Articles by Mog

Trailer Park Fielding Boys Coming Soon

A wee while ago Noel and Mike Fielding were spotted out and about in London, filming with The Trailer Park Boys. It has now been revealed that the show will air on Netflix next month. The Canadian comedy troupe announced the news as only they can: “DEEE-CENT NEWS! We’re pleased as f*ck [...]

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tony Law At Leicester Square Theatre

Tony Law will be bringing his 2016 Edinburgh show to the West End, with a run at the Leicester Square Theatre. The stage show, A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, is more of what Tony does best, and will delight fans of his uniquely offbeat, non-sequitur comedy. It was well received at this [...]

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO-Connected Film Events At Empire Live

Empire Live is a three day film-centric series of events at the O2, and we can look forward to seeing a smattering of TVO faces across the weekend. The action takes place on 23rd, 24th and 25th September, and it offers tons to see and do for film fans. From a Velvet Onion perspective, however, [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry Album Out Now

The Small Hours, the new studio album from Matt Berry now available to buy. The album was inspired by the half-awake moments you experience before dawn, when the mind makes strange connections and worries seem to amplify. It explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of [...]

September 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fielding Live Appearance At Rough Trade

Noel Fielding will be appearing live at Rough Trade East to perform on stage and sign copies of his live vinyl album, which was released a few months ago. The event takes place on Wednesday 28th September at 7pm at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane. It’s scheduled to run for around 2 hours. To [...]

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

High Rise Screening & Q&A

Ben Wheatley will be presenting a screening of High Rise and answering questions from the audience at The Riverside in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The event takes place at 7pm on Monday 10th October, and will include an introduction to a screening of High-Rise from Ben (which features TVO faces Dan [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nothing Compares 2 Noel (In PJs)

Noel Fielding has leant his acting talents to help ceramics designer and friend, Keith Brymer Jones, promote his new range of glassware. Noel appears in the video with Keith in a surreal Morcambe & Wise/Sinead O’Conner mash-up. You can watch it here: The new range of alphabet and number [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Those Who Can’t Hits Hulu

TruTV’s school-based sitcom, Those Who Can’t, is now available on Hulu – and the reason we’re telling you is because two episodes include one of our favourite people, Rich Fulcher! For the uninitiated (i.e. us Brits), the half-hour programme is about three dysfunctional [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Free Fire Trailer

Last week we told you about Free Fire, the new film from Ben Wheatley. Today the official trailer has been released! With more flying bullets and more witty one liners in two and half minutes than the average crime flick has across its full running time, and the good looks we’ve come to [...]

September 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Word On Bullying From Tracy Ann Oberman

Tracy Ann Oberman has contributed an interview to The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign blog. The new academic year began this week for most UK schools but, sadly, almost half of all young people report being bullied at some point during their school life and 20,000 young people truant [...]

September 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Secret Shows From Foot

Paul Foot has just announced a new run of his infamous Secret Shows. For fans of left-of-field comedy, Paul’s secret shows are an opportunity to see one of the industry’s most unique talents at his most experimental. The shows take place at an undisclosed mystery location and they [...]

September 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Intergalactic Sausage Is Here!

A couple of weeks ago we spoke to John Hopkins about his forthcoming new online comedy series, Intergalactic Sausage. Now the first episode is out! Created with, and co-starring Joey Page, Intergalactic Sausage is a short form online comedy set in a burger van in the future. It features John and [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

What Wheatley Did Next

/Ben Wheatley‘s next feature will be Free Fire, a crime film set in Boston in 1978, which includes Michael Smiley in its ensemble cast. Following closely on the heels of 2016’s High Rise, Ben’s critically and commercially-acclaimed film adaptation of J.G. Bollard’s [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walliams & Friend Returns

If, like us, you were glued to the box last Christmas, you may remember Walliams & Friend. The sketch show, which was generally well-received at the time, featured Walliams with Joanna Lumley – and a few TVO faces (which is why we’re excited about it). Now the one-off show is being [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Oliver Ralfe Art For Sale

You may know Oly Ralfe as a musician, and many of you will be familiar with his work as a film maker; but did you know that he’s an artist as well? Oly recently provided the illustrations for the acclaimed novel ‘A Field Guide to Reality’ by Joanna Kavenna, which published last [...]

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Competition: Win Set The Thames On Fire Goodies

Most of our regulars (hello you lovely lot) will be aware that Set The Thames on Fire, a film featuring Noel Fielding in its cast, will be released on DVD, on demand and in selected cinemas next month. To celebrate the release the production company behind the film, Blonde To Black Pictures, has [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Free Screening/Q&A For My Name Is Emily

My Name Is Emily, an independent Irish film starring Michael Smiley, will be screened in London next week, on 2nd September – for zero pounds! The film is about a Dublin teenager, Emily (Evanna Lynch). Emily was close to her father Robert (played by Smiley), a best-selling author, until he [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Best Sitcoms of the Millennium (Apparently)

A recent poll by The Radio Times asked viewers to vote for their favourite TV comedy of the past 16 years – and the results are an interesting mixed bag. Viewers were asked to place their vote from a shortlist of 40 shows. As you’d expect with this type of poll there’s a strong [...]

August 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

New Trailer For The Fall Series 3

Series 3 of The Fall, which features Aisling Bea in its cast, will be hitting our TV screens soon – and the BBC has released a new trailer to whet our appetites. Although Aisling doesn’t feature in the trailer itself (boo!), we’re looking forward to seeing her alongside Gillian [...]

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

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