Cardinal Burns

More Urban Myths

More details have been revealed about Sky Arts’ next batch of Urban Myths. Urban Myths tells remarkable stories about well-known people which may or may not have actually happened. Past episodes have told stories involving Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Andre the Giant and Hitler. It has already [...]

March 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

Christmas Onions 2017

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Burns Presents Davis, Skinner & Craig

The next installment of regular sell-out live night Cardinal Burns Presents… takes place next week, with another corking lineup you won’t want to miss. The monthly shows at Moth Club in Hackney have been taking place for the last few years now, and are regular sell-outs, with waiting [...]

May 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Burns Joins GameFace

Dustin Demri-Burns of Cardinal Burns has joined the cast of new E4 comedy GameFace. The sitcom, written by and starring Man Down‘s Roisin Conaty, started life as a pilot back in 2014 and filming of series one is now underway. Roisin plays Marcella, an aspiring actress with a distinct world [...]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Radio Pilot from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt

In March, BBC Radio 2 will showcase a selection of comedy pilots, including one from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt. Cardinal Burns Presents Dean And Murf is a new multi-character comedy from writer-performers Cardinal Burns, directed by Julian Barratt. It stars Seb Cardinal and Dustin [...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clowning with Cardinal Burns & Nico

Cardinal Burns have unleashed their latest sketch for mr box, featuring Murder in Successville‘s Nico Tatarowicz, which you can watch below. If you’ve been freaked out by the recent spate of randomers dressing up as clowns to scare passers by (and anyone with any degree of logic in [...]

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Cariad Lloyd and Austentatious

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us, and an abundance of TVO favourites are busy putting their latest shows together, ready for a month of performance, entertainment and (hopefully) sunshine. This year’s festival takes place between the 5th and 29th August, and we’re letting you know [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Rabbie Burns

Cardinal Burns will be taking their smash hit monthly live night Cardinal Burns Presents to Edinburgh Fringe for a four night run. The cult comedic duo – comprising Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns – began the regular run of their own club night back in October 2015, which saw [...]

July 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Burns Returns

Cardinal Burns monthly club night Cardinal Burns Presents will return in the new year. The night launched back in October, and featured the award-winning sketch comedy duo as hosts to a night of alternative comedy from some of their friends and favourite faces on the scene. Across the first [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments


A brand new sketch from Cardinal Burns has been released online this week. Entitled INZANE, it features the duo – Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns – as filmmakers Matt and Don Gibson, who have spent 12 years making their film that they described as “Taken meets The [...]

October 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Burns Presents

Cardinal Burns are to host their own monthly club night starting early next month. The duo, Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns, toured the UK last year following the second series of their Channel 4 sketch show, and have now teamed up with Knock2Bag to curate the evening, offering up the best [...]

September 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Red Nose Day Raises £78 Million

Friday’s Red Nose Day in aid of Comic Relief raised £78 million in aid of the charity, taking the total figure raised over the last 30 years to more than £1 billion – with the aid of a few TVO regulars along the way. As we reported on Monday, the night featured the long-awaited [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #20

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 take a look below. MOONE BOY RETURNS This week sees the long awaited return of Moone Boy to Sky 1 HD, once again [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #16

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. THE VELVET ONION IS FIVE This week marks our fifth anniversary, and to celebrate, a number of our regulars sent [...]

February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #7

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. PADDINGTON ARRIVES The British media has gone absolutely potty for the new Paddington movie, which is released [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Pyschobitches Are Back!

Psychobitches returns for a second series on November 25th. The show – written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) on Sky Arts started life as a one-off pilot, before getting a full series comission last year. Starring Rebecca Front (The Day Today, The Thick of It) as [...]

October 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Fringe Is Upon Us!

This Friday sees the launch of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and as always, a number of TVO regulars are joining the thousands of shows on offer throughout August. With new shows from the likes of Dan Clark, Rachel Stubbings, Kim Noble, Paul Foot, Joey Page, Sarah Kendall and Tony Law [...]

July 31, 2014 // 1 Comment