Sarah Silverman Booshes It Up

Cult US comedian Sarah Silverman showed her allegiances to American audiences this week when she wore a Mighty Boosh t-shirt in the latest episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. The episode, Nightmayor was the fourth of a ten episode run, which will also feature Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry later [...]

February 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Adam Buxton on The Persuasionists

Comic legend Adam Buxton has taken a swipe at the failure of his recent sitcom, The Persuasionists, which co-stared Simon Farnaby and Iain Lee. As we reported recently, the show was faced with appalling reviews and terrible ratings, and was eventually dumped in a graveyard slot halfway through its [...]

February 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Peeling The Onion: Alice Lowe

You may not know the name, but the face will be instantly familiar.  Over the past decade, Alice Lowe has been quietly making a name for herself, working with the cream of British comedy talent and crafting her own unique and utterly hilarious take on the world. Now, Lowe has teamed up with [...]

February 19, 2010 // 2 Comments

The IT Crowd 4.0

Series four of The IT Crowd, starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry is due to begin filming soon – with casting auditions taking place this week. Actor Benedict Wong, familiar to comedy fans for his appearances in The Peter Serafinowicz Show and Look [...]

February 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

NME TV & Vlad Returns

Tv listings for the NME Awards 2010 were confirmed this week, which feature a number of Boosh related nominations. Radio Times has confirmed a 90 minute transmission on Channel 4 of the edited awards ceremony on Friday 26th February at 11:25pm.  The following morning the channel’s popular [...]

February 17, 2010 // 2 Comments


Shall we meet in Paris on the morn? The European Independent Film Festival has just announced its Official Selection for the fifth edition of the festival, with a familiar name on the bill. Amongst the 67 films from 27 countries competing for their awards is Curtains, which was directed by Dan [...]

February 16, 2010 // 2 Comments

Kim Noble Up For Chortle Award

Kim Noble‘s live showcase Kim Noble Will Die has been nominated in the Best Show catagory at this year’s Chortle Awards. Noble, who is perhaps best known for his appearances as Jim in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and also cropped up in Man To Man With Dean Learner and series three [...]

February 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Time Called For The Persuasionists?

Simon Farnaby‘s latest project, The Persuasionsists, has struggled to find an audience and ended up buried in graveyard slots over the last week. The show, which featured the Bunny & The Bull star alongside cult favourites Adam Buxton, Iain Lee, Daisy Haggard and Jared Christmas was [...]

February 16, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: AD/BC

There are times when writing for The Velvet Onion is a matter of simply posting the news of a fresh gig, a dvd release, or a fresh interview.  These don’t come along every day, however, and in an attempt to widen the scope of TVO and keep our faithful readers entertained, we will be [...]

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

The Mighty Decider iPhone app

The Mighty Boosh have hit the iPhone! As revealed by the wonderful boingboing, the gang have released their first app exclusively for Apple’s devices. With artwork designed by Noel Fielding himself, the app features a series of miniature slices of Boosh action – from Naboo’s [...]

February 5, 2010 // 4 Comments

NME Awards 2010

This year’s NME Awards are up for voting, and once again, The Mighty Boosh are nominated – this time for best dvd, for their Future Sailors tour disc. They’re up against some stiff competition from fellow comedy legends Flight Of The Conchords, Noel’s favourites Kings Of [...]

February 2, 2010 // 2 Comments

Journey Of The Childmen at Glasgow Film Festival

The Mighty Boosh tour documentary Journey Of The Childmen continues to find audiences, with Oliver Ralfe‘s film being selected to play at the Glasgow Film Festival on February 12th. The revealing documentary observes the genius of the Boosh as they set sail across a nation hooked on its [...]

February 2, 2010 // 1 Comment

Jackal Films

Alice Lowe has teamed up with the director of her BBC3 pilot LIFESPAM, Jacqueline Wright to launch Jackal Films – a new production company dedicated to bringing you weird and wonderful comedy shorts. There’s a new film promised every month, and they’re available for viewing via [...]

January 31, 2010 // 2 Comments