Interviews

Inside No. 9 Guest Stars On Series 3

Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two from Tuesday 21st February. Here are some thoughts from four of series 3’s guest stars on their roles and their experiences of working with dark-comedy masters Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton… Jason Watkins What appealed to you about Inside No.9? [...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Archive Talking: Alice Lowe on Film-making

Alice Lowe‘s sensational film Prevenge is in UK cinemas this weekend, with US distribution to follow next month. We’ll be catching up with Alice for an in-depth natter soon, but while our combined diaries continue to wrestle it out to find a suitable slot, we couldn’t let the [...]

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Chat About Yonderland

Series 3 of Yonderland is now under way on Sky 1, and we’re excitedly gearing up for episode 3 which airs this Sunday at 6.30pm. Larry Rickard and Jim Howick, two of the Yonderland team responsible for writing and performing in the show, were kind enough to talk to us about the new [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yonderland In Pictures

Series 3 of Yonderland hits our TV screens later today, and we’re pretty darned excited about it. If you’re familiar with the show you’ll know that the unique visual world the team has created is one of its (many) pleasures. And if you’re not familiar with Yonderland yet, [...]

October 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Brown, The Boosh And The Book Club

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, The Book Club in Shoreditch is hosting a photography exhibition and a series of events in celebration of The Mighty Boosh. Dave Brown, famous for sweating his way through three TV series and two live tours in a hairy [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Jonny & The Baptists on Eat the Poor

The Edinburgh Fringe is now well under way and there’s a whole host of TVO related shows to savour. There’s also a large number of shows worth watching that are not technically related to our ‘family’ of regulars, but we love ’em anyway. One such show is the latest [...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Katy Brand on I Was a Teenage Christian

The Edinburgh Festival returns for its 69th year shortly, and a bevvy of TVO favourites are heading on up there to make people laugh. As part of our celebrations, we’ve been catching up with a handful of great performers we’re sure you’ll want to go and see at the Fringe. And [...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Sarah Kendall on Shaken

With the Edinburgh Fringe drawing ever closer, TVO has been speaking to some of the familiar faces you can see at this year’s festival. Fresh from a round of intensive previews, we caught up with the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Sarah Kendall for an in-depth natter about her incredible [...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Lou Sanders on What’s That Lady Doing?

The Edinburgh Festival is almost upon us, and as a whole host of TVO favourites put the finishing touches on their latest hours, we’ve grabbed the ones who’ll stay still long enough for a quick chat. Lou Sanders is a stand-up extraordinaire who has been wowing audiences over the last [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Making Brakes: TVO Talks To Mercedes Grower

Brakes, the new film by Mercedes Grower premiers tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film carries the torch previously held by Steve Oram‘s Aaaaaaaah! and Gareth Tunley‘s The Ghoul, in that it includes a bevy of TVO-connected talent. This makes us very [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Wunderful Alice: An Interview With Alice Lowe

A wee while ago Velveteer Mog was lucky enough to spend time with the lady we refer to as TVO’s fairy godmother, Alice Lowe. They met to talk about Alice’s various creative projects – past, present and future, and the wider world of comedy in general. Here we bring you Part 1 of [...]

September 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Messing With Colin Hoult

If any of you are lucky enough to have experienced Colin Hoult live, you’ll know why we’re getting a bit over-excited that he has a new show starting next week at Soho Theatre.  Messing about with Ouija Boards is described by the theatre as “the terrifying true tale of what [...]

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments