David Walliams

Walliams & Friend will return

BBC One sketch show Walliams & Friend has been commissioned for a second series. TVO regulars Morgana Robinson, Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd appeared in the first series, in which each episode featured a special guest star performing sketches with Walliams. Following a Christmas [...]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Walliams and Friend is back!

David Walliams sketch series Walliams and Friend returns tonight for a full series, following a pilot special last year, and there’s a smattering of TVO faces to be seen across the run. Last year’s Christmas special was a veritable nest of TVO activity, with Matt Lipsey directing, [...]

November 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Guests Confirmed for Walliams & Friend

A couple of months ago we revealed that Walliams & Friend, the one-off Christmas sketch-based show from David Walliams, had been commissioned for a full series. At the time we didn’t know a great deal more than that…but now we do! In case you’re wondering, there is a TVO [...]

November 9, 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

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 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 #5

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 the continuing adventures of Trollied (featuring Aisling Bea) on Sky One, [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Barking

A vintage late 90s sketch series featuring Tony Way, Steve Burge and a host of other big names is being released on dvd in November. Barking was made for Channel 4 back in 1998, and as if to prove that nothing really changes, was immediately dumped in a graveyard slot and denied a second [...]

September 27, 2011 // 3 Comments

BBC Booshniverse USA!

A string of TVO related shows are coming to BBC America over the next 12 months. First up, comes the recent smash hit Come Fly With Me – the brainchild of Little Britain stars Matt Lucas & David Walliams, which is directed by our very own Paul King.  Also featuring a cameo from Alice [...]

May 12, 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

Come Buy With Me!

The first series of Come Fly With Me is now available for pre-order via The Velvet Onion Amazon Store. The brainchild of Little Britain creators (and friends of the Boosh) Matt Lucas & David Walliams, the show is directed by Boosh and Bunny And The Bull helmer Paul King.  The first episode [...]

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Come Fly With Me Flies!

New mockumentary sketch show Come Fly With Me, directed by Paul King, has debuted to impressive ratings despite a critical mauling. The show, which is the first collaborative project between Matt Lucas & David Walliams post-Little Britain, also featured a brief appearance from none other than [...]

December 27, 2010 // 2 Comments

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Come Fly At Christmas

Matt Lucas and David Walliams‘ new comedy vehicle Come Fly With Me, directed by Paul King of Mighty Boosh fame is set to feature in the BBC’s Christmas line-up. The series takes the form of a mock documentary set in one of the UK’s busiest airports, with Lucas and Walliams [...]

November 23, 2010 // 2 Comments