Dave Brown

Shoreditch Boosh Club

From 20th October this year until January 2017, The Book Club in Shoreditch will become ‘The Boosh Club’ hosting an exhibition and a series of events to celebrate ten years since The Mighty Boosh‘s 2006 tour. The exhibition  – curated by Liat Chen – will feature [...]

July 28, 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

Rumours vs Reality: Future Sailing for The Mighty Boosh?

Boosh fans were sent into a frenzy last week, when the online version of Radio Times claimed The Mighty Boosh were to reunite for a new project. The article centred around comments made by Julian Barratt during promotion for his role in the new Channel 4 sitcom Flowers (get the lowdown [...]

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brown, Law and Meeten go APE for S.O.S.

If you missed them on Twitter recently, Dave Brown has taken a series of comedy portraits in support of the Sumatran Orang-utan Society’s #APEril campaign. The portraits, which feature Tom Meeten and Tony Law amongst others, are a reminder that orang-utan’s share 96.4% of their DNA with humans, [...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #3

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 this week in Onion Land. HOUSE OF FOOLS SERIES 2 STARTS FILMING! The beginning of our week [...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Birdy & The Boffin

Science is great! It gives your brain a work-out and explains how everything in the world works.  It’s a shame about the boring bits though. Imagine, however, if you could remove all the dull bits and dial up the volume on the really interesting, weird parts of science? Well, imagine no [...]

September 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Peek Behind The Fantasy

Some of you will be lucky enough to be seeing Noel Fielding live at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend, as he performs two work-in-progress shows in preparation for his forthcoming UK tour. Anyhows, we reckoned the rest of you might need a bit of cheering up… Here, then – for your [...]

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

RIP Robin Williams: July 21 1951 – August 11 2014

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Robin Williams, who died yesterday. Williams was a legend of comedy, first rising to fame in 1978 as the friendly alien Mork in Mork and Mindy, a spin-off from a guest appearance in Happy Days that went on to run for four [...]

August 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

Luxury Gallery, Ooh-Yeah!

Suck my beans! Luxury Comedy officially launched last night, and with Episode Two now on 4oD, there’s still lots we have to share with you as the series progresses. For starters, there’s our making of featurette: a rough-n-ready rumble-tumble through the madness of filming Luxury [...]

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Luxury Archives

As we excitedly skip towards the official launch of the new series of Luxury Comedy, we’ve come over all nostalgic at TVO and  we thought it might be nice to have a look back at some of the exclusive interviews, reviews and content that we created for your delectation for series 1. Here [...]

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Donate & Win – Noel Tickets & Signed Prints!

Would you like to win a signed Mighty Boosh print and/or tickets to see Noel Fielding live? Of course you would – well all you have to do is donate £5 to Oriel Colwyn via this link. Dave Brown has generously donated 4 prints to Oriel Colwyn – the dedicated photographic gallery space [...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Stand And Deliver!

Any keen comedy fan will know it has been some time since a regular print-based publication on the comedic landscape  graced the shelves of newsagents and book stores across the land. The 1990s saw a few short lived publications, but beyond that, only Harry Deansway’s sorely missed, self [...]

May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Help Dave Live Below The Line

If you follow Dave Brown on twitter you may have noticed his recent obsession with the price of food. If you don’t follow Dave (why ever not?) or you’re not entirely sure what it’s all about, please allow us to enlighten you: Dave is participating in a charity initiative called [...]

April 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dave Brown & The Porcelain Panther

Dave Brown has appeared on Episode 9 of Newten’s Porcelain Panther podcast. Newten’s Porcelain Panther is a series of podcasts Hosted by Jim Stoten and Ben Newman, in conversation with a bevy of creative people. Eagle-eyed trivia fans may have spotted that Jim Stoten is the illustrator who [...]

March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ape-ril Tee For The Boys

Dave Brown and Mr Bingo have designed this limited edition t-shirt for the Sumatran Orangutan Society to publicise their  Ape-ril campaign. The campaign is to sponsor men to grow beards and ‘release your inner ape’  during April in solidarity with our red-haired cousins, to [...]

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Reverse Angle Approaches

A new exhibition of the work of Andy Hollingworth will be on display in Chester next month. Here at The Velvet Onion, we have a great love for the work of the photographer. And indeed, for Andy himself – one of the nicest men in the business. We’re not alone, either – as his work [...]

January 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Bleedin-Great-White Polar-Bear In The Room

No, we don’t do elephants. Too cliché.  We’re here to talk about The Mighty Boosh, and we’re sure most of you know why. It all started on Sunday morning, when at the bottom of a pile of showbiz drivel on their website, The Daily Mail ran a short piece, that didn’t even [...]

January 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Win Noel Fielding’s Hat

Yes, that’s right, you can be the proud owner of the hat worn by Noel Fielding in the TV series of The Mighty Boosh! The hat and mask – signed ‘Vince’, are part of a sealed-bids auction, held by Tankerton Football Club to raise cash for a new ground for young footballers [...]

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bingo & The Beehive

Mr Bingo is one of the behind the scenes artists that we write about at The Velvet Onion. He’s one of those craftsmen who quietly help to make the world which inhabits these pages more visually distinctive. His uniquely comical illustrations have graced Mighty Boosh books and Rich Fulcher [...]

October 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

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