Julian Barratt

Aping About

Memories of the first national Mighty Boosh tour are the key to a string of recent uploads on Dave Brown‘s new photoblog, Apenclosure. Yet more fresh photos of the Boosh Boys in action are now up for viewing. Apenclosure is Dave’s latest pet project – a chance for him to display [...]

March 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

Barratt Saves

Julian Barratt has joined the Save 6 Music campaign, as one of many celebrities to post a birthday card to the ailing radio station via Facebook. BBC 6 Music, which faces closure as part of BBC cutbacks, has been given mass public support and celebrity campaigning for its continued existence.  The [...]

March 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

Big Mix Tape

Julian Barratt is the special guest of comedian and dj Adam Buxton in the pilot episode of his new radio series, Adam Buxton’s Big Mix Tape. On his BBC 6 Music blog, Buxton revealed his plans for the show. It’s supposed to be kind of like a compilation tape that I’ve made for the [...]

March 11, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Savage Canvas

Julian Barratt is to feature in Tim Hope‘s short film The Savage Canvas. The piece, which is also to feature Hyperdrive star Stephen Evans (who appeared in Barratt’s recent directorial debut Curtains), will reunite the Mighty Boosh star with animator and music video director Hope.  The [...]

March 9, 2010 // 4 Comments

More Mighty Japan

A few weeks ago, we told you about The Mighty Boosh coming to dvd in Japan, with the announcement of series 1 across two volumes on April 21st, with series 2 to follow on May 26th. Amazon Japan has now uploaded images of the series 2 covers, and we can confirm that the series is indeed split across [...]

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

Mighty Japan

The Mighty Boosh are ready to take Japan by storm, as dvd releases of their tv series have been scheduled for release this Spring. The dvds, which appear to be subtitled, not dubbed, will hit stores on 21st April.  The cover art for “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2” suggests its a [...]

February 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

Backstage Boosh

Post NME Awards, there’s a couple of Boosh interview clips knocking about on the NME website and their Youtube channel. First up, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt were grabbed on the red carpet to discuss their award predictions and Noel’s love of Captain Beefhart. Mid show, Julian [...]

February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Future Sailors Wins

The Mighty Boosh have triumphed once again at the NME Awards, winning Best Live DVD for their Future Sailors Tour. The whole crazy gang were in town, showing a united front for the first time in months, for the star-studded event at Brixton Academy last night.  Despite stiff competition from the [...]

February 25, 2010 // 1 Comment


Shall we meet in Paris on the morn? The European Independent Film Festival has just announced its Official Selection for the fifth edition of the festival, with a familiar name on the bill. Amongst the 67 films from 27 countries competing for their awards is Curtains, which was directed by Dan [...]

February 16, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: AD/BC

There are times when writing for The Velvet Onion is a matter of simply posting the news of a fresh gig, a dvd release, or a fresh interview.  These don’t come along every day, however, and in an attempt to widen the scope of TVO and keep our faithful readers entertained, we will be [...]

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

The Mighty Decider iPhone app

The Mighty Boosh have hit the iPhone! As revealed by the wonderful boingboing, the gang have released their first app exclusively for Apple’s devices. With artwork designed by Noel Fielding himself, the app features a series of miniature slices of Boosh action – from Naboo’s [...]

February 5, 2010 // 4 Comments