Ben Palmer

BBC Announces Comedy Pilots

The BBC has announced a whopping 12 new comedy pilots, with casts featuring plenty of TVO favourites. These pilots will air as part of ‘Comedy Playhouse’ on BBC One, ‘New on Two’ on BBC Two and ‘Comedy Slices’ on BBC Three. The Other One, BBC Two A sitcom about [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Urban Myths episode pulled

Urban Myths – the forthcoming series of one off comedy plays from Happy Tramp featuring numerous TVO talents – will be one episode shorter after controversy over a casting decision has forced Sky Arts to pull one story from the run prior to broadcast. Elizabeth, Michael & [...]

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Urban Myths on Sky Arts

New comedy series Urban Myths is coming to Sky Arts, with a cast including Katherine Parkinson and the late Carrie Fisher. The unique premise of Urban Myths is that each episode tells a different remarkable story about real, well-known people which may or may not have actually happened. The [...]

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgana makes an impression

Morgana Robinson will be bringing her mimicry to BBC Two in a brand new sketch series next year. Impressions of Fame will feature the star of House of Fools and Psychobitches star as Joanna Lumley, Mel & Sue, Gregg Wallace, Miranda Hart, Alan Davies, Natalie Cassidy, Danny Dyer, Russell [...]

December 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

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… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #32

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… HERE COMES THE SUN TRAP Wednesday, 10:45pm, BBC ONE This week sees the launch of Sun Trap, the new BBC [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sun Trap Is Coming

BBC One have released the trailer and a batch of promotional images for forthcoming sitcom Sun Trap – and naturally, there’s a TVO face or two to be found lurking within. The series, originally titled Woody when announced last year, stars Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Inside No. 9, Bad [...]

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sharon Mans Up

Sharon Horgan has been cast in a new rom-com, Man Up, which is currently filming in London. The film stars Spaced legend Simon Pegg alongside American actress Lake Bell, Count Arthur Strong regular Rory Kinnear, the inimitable Ken Stott and, of course, the magnificent Sharon Horgan as a [...]

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar Sweetens Channel 4

Bad Sugar – the one-off grandiose soap-spoof featuring Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Olivia Colman, is set to return. The spoof of Dallas and Dynasty, given a thoroughly British twist, was one of the highlights of the recent Funny Fortnight for the broadcaster. Written by Peep [...]

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Pour Some Bad Sugar On Me

Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan will star in new spoof telenovela style melodrama Bad Sugar. The half-hour pilot for Bad Sugar was recently commissioned by Channel 4. The show will star the highly acclaimed comic actresses Julia Davis, Olivia Colman and Sharon Horgan. The actresses have also [...]

December 3, 2011 // 5 Comments