Katy Wix

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

Wix TALKS

Katy Wix is one of several great comedy faces featuring in new YouTube series Dave TALKS. We’ve all, at some point, come across those mind-numbing online lectures that are filled with cliched metaphors, dodgy portmanteau words and ‘you-can-do-it’ vibes so strong it could almost [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gemma Whelan Helps Out in the Comedy Classroom

The BBC are encouraging high school students to try their hand at comedy writing, and TVO favourite Gemma Whelan has been offering advice. Are you a teacher wanting to bring some comedy into the classroom? Or a budding young comedian who’s keen to get some recognition? Comedy Classroom is a [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eldon Returns For Missing Hancocks

A third series of The Missing Hancocks has been confirmed, and Kevin Eldon will again be part of the cast. The Radio 4 show recreates lost episodes of the classic radio show, which originally featured Tony Hancock, but with a modern cast mimicking how they would have originally sounded. [...]

May 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comedy Showcase Details

Early last month we told you about the revival of Peterford Golf Club, this time as part of Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase. The show, now called The Peterford Golf Club) written by and starring Simon Farnaby, was broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday evening, with a repeat tomorrow at 10pm. It also starred [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Katy Wix Writes Second Book Of Comic Monologues

Katy Wix released her first book of comic monologues for women in 2014. Since then, she has been working on a second volume, which is now available to buy from book stores, with a forward by Sharon Horgan. Wix has been busy writing audition speeches for drama school students at institutions [...]

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Together

This week saw the launch of new BBC Three sitcom Together – with a smattering of TVO faces tucked in there for good measure. The show is written by and stars Johnny Sweet (Babylon), and follows two young people in the early, fragile stages of a new relationship, played by Sweet and Cara [...]

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Who’s Who of when TVO Meets Doctor Who

This weekend sees the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who – the ninth since its return in 2005, and the thirty-fifth overall since 1963. Led once more by Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and the sublime Michelle Gomez (Psychobitches) as Missy, this [...]

September 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

Fried Wix

Katy Wix appears in new BBC Three sitcom Fried which begins tonight. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the show stars Matthew Cottle, Mandeep Dhillon, Lorna Gayle, William Melling and Imran Yusuf as the disgruntled staff of a struggling branch of Seriously Fried Chicken in Croydon, led by [...]

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Wild Valentine’s Night: iPlayer Previews

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, the BBC have announced a new set of nine iPlayer comedy shorts, based around the theme of love, for our delectation. TVO took a sneak peak, as Becca Moody reports… If you watched the BBC iPlayer shorts from June 2014, you’ll have seen [...]

February 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Matt Berry’s Lone Wolf Sequel

Matt Berry will be starring in a follow-up wildlife ‘documentary’ to last year’s iPlayer comedy short, Lone Wolf, in which he talks us through the courtships and mating rituals of creatures in the wild – in typical Berry-style of course. With Lone Wolf having been [...]

January 24, 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

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