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

Onion Talking: Greg James on Dead Air

Monday, 13th July sees the launch of the latest batch of BBC Comedy Feeds – taster pilots for potential new shows launched exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Naturally, there’s a whole host of TVO talent involved on both sides of the camera, with the likes of Michael Smiley, Ellie [...]

July 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Seven Questions With… Aisling Bea

This year’s Edinburgh Festival is drawing ever closer and Aisling Bea is preparing to take her latest stand up show Plan Bea to the Gilded Balloon. In anticipation, Velveteer Becca Moody has asked Aisling seven questions to gain a little insight into the woman behind the show. This is what [...]

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Fergus Craig goes Hoff the Record

This week sees the launch of Hoff the Record – the brand new partially improvised mockumentary about David Hasselhoff, in which the 80s legend stars alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With numerous other familiar faces appearing across the run, and this being Fergus’ most high [...]

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: Dave Lambert goes Under Cover

This week sees the launch of Undercover – the new sitcom starring Daniel Rigby and Sarah Alexander. In it, Rigby plays hapless detective Chris Anderson, who goes undercover within the Sarkissian crime syndicate in an attempt to nail the head honcho Ara, and Alexander is his uncompromising [...]

June 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

Humans: A Glimpse Behind The Cyborg Adverts

There’s been quite a hoo-ha about Humans, the new Channel 4 sci-fi series which starts in a couple of weeks. The show is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features an impressive [...]

June 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Paul Kaye on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

This weekend sees the long-awaited launch of BBC One’s fantasy epic Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the best selling book of the same name, and adapted by the makers of Wallander, Sherlock and Dotor Who. Set during the Napoleonic Wars in an alternate England where magic was once [...]

May 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Davis on Murder in Successville

This week sees the launch of brand new, madcap BBC Three comedy Murder in Successville, with Tom Davis right in the middle of it all as tough, uncompromising hardman of crimesolving, DI Sleet. Each week, a celebrity guest is made rookie partner, and asked to solve a murder in a town where famous [...]

May 6, 2015 // 3 Comments

Journey Of The Man Child

With Noel Fielding’s Australian and New Zealand live dates due to start soon, here on the other side of the world, Noel’s recent live shows have been frozen in time in the photographs which currently line the walls of  Gallery Maison Bertaux. All Work And No Play, featuring the [...]

April 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Sarah Kendall on Touchdown

Acclaimed stand-up comic Sarah Kendall returns to The Soho Theatre with the final run for her smash-hit show Touchdown this week, running from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th February. With her follow up show, A Day in October, due to launch at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in [...]

February 21, 2015 // 4 Comments

Seven Questions With… Kim Noble

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Kim Noble is bringing his latest stand up show, You’re Not Alone, to Soho theatre all this month. To celebrate, our intrepid reporter Becca Moody decided to ask Kim seven questions to delve into his mind somewhat. The [...]

February 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Thinking Eye: An Interview With Idil Sukan

Idil Sukan knows comedy. Although arguably best known for her photographs of comedians, she has also produced comedy shows, designed visual marketing for live comedy and written/performed stand up herself. It gives her a unique multi-layered perspective on what it takes to be funny, and what it [...]

January 15, 2015 // 1 Comment