October 2012

A Quiet Word

Julian Barratt was interviewed in today’s Times – about his forthcoming acting role, the Boosh and his home life with Julia Davis. The article itself can be found here; however, the Times only permits the reading of articles in full to subscribers (boo hiss!). However, the internet [...]

October 31, 2012 // 3 Comments

Ayoade Goes For The Full English

TVO-land gets the animation treatment in a new Channel 4 adult cartoon featuring the voice of Richard Ayoade. Full English is described as an unashamedly rude and silly animated sitcom about the quintessentially English Johnson family. Ayoade plays the part of the dad, Edgar, while another [...]

October 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hunted House

BBC Comedy have uploaded a scary Halloween treat in the form of comedy short Hunted House. In reality, this clip was one of a number of sketches recorded by John Willie Hopkins for inclusion in an aborted Charlie Baker led comedy show, Funny Plus One, which taped a non-broadcast pilot at [...]

October 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Fielding, Fulcher & The Madcap Fans

It’s been an epic week for the good folk of Sydney and Melbourne (and all those who descended upon them). It marked a welcome return to Australia for Noel Fielding and Rich Fulcher, with a run of phenomenally successful live shows, a signing and lots of interviews. However, what really stood [...]

October 28, 2012 // 3 Comments

Freshly Dug Bounty

A few weeks ago, we told you about the exploits of Doug The Bounty Hunter – a UK based spin-off of the US smash hit, directed by our very own Gareth Tunley. At the time, we were impressed how much its star looked like Tony Way, his wife Nancy looks like Lucy Montgomery, and how much [...]

October 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Star Turn

Alex Kirk has written four new editions of Living With Mother to air from next week on Radio 4. The series of one-off plays about sons who have never flown the nest first aired last year, and bagged a top-notch cast including Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Anne Reid, Penelope Keith, Stephanie [...]

October 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Down Terrace On Telly!

Before he wowed film critics and audiences alike with Kill List and set about bringing The Sightseers and forthcoming period piece A Field In England  to the big screen, Ben Wheatley made his feature debut with stonking great movie, Down Terrace. Starring Robert Hill & Robin Hill, the [...]

October 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Standard Nerds

It’s that time again… Qwertee have launched their latest IT Crowd inspired tee… and this one is the best yet! Paying homage to the video-game influenced title sequences, this Nintendo-styled tee features the polygonal likenesses of Chris O’Dowd, Richard [...]

October 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wednesday Night Was Barratt Night!

Yesterday evening we witnessed not one, but two unexpected appearances from everyone’s favourite tiny-eyed Yorkshireman. Julian Barratt‘s silky voice popped up without warning as the narrator on the Channel 4 programme My Tattoo Addiction. This documentary explores the world of tattoos; [...]

October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Oly Ralfe – Music Making In New York

A while back we mentioned that Oly Ralfe would be performing at the CMJ Music Festival in New York on Saturday October 20th. NY correspondent, Gina R Snape, met up with him while he was there to ask him a few questions. Here’s what went on: Oly Ralfe could be described as “a true [...]

October 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Daves Tough Crowd

All our regular readers know that Dave Brown is a professional photographer (among his many talents), and his new exhibition Tough Crowd blends his photography and comedy connections. He will be showing his portraits of fellow comedians including Noel Fielding, Lee Mack and Jimmy Carr, [...]

October 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

What Noel Did Next

The excitement generated by Noel Fielding and Rich Fulcher‘s visit to Australia has got fans in the US asking when they can have a turn. Indeed, an online campaign has kicked off with the aim of letting Noel’s management know that it’s time he headed Stateside. We contacted his [...]

October 23, 2012 // 8 Comments

Cornerhouse Rules

Cornerhouse in Manchester, the international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film, is fast becoming the place to go in the North West for your TVO fix! The next Cornerhouse-based happening to schedule in your diary  is The Joy of Six, a programme of six British short films. [...]

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Feeling The Love For Sightseers

Yesterday evening saw the UK Premier of Sightseers, the movie by director Ben Wheatley, featuring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. We’ve been getting excited about it for a while now, and it appears that we’re not alone! Following yesterday’s screening at the BFI London Film [...]

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: Hate Mail With Mr Bingo!

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Mr Bingo‘s new book Hate Mail, a book based on postcards he sent to folk who wanted an original Mr Bingo insult! Now five lucky Peelers can win their very own copy of the book, thanks to the kind people at Penguin UK, by entering our new [...]

October 20, 2012 // 22 Comments

Strictly Come Branding

Tonight’s red button extra instalment of immensely popular hit Strictly Come Dancing will feature a familiar face from Onion land in the form of Katy Brand. The comic actress and author will join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy to commentate live on the [...]

October 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

A Werewolf, A Vampire, A Ghost… And Colin Hoult!

Colin Hoult is to appear in the fifth series of sci-fi smash Being Human next year. The comic actor has been branching out a lot throughout 2012 – with an appearance in Red Dwarf X still to air in the next few weeks – and he wrapped his final day filming on Being Human today. For [...]

October 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

Update From Down Under

We suspected that Noel Fielding and Rich Fulcher were going to receive a warm welcome from the Aussie fans, but the scale of the reaction we’ve seen today on the discussion boards has been something else! For those of you who have missed it, and for those of you who were there but whose [...]

October 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Orphic Music Mysteries

Art enthusiasts and IAMX fans can now feast their eyes on a Orphic showreel. Orphic is Chris Corner‘s art collective which makes “images for music”, both still and moving. In this showreel, made by Chris, you can see highlights from music videos made by Orphic (including James [...]

October 18, 2012 // 0 Comments