Bob Pipe

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Reanimated Stuff with Bob and Richard

The good folk at Arrow Films have released two new videos from Bob Pipe featuring Richard Sandling and YouTube sensation Ashens. As with videos released last year, these accompany newly remastered and extremely limited edition reissues of cult horror films on the Arrow label. The two clips [...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s a Trap at the Hen and Chickens!

There’s a rare chance to see the long awaited comedy horror film The Trap at legendary venue The Hen and Chickens next week. Directed by Fergus March, who co-wrote the film with written by Alan Freestone and James Wren, the indie-flick features TVO regulars Alex Kirk, Richard [...]

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Monster Tease

The Velvet Onion has received a copy of the brand new teaser trailer for forthcoming short film The Monster. We first told you about the film back in March, when the production was awarded funding by Film London. A comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Oniodrome

Richard Sandling and Bob Pipe have joined forces with internet sensation Ashens to promote the recent reissue of seminal David Cronenberg classic Videodrome. The reissue, which was released on Monday, comes courtesy of every horror buff’s favourite distributor, Arrow Films, who have [...]

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Big News For The Monster

A new short film, starring Richard Glover, directed by Bob Pipe and produced by James Wren, has been awarded funding by Film London. The film, The Monster, is a comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on the set of a dubious film, as he tries to resurrect [...]

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Breaking the Ice with The Forgery Club

Next week sees Bob Pipe‘s legendary The Forgery Club return as part of a specially curated night in aid of Greenpeace. Selected by Bob himself, the night of Friday 13th February will feature Pippa Evans (The Now Show, Newsjack), duo Trodd Et Bratt (Well Done You), Holly Burn (Bad [...]

February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #6

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 below. TELLY VELVETS CONTINUE We’re knee deep into the current series of several TVO related shows at present, [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brains Movie is a (indy) Go-Go!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for… The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is becoming a movie – and YOU can get involved with the production! Written and created by Bob Pipe (the man behind The Forgery Club) and James Wren (the man behind The Hen & Chickens), [...]

October 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Freaking Forgery

Seminal comedy night The Forgery Club is to return next month, in its spiritual home of The Albany, Great Portland Street. The club night is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and has seen many a TVO regular grace its bills over the years.  The last event took place back in December, though [...]

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Get It Seen

No, that title isn’t just an instruction from us… it’s also the name of a new underground film festival taking place at legendary venue The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this month. The venue, which has been a spiritual home for TVO regulars for almost two decades [...]

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Partaaaay With The Forgery Club!

If your idea of the perfect Christmas party involves a combination of boogying, bevvying and brilliant comedy, then look no further! The Forgery Club‘s Christmas Party will be taking place on 21st December at Lowdown at The Albany, Great Portland Street in London (their original home). Hosted [...]

December 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Have A Grandee Monday At Hen & Chickens

And now… a break from our usual programming to give you a special ticket-bargain offer, as TVO is proud to be able to offer you half-price tickets to see rising sketch trio The Grandees next week. One of the joys of The Velvet Onion is that we get the opportunity to big up a number of [...]

October 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

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

Masters Of Celluloid

If, like us, you’re missing your regular dose of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains, you’ll be pleased to know that a very special spin-off series is now available. Masters Of Celluloid purports to be a long-lost making of series from the 1950s b-movie serial, but much like the [...]

July 30, 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

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

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