Chris O’Dowd

O’Dowd Joins Mascots

Chris O’Dowd has joined the cast of Mascots, a new film from This Is Spinal Tap creator Christopher Guest. The film is set in ‘the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots’ and has a big cast of (mostly American) comedy talent, including: Chris O’Dowd, Jane Lynch, [...]

August 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Of Mice & Men Finally Hits UK Cinemas

Nearly a whole year ago we announced that the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice & Men would be showing on cinema screens around the world in the forthcoming months. Everywhere that is, except the UK.  Well, now we Brits need wait no more! The filmed version of the [...]

September 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #25

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… PIECES This week sees the online debut of Jack Weatherley‘s sublime short [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #24

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… NEW TO TV AND RADIO THIS WEEK It’s yet another packed week for top notch television and radio [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #22

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. House of Fools welcomes Way & Davis Series Two of House of Fools continues apace this week, with [...]

March 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #21

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. NURSE – Tuesday @ 10pm, BBC Two This week sees the launch of Paul Whitehouse‘s new [...]

March 9, 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

Return of the Moone

The third series of Moone Boy will air on Sky One from March 2nd, and the first footage from the new run is now available. For the uninitiated, Moone Boy tells the story of young Martin Moone (David Rawle) as he grows up in rural Ireland in the early 1990s, and his best friend Seán Murphy, [...]

February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #10

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. TVO ON TELLY This week sees a drop in the number of TVO related shows on our screens, as both Toast of [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #9

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 RETURN OF BRIAN PERN This week sees the long awaited return of Brian Pern to our screens, in the brand new [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #8

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. ST VINCENT AND THE BEAR This week sees the UK release of St Vincent – the new Bill Murray film about a [...]

December 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

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

So Hot Right Now #1

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. COOKING UP A LOVER’S DREAM The former Nemo frontman returned with his new [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Wear Your Favourite Film

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of seeing a few of the people that we write about appearing in some pretty awesome films. But what’s been missing until now is the ability to wear creative interpretations of those films emblazoned across our chests. Not any more… Last [...]

October 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Enjoy Yourself Some Cuban Fury

Cuban Fury, the salsa-dancing romantic comedy featuring Chris O’Dowd amongst its cast, is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 9th April. Nick Frost plays the lead role in the film (with O’Dowd playing the part of his alpha male nemesis), and another actor with TVO connections, Kayvan [...]

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

BAFTA Wins For Ayoade & Parkinson

This weekend saw Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson pick up BAFTA TV Awards for their roles in The IT Crowd. The duo were nominated for Best Performance In A Comedy Programme, in the Male/Female categories respectively.  Parkinson faced off stiff competition from Doon Mackichan (Plebs), [...]

May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tony Nomination For Chris O’Dowd!

TVO is overjoyed to hear that Chris O’Dowd has been nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Broadway play Of Mice And Men! The former IT Crowd star has been starring in the Steinbeck adaptation alongside James Franco (Spiderman), Leighton Meester (24) and former Father Ted [...]

April 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Bafta Bonanza

The Bafta nominations are out, and there are many TVO connections to be found. To begin with; The IT Crowd has 4 nominations, with Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson nominated for Best Male/Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, and Best Situation Comedy, where it [...]

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

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