in full swing and Velveteer Afroharold was on hand to witness the shows featuring TVO favourites, Rich Fulcher and Colin Hoult. Read all about it below. Rich Fulcher’s Tiny Acts Of Rebellion We were taken into a small, hot, darkened room with a stage and a [...]

August 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

FootPrints All Over England

A nationwide tour has been confirmed for funny-man Paul Foot! Foot’s new show Still Life is currently making the rounds in Edinburgh and was previously confirmed for a run at the Soho Theatre in London. It has now been announced that Paul Foot will take the show on a nationwide tour. Still [...]

August 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Still Brewing…

Hot Brew are set to return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only this weekend. As we confirmed last month, the duo will be hosting a one-night invasion from The Forgery Club, to take place at The Belly Laugh, Underbelly, Cowgate, on the evening of August 14th: this Sunday. The show, which [...]

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments