April 2012

TVO Live: Fresh Layers

The Velvet Onion is proud to announce two more names attending The Velvet Onion Live on May 31st at The Vandella, Shepherd’s Bush. Joining our star-packed line-up are two of the stars of Luxury Comedy – the incredible Dolly Wells and the inimitable Mike Fielding! Dolly, of course, [...]

April 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

Death Of A Trailer

This week saw the release of the trailer for Death Of A Superhero, the new Tribeca film co-starring Sharon Horgan. Death Of A Superhero follows graphic artist teenager, Donald, as he battles a real-life demon beyond the realms of his artistic creations. In addition to Horgan, it features Andy [...]

April 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Dan Clark, Rock’n’Roll Star

As any good peeler will know Dan Clark is performing a short run of his new show These Songs May Contain Jokes from 2nd-5th May at the Soho Theatre in London. We were lucky enough to grab a cuppa and a slice of cake with Dan as he was starting rehearsals for the show. Velveteer Mog reports: Dan [...]

April 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

Stubbing Out Problems, Blowing Out Candles…

Today marks the first birthday of Stubbing Out Problems – the unique agony aunt service provided by Rachel Stubbings set to become the basis of her debut Edinburgh show this year. In the past twelve months, Stubbings has helped all manner of people with all manner of problems, including [...]

April 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Club Fantastico: Theatre Of The Absurd

Last Thursday saw the hotly-anticipated return of Club Fantastico, Steve Oram and Tom Meeten’s somewhat unhinged comedy night. With guest appearances from Alice Lowe, Waen Shepherd, Alex Kirk and Rich Fulcher, The Velvet Onion was, naturally, on hand at The Vandella in Shepherds Bush to [...]

April 17, 2012 // 5 Comments

Hayden’s Chasing The Hill

We at TVO have always tried to champion those who deserve your attention. While his connections with the main thrust of Onion Land are minimal, Hayden Black has been a frequent collaborator of Rich Fulcher for many years, and he is now set to appear in a brand new web series starring West Wing [...]

April 15, 2012 // 2 Comments

Game Of Thrones III

Game of Thrones, the medieval fantasy TV show produced by HBO, and featuring Tony Way as Dontos, has been commissioned for a third series. The confirmation of a third series comes when the second series is only a few episodes in, but is hardly surprising given the success of the show amongst both [...]

April 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

Driver Dave Sets Off!

Later today, Dave Brown sets off in the direction of Africa, to drive an ambulance to Ghana in aid of AfriKids! Two emergency vehicles have been donated to the charity, which is responding to the difficult conditions in the Upper East Region of Ghana.  The region is in urgent need of medical [...]

April 14, 2012 // 2 Comments

Old Gregg & The Deevil

One of the weirdest stories The Velvet Onion has come across in its time was that bizarre moment when cyber-voiced rapper T-Pain sung a modified version of “Electroboy” over a banging club tune early last year. Now it seems another urban star has taken inspiration from The Boosh – [...]

April 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Fast Show Script Winners

A few weeks ago, we offered our lucky readers a chance to win some signed Fast Show scripts in association with Fosters Comedy. All we asked you to do was watch the final edition of The Fast Show Faster and answer a very simple question: “In this episode, what does Swiss Toni call Paul’s [...]

April 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

Friday Carvings

Another week, another Carvery with Richard Sandling! In this edition of the topical comment show, Sandling tackles the Boat Race, the Olympics, tax dodgers, One Direction and the forthcoming Avengers movie.  You can see the results below: Don’t forget that Sandling is one of the many acts [...]

April 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Peeder’s Blues

A brand new instalment of Peeder Jigson’s The Hobbit video diaries is now online, in which the director gets his first look at the special effects sound-stage designed for the film. Peeder, who appears to be in cohorts with James Bachman, doesn’t seem best pleased in this edition, [...]

April 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live! – EXTRA Layers!

The Velvet Onion is pleased to be able to announce several more acts for our debut live night on Thursday May 31st at The Vandella. The Velvet Onion Live! takes place on Thursday, May 31st 2012. Tickets are on sale NOW via Ticketweb, priced just £15. Please remember the venue is a licensed bar [...]

April 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

Neighborhood Watch In The News

A few weeks ago we shared the trailer for the movie Neighborhood Watch with you. You may have been wondering what’s happened to the film since then. According to Sunday’s New York Times, news events in the US have impacted on the marketing of the Hollywood film. Neighborhood Watch stars [...]

April 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

O’Dowd Drops In For Charity

Chris O’Dowd and fiancee, Dawn Porter, are joining forces for a celebrity special of Channel 4’s  ‘Million Pound Drop’ to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. The charity is close to Dawn’s heart after she lost her mother to the disease when she was young, and last [...]

April 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

Bitesize Rich

Are you struggling with your GCSE History revision? Would you like a bit of help? Well it’s your lucky day, Rich Fulcher is narrating some of the BBC GCSE Bitesize revision videos on the BBC website. So far we’ve found him talking about the outbreak of the first world war, the League [...]

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live! – Tickets On Sale NOW!

Tickets are now on sale for our first ever live show! We are honoured to be able to confirm a star-studded bill set to take place at THE VANDELLA in Shepherd’s Bush on Thursday, 31st May 2012. Together with James Wren & Bob Pipe, we’re putting on quite a show – with a number [...]

April 5, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Snipist

Matt Holness has written and directed The Snipist, a black drama starring Douglas Henshall as a ‘lone sniper struggling to maintain sanity in a dystopian, rabies-ridden future Britain ruled over by an ominous Ministry of Information’. This sounds like a fantastic offering from the man [...]

April 3, 2012 // 2 Comments

Preview Problems

Rachel Stubbings is bringing her debut full length live show to The Edinburgh Festival this year, and Londoners can catch a preview of the show next Monday! In Stubbing Out Problems, Rachel will cure your bad breath, loneliness, or virtually any problem you can think of with her gift for healing. [...]

April 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Club Fantastico!

The first of Oram & Meeten‘s Club Fantastico nights takes place on April 12th, and its line-up is certainly looking likely to live up to its name! Joining Steve Oram and Tom Meeten that night will be TVO’s very own Rich Fulcher, Alice Lowe and Waen Shepherd – alongside [...]

April 2, 2012 // 0 Comments