June 2012

Fulcher & Co. On Three

On Monday, BBC Three is to launch seven new comedies on its website, and one of them is featuring Rich Fulcher loud and centre stage. For the Win is described as a surreal sketch show which features a human python, the resurgence of bum bags and a talking third nipple called Reg. If you’re [...]

June 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Pigs In Blankets

The second Anna Mann video diary has emerged online. The long serving acting stalwart, who previously appeared in Colin Hoult‘s seminal Enemy Of The World live show, has recently been wowing crowds at The Leicester Square Theatre with her one-woman show, and has taken to YouTube in an [...]

June 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Club Fantastico Rides Again

Steve Oram and Tom Meeten return to The Vandella on July 12th for another round of Club Fantastico, with some very special guest stars. We told you back in May that Oram & Meeten’s revived club night would be returning this summer, and we hope that a lot of you took that, and their [...]

June 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

The EP’s Of The Beast

The forthcoming debut series of The Midnight Beast will be accompanied by a series of digital EP releases of songs from the show. The comedy rap trio’s sketch packed six-part run begins on Thursday, July 5th, and features TVO’s very own Simon Farnaby in a supporting role. It’s [...]

June 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion: The Extreme Racists…

Today marks the one month anniversary of our evening of music, comedy and downright madness at TVO Live! So what better way to celebrate the night than to give all of you a taste of what went down in our first trailer! Take a look below at the first snippets of footage from our film of the whole [...]

June 29, 2012 // 6 Comments

The Second Second Coming

A new spoof of The Stone Roses comeback emerged today. The short from the mind of Nico Tatarowicz focuses on the return of the Manchester indie band of the early 90s, and sees the likes of Dan Renton Skinner, Will Andrews and Adeel Ahktar transform into the cheeky Northern chappies, whilst Peter [...]

June 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Get Some Culture With Matilda

This evenings installment of the Culture Show will be talking about the West End’s Matilda! The lovable Pennis and Mongrel Paul Kaye, has been appearing in the London show as Matilda’s heartless father, since it’s first run back in November 2010 at the Royal Shakespeare Company [...]

June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Chat Show Roulette

Some familiar names almost crept past our peepers in a new show to come from the Soho Theatre! Chat Show Roulette is a new take on the traditional chat show format, there will be a host and three guests, but the guests are all comedy performers and they won’t know who their characters are [...]

June 25, 2012 // 5 Comments

Dan’s Time Travels

The pilot of Dan Tetsell‘s new radio show, The 21st Century for Time Travellers, airs this Thursday (28 June) at 11pm, on BBC Radio 4. Set in a future where there are personal time machines, Dan also stars as the host,  crotchety Wilson Thomas, forced to guide us on behalf of the 21st [...]

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: Win Prints From Behind The Boosh!

This competition is now closed; many thanks to everyone who took part. As soon as Dave Brown has picked the three winners we’ll publish the results. Until then, keep those fingers crossed! The Velvet Onion has teamed up with the ever wonderful Dave Brown once again ahead of his first ever [...]

June 25, 2012 // 117 Comments

Morris Directs!

You may yet to be acquainted with it, but Veep is a new HBO-produced TV comedy that launches in the UK on Sky Atlantic tomorrow. The fact that it’s created by Armando Iannucci means that it’s going to be worth watching, but what makes is particularly exciting to us is that Chris [...]

June 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Berry’s Bulge

Half-way through 2011 we heard on the grapevine that Matt Berry would be appearing in the feature film Snow White and the Huntsman. Thus began our own hunt – for photos or footage of Matt’s appearance in the film. But sadly, there was nothing. By December we felt that we’d gleaned [...]

June 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Real Horror Of Anna: Colin Hoult Review

Never have two shows been so different as last night’s two warm ups from Colin Hoult at Leicester Square Theater. Velveteer Paulyne jots down her thoughts on the two shows. The intimate Lounge venue was filled with no more than 30 of us and as the lights dimmed we began with the Real Horror Show. [...]

June 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

The Beast Awakens

A new trailer for The Midnight Beast has been unleashed online. The musical sitcom from E4 stars the cult internet sensations alongside our very own Simon Farnaby, and with it’s director [Ben Gregor – Blake’s Junction 7 + Other Shorts, The Wingnut Tapes] and producer [Mary [...]

June 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sky’s The Limit!

Today saw a stream of comedy commissions and recommissions announced at a London press launch for Sky Comedy. Notable in amongst the news was a second series of forthcoming Baby Cow Productions series Moone Boy, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Steve Coogan.  O’Dowd is also the creator, [...]

June 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Paddington’s Poster!

The first poster for Paddington – the second feature film from director Paul King – has been released today. We’ve been desperate to see this project ever since Paul mentioned it as a possibility before The Velvet Onion was more than a twinkle in our editor’s eye, and [...]

June 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Thirty Greats

It may be hard to believe for some of our older readers, but Channel 4 hits the big 30 this year, and as we’ve previously mentioned, there’s a whole host of comedy content to savour during their anniversary. Part of that collection of comedy old and new looks set to be a countdown of [...]

June 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Anna Mann Reminisces

TVO favourite, Colin Hoult, has unleashed a new personality onto the digital airwaves after some brief cameos on the live circuit last year. Anna Mann is a beautiful actress, raconteur and spy.  Part 1 of Anna’s regular looks back at her lifetime on stage and screen is now available to view [...]

June 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

Welcome To The Places Of My Life

Next week sees the long awaited return of Alan Partridge to our TV screens. Back in the late 90s, the then deeply troubled broadcaster told BBC Commissioner Tony Hayers that: “If you don’t do it… Sky will.” – and rarely has that been more evident than in the output of [...]

June 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

Bitch Boss Booshdom Double

Tonight brings comedy lovers everywhere two chances to see Sharon Horgan on their tellyboxes, with a few other familiar faces from Onion Land too. The Playhouse Presents comedy pilot Psychobitches, which we told you about recently, airs on Sky Arts at 9pm – featuring comic legend Rebecca [...]

June 21, 2012 // 0 Comments