Chris Morris

Prince sees Prince

Here at The Velvet Onion, we try to focus on the real, genuine news stories surrounding the alternative comedians who make up our family of frequent collaborators. We leave their personal lives very much off limits – as cute as all those Velvet Babies are these days – and don’t [...]

August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

Chris Morris Radio Retrospective

Next Saturday the BBC will broadcast a three-hour tribute programme devoted to the radio work of new wave comedy pioneer, Chris Morris. ‘Raw Meat Radio’ will look back at Morris’ radio career, and will include rarely-heard archive material. Mary Anne Hobbs (who we’ve been [...]

November 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

TVO Film Review: The Double

Richard Ayaode‘s second feature film, The Double, based on Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella of the same name, will be released in the UK at the end of this month. So what’s it like, and how does it compare to his directorial debut, Submarine? See what our reviewer, Mog, had to say:  From [...]

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Onion Land Catch Up

The past week has seen a smattering of TVO regulars make appearances across television and radio we didn’t have chance to warn you about ahead of transmission, plus a couple of shows you should already be watching have been airing too. As such, we thought it prudent to give you a quick [...]

March 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Blue Jam Again With 4 Extra

Those of us of a certain age hold will always have a special place in our hearts for Chris Morris‘s game-changing radio series Blue Jam, which first aired on BBC Radio 1 between 1997 and 1999. And the first five episodes of the series are now being repeated on Radio 4 Extra! The series [...]

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Chris Morris & Kevin Eldon Join Stewart Lee

The third series of the award-winning Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle starts on Saturday March 1st, and it will feature two of our designated ‘comedy pioneers’ in its line up: Chris Morris and Kevin Eldon!  In addition to acting as script editor for the series, Morris will be [...]

February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

IT Crowd Night Preview!

As we’ve previously mentioned, Channel 4 will be dedicating an evening of airtime to The IT Crowd on Christmas Eve. And we’re pretty darned excited to be able to share a couple of preview clips with you from a new documentary about the series, which will be shown on the night! The IT [...]

December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Double Tease

A new teaser trailer for The Double has been sent TVO’s way, and we just had to share it with you all. The second film from Richard Ayoade, The Double is an idiosyncratic adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s celebrated novella, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn and [...]

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Warp Shorts With Matthew Holness

Exciting news… there’s a very rare chance to grill Matthew Holness about his work at the BFI later this week. The man formerly best known as Garth Marenghi will be attending a Q&A session alongside fellow film-maker Ally Gipps as part of Warp Films birthday celebrations. [...]

April 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: The IT Crowd

This weekend sees Channel 4 approach the conclusion of its Funny Fortnight with a countdown of its greatest ever comedy shows.  One show sure to feature is Graham Linehan’s hugely popular sitcom The IT Crowd. Our American correspondent, and self confessed Anglophile, Trixie, takes a look [...]

August 24, 2012 // 4 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Brass Eye Remembered

As part of Funny Fortnight celebrations, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back at some of TVO’s favourite moments in the history of Channel 4.  Here’s Velveteer Paulyne’s take on the controversial classic, Brass Eye. If anyone amongst our extensive list of acts would [...]

August 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

Funny Fortnight Forthcoming!

Channel 4 have released more details of their Funny Fortnight next month, which features more than a smattering of TVO regulars and influences. Over 30 hours of programming across two weeks of television, the season promises brand new shows, excellent stand up and familiar faces staging their [...]

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Morris Directs!

You may yet to be acquainted with it, but Veep is a new HBO-produced TV comedy that launches in the UK on Sky Atlantic tomorrow. The fact that it’s created by Armando Iannucci means that it’s going to be worth watching, but what makes is particularly exciting to us is that Chris [...]

June 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Noel Fielding: Radio Past and Future

As you may have spotted we’ve been commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Mighty Boosh radio series with a collection of articles about the show and the relevant artists that preempted it. But what do the originators of the Boosh series think about what they created? To conclude our [...]

November 3, 2011 // 10 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part Two]

Yesterday, we posted the first half of our retrospective on the origins of The Boosh.  You can read Part One again here. The story concludes below, with the rest of our in-depth look at some of the people behind On The Hour and The Day Today who went on to become instrumental in the development [...]

November 2, 2011 // 4 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part One]

As part of our retrospective posts about the Boosh radio series, in honour of it’s tenth anniversary, our editor took a close look at the the names, faces and programming which helped pave the way for The Mighty Boosh, and indeed everything we cover at The Velvet Onion. Continually drawn back [...]

November 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

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