Alex Kirk

Good Grief Is Coming…

Good Grief – the long awaited short film written by and starring Rachel Stubbings – will be released soon. The short tells the story of Molly (played by Rachel), whose mother passes away, forcing Molly to return home.  Yet when she gets there, she uncovers a dark family secret. [...]

March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Crackanother!

Anthology comedy Crackanory has been recommissioned for a second series, it has been revealed. The show, which was made for and broadcast by UK freeview channel Dave, featured the cream of British comedy both involved with the short stories told across live action sequences or animation, and sat [...]

March 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

This week sees the long awaited launch of Crackanory on UKTV channel Dave, and there are many TVO connections involved. Described as ‘storytime for adults’ the series consists of six half-hour episodes split into two 15 minute tales, told by a guest story-teller sitting in a big comfy [...]

November 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Fantastico News!

Steve Oram and Tom Meeten will be returning to the stage for another Club Fantastico on 15th November. Their iconic, gloriously silly comedy night had its previous outing this  summer at the Soho Theatre, where it drew a crowd of eager fans along with the great and the good from TVO’s list [...]

November 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Onion Selling

Whilst TVO appears to be in a ‘proper telly’ lull as we await a few big name shows coming soon, there’s no shortage of Onion faces cropping up on our screens thanks to the world of ad-breaks. Such is the fickle nature of the acting profession – and stand-up comedy for that [...]

September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sucking McGuff, It’s More Masters Of Celluloid

Still craving your regular fix of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains? If so, just like us, you’ll have recently enjoyed the first editions of Masters Of Celluloid – the spoof making of series starring Warwick Davies, from the mind of the increasingly active Bob Pipe.  The [...]

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Geek Week Onion Leak!

The realm of Onion Land has sneaked into YouTube’s Geek Week virals.  The website’s latest themed collection is somewhat vague, but it has at least provided us with a couple of TVO nuggets. First up is good ol’ Bob Pipe, with a chance for budding film-makers to look under the [...]

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Trap Almost Set

Forthcoming independent comedy horror film The Trap is nearing the end of Post Production, and as such, we thought it was high time we introduced you to it. The movie is made by FMW Films – a company set up by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & our very own James Wren.  Their first [...]

July 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

TVO Live Videos Part 3: Gareth Tunley & Alex Kirk

Last month marked the first anniversary of The Velvet Onion Live – our inaugural live event, which will hopefully be followed by many more in the future. That star studded event featured the likes of Dave Brown, James Cook, Antony Elvin, Stephen Evans, Suzy Evelyn Hall, Mike [...]

June 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

Prime Sucker

The latest installment of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now online. This week, Professor Langhorne and Dr. Von Busey (Phil Whelans and Richard Glover), have a meeting with the Prime Minister (Alex Kirk), about the global epidemic of brain sucking. Can it be too late for mankind? [...]

May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Forged Hope

The latest installment in the gloriously silly web series The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains has emerged online. This week’s episode from the minds of Bob Pipe, James Wren and Phil Whelans features the return of the latter and Richard Glover, with more brain sucking victims [...]

May 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Spank Some TVO Talent

Comedy fans in the London area can start getting excited now with two forthcoming shows from Spank! at Udderbelly Southbank which feature artists who we cover at The Velvet Onion. On Friday, 7th June the Spank! line-up features performaces from Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk, along with sets from Isy [...]

May 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Wrath Of Ken

More Brain Sucking action from the Multiverse gang. This week Roger and Brenda meet Ken, leader and only member of The Resistance, except for his broom. With a message from the Prime Minister (Alex Kirk) and cameos from husband and wife duo Waen Shepherd and Katy Derby as hapless tourists, this [...]

April 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Multiverse Keeps Going

The Multiverse – that glorious new online portal for sci-fi related silliness from Warwick Davies – has unleashed two new TVO flavoured slices of nonsense to savour. The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains was released today, and features Alex Kirk as the Prime [...]

April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Good Grief In Soho

Next week sees the launch of The Comedy Project at one of TVO’s favourite venues, The Soho Theatre, and as can be expected, a TVO talent or two is on hand for the celebrations. The four night season takes place every successive Monday in April (8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) and features a number [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Catch Up With Onion Land

The last remnants of your Easter Eggs are starting to look like wicked reminders of pure liquid gluttony.  Spring is officially here, though some parts of the country seem to have swapped sunshine for snow.  As you stop to take a breath, you realise this seemingly barren period in Onion Land is [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Download With Mother

A few weeks ago, we told you about the second series of Alex Kirk‘s highly acclaimed series of short plays, Living With Mother, which was set to air on Radio 4. The series came to and end last week, and is now available to download in its entirety from the BBC Podcasts site.  The [...]

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Star Turn

Alex Kirk has written four new editions of Living With Mother to air from next week on Radio 4. The series of one-off plays about sons who have never flown the nest first aired last year, and bagged a top-notch cast including Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Anne Reid, Penelope Keith, Stephanie [...]

October 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Familiar Faces Offer Emergency Cash

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted a couple of TVO-related faces in a new TV ad from RBS (and if you joined us at TVO Live! earlier this year you’ll have seen both of them live on stage). Alex Kirk and Laura Patch both appear in the advert, which offers RBS customers emergency [...]

October 5, 2012 // 0 Comments