Comic Relief

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 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 #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

Give It Up For Comic Relief

It’s Red Nose Day again this year and Comic Relief have announced a special concert, featuring top music acts including Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sandé and Nicole Scherzinger. Give it up for Comic Relief will be held on Wednesday 6th [...]

January 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

Strictly Come Branding

Tonight’s red button extra instalment of immensely popular hit Strictly Come Dancing will feature a familiar face from Onion land in the form of Katy Brand. The comic actress and author will join former Strictly champion and professional dancer Karen Hardy to commentate live on the [...]

October 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Impact Of Kate Boosh

It seems that Queen Babushka herself was pretty impressed with Noel Fielding’s homage to her Wuthering Heights classic on Lets Dance for Comic Relief – as Fielding is to star in Kate Bush’s short film which will accompany the re-release of her single, ‘Deeper [...]

April 4, 2011 // 5 Comments

Barratt’s Comedy Cheese!

It seems Julian Barratt’s contribution to Comic Relief was not confined to sweeping Noel Fielding up in his arms on Let’s Dance… For Comic Relief! He could be heard (but sadly not seen) on yesterdays Comic Relief show, talking to Alan Partridge. If you missed it you can catch it [...]

March 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Win Noel’s Dress (And More!)

In the afterglow of Let’s Dance…For Comic Relief, Noel Fielding‘s red Kate Bush dress must surely feature in the list of ‘most covetable Boosh memorabilia.  The dress that clothed a cartwheel, the dress that was watched by millions…nay, the dress that was swept into [...]

March 17, 2011 // 9 Comments

Babooshka Shocker!

Noel Fielding‘s sensational repeat performance of Wuthering Heights on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief failed to win the competition, despite the help of his very own Heathcliffe… Mr Julian Barratt! Noel’s appearance was pre-empted by a new short film in which his backing [...]

March 12, 2011 // 32 Comments

This Woman’s Work: The Career Of Kate Bush

Noel Fielding’s recent performance of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ on Let’s Dance…For Comic Relief has sparked interest in the singer from a new generation of Boosh fans.  Tonight Noel will once again be donning his Kate wig and red dress for the grand final, [...]

March 12, 2011 // 4 Comments

How To Let’s Dance: A Professional Perspective!

All of us at TVO Towers we were hugely impressed with Noel Fielding’s winsome performance of ‘Wuthering Heights’ on Saturday’s Let’s Dance…for Comic Relief. But what would a more discerning viewer make of it?  We asked Maggie Clunie, who’s been teaching [...]

March 3, 2011 // 3 Comments

Kazoo’s And Quizzes For Red Nose Day

Noel Fielding is not the only member of the Booshniverse doing their bit for Comic Relief. Radio 3 is having a special Kazoo concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 14 March 2011 at 7.30pm. Among those taking part are Alice Lowe, James Bachman, Chris O’Dowd, Katy Wix and Nathan Barley star [...]

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Behind The Bush: Let’s Dance Live!

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ll have seen at least some of this week’s Let’s Dance…for Comic Relief, which saw Noel Fielding channeling Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.  If you’ve  wondered what goes on during the recording of the show, wonder no [...]

February 28, 2011 // 11 Comments

Wuthering Chart Heights!

Boosh fandom has gone into meltdown a little over last night’s sensational performance from Noel Fielding on Let’s Dance… for Comic Relief. We at TVO are going to be getting behind Noel’s chances of winning the competition with a series of posts across the next two weeks [...]

February 27, 2011 // 15 Comments

The Mighty Bush!

Noel Fielding is through to the final of Let’s Dance… for Comic Relief after a barnstorming performance as Kate Bush. Noel’s version of the classic Wuthering Heights was up against some seriously tough competition from the likes of Lulu, Penny Smith, Andi Osho and Jarrad [...]

February 26, 2011 // 17 Comments