Fergus Craig

Preview: Hoff the Record Series 2

Next week sees the return of Hoff the Record – Dave’s mockumentary sitcom hybrid starring Knight Rider legend David Hasselhoff alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With a top notch regular cast and a number of TVO related guest stars across the run once more, is series two worth the [...]

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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 THIS WEEK below… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Fergus Craig goes Hoff the Record

This week sees the launch of Hoff the Record – the brand new partially improvised mockumentary about David Hasselhoff, in which the 80s legend stars alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With numerous other familiar faces appearing across the run, and this being Fergus’ most high [...]

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #2

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 in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #1

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 in Onion Land. COOKING UP A LOVER’S DREAM The former Nemo frontman returned with his new [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Monk-day Approacheth!

This week sees the broadcast of the new pilot episode for revamped project, Monks, featuring TVO regulars Fergus Craig and Justin Edwards. As we’ve mentioned previously, the project has been on-and-off for 14 years, no less – first appearing on radio as Hey Hey We’re The [...]

May 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Video Round Up

This week we’ve been mostly spotting the occasional TVO-related video on the World Wide Web. And we thought it was only right and proper to round them up and share them with you: First up is Fergus Craig, with his useful guides to (1) talking Geordie (a dialect “with a desperation to [...]

May 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Preview Peeling: Cardinal Burns Series 2

This week sees the long-awaited return of Cardinal Burns to our TV screens, with Episode 1 airing at 10:30pm. The madcap sketch show starring Seb Cardinal and Dustin Debri-Burns is, once again, co-written by a large number of comedic talents, including TVO regulars Rufus Jones and Fergus Craig. [...]

April 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Monks On One?

News of a mainstream television pilot from some of TVO’s finest have emerged via our good friends at The British Comedy Guide. The pilot, tentatively titled Monks, appears to be an adaptation of one-off Radio 2 Comedy Showcase special Hey Hey We’re The Monks from way back in 2000, [...]

January 6, 2014 // 3 Comments

The Actors School

Here’s a fascinating insight into the world of acting from Fergus Craig and Aisling Bea. Fergus, whose previous viral vids have always been a hoot, portrays a savage old actor turned mentor, as he guides Aisling through the correct way to play scenes from Friends.  A [...]

July 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Fergus Craig’s Guide To London

We know a great many of our readers come from all over the world.  There’s lots of you lovely lot in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, South America (we’re pretty big in Mexico, it seems) and Japan to name but a few. And as such, lots of you out there may have never made [...]

June 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Catch Up With Onion Land

The last remnants of your Easter Eggs are starting to look like wicked reminders of pure liquid gluttony.  Spring is officially here, though some parts of the country seem to have swapped sunshine for snow.  As you stop to take a breath, you realise this seemingly barren period in Onion Land is [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hear From The Sexperts

If you’re in need of some advice on how to pull and also the secret to being the best in the boudoir, then Sophie Black chats to the expert on all things sexy, Devon Cornwall – who does look suspiciously like Fergus Craig. Some wise words are said and apparently even tomatoes can be [...]

February 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

(Not So) Horrible BAFTA!

CBBC smash Horrible Histories triumphed at the Children’s BAFTA Awards this weekend, winning Best Children’s Comedy. The show which stars Ealing Live Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and occasionally Alice Lowe, alongside Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas and Matt [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dan’s Time Travels

The pilot of Dan Tetsell‘s new radio show, The 21st Century for Time Travellers, airs this Thursday (28 June) at 11pm, on BBC Radio 4. Set in a future where there are personal time machines, Dan also stars as the host,  crotchety Wilson Thomas, forced to guide us on behalf of the 21st [...]

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Catching Up With Colin Hoult

This week sees the return of Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show to the Leicester Square Theatre, whilst May brings his Ultimate Carnival Of Monsters show to the Udderbelly on London’s South Bank. With a number of up and coming projects marking 2012 as a big year for the comic, actor and [...]

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Government Inspected

The positive reviews of Richard Jones’ production of Government Inspector featuring Julian Barratt have been coming thick and fast.  But what did The Velvet Onion make of the play?  Find out if Velveteer Mog agrees with the theatre critics: Reviewing a comedy gig is pretty straightforward: [...]

June 16, 2011 // 4 Comments

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