Dave Brown

Behind The Boosh Is Back

Behind The Boosh – the stunning exhibition of Dave Brown‘s photography across ten years of The Mighty Boosh – is to return in October, via Proud Gallery. The Camden based gallery will be showcasing a whole new set of rare or previously unreleased shots from Brown’s [...]

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live: One Year On…

Today marks the one year anniversary of The Velvet Onion Live! In character, Matt Berry once memorably said: “Time is a menstruous woman. One cannot control her eddying currents.”  Rarely has a truer remark been uttered in jest.  It’s hard to believe a whole twelve months have [...]

May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Ape-ril Ambassadors

Dave Brown and Tony Law have joined Bill Bailey in the Ape-ril campaign in aid of the Sumatran Orang-utan Society. The trio have firm links with the charity, with Brown & Bailey joining forces for a Monkees duet at their Orangaid event back in 2009, and now they’re aiming to [...]

April 9, 2013 // 4 Comments

Luxury Merch To Look Forward To

If you follow Dave Brown on twitter you’ll know that some pretty awesome Luxury Comedy merchandise is on the cards. We managed to extract some further information from everyone’s favourite monkey man about what’s being planned: Dave has confirmed that the online store is almost [...]

February 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

2012: A Year In Interviews

In 2012 we were lucky enough to get the chance to chat to a few of the artists that we write about on these pages. So here’s a look back at some of the year’s interviews – and the fascinating, colourful and revealing comments that were shared. A big thank you to everyone who [...]

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Dave Brown’s Tough Crowd

Tough Crowd – the new photo exhibition by Dave Brown, is currently wowing art-lovers at The Strand Gallery in central London. TVO caught up with the man behind the lens to talk about putting together a series of comedian portraits with a difference… “It’s not all panel shows, [...]

December 7, 2012 // 6 Comments

A Crowd At Tough Crowd

Tuesday evening saw the grand opening of Dave Brown‘s new photography exhibition Tough Crowd at the Stand Gallery in London. Velveteers Paulyne and Mog were there and enjoyed an early glimpse of the show. Mog The comedians featured in the photographs read like a ‘who’s who’ [...]

December 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Tough Crowd

Tough Crowd, the latest photo exhibition by Dave Brown, opens today at The Strand Gallery in central London. A collection of portraits capturing the very essence of the lonely, fragile comedian, the exhibition is in aid of the brilliant Afrikids and features a whole host of famous names [...]

December 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

Daves Tough Crowd

All our regular readers know that Dave Brown is a professional photographer (among his many talents), and his new exhibition Tough Crowd blends his photography and comedy connections. He will be showing his portraits of fellow comedians including Noel Fielding, Lee Mack and Jimmy Carr, [...]

October 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Mighty Teacher

Sometimes the weird and occasionally wonderful world of social media provides an unexpected smile. Yesterday was one such moment, as #ThingsILearnedFromTheMightyBoosh achieved world trend status on twitter. Boosh folk and fans alike seized on the hashtag, using it as an opportunity to share their [...]

September 1, 2012 // 5 Comments

Wales Gets Behind The Boosh

As all good peelers will know, Dave Brown‘s photography exhibition, Behind the Boosh, has just finished its run in Norwich. Now Dave has announced that it will be moving to Wales. The behind-the-secenes photography of fifteen years-worth The Mighty Booshcan be seen at Oriel Colwyn (the new [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ghana’s Ambulance Rally

In April this year Dave Brown travelled to Ghana to join the task of increasing the amount of emergency services in the north of the country. By the time of their return they had raised £30,000 and achieved turning Ghana’s 6 ambulances into 8 and saving many more lives that they otherwise [...]

August 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

Boosh History To Buy

Go on admit it: you’ve been lusting after the posters designed by Dave Brown for his photography exhibition currently running at Flint in Norwich. Well now you can get your mitts on one! The exhibition, titled Behind the Boosh, charts the history of the comedy act from its conception in the [...]

July 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

Behind The Boosh Contest: Winners Announced!

After scrolling through your caption entries (which were up in the hundreds!), Dave Brown has picked out his top 3 and declared them the winners of the Velvet Onion Behind the Boosh Caption Contest! In 1st place and winning a signed print of a photo of Dave’s choice and a screen print of the [...]

July 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

Club Fantastico Rides Again

Steve Oram and Tom Meeten return to The Vandella on July 12th for another round of Club Fantastico, with some very special guest stars. We told you back in May that Oram & Meeten’s revived club night would be returning this summer, and we hope that a lot of you took that, and their [...]

June 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion: The Extreme Racists…

Today marks the one month anniversary of our evening of music, comedy and downright madness at TVO Live! So what better way to celebrate the night than to give all of you a taste of what went down in our first trailer! Take a look below at the first snippets of footage from our film of the whole [...]

June 29, 2012 // 6 Comments

COMPETITION: Win Prints From Behind The Boosh!

This competition is now closed; many thanks to everyone who took part. As soon as Dave Brown has picked the three winners we’ll publish the results. Until then, keep those fingers crossed! The Velvet Onion has teamed up with the ever wonderful Dave Brown once again ahead of his first ever [...]

June 25, 2012 // 117 Comments

Flint, Brown & Boosh

As you may have spotted via Dave Brown‘s twitter, the photographer, graphic designer and great ape is launching his first photography exhibition next month! We took it upon ourselves to find out a bit more about the show from the man himself, and Dave was kind enough to serve up some extra [...]

June 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

TVO Live! The Aftermath of a Vandella Velveting…

You knew it was coming – but Thursday May 31st saw The Velvet Onion put on our very first live night, at the incredible new Shepherd’s Bush venue, The Vandella. With a smattering of stars in the audience, and a VIP lounge so filled with comedy legends several people’s heads may [...]

June 2, 2012 // 10 Comments

Meet Neil Cole

The beauty of The Velvet Onion is that it reaches far and wide, though sometimes that reach is so wide that its easy to miss names staring you in the face. Neil Cole is a new name to The Velvet Onion, but his name has been circling around our pages for many years and we thought it was about time [...]

May 9, 2012 // 0 Comments