September 2011

Fulcher Does The Right Thing

A new Do The Right Thing podcast featuring Rich Fulcher is now available online! At the beginning of September, we mentioned that Fulcher would be taking part in a new comedy panel show podcast called Do The Right Thing. As the name suggests, in this show the teams must work out the right thing to [...]

September 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Buzzcocks Refreshed

The first episode of the new series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks airs next week. This being the 25th series of the pop quiz, the producers have made a few small tweaks to keep things fresh. Whilst we don’t want to spoil the fun for our readers, here are a few hints about what you can [...]

September 28, 2011 // 12 Comments


A vintage late 90s sketch series featuring Tony Way, Steve Burge and a host of other big names is being released on dvd in November. Barking was made for Channel 4 back in 1998, and as if to prove that nothing really changes, was immediately dumped in a graveyard slot and denied a second [...]

September 27, 2011 // 3 Comments

Lowe Online

From the people that brought us Fulchfest – The Fix brings us a new type of comedy night in October. Raybot, aims to bring us an evening of some of the best online videos from some of our favourite comedy talent. The line-up includes Alice Lowe and Robert Popper (who you may know from Peter [...]

September 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

Disc Is Jinsy

This Is Jinsy is now available to pre-order on dvd from The Velvet Onion Amazon Store. The show – written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chub – premièred on Sky Atlantic last week, and features TVO’s very own Alice Lowe and Colin Hoult in its ensemble cast, alongside [...]

September 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Psycho On A Berlin Street

Dee Plume spoke to Sophia Brown for her blog,  to discuss the world of Plume’s solo project: Psycho Delia vs The Ward. As they sat on the Berlin street and jived to the brass-band buskers they chatted about musical idols, swearing and hugging fish. Take a peek at our lovely robot psycho [...]

September 24, 2011 // 3 Comments

Comedy Night 3000

Dave McNeill is set to launch his own comedy night at the Leicester Square Theatre. The co-creator, co-writer and co-star of Zimbani (alongside regular collaborator Colin Hoult), has carved himself a successful career blending comedy and writing with serious acting… and now he is bringing [...]

September 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show

Colin Hoult is to return to the Leicester Square Theatre for his first shows post Edinburgh in October and November. First off is the return of his regular club night, The New Adventures Of Colin Hoult, on Thursday 20th October and again on Thursday 17th November.  Promising sketches, music, [...]

September 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Enlightenment In Brown & Fielding

Dave Brown & Noel Fielding chatted with Bucks New Uni – during their time there when being awarded their masters – to discuss world peace and the issues in todays society, amongst several other familiar faces including Tom Robinson & Fern Britton. Dave and Noel touch on the [...]

September 23, 2011 // 4 Comments

Sneaky Weekender

The comedy drama movie Weekender, featuring Tom Meeten, has made a surprise appearance in retail stores this week. When we last reported on the film back in July, it was set for a theatrical release on September 2nd, but instead, the film has been released directly to dvd and blu-ray, where its [...]

September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Brother Of The Bard

News has reached us that Simon Farnaby and Richard Glover are starring in a new comedy pilot, Dave Shakespeare. Farnaby plays the lead role of Dave Shakespeare, repellant brother to the more famous William. He is mistakenly transported to the 21st Century by a group of flatmates, who are then [...]

September 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Strange Prize

TVO regular Waen Shepherd has won the Most Original Composition Award in the Spectrasonics OMG-1 Contest. Shepherd won for his piece Vestas Clock and the prize was a brand new Moog MIDI MuRF. The competition judges ‘fell in love with this wonderfully quirky piece – full of personality [...]

September 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Berry Resets Three Trapped Tigers

Matt Berry stars in the latest music video from the London band Three Trapped Tigers. Three Trapped Tigers is an instrumental noise-rock band and with the help of animator and director Chris Boyle (I Spit On Your Rave, Bunny and The Bull Live), they have created a truly magical music video for [...]

September 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

Techno-Satire On Channel 4

Looks like there will be another new series launching this autumn on Channel 4 which we’ll be keeping our Velvety eyes on… Black Mirror is a new 3-part mini-series written by Charlie Brooker and Jesse Armstrong. It’s described by Channel 4 as: “A hybrid of The Twilight Zone [...]

September 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Volatile Video Times

The official video for IAMX‘s Volatile Times was released today. The video was shot and directed by Michel Briegel to Chris Corner‘s IAMseX UNFALL Rework of the third single. You can watch the video below. The version used in the video is one of four remixes available on the coming EP. [...]

September 16, 2011 // 3 Comments

Ayoade In The Neighbourhood

Following a successful stint behind the movie camera Richard Ayoade has taken on an acting role in a forthcoming film written by Seth Rogen and starring Submarine‘s executive producer Ben Stiller. Ayoade replaces Chris Tucker (who was previously cast) in the role of Jamarcus in the Sci Fi [...]

September 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Fox & The Cox

A new teaser trailer for series two of Mongrels has appeared online. In it, we see Nelson ponder one of those questions that every metrosexual urban fox must face along life’s golden journey.  You can see the clip below. Mongrels returns to our screens in November. Look out for more [...]

September 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Travelling Cook

The day creeps close as James Cook’s debut solo album Arts & Sciences becomes available on October 1st for hard copies. Along with this Cook has also announced the progress of the coming video for End Of The Summer, which he will be making with the one and only Chris Corner & Janine [...]

September 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Own A Unicorn!

Sue Denim’s solo project Sue & The Unicorn is taking the next step and attempting to fund an album! The soothing acoustic tunes from Denim have been posted online for years, but Sue recently followed these up with the launch of an official Twitter page. On there, she announced [...]

September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments