Colin Hoult

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

If you’re heading to Machynlleth Comedy Festival this weekend, we’ve got some TVO recommendations for you… Austentatious Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Saturday 29th April, 2.15pm This quick-witted comedy troupe, including Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris, improvise a brand new Jane Austen [...]

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series Three

Murder in Successville is back on our screens next week, with a third series once more bringing Tom Davis back as uncompromising cop DI Sleet, alongside a whole new roster of celebrity rookie-cops to help him solve a crime. But is the third series up to the high standards set by the two before [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Anna Mann’s Lonely Hearts (Club Band?)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Anna Mann – star of stage and screen and bargain bin vhs tapes – made her television debut this month as part of Sky’s latest round of Comedy Shorts. As we previously reported, Anna Mann’s [...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sohonions: TVO flavoured comedy at The Soho Theatre

This week sees the long-awaited London run of Katy Brand‘s critically acclaimed I Was a Teenage Christian at the Soho Theatre, with shows every night from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January. But this is just the start of a long run of comedy across this Winter and early Spring for the [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Valentine’s Shorts from TVO regulars

Colin Hoult, Dan Skinner and Dan Tetsell are amongst the comedy stars appearing in the next batch of Sky’s Comedy Shorts this Valentines Day. The series of films follows in the wake of the channel’s previous Christmas, Halloween and Irish themed pieces, with pieces coming from a [...]

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hoult & Parris in Revolting

Colin Hoult and Rachel Parris are among the supporting cast for new satirical comedy series Revolting which starts on BBC Two this evening. The show is the brainchild of Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, who were previously responsible for BBC Three series The Revolution Will Be [...]

January 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Back To Being Human

Being Human, one of BBC Three’s most popular, longest running shows, is available again to watch on iPlayer. The comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with some strange afflictions [...]

December 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Stand-Up on NextUp

Colin Hoult, Tony Law and Lou Sanders are among comedians to have their stand-up made available to watch via exciting new on-demand platform NextUp. NextUp, which is being described as a sort-of Netflix for British comedy, has launched today with dozens of stand-up specials. Along with TVO [...]

November 15, 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

Anna Mann in Soho

Colin Hoult‘s highly acclaimed 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Anna Mann: A Sketch Show for Depressives will be revived at The Soho Theatre for a limited run next month. Focused around his good friend – the beloved spinster Y-list actress Anna Mann – A Sketch Show for Depressives [...]

October 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walliams & Friend Returns

If, like us, you were glued to the box last Christmas, you may remember Walliams & Friend. The sketch show, which was generally well-received at the time, featured Walliams with Joanna Lumley – and a few TVO faces (which is why we’re excited about it). Now the one-off show is being [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Red Dwarf Returns

The ‘Boys from the Dwarf’ are back on our screens in September and TVO is naturally getting excited! We’ve always been big fans of the cult sci-fi favourite, which began back in 1988. But after Colin Hoult appeared in Series X, Red Dwarf landed on TVO’s radar for a whole [...]

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Colin Hoult

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us, with a host of TVO favourites set to descend upon the city during August. In the buildup, we’re bringing you an overview of the shows you simply have to see. As part of the fun, we’re presenting our ‘Soapbox’ pieces, in which a member of team TVO [...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Auditions with Andy

Colin Hoult‘s film-buff alter-ego Andy Parker is back, and this time he’s making a feature film! Parker appeared in Hoult’s previous live shows including 2010’s sublime Enemy of the World, before becoming a regular fixture of his Comedy Collab YouTube series in late 2014. [...]

June 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series 2

Next week sees the launch of Murder in Successville‘s second series: as the buddy cop celebrity sitcom gameshow hybrid returns to BBC Three on Wednesday 15th June. With a top notch cast of comic talent on board once more, including TVO regulars aplenty, is the second series worth the hype [...]

June 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the new inhabitants of Successville

The cult hit Murder in Successville returns to our screens on 15th June, with Tom Davis‘ DI Sleet once again taking a series of celebrity rookies out to solve a murder, committed by one of the famous inhabitants of the downtrodden town. As with Series 1 last year, the show also features [...]

June 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Murder in Successville returns

Cult-hit BBC Three who-dunnit and big ol’ TVO favourite Murder in Successville returns to our screens from Wednesday 15th June. The partially improvised detective comedy gameshow was a huge success for the channel last year, as the likes of Greg James, Dermot O’Leary and Kimberly [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments