November 2011

Horgan And The Little People

Sharon Horgan will be starring in one of the BBC’s top family films this Christmas season. She will be appearing alongside Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Sheehan and Aisling Loftus in an modern-day adaptation of The Borrowers. Horgan plays the part of the mother [...]

November 30, 2011 // 4 Comments

Lucy Montgomery Has Company

Do you fancy seeing a comedy genius in a musical? Of course you do… Ealing Live veteran Lucy Montgomery has appeared in many of shows that we get excited about, including The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, AD/BC: A Rock Opera and Tittybangbang. What’s more, she’s currently on our [...]

November 29, 2011 // 1 Comment

A Golden Afternoon In Soho

A chilly autumnal afternoon in a historic square in London’s Soho. A giant billboard, a row of easels and paints, Tudor minstrels, a breakdancing techno-hedgehog, and a shambleton in a yellow boiler suit. Plus the obligatory enthusiastic collection of black and neon madcap fans. It must be [...]

November 28, 2011 // 17 Comments

Five From Mongrels

Five clips from Episode Five of the new series of Mongrels have been posted online ahead of its première tomorrow evening. In them, we meet a depressed chimp with murderous intentions, Natasha Hamilton’s pet chiuaua, Kali’s new gang and Marion’s arch nemesis.  You can see all [...]

November 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Reprisalizer

Our attention has been drawn to a new website called The Reprisalizer featuring “The violent paperback worlds of Terry Finch” On closer inspection the website turns out to be the work of Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace writer and star Matthew Holness. The site is dedicated to The [...]

November 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Even Freer Fulcher

Last week, we told you about Rich Fulcher and Laura Patch in the Paul King directed Freesat TV ad and now there are some extra goodies online! Freesat has uploaded some hilarious extras to complement the final ad. In these videos Rich Fulcher’s character Lance Wormwood, [...]

November 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Make Yourself A Mongrel

If you’ve ever fancied yourself as your favourite character from Mongrels, now’s your chance to become them! BBC Three have created a set of downloadable masks for you to print off and wear – and they want to see the evidence! As they say on their website “Wear them round [...]

November 24, 2011 // 1 Comment

On Yer Bike, Vlad!

The making of the recent Kasabian video, for their single Re-Wired, has just been posted on youtube, and it features a cameo from our very own Noel Fielding. Altert viewers may have spotted a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it star turn from Noel as Vlad the Impaler in the video of the song; in the [...]

November 23, 2011 // 3 Comments

Chris O’Dowd Heads For Home

Chris O’Dowd has been visiting his home town of Boyle, Co Roscommon in preparation for a new six-part series he’s written for Sky. Moone Boy is based on O’Dowd’s own childhood growing up in the town; in the series he plays the part of the imaginary friend of 11-year-old [...]

November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

Fielding On Film x 3

More visual goodies from the Canongate Books team have just made their way online! This time we get to see Noel Fielding preparing for his 2010 art show at Gallery Maison Bertaux, Bryan ferry versus The Jellyfox. The three videos serve to promote Noel’s book The Scribblings of a Madcap [...]

November 22, 2011 // 6 Comments

Bride Of Vernon Goes Live

You may remember a while ago now we mentioned Bride Of Vernon – a student made animation which featured the voice talents of our very own Dan Clark and IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson. At the time we could only provide you with the trailer but now, the short is available to watch in all [...]

November 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Infinite Katy

TVO favourite Katy Brand will be appearing in the latest  (5th) series of Infinite Monkey Cage which starts today (21st November), with an episode entitled “What’s The North Ever Done For Us?”. The award winning Radio 4 programme features ‘a witty, irreverent look at the [...]

November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Scribblings In Manchester: The Aftermath

Last weekend saw Noel Fielding and Dave Brown undertake a live art installation at Waterstones in Manchester Arndale.  The duo also autographed copies of their new book, The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton, for fans in a mammoth five-hour signing session. The Velvet Onion were, as we revealed [...]

November 20, 2011 // 8 Comments

Horgan Goes Stateside

Actress, writer and comedian Sharon Horgan has signed a deal with ABC studios in the US to write and star in a new comedy project. Regular peelers should be familiar with Horgan via her work on Angelo’s, Lifespam, Free Agents, Anually Retentive and a couple of Jackal Films. The deal with ABC [...]

November 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Special Forces

Gareth Tunley has directed an Action Movie sketch starring David Armand and Will Andrews, featuring Tony Way. The music is provided by Waen Shepherd. The lads are on a mission but after some misunderstandings, mime has to be deployed! To say any more would spoil the fun, so just watch and [...]

November 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Soho Scribblings On Saturday!

As some of you have already spotted, Noel Fielding and Dave Brown will be launching their latest artistic extravaganza on an unsuspecting public next Saturday 26th November in Soho, London. Noel (ably assisted by Dave) will be painting a giant a 20ft x 8ft billboard in Golden Square, starting at [...]

November 19, 2011 // 10 Comments