January 2013

Give It Up For Comic Relief

It’s Red Nose Day again this year and Comic Relief have announced a special concert, featuring top music acts including Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sandé and Nicole Scherzinger. Give it up for Comic Relief will be held on Wednesday 6th [...]

January 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

Get Up, Stand Up With Sarah Kendall

Sarah Kendall will be tackling the thorny issue of modern-day feminsim in her new solo show at the Soho Theatre in February. Get Up, Stand Up is Kendall’s first solo show in five years, and in it you’ll see her pushing the boundaries with a more political slant to her act. Inspired by [...]

January 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Wrong Mans

The Wrong Mans is a dark comedy thriller co-written by and starring James Corden and Matthew Baynton with Tom Basden and script edited by Jeremy Dyson. It has just been announced that comedy legends Dawn French and Rebecca Front have joined the cast and the show also stars Dan Renton Skinner [...]

January 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sightseers Discs In March!

The incredible, multiple award winning Sightseers will be winging its way to home media on March 25th. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and written by its two stars – Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, has been wowing audiences and critics alike around the world – and it’s not hard [...]

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Picture Preview: Barratt & Hoult In Being Human 5

The launch of Being Human Series 5 is fast approaching, and with it comes a handful of images of the cast in character – including our very own Julian Barratt and Colin Hoult as werewolf Larry and vampire Crumb, respectively. Both actors feature in the main series image featured above, [...]

January 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

Chat Show Roulette Comes To Television!

The popular live character comedy night Chat Show Roulette is to make a move to television, with initial episodes filming next month. The show, presented by our very own Justin Edwards, is a new take on the traditional chat show format, which first appeared at The Soho Theatre back in June, [...]

January 29, 2013 // 4 Comments

Chanda In Manhattan & McNeill Goes To Dinner!

Arnab Chanda is the guest on this week’s Film Fandango podcast. The regular comedy show which discusses new releases and classic films features Danielle Ward, David Reed & Marek Larwood – all magnificently funny people in their own right.  Their promise each week is not to [...]

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The King In The Car Park

In what may seem like the strangest news story of the year so far, Simon Farnaby presents a documentary about King Richard III on Channel 4 next week. Last Autumn, a skeleton was found under a Leicester council car park, and the news that it may be the long lost remains of the infamous king made [...]

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Common Ground Online

Sky Atlantic have launched the Common Ground minisite, in preparation of the series première next week. The run of comedy shorts is directed by Dave Lambert, and features the likes of Katy Brand, Rufus Jones, Dan Skinner and Paul Kaye – as well as Snuffbox legend Alan Ford, and [...]

January 29, 2013 // 2 Comments

New Wave On The Air Waves!

Finally, there’s an alternative comedy contender to the mainstream of Live at the Appollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow!  One-time Boosh collaborator, Stewart-Lee, is curating a new show on Comedy Central, featuring a few of our favourite new wave acts. Alternative Comedy [...]

January 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

MeeBOX Revisited

Comedy legend Adam Buxton has uploaded the full length solitary edition of MeeBOX – the 2008 BBC3 pilot he made featuring a smattering of TVO faces – to his YouTube page. The half hour sketch show featured a lot of the hallmarks of Buxton’s work from both his early days with [...]

January 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Crumbs! It’s Colin!

As the fifth series of Being Human looms ever closer, we’ve finally got our first glimpse of Colin Hoult as vampire villain Crumb. The show returns to BBC3 at 10pm on Sunday, February 3rd – with Julian Barratt also set to appear as deluded werewolf Larry, whose cardboard cut-out you [...]

January 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Umbrage Swain & The Magical Diamond Of Ramtutiti

Richard Glover and Neil Cole have joined the cast of a revival of comedy play Umbrage Swain & The Magical Diamond Of Ramtutiti at legendary venue The Hen & Chickens, later this month. The play is the brainchild of friend of TVO, James Wren – head honcho at the venue, who was [...]

January 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hey Diddly Dee, It’s Paul Kaye And Kylie!

Paul Kaye is part of the star studded cast of the next series of Playhouse Presents for SkyArts, starring alongside Peter Serafinowicz and pop princess Kylie Minogue in a one-off comedy drama. The series allows a number of big name stars a chance to direct their own short films – with the [...]

January 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

A Guide To Buying An Oven

You know what it’s like: you’re wandering around the January sales, thinking about buying an oven, and realise you have no clue how to figure out which one is best.  Especially with your depression kicking in. Fortunately, Kim Noble is on hand to do the work for [...]

January 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

New Wave At Old Rope

Monday evening’s Old Rope Comedy Club caused a palpable frenzy of excitement amongst comedy fans. Well, it’s not every day you get to see Noel Fielding, Tony Law and Joey Page on the same bill.  And that’s before you consider the the other excellent acts who performed alongside [...]

January 16, 2013 // 4 Comments


Simon Farnaby and Dan Tetsell are part of the ensemble cast of an explosive new drama tonight.   If you’ve been watching Channel 4 in recent weeks, you will have no doubt seen the trailers for cyber thriller Utopia. Fans of TVO related output may have already spotted Kill List and The [...]

January 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Kevin Eldon Will See You Again

Kevin Eldon’s BBC radio 4 series, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, is now available as a download from Amazon. The 4 part series was broadcast in August and includes a robot king, a ’50s spaceman, a  fruit bowl and the Hallelujah Chorus. Guests are, among others,  a stupid man and a [...]

January 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Being Repeated

We’re all very keen to see what Julian Barratt and Colin Hoult add to the mix when Being Human returns for its fifth series in the next few weeks, so what better way to get ready for the launch than catching up with Series 4? First airing twelve months ago, the fourth series of Toby [...]

January 10, 2013 // 1 Comment