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Noel Fielding Joins Bake Off

Noel Fielding has been confirmed as one of the presenters of The Great British Bake Off when it transfers to Channel 4. Noel and QI’s Sandi Toksvig will be stepping into Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’ shoes as presenters of the iconic cake-based talent show. Noel has recently finished [...]

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rich In Gravy (With Shrimps On The Side)

A short film featuring Rich Fulcher has recently surfaced. Going by the name of Gravy, the film stars Rich and fellow Upright Citizens Brigade member, Matt Walsh. It’s written and directed by Mike Postalakis and co-produced by Matt Jones (Breaking Bad). The premise of the film is described [...]

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Horgan Voices Adventure Time

While we eagerly count down the days until the new series of Catastrophe, word has reached us from our US cousins that Sharon Horgan‘s Irish lilt has graced the new series of our favourite cartoon, Adventure Time! Season 8 started airing in the US on 23rd January, with the episodes [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Big Field Is Back

BBC Three has ordered an extended-length second series of Big Field, the wonderfully oddball comedy show which first aired on the channel last year. The show, by Darren Dutton and Jonny Roberts, mixes the mashed up sound from popular TV programmes with live action sequences – all set in [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Eat the Poor goes on tour

Musical satirists and socialist comedic geniuses Jonny & The Baptists begin their latest UK tour next month, as their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Eat the Poor visits 37 towns and cities across 50 dates. As Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers told TVO last summer, “Eat The Poor is all [...]

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern 1951-2017

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report the death of prog-rock legend Brian Pern, following an unexpected segway mistake. The singer was the frontman of 70s legends Thotch, whose hits included Onion Divorce, Worm Equinox, Rock the Nation and enormous festive hit In Dulci Yuletide, before [...]

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Anna Mann’s Lonely Hearts (Club Band?)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Anna Mann – star of stage and screen and bargain bin vhs tapes – made her television debut this month as part of Sky’s latest round of Comedy Shorts. As we previously reported, Anna Mann’s [...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fulcher Footage Surfaces

An unofficial trailer for a pilot filmed for Adult Swim in 2011 has hit the world wide web, and it features the always-awesome Rich Fulcher. Guy Suave: Homicidal Spy is about about an old skool secret agent, with Jay Johnston in the lead role and Rich as the villain. Eric Von Hoffman [...]

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Catastrophe Returns Later This Month

Series 3 of Catastrophe, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sitcom about a dysfunctional couple thrown together by an unplanned pregnancy, returns to our screens on Tuesday 28th February. The first two series have been hugely successful, in terms of critical acclaim, awards quotas and viewing [...]

February 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade On Fake News Quiz

Richard Ayoade will be one of the panelists on The Fake News Show which airs on Channel 4 tomorrow, Monday 6th February. The one-off quiz show is part of a week of programming about fake news and the post-truth world, which kicks off at 7pm on Channel 4. The Fake News Show airs at 8pm, [...]

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shudder with Alice

Alice Lowe has provided online horror streaming service Shudder with a specially curated list of her favourite flicks available via the platform. Lowe is currently on the promotional trail for Prevenge – her incredible directorial debut feature (more on that here), and as such, is no doubt [...]

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Holness Directs His First Feature

Matthew Holness is to direct his first feature film, a psychological horror called Possum. Possum is based on Matt’s short story about a demonic puppet, originally written for the horror anthology book The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease, and now available as an e-book. The story is about [...]

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Eldon In The Halcyon

Kevin Eldon took us all surprise when we spotted this face in ITV’s new period drama, The Halcyon. The eight part series focuses on the working of The Halcyon, a five-star hotel in the heart of war-torn London, where the rich, famous and debauched flock to forget their troubles during the [...]

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Gigglebox On Gold

Following a one-off Christmas special, a new TV series, We Have Been Watching, began on Gold last night – and it features a few TVO faces in its line up. The format of the show is similar to Gogglebox, but in this case we’re watching different comedians while they watch classic TV [...]

January 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Wolf of Christmas Night

Christmas is here once again, and with it comes a new mini-animation from Tim Hope. Harking back a little to his 1999 short and outright classic The Wolf Man, the short piece delves into what REALLY happens when you’re tucked up in bed waiting for Santa to come… see for yourself [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Prevenge as Alice Lowe goes on tour!

Alice Lowe will be touring the UK in the new year to promote her forthcoming film Prevenge, which is to be released in UK cinemas on February 10th 2017, and you can see the brand new trailer below. Prevenge is Alice’s directorial debut, which she has also written and starred in whilst 7-8 [...]

December 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Back To Being Human

Being Human, one of BBC Three’s most popular, longest running shows, is available again to watch on iPlayer. The comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with some strange afflictions [...]

December 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Captain Ango Pango says… Shut Up DJ!

Seminal filmmaker Tim Hope is back with his latest project, and it sees him reunited with regular collaborator Waen Shepherd. For the uninitiated, Hope began his comedy career as a stand-up, and united with a pre-Boosh Julian Barratt to as techno-pioneers The Pod in the mid 90s. Shepherd would [...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sexy Murder Omnibus

We told you once. We told you twice. But some things are worth saying three times – so if you haven’t caught every episode of Rich Fulcher‘s BBC Three mini series Sexy Murder yet, you can see an omnibus edition of the whole thing on iPlayer now! The show features Fulcher [...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments