Katy Brand

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

The Pyschobitches Are Back!

Psychobitches returns for a second series on November 25th. The show – written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) on Sky Arts started life as a one-off pilot, before getting a full series comission last year. Starring Rebecca Front (The Day Today, The Thick of It) as [...]

October 24, 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

Dead Funny

News has just reached us via the Ginger Nuts of Horror blog, that a new horror anthology, featuring stories from todays top comedians, will be published on 1st October. The book – Dead Funny – has a few TVO connections, with contributions from Matt Holness, Reece Shearsmith, Katy Brand [...]

August 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Katy Brand On Women In Comedy

Katy Brand has written an article for The Telegraph in which she outlines 9 rules for any women thinking of breaking into comedy. Managing to be insightful, funny and a tad depressing in equal measures, it’s well worth a read if you’ve ever toyed with the idea of making comedy your [...]

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Walking on Sunshine… with Dinobots!

Today sees the theatrical release of two big films featuring Ealing Live veterans. The biggest of these is Michael Bay’s latest mega-budget sfx extravangaza, Transformers: Age of Extinction – starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and our very own James [...]

June 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

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