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Matt Berry on stage in the West End

Matt Berry will star in a new production of comedy play The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios in London. The celebrated play, which first premiered in London in 1970 and was written by Christopher Hampton, is a biting comedy set in a fictitious English University town. It follows 24 hours in [...]

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Jack & Millie

Rebecca Front and her brother, the writer and comedian Jeremy Front, have created a new radio comedy pilot which airs on BBC Radio 4 this week. The pair, who were previously responsible for the series Incredible Women and Rebecca’s 2014 book Loose Connections, star in Jack & Millie, [...]

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tracy Ann Oberman joins Fiddler on the Roof

Toast of London‘s Tracy Ann Oberman will star in a production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Since Toast of London was last on our screens, Tracy Ann Oberman has been very busy on stage, starring in The Mighty Walzer at Manchester’s Royal Exchange [...]

February 22, 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

Yonderbye

Family friendly fantasy favourite Yonderland will not be returning, it has been revealed. The Sky One comedy drama, which ran for three series and a Christmas special, was the work of the original lead cast for CBBC’s Horrible Histories – all of whom have made regular contributions [...]

February 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

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

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

Radio Pilot from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt

In March, BBC Radio 2 will showcase a selection of comedy pilots, including one from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt. Cardinal Burns Presents Dean And Murf is a new multi-character comedy from writer-performers Cardinal Burns, directed by Julian Barratt. It stars Seb Cardinal and Dustin [...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Film and More Partridge for Coogan

Steve Coogan stars alongside Richard Gere in new film The Dinner. Coogan and Gere play estranged brothers who meet with their wives (Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall) for a dinner where ‘family drama and dark secrets are on the menu’. See the trailer for the psychological thriller [...]

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Second Series for Damned

Channel 4 has announced that Damned will return for a second series. The first series of Jo Brand’s social workers comedy aired in autumn 2016 and the cast included Kevin Eldon, Alan Davies and Isy Suttie alongside Brand herself. TVO regulars Diane Morgan and Aisling Bea also popped up [...]

February 12, 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

Inside No. 9 Returns

It has been announced that Inside No. 9 will return to BBC2 on Tuesday 21st February at 10pm. The first episode we can expect to see is entitled ‘The Bill’ and centres around a group of friends arguing over who is going to pay the bill at a restaurant. It stars Philip Glenister and [...]

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

Inside No. 9 on Blu-Ray

Series 1, 2 and 3 of Inside No. 9 are available for the first time on Blu-ray. To mark the occasion, Sophie has picked out her two favourite episodes from each of the two series that we’ve seen so far…  The thing about Inside No. 9 is that each episode of Reece Shearsmith and [...]

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgan Writing Sitcom

Diane Morgan has revealed that she is writing a sitcom in which she and real-life best friend Maxine Peake play sisters. In an interview with Radio Times, Diane said that the project is in very early stages, with no particular broadcaster attached yet. She is currently working on the script and [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments