Barunka O’Shaughnessy

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

Straw Donkey Unveiled

The short film Straw Donkey is now available to view online. We first told you about Matt Huntley’s short back in January, as it features Tony Way, Laura Patch, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and The Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas, plus a cameo from Justin Edwards. At the time, all we could [...]

August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Prepare To Meet The Baron!

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to get a sneaky peek of a new project from Tom Meeten and Gareth Tunley. The Baron is a short film written by Meeten and Tunley, which features performances from TVO regulars, Stephen Evans, Steve Oram and Barunka O’Shaughnessy. Waen Shepherd also [...]

May 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Straw Donkey

A trio of TVO stars appear in forthcoming short film Straw Donkey from director Matt Huntley. Tony Way, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Laura Patch are joined by The Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas in the black comedy, though very little is currently known about the project beyond a short clip [...]

January 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Tough Crowd

Tough Crowd, the latest photo exhibition by Dave Brown, opens today at The Strand Gallery in central London. A collection of portraits capturing the very essence of the lonely, fragile comedian, the exhibition is in aid of the brilliant Afrikids and features a whole host of famous names [...]

December 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments


A few weeks ago, Tom Meeten posted a couple of interesting photographs on Twitter featuring his regular collaborator, Steve Oram, recording foley sound with their friend Sean Reynard (better known as Sean the Prawn). Now, the Luxury Comedy star has very kindly provided TVO with an exclusive [...]

November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments


Julia Davis’ sublime new costume-drama comedy Hunderby continues apace tonight on Sky Atlantic, and is now available to pre-order on dvd! The show also features Rufus Jones, Kevin Eldon, Daniel Lawrence Taylor and three Alex’s – Alex MacQueen, Alexandra Roach and Alexander [...]

September 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

And Now Time For A Break

The artists who we cover are no strangers to the world of advertising.  Over the past couple of years we’ve witnessed Julian Barratt, Rich Fulcher, Matt Berry, Tom Meeten and Paul King entering the commercial zone.  Well now there are a few more! Barunka O’Shaughnessy has been spotted [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Preview Peeling: Hunderby

Monday, 27th August sees the première of Hunderby – the new comedy costume drama from Baby Cow and Julia Davis, airing at 10pm on Sky Atlantic. The channel has kindly let us catch a sneaky peak of the first episode, and our editor in chief shares his thoughts below. When a shipwrecked [...]

August 23, 2012 // 4 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Beehive Remembered

During Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back at some of the TVO related shows in their archives. Here, our editor in chief turns his attention to oft-neglected sketch show Beehive, to see if it’s worthy of a reappraisal. In December, 2008, a [...]

August 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Learn Comedy From The Best

Teen-led sketch show School of Comedy is set to return via a series of online shorts, and with some hidden comedy talent behind the scenes! The sketch show which is made-up of just teenagers has grown a large fanbase since it’s pilot in 2008, courting controversy for having youngsters acting [...]

July 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Lucy Montgomery’s Variety Pack

Lucy Montgomery‘s Variety Pack returns to Radio 4 for its second series on Tuesday. The comedienne, perhaps best known for her work in Bellamy’s People and Tittybangbang, will also be familiar to TVO readers from her appearances in AD/BC: A Rock Opera, The Mighty Boosh, The IT [...]

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

BBC Booshniverse USA!

A string of TVO related shows are coming to BBC America over the next 12 months. First up, comes the recent smash hit Come Fly With Me – the brainchild of Little Britain stars Matt Lucas & David Walliams, which is directed by our very own Paul King.  Also featuring a cameo from Alice [...]

May 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

The Forgotten Picture Show

A brand new short featuring a host of TVO favourites has appeared online. Last year we told you about an exciting new project entitled The Last Summer On Earth, written by and starring Steve Oram and Tom Meeten alongside Alice Lowe, Simon Farnaby, Tony Way, Waen Shepherd, Barunka O’Shaugnessy [...]

May 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Last Summer On Earth

The Velvet Onion has learnt of a very exciting new project hopefully coming your way in the near future – The Last Summer On Earth. Written by the sublime double-act of Steve Oram and Tom Meeten – whom many of you will know from their previous short films and live shows together, as [...]

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Junglophilia

From time to time here at The Velvet Onion, we like to look back at projects which, for one reason or another, may have been missed by fans of the Booshniverse.  One such project is an early collaboration between Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright entitled Junglophilia. In a rare moment of [...]

July 1, 2010 // 1 Comment