Kevin Eldon

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four Matt Berry returns as the larger than life Steven Toast, in the sitcom he writes with Arthur Matthews (Father Ted, Big Train). As ever, Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Tracy Oberman, Tim [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onions Bloom at Rose d’Or 2015

The nominations for this year’s Rose d’Or have been announced, and British comedy leads the way. Also known colloquially as the Golden Rose Awards, the Rose d’Or are organised by the European Broadcasting Union and for almost 40 years were synonymous with the Swiss city of [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

The long awaited third series of Crackanory is just over a month away, and the full list of this year’s readers have been revealed. For the uninitiated, the show features big name guests reading twisted tales – intercut with live action and animated segments which quite often star a [...]

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Eldon Live At Fylm School

Kevin Eldon will be one of the acts at Simon Munnery’s Fylm School on 2nd November. Following a sell-out monthly residency at Soho Theatre and successful stints in Canada, Australia and the Edinburgh Festival, Munnery is opening up Fylm school for a special one-off at Rich Mix in East [...]

October 10, 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

More About Dangermouse

We’ve mentioned the new series of Dangermouse a few times before, given that it features a TVO-connected artist as one of the main characters: the very wonderful Kevin Eldon will be starring as the voice of Penfold. Today, however, we discovered that two more of the people we get excited [...]

September 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Kevin’s Pointless Celebrities

Kevin Eldon stars in today’s special ‘Comedies’ edition of Pointless Celebrities at 6.30pm on BBC1. If you haven’t seen it before, Pointless Celebrities and its daily non-celebrity parent – Pointless – is a quiz show presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard [...]

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sky Gets Physical

This week sees the soft-launch of a new range of four one-off comedies for Sky Arts, featuring a selection of TVO regulars and familiar faces. The quartet of comic nuggets begins with Ruby Robinson (Thursday, 9pm) which stars Hollywood legend Kim Cattrall alongside Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd. [...]

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Comedian’s Guide To Survival

Paul Kaye, Richard Sandling and Kevin Eldon are amongst the ensemble cast gathered in a new comedy film all about the world of stand-up, The Comedian’s Guide to Survival. Loosely based on the real-life story of journalist turned stand-up comic James Mullinger, the film stars James [...]

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Prince sees Prince

Here at The Velvet Onion, we try to focus on the real, genuine news stories surrounding the alternative comedians who make up our family of frequent collaborators. We leave their personal lives very much off limits – as cute as all those Velvet Babies are these days – and don’t [...]

August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sneek a Peek at Dangermouse

He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there. He’s also an iconic figure in so many millions of childhoods, that the very thought of rebooting cult classic Dangermouse was immediately met with derision when it was announced. Yet the casting [...]

July 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Free Comedy Pilots From Audible

Audible, the Amazon-owned company that sells audio downloads, has created five new sitcom pilots which it is giving away for free. The collection is titled This Is Your Pilot Speaking!, and this is the first time that Audible has commissioned original comedy content in the UK. Of course if [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

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 THIS WEEK below… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #32

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 THIS WEEK below… HERE COMES THE SUN TRAP Wednesday, 10:45pm, BBC ONE This week sees the launch of Sun Trap, the new BBC [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Horrible Histories Returns

Next week sees the return of CBBC smash Horrible Histories – and the revamped show has some impressive casting coups up its sleeve. The fifth, and at the time presumed final series of the educational sketch show aired in July 2013, wrapping up the award winning show which had featured a [...]

May 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now #31

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 THIS WEEK below… GO GAGA WITH SUCCESSVILLE Wednesday, 10pm, BBC THREE BBC Three’s delightfully silly murder [...]

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Discounted Tickets For Kevin Eldon – Next Week!

Fans of Kevin Eldon will be seriously chuffed to discover that there are two opportunities to see him live during the next 9 days. What’s more, we have special discount codes which you can use to benefit from reduced price tickets – so you can afford to go to both shows. First up, you [...]

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #30

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 THIS WEEK below…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments