March 2012

Latest From Thomas & Way

The latest Thomas & Way podcast is now online of your aural pleasure. The sixth podcast from Rhys Thomas and Tony Way is described by Way as containing four firsts: 1. It was recorded outside; 2. It was recorded on Way’s phone; 3. The recording partly took place in the back of a cab, [...]

March 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sandling Rants

Richard Sandling casts his somewhat cynical eye over the week’s entertainment-related news in a new youtube edition of The Carvery. In the latest of Sandling’s on-camera rants, the focus of his bile is the world of newspapers. Everything from The Guardian’s ‘3 Little [...]

March 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Catching Up With Colin Hoult

This week sees the return of Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show to the Leicester Square Theatre, whilst May brings his Ultimate Carnival Of Monsters show to the Udderbelly on London’s South Bank. With a number of up and coming projects marking 2012 as a big year for the comic, actor and [...]

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments


Julian Barratt will be providing the narration for an innovative new entertainment experience, The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator. Brandon is a would-be writer whose world unravels as he looks for inspiration. The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator is an immersive web-based [...]

March 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Free Comedy!

Richard Sandling will be appearing at the Warm Up Nights at the Vandella 15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 9SW. This new venue officially opens on 2nd April, but you can get a preview for free by emailing to put your name on the list. The first one is tonight, so if you’re [...]

March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Way Of Thrones

We’re less than a week away from the première of Game Of Thrones season two – and the smash hit fantasy series has a sprinkling of onion thanks to Tony Way. Way stars as drunken knight Dontos Hollard in the ten-part series, which has been a huge success worldwide since it first [...]

March 26, 2012 // 3 Comments

Signed Scribblings For Sumatra

The Sumatran Orangutan Society are offering a chance to win a couple of Scribblings… related rarities in their latest charity auction. As part of their latest campaign, The Jungle VIP Auction, the prize lot of a copy of the limited edition run of Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton signed [...]

March 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Booshdom Empire

Last night Empire Magazine welcomed stars of all shapes, sizes & species onto their red carpet for the 2012 Empire Awards! As with most award ceremonies, we’re always able to pick out the odd Booshdom mentions and last night was no exception. Kill List (which contains the appearance of [...]

March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Luxury Comedy Reaches Australia

Australian Peelers will soon be able to watch Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy on their own televisions! The first episode airs on Thursday 5th April on ABC2 at 10.30pm, and is repeated later in the week. If you have somehow missed out on hearing about Luxury Comedy, you can pop over to the E4 [...]

March 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

Farewell Burp

The final episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp, produced by Spencer Millman, airs tonight on ITV1. Hill’s departure from the BAFTA award winning show, in which he takes a tongue in cheek swipe at the week’s television, has been the source of tabloid confusion for many weeks – [...]

March 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

NME Does Barratt

Following in the wake of Julian Barratt‘s pop promo directorial debut is an interview with the man himself in this week’s NME. Pushing to one side the eyebrow-raising title of the interview, much of the article focuses on Julian’s involvement in producing the video for [...]

March 23, 2012 // 6 Comments

People Place

The Velvet Onion has received some exclusive info about an exciting new project from Alice Lowe. People Place is a non-broadcast pilot written and directed by Alice, who also plays lots of characters throughout.  Set in a community centre, the show features TVO favourites Hot Brew – with [...]

March 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Final Fast Show… WIN A SCRIPT!

Today sees the final episode of The Fast Show‘s revived debut via Fosters Comedy, and to celebrate, the kind folk at Fosters are offering you the chance to win a signed script! This week’s edition doesn’t feature TVO regular Lucy Montgomery, but it does feature Rhys Thomas and [...]

March 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

More Joyously Horrible History

New episodes of Horrible Histories will be hitting our TV screens soon! The new series starts on 9th April on CBBC, although detailed listings are not yet available. This will be Series 4 of the multi-award-winning comedy sketch show for kids, and it features twelve standard and three special [...]

March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tour The Tate With Fielding

Noel Fielding will feature as the online guide for a groundbreaking interactive exhibition for London’s Tate Modern art gallery. Online access to Damian Hirst’s new show at Tate Modern starts on 2nd April and runs for one week on It will allow internet users from [...]

March 22, 2012 // 4 Comments

Rich Again

Rich Fulcher has another comedy night planned! Rich Fulcher & his F**cked up Friends will be at The Vandella on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 pm. Rich tweeted about the show saying: “@morgan_murphy, great comic visiting the UK – plus lots of other mindnumbing, inane acts which will have [...]

March 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

Julian’s Tanlines

Julian Barratt published his first tweet today, to publicise the new Tanlines video for All Of Me, which he directed. The video also stars TVO regular Stephen Evans. The video, which you can see below, is the second  from their album Mixed Emotions which is available to buy now. Details about [...]

March 21, 2012 // 6 Comments

Loose Tapestries Goes Old Skool

Regular peelers will be aware that the Loose Tapestries (the band behind the music in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy) have an album out; indeed, many of you will already have the download. But what about having that album on glorious, glossy, crackly, old skool vinyl? Yes please. 500 copies [...]

March 20, 2012 // 5 Comments

Hunderby Heading This Way

A while ago we reported that Julia Davis was creating a new dark comedy for Sky Atlantic called Hunderby. Here’s an update about the show for all you Davis fans out there: The seven-part series is set in the 1800s and is something of a homage to Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. It follows [...]

March 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Still Fast

The penultimate episode of The Fast Show… Faster is now online. Episode eleven yet again features Lucy Montgomery making a couple of cameo appearances alongside the legendary team of Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Caroline Aherne, John Thomson, Simon Day and Arabella Weir.  You can see [...]

March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments