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Mindhorn outside the UK

Netflix has acquired the rights to Mindhorn outside the UK. The new comedy film, written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, will be in UK cinemas from May 5th and is now set to have its Netflix launch on May 12th. For any of you who are unfamiliar with Mindhorn (and who clearly [...]

March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Austentatious on Radio 4

Acclaimed comedy group Austentatious, who improvise new works of Jane Austen based on audience suggestions, have landed a BBC Radio 4 special.  The one-off special is set to air in June, ahead of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and there are hopes of more episodes to follow. [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA Craft Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the BAFTA Craft Awards, with some well-deserved recognition for Camping and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. Here are the nominees in the comedy writing category: JULIA DAVIS – Camping (Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic) PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

LOCO Comedy Film Festival

The 6th annual LOCO Comedy Film Festival is coming to London in May 2017, with several TVO-connected films on the bill… Mindhorn + Q&A with filmmakers and cast Friday 5th May at 8.45pm In this comedy film from the minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has-been actor Richard [...]

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Festival Faces To Look Out For

It’s that time of year again – when the summer festival line-ups are announced, and we get the pleasure of discovering a few TVO faces on the bills. So far we’ve spotted a few in connection to the Wells Comedy Festival, a three day festival which runs across 4 venues in the city [...]

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes at Pilot Light Festival

A new documentary on the making of Brass Eye from its original director Michael Cummings will receive its world premiere at the Pilot Light TV Festival in Manchester this Spring. Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes offers a curated selection of never before seen material from the making of the [...]

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alice on Ctrl Alt Delete

Alice Lowe talks Prevenge and more on podcast Ctrl Alt Delete.  In the podcast episode, host Emma Gannon asks Alice all about Prevenge, taking a particular focus on her position as a woman in the rather male-dominated film industry. The conversation covers Alice’s experience of writing, [...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Simon Day On Tour

Brian Pern and The Fast Show star Simon Day has announced an autumn tour. Simon will perform his new show In Character across 13 different UK venues in October this year. He will be ‘sharing the stage’ with some of his alter-egos, including: BRIAN PERN – Prog rocker and [...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Simon Swings Again

Simon Farnaby is working on another golf-based project – this one is a film about a golfer who blags his way into the British Open. Going by the name of The Phantom Of The Open, the film is an adaptation of a book of the same name, which Simon wrote in 2010 in partnership with Scott Murray. [...]

March 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

Prevenge in New York: Free for Pregnant Women

Horror streaming platform Shudder is holding a New York screening of Alice Lowe’s Prevenge on Monday, with free admission for pregnant women! Alice Lowe herself will be at the screening for a Q&A about the film which she wrote, directed and starred in while pregnant. The screening will [...]

March 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Ayoade in Early Man

Richard Ayoade has joined the cast of new film Early Man. The latest animated feature from Aardman is about a caveman who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. As well as Richard Ayoade, the cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Tom [...]

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

Mindhorn Trailer

A trailer has been released for Mindhorn, written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby. You’ll be able to see the film in cinemas from May 5th. We saw a preview at London Film Festival last year and can confirm that you’re in for a [...]

March 15, 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

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Music Video

A music video has been released for the song Lord Above from Matt Berry’s latest album The Small Hours.  Watch the video below: The Small Hours is available on CD and vinyl [...]

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stand Up for Choice

The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has organised Stand Up for Choice – a comedy night in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network. Stand Up for Choice takes place at the London Irish Centre on Tuesday March 28th at 7.30pm. Graham Linehan will be [...]

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tom Davis on Drunk History

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis will be telling us all about Shakespeare on the next series of Drunk History. The show in which drunk comedians try to recount events from history will return for its third series on Comedy Central from Wednesday 8th March. Here’s what we know about [...]

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Return Of The Trip

The Trip will return for its third series on Thursday April 6th. Whereas the previous two series aired on BBC Two, the show has now moved to Sky Atlantic, and the opening episode will see Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon travel to Santander in northern Spain. In a recent BAFTA event to launch the [...]

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Return of Travel Man

Good news! Travel Man will return to Channel 4 on Monday 6th March. In the first episode of the new series, Richard Ayoade will be joined by comedian Rob Beckett on a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, for a post-Soviet itinerary including an armoured tank, caviar, vodka and [...]

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments