Katy Brand

As Yet Untitled returns once more

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will soon be back for a fifth series and the latest guests have been announced. As with previous series of the chat show, there are several familiar TVO faces on the guest list. Here’s what we can expect… Episode 1: Davina McCall, Reginald D Hunter, Jimmy [...]

January 24, 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

Brand on Tour

Katy Brand will be taking her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe smash hit I Was a Teenage Christian on tour in late Spring. Katy’s return to the Fringe for the first time in over a decade was a starkly confessional show, in which she explained ‘what a dick’ she was as a God-bothering teenage [...]

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Katy in Soho

Katy Brand will be bringing her critically acclaimed, smash-hit Edinburgh 2016 show I Was a Teenage Christian to The Soho Theatre in the new year. Whilst the heart and soul are being ripped out of Soho’s every nook and cranny, the good folk at The Soho Theatre are continuing the good fight [...]

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 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

Anna & Katy Do The Right Thing

Panel show podcast Do The Right Thing is back, and its latest episode features great comedy duo Anna Crilly and Katy Wix. Do The Right Thing, which is hosted by Danielle Ward with team captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith, is now in its sixth series and has a Sony award under its belt. [...]

August 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Vic and Bob Are Storage Hunters

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be taking part in Celebrity Storage Hunters on Dave this autumn, along with some more comedy faces.  The one-off Christmas special was Dave’s most-watched programme of 2015, so Celebrity Storage Hunters is now returning to the channel with five hour-long [...]

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Katy Brand on I Was a Teenage Christian

The Edinburgh Festival returns for its 69th year shortly, and a bevvy of TVO favourites are heading on up there to make people laugh. As part of our celebrations, we’ve been catching up with a handful of great performers we’re sure you’ll want to go and see at the Fringe. And [...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Noel Talks Frankenstein

It’s the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece Frankenstein and Noel Fielding has made an appearance on The Infinite Monkey Cage to discuss it. The ‘pop science’ BBC Radio 4 series hosted by Robin Ince and Brian Cox has been running since [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Katy Brand

It’s that time of year again. The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites descending upon the city during the month of August, we’ll be bringing you an overview of the shows you simply have to see. To kick things off, here’s the first of our preview [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brand And The Bible

Katy Brand has revealed how her new stand up show has been inspired by her teenage years as an evangelical Christian. Talking to Brian Logan for the Guardian, Katy explains how she spent seven years in “a happy-clappy, charismatic, evangelical church” before becoming disillusioned with [...]

July 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Branded Merman

Katy Brand has become the latest high profile name to join Merman: the production company set up by Sharon Horgan and producer Clelia Mountford. The company was founded in 2014 after Horgan and Mountford met working on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The company has already [...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Fringe is coming…

Tickets for Edinburgh Fringe shows have gone on sale, and once again, a number of TVO faces are heading on up to the Scottish city throughout August. Making welcome returns after prolonged absences this year are Katy Brand and Colin Hoult – who appear with their shows I Was a Teenage [...]

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brenda Monk is Famous

Katy Brand has released details of her second novel, Brenda Monk is Famous – which is available to pre-order now via pledge site Unbound. A sequel to her 2014 book Brenda Monk is Funny, which was also funded through Unbound across 2012 and 2013, the book returns to the titular stand-up [...]

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Katy Brand Talks Religion

Katy Brand is set to host the pilot for a new comedy panel show on Radio 4 that focuses on the theme of religion. The show, entitled And God Laughs, will welcome four “contrasting guests” as they come together in a discussion about the customs, beliefs, text and cultures of various [...]

January 29, 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

So Hot Right Now #9

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. THE RETURN OF BRIAN PERN This week sees the long awaited return of Brian Pern to our screens, in the brand new [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #7

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. PADDINGTON ARRIVES The British media has gone absolutely potty for the new Paddington movie, which is released [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments