January 2012

The Forgery Club Is 2!

The Forgery Club is celebrating it’s 2nd birthday this February and how else to celebrate than with a night out in Londontown with some oh-too familiar names. Compered by Rachel Stubbings of Jackal Films fame and Luke Mcqueen – the night will also be welcoming the presence of TVO faces [...]

January 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Another Luxury Tease

We’re still providing the goods in our Luxury Takeover. Now we’ve had our first experience of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy and we’ve had so much feedback from all of you brilliant lot, here’s another teaser from our time on the set of the show – along with a [...]

January 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Talking About Tom

Tom Meeten is currently entertaining us in roles as diverse as Andy Warhol, Daran Cache and a fruit fly in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.  TVO’s Afroharold sheds a bit of light on his rich and varied career to date… Whilst many comedy fans know him best for his work with Steve [...]

January 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

Site Revamp For Foot

If you like new shiny things as much as we do, you will love Paul Foot‘s new website. The comedian’s website has undergone a complete redesign and connoisseurs can now feast their eyes on a site that looks as whimsical as Foot’s comedy is. While the website still has the usual [...]

January 28, 2012 // 2 Comments

Commissioned To The Skies!

It seems that Sky1 are drastically becoming the new place to be for the latest hits in the comedy world – we all completely fell for the colorful wonderment that was This Is Jinsy, and now some familiar names from the Booshdom are still cropping up left right and center! Firstly Julia Davis [...]

January 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Dave Brown, The Scribbling Slasher Part Two

Last month, we brought you the first part of an exclusive chat with Dave Brown. We could have given you more so much sooner, but we thought we’d wait to give the Luxury Comedy push some second wind. And so, with Episode One fading into memory, and Episode Two on the horizon, we bring you Part [...]

January 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Smeggin’ Hoult!

Colin Hoult is in for a whirlwind 2012, with new projects on radio, television, stage and an appearance in revived sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf! The comedian and actor, fresh from his performances in shows as varied as Life’s Too Short,  House Of Rooms and Pixelface, has been cast in an unknown [...]

January 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wix & Crilly Return

Katy Wix & Anna Crilly are to feature in their own series on Channel 4. The duo, who made a pilot as part of the channel’s Comedy Lab range last Summer, have been granted a full six-episode run after the initial episode received a warm welcome.  It is set to air later this year. [...]

January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Post-Luxury News Round Up

The neon colours fizzing on our TV screens from last night’s inaugural episode of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy have barely faded away, and there’s already a ton of stuff to update you on: As you’ll already know if you follow us, Noel appeared on two radio shows yesterday. [...]

January 27, 2012 // 9 Comments

Luxury Comedy: How Was It For You?

After months of eager anticipation, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy has just aired on E4. If you’ve seen it, we’d love to know what you think. Given that a number of the people behind the show read The Velvet Onion we thought it’d be nice to offer ourselves up as a place [...]

January 26, 2012 // 208 Comments

A Luxury Lion Teases

Our treats just keep coming for our launch week for Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy! Airing is less than an hour away and we’re now bringing you a sneaky peak from our time on set to whet your taste buds! If you’re on the edge of your seats waiting to see what we got up to last [...]

January 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Mike Fielding

As we approach the long awaited launch of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, TVO was keen to talk to one of the main stars of the show with a unique perspective on its production thanks to his titular sibling: Mike Fielding. Thankfully, Mike was keen to talk to us too – and what follows is [...]

January 26, 2012 // 5 Comments

Onion Talking: Nigel Coan

Right now there’s no shortage of information about Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. Noel himself is currently in the midst of a pretty comprehensive TV, radio and press tour, providing further fascinating slices of insight in every interview. But what does the show look like to someone [...]

January 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

Luxury Comedy In A Bargain-Basement Age

With Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy set to launch this week, TVO’s editor in chief Paul Holmes takes a moment to reflect on why the show may be exactly what alternative comedy needs right now: a true alternative. Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy is a show like no other you’ll [...]

January 24, 2012 // 9 Comments

The Man Who Brings Noel’s Dreams to Life

As we count down the days until Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy hits the telly waves we thought it was about time one of the more reticent stars of the show was introduced to the spotlight. Nigel Coan is the director and animator behind the series, and is therefore responsible for the [...]

January 23, 2012 // 2 Comments

A Luxurious Takeover!

This week sees the launch of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, and naturally, TVO wanted to mark this occasion with a bang. We’ve already given you exclusive preview images of the show, but now we can confirm our Luxury Comedy Takeover is officially underway! Over the coming days, [...]

January 23, 2012 // 3 Comments

The Return Of New Adventures

Colin Hoult‘s monthly comedy night New Adventures returns for a four month run at the Leicester Square Theatre. We’re big fans of Mr Hoult’s unique style of comedy, and New Adventures combines awesome comedy with music, special guests…and a sci-fi twist! The dates of the [...]

January 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

Fond Farewell To Tiny Acts

Rich Fulcher wowed Soho audiences this week with Tiny Acts of Rebellion at London’s Soho Theatre, and Velveteer Ashley was there on Wednesday to capture the whole thing. We don’t yet know if the show will return, but if it doesn’t, you can read her review of its last stand below! The [...]

January 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

A Cheeky Peek Behind The Scenes

Yesterday we promised you a Velvet Onion picture exclusive, in the form of behind-the-scenes photos from the filming of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. Never let it be said that we’re ones to break a promise: here they are! These images provide a wonderful insight into the series [...]

January 20, 2012 // 12 Comments

Welcome To Loserville

Matt Berry will be a part of Loserville, a film highlighting child homelessness. Loserville is written and directed by BAFTA winning Peter Watkins-Hughes, the filmmaker who has previously worked with Matt Berry on A Bit of Tom Jones?. The film is a 30 minute drama with focus on youth [...]

January 20, 2012 // 0 Comments