Jonny & The Baptists

Songs for the Apocalypse

As our impending doom approaches, it’s good to know some people have us covered, as Jonny & the Baptists have unleashed a brand new long-player to see us through the end of days, and it is already available to buy right now. After all, time is ticking! Entitled Songs for the Apocalypse, [...]

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Distasteful duo join Lefty Scum UK tour

Jonny and the Baptists are joining forces with Josie Long and Grace Petrie on a two week tour of the nation. Entitled Leftie Scum, the tour welcomes audiences of all political persuasion, but if you are a Tory, they will most probably take the piss out of you. After all, for all their glowing [...]

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Eat the Poor goes on tour

Musical satirists and socialist comedic geniuses Jonny & The Baptists begin their latest UK tour next month, as their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Eat the Poor visits 37 towns and cities across 50 dates. As Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers told TVO last summer, “Eat The Poor is all [...]

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sohonions: TVO flavoured comedy at The Soho Theatre

This week sees the long-awaited London run of Katy Brand‘s critically acclaimed I Was a Teenage Christian at the Soho Theatre, with shows every night from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January. But this is just the start of a long run of comedy across this Winter and early Spring for the [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: TVO at the Fringe 2016

The Edinburgh Fringe is now officially over for another year, and as the city cleans away the chaos that millions of flyers and hundreds of shows leave behind, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on TVO related involvement in an epic Fringe run. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Jonny & The Baptists on Eat the Poor

The Edinburgh Fringe is now well under way and there’s a whole host of TVO related shows to savour. There’s also a large number of shows worth watching that are not technically related to our ‘family’ of regulars, but we love ’em anyway. One such show is the latest [...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion at the Fringe: More Edinburgh Picks

Over the past week we’ve given you lots of Onion-flavoured Edinburgh previews to sink your teeth into… And there’s still more to come! If your Fringe schedule isn’t quite as full as it could be, here are some extra TVO recommendations that we just couldn’t neglect to [...]

August 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fabulously Funny Goings On In Wales

The fifth Machynlleth Comedy Festival takes place at the end of this month and, once again, it boasts the kind of line-up that’s good enough to make you weep tears of joy. The festival takes place in a handful of charming and intimate venues around Machynlleth in Wales between Friday 29th [...]

April 16, 2016 // 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

The Fringe Is Upon Us!

This Friday sees the launch of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and as always, a number of TVO regulars are joining the thousands of shows on offer throughout August. With new shows from the likes of Dan Clark, Rachel Stubbings, Kim Noble, Paul Foot, Joey Page, Sarah Kendall and Tony Law [...]

July 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Edinburgh Fringe Approaches

For three weeks every year thousands of shows from the worlds of comedy, theatre and anything else you can think of descend on Edinburgh for the largest arts festival in the world. The full programme for the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 has now been launched and of course there are many TVO regulars [...]

June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jonny & The Baptists: Definitely Not Farage

Whilst we here at TVO are bound by our remit of the ever expanding troop of frequent collaborators within the Onion Layers, we nevertheless like to take a moment here and there to support other great talents in the world of alternative comedy.  The dotted history of our messed up family tree [...]

May 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Class Whore At The Pleasance

Jonny Donahoe, one half of magnificent musical comedy duo Jonny and the Baptists, is bringing his solo stand-up show, Class Whore to the Pleasance, Islington tomorrow and next week. Slightly outside TVO’s normal remit, we recommended Class Whore, along with Jonny and the Baptist’s show [...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Crumbs & Charactwhores

Colin Hoult is as busy as ever, with a number of projects on the horizon. The comic actor, who is currently wowing audiences in the final series of Being Human as nerdy vampire Crumb, will be creating a brand new live show which will debut at the Udderbelly  on London’s South Bank on June [...]

February 12, 2013 // 4 Comments

Richard & Juneday

June is almost upon us, and with it comes a tiny smattering of Rich Fulcher on London stages. Friday, 1st June, sees Rich return to The Udderbelly, with a special edition of James Wren’s clubnight Spank!  Fulcher joins the bill alongside another TVO face – Rufus Jones, who will be [...]

May 27, 2012 // 0 Comments