February 2012

Tony & Ridley Talk Film & Paint

There’s a new YouTube video of film directors Tony and Ridley Scott as you’ve never seen them before! What’s interesting about this from our point of view, is that the pair bear a striking resemblance to Gareth Tunley and Alex Kirk. Watch the video and judge for yourself as the [...]

February 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rufus Jones Takes To The Air

Fans of CBBC’s Pixelface may have spotted another TVO artist on today’s show: Rufus Jones guested as “The Pilot”! If you haven’t caught the show yet (and therefore have no idea what we’re talking about), Pixelface is a sitcom spin-off from the sketch [...]

February 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Richard’s Perfect Movie Show

Comedian and film reviewer Richard Sandling presents a stand-up comedy show about films, so if you love comedy and love films this show is for you! The show features trailers, special guests and recreations of favourite film scenes. You can see it at the Leicester Square Theatre on 11 April, 16 [...]

February 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Do You Have An Eye For Luxury Comedy?

Calling all fans of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy who possess something to draw or paint with and something to draw or paint on! To say that Luxury Comedy is a visual feast is something of an understatement. It’s hardly surprising then that the show has inspired many fans to pick up [...]

February 26, 2012 // 5 Comments

Cook Over Here

Following a recent spate of successful shows in South America, James Cook is heading back over to this side of the Atlantic for some performances in London and Ireland. He’ll be playing as part of the bill on 3rd March with Noblesse Oblige at Electowerkz, Islington London. The show starts at [...]

February 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Lim-IT-ed Crowd

A limited edition t-shirt homage to The IT Crowd can now be yours to own via Qwertee. The design, entitled Crowded by TomTragor, is available for just £8 (plus postage) until late on Saturday evening – whereupon it will be discontinued, and entered into the site’s voting system for a [...]

February 24, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Milky Boosh

Two key members of the Booshniverse have just re-united for a new TV outing. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion, we’re talking about Boosh director Paul King and Julian Barratt – in an advert for milk. King has directed the 30-second spot for Lactofree lactose-free milk, which [...]

February 23, 2012 // 6 Comments

Fright Night With The Forgery Club!

A sprinkling of TVO favourites are set to take over the Udderbelly on London’s Southbank as part of a special Forgery Club event. Hosted by Pros From Dover, who of course feature TVO regulars Richard Glover and Phil Whelans, the event on Friday 13th April will see the likes of Hot [...]

February 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Digital Treasure

Sky’s recent adaptation of Treasure Island is now available for pre-order on blu-ray and dvd. The two part mini-series which aired over the new year period featured an all-star cast including Elijah Wood, Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland – and TVO’s very own Julian Barratt was [...]

February 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Saunders Is The Boss

An exciting casting development for Sharon Horgan‘s forthcoming BBC3 show Dead Boss has been announced: comic legend Jennifer Saunders! The Comic Strip and Ab Fab legend will be playing a prison governor, described as a “sexual Margaret Thatcher”.  Horgan’s character is [...]

February 23, 2012 // 3 Comments

Matilda’s Winnings

Tim Minchin’s Matilda, featuring Paul Kaye, won four awards earlier this week. The musical, based on Roald Dahl’s classic novel, swept the boards at the Whatsonstage.com awards – including Best New Musical, Best Choreographer, Best Set Design and Best Newcomer award for its [...]

February 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

A New Wave And A Fresh Page

If you’re reading this here on The Velvet Onion, chances are you’re a fan of a certain type of comedy. But have you ever wondered why there’s not a lot of it on TV these days? We have, and so has comedian Joey Page. Velveteer Paulyne caught up with Joey to discuss this conundrum [...]

February 20, 2012 // 3 Comments

Luxury Comedy, TVOoh-yeah…

We have reminded, teased and shouted about it enough and now the day has finally come – here is our exclusive documentary from set of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. Velveteers took cameras, mics and their bodies over to the set and probed the cast & creators of the [...]

February 20, 2012 // 20 Comments

Return of the Carvery

Richard Sandling is back with his newest bout of pop culture news coverage. In Sandling’s viral video The Carvery, he summarises the week’s most important entertainment news – from singer Adele’s battle with Karl Lagerfeld, The Sun’s recent “witch [...]

February 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Coogan To Be King

Steve Coogan has landed the title role in the upcoming film The King of Soho. The Michael Winterbaum-directed film follows the life of porn publisher and impresario Paul Raymond (Coogan), who rose to infamy in London during the 60s and 70s. Joining Coogan in the cast are the British actresses [...]

February 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

Fostering The Funnies

Fosters are continuing their support of great comedy by returning to their successful revivals of Alan Partridge and The Fast Show. The lager giant have been sponsoring individual shows for some time now – most recently including Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy – and are now the [...]

February 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

Noel Joins Secret Policeman’s Ball

It has been confirmed on Amnesty International’s Website that Noel Fielding will be joining Russell Brand and a host of US and UK stars for the first Secret Policeman’s Ball to be held outside the UK, at  New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, March 4, 2012! Noel will be [...]

February 16, 2012 // 6 Comments

More Bleak Old Shop

The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff returns to BBC2 on 20th February. The spoof Dickensian show starring Robert Webb and Katherine Parkinson continues on from the Christmas special, and is part of the BBC’s celebration of 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens. Tune-in to BBC2 at 8.30pm on [...]

February 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Rise Of Chris O’ Dowd

If you’re a regular peeler, you’ll already be aware that Chris O’Dowd is one of the nominees for the 2012 Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs. Tomorrow evening we’ll find out his ‘Vote For Me’ twitter campaign has achieved it’s objective (we [...]

February 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Art For A Good Cause

The observant amongst you may have been wondering why Noel Fielding was being thanked for his support by a cancer charity yesterday. As you’d expect, The Velvet Onion has the answer… On Thursday night an event was held in central London to raise money for Prostate Action. Noel’s [...]

February 11, 2012 // 0 Comments