James Wren

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

Peacock Season: Edinburgh From the Comfort Of Your Sofa

A wee while ago we mentioned that Peacock Season, the movie by and featuring James Wren, alongside a bevy of TVO-related comedians, would soon be available to view via Distrify, a site which allows you to buy films via social media. Well now it’s on there! The film follows the story [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Get Your Hands On Peacock Season

Last week we mentioned in passing a film called Peackock Season, the first part of a low-budget trilogy by James Wren. Now further information has come to light about how you can get hold of it. Peacock Season (which features Richard Glover, Justin Edwards, Reece Shearsmith and Paul Foot, [...]

May 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

Movie News: The Man You’re Not

Friend of TVO and all-round comedy guru James Wren has co-written and produced a new film featuring none other than Joanna Lumley! If anything further was needed to recommend the film, it also features Wren as a landscape gardner – plus Reece Shearsmith and Steve Oram. Filming of the [...]

May 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Get It Seen

No, that title isn’t just an instruction from us… it’s also the name of a new underground film festival taking place at legendary venue The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this month. The venue, which has been a spiritual home for TVO regulars for almost two decades [...]

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kill Phil Vol. 2

The sublime comedy play Kill Phil returns next month at legendary London venue The Hen & Chickens. The show is the brainchild of Pros From Dover veteran (and writer/star of My First Planet), Phil Whelans, and co-stars Marny Godden of brilliant sketch troop The Grandees and TVO’s very [...]

February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kill Phil

A brand new TVO-packed stage show will be unveiled later this month at legendary London venue The Hen & Chickens. Entitled Kill Phil, the show is the brainchild of Pros From Dover veteran (and writer/star of My First Planet), Phil Whelans.  It also features a what’s who of the sketch [...]

January 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have A Grandee Monday At Hen & Chickens

And now… a break from our usual programming to give you a special ticket-bargain offer, as TVO is proud to be able to offer you half-price tickets to see rising sketch trio The Grandees next week. One of the joys of The Velvet Onion is that we get the opportunity to big up a number of [...]

October 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sucking McGuff, It’s More Masters Of Celluloid

Still craving your regular fix of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains? If so, just like us, you’ll have recently enjoyed the first editions of Masters Of Celluloid – the spoof making of series starring Warwick Davies, from the mind of the increasingly active Bob Pipe.  The [...]

August 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Trap Almost Set

Forthcoming independent comedy horror film The Trap is nearing the end of Post Production, and as such, we thought it was high time we introduced you to it. The movie is made by FMW Films – a company set up by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & our very own James Wren.  Their first [...]

July 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Onion Fringes: Part 4 – Spank!

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us, with a host of TVO favourites set to descend upon the city between 2nd and 26th August.  In the build up, we’re bringing you a great show to go and see every weekday – from our regulars to shows beyond the usual confines of Onion Land. Today’s showcase [...]

July 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

Prime Sucker

The latest installment of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now online. This week, Professor Langhorne and Dr. Von Busey (Phil Whelans and Richard Glover), have a meeting with the Prime Minister (Alex Kirk), about the global epidemic of brain sucking. Can it be too late for mankind? [...]

May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

First Contact

The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now online for your peepers to cast their gaze upon. This week, the leading faiths of our land join forces to try and fend off the alien invaders, and there’s a surprise waiting in Professor Langhorne’s [...]

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Forged Hope

The latest installment in the gloriously silly web series The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains has emerged online. This week’s episode from the minds of Bob Pipe, James Wren and Phil Whelans features the return of the latter and Richard Glover, with more brain sucking victims [...]

May 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Spank Some TVO Talent

Comedy fans in the London area can start getting excited now with two forthcoming shows from Spank! at Udderbelly Southbank which feature artists who we cover at The Velvet Onion. On Friday, 7th June the Spank! line-up features performaces from Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk, along with sets from Isy [...]

May 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Wrath Of Ken

More Brain Sucking action from the Multiverse gang. This week Roger and Brenda meet Ken, leader and only member of The Resistance, except for his broom. With a message from the Prime Minister (Alex Kirk) and cameos from husband and wife duo Waen Shepherd and Katy Derby as hapless tourists, this [...]

April 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Forgery Keeps It Real At Udderbelly

The always-awesome comedy of The Forgery Club is on offer at this year’s Udderbelly Festival at Southbank in London. Bob Pipe‘s infamous comedy night will be appearing in the iconic inflatable cow under the moniker of ‘Back to the 80s’. As the evening’s publicity [...]

April 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Multiverse Keeps Going

The Multiverse – that glorious new online portal for sci-fi related silliness from Warwick Davies – has unleashed two new TVO flavoured slices of nonsense to savour. The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains was released today, and features Alex Kirk as the Prime [...]

April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Wade McGuff And The Brain Suckers!

Episode two of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now live, and it’s another corker from the team. Written once again by Bob Pipe, Phil Whelans and James Wren, and directed by Bob as well, Episode Two features none other than Colin Hoult as rough, tough Wade McGuff, and he [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment