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So Hot Right Now: #36

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 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 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

Anna & Katy Cancelled

Channel 4 has announced it has axed hit sketch show Anna & Katy.   The critically acclaimed series from Anna Crilly and Katy Wix performed well with reviewers, but lost audiences along the course of its six episode run earlier this year, according to Radio Times. The show, which began life [...]

June 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

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

Anna & Katy Return!

Following their acclaimed Comedy Lab pilot back in 2011, Anna Crilly and Katy Wix unleash their own six part sketch show next week. Cunningly titled Anna & Katy, the character-driven show fuses their bonkers comedy with television pastiches and celebrity cameos – including [...]

February 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

Short & Sweet

There’s been a lot of creativity over the last week in TVO land. Marek Larwood and David McNeil take us into the world of Leatherdick – The World’s 8th Best Detective. In the first episode nothing happens but it includes extracts from non-existent past and future episodes. [...]

February 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

(Not So) Horrible BAFTA!

CBBC smash Horrible Histories triumphed at the Children’s BAFTA Awards this weekend, winning Best Children’s Comedy. The show which stars Ealing Live Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and occasionally Alice Lowe, alongside Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas and Matt [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

The 13th Hour Approaches

Colin Hoult,  Richard Sandling, Rich Fulcher, James Bachman and Gareth Tunley are amongst the names appearing at The 13th Hour Horror Festival later this month at The Leicester Square Theatre. The inaugural event is the brainchild of AlleyKat Productions – aka Alexandra Smith and Kat [...]

October 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Party On!

The hit Radio 4 sitcom Party, featuring Anna Crilly and Katy Wix amongst its cast, has been given a third series. The show is about a group of students attempting to formulate a new political group from the confines of a garden shed. However, the five protagonists rarely achieve any progress, [...]

August 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bitch Boss Booshdom Double

Tonight brings comedy lovers everywhere two chances to see Sharon Horgan on their tellyboxes, with a few other familiar faces from Onion Land too. The Playhouse Presents comedy pilot Psychobitches, which we told you about recently, airs on Sky Arts at 9pm – featuring comic legend Rebecca [...]

June 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Channel 4’s Comedy Celebration

Channel 4 will be marking its 30th anniversary with a fortnight of exciting new comedy – and there are a number of TVO-related artists in the mix! One of the highlights of  Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight is a brand new sitcom, Toast of London, co-written by and starring Matt Berry. Matt [...]

June 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rufus Jones Takes To The Air

Fans of CBBC’s Pixelface may have spotted another TVO artist on today’s show: Rufus Jones guested as “The Pilot”! If you haven’t caught the show yet (and therefore have no idea what we’re talking about), Pixelface is a sitcom spin-off from the sketch [...]

February 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Wix & Crilly Return

Katy Wix & Anna Crilly are to feature in their own series on Channel 4. The duo, who made a pilot as part of the channel’s Comedy Lab range last Summer, have been granted a full six-episode run after the initial episode received a warm welcome.  It is set to air later this year. [...]

January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

CBooshies Return

CBBC’s I’m Sorry I’ve got No Head spin-off – Pixelface, starring David Armand, Gareth Tunley and Anna Crilly, started a new series today, with special guest star TVO favourite Colin Hoult! If you missed out, it’s on BBC iPlayer, and the second episode is next [...]

January 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wix Trilogy

Katy Wix is to appear in three different pilots this Autumn for Channel 4. The actress and comedienne is perhaps best known in the UK for her role in Not Going Out, alongside former Boosh radio series star Lee Mack, whilst international audiences may recognise her for her appearance in the third [...]

August 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

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