Matt Berry

Berry on Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of brand new comedy shows, one of which will star Matt Berry. On the subject of his new show, Matt Berry: My Life in Broadcast, Matt has said: “I’m very excited to be back on Radio 4, this time to present a history of some interviews I took part in, dating [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Album

Matt Berry‘s new album, The Small Hours, will be released on 16th September. The Small Hours has been described as Matt’s most personal album yet, and explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of the seasons. Matt says it “Refers to the small hours before [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry To Voice New Asterix Film

The UK adaptation of the 2014 animated French film Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods will be released in UK cinemas this summer. Matt Berry will be voicing one of the characters in the film although, sadly, it won’t be one of the main duo; instead Asterix will be voiced by Jack Whitehall, [...]

June 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

Matt Berry & The Maypoles in Hoxton

As it says on the poster, Matt Berry and the Maypoles are performing at Hoxton Hall on Friday 26th August at 7pm. What it doesn’t tell you, is that this is a warm up for a full national tour in the Autumn! Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 2nd June) at 9 am and are available here. [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry & The Maypoles Shows

Matt Berry And the Maypoles have announced a handful of live performances for later this year. So far three consecutive dates have been confirmed, but based on previous form there may be more still to be announced. If there are, we’ll let you know via twitter, so please keep checking. The [...]

April 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Turn on the Pilot Light in Manchester

A brand new festival devoted to television and webisodes is launching in Manchester next month. Pilot Light TV Festival offers four days of screenings, new & old, plus exclusive panels featuring the writers, producers, directors, actors and more behind them. Of course, we wouldn’t be [...]

April 13, 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

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Hunderby Thursday, 10:00pm, Sky Atlantic A two part return for Julia Davis black comedy, featuring Rufus Jones, Alex MacQueen and Reece Shearsmith. For Hunderby coverage, CLICK HERE. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 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

Onion on Site: Toast Q&A

The long awaited third series of Toast of London airs this week (Wednesday, 10:30pm, Channel Four), and you’re in for a real treat. TVO’s newest recruit, Jess Gerber, recently attended the series launch, which featured a Q&A from the show’s writers Matt Berry and Arthur [...]

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Live Album

The new Matt Berry & The Maypoles live LP is now available to pre-order, and it comes in a variety of formats – including blue vinyl. The album, due out on 20th November, is a recording of tracks from Matt’s greatest live performances. It’s available as a CD for £10, on blue [...]

October 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Peterford Golf Club Swings Again

Peterford Golf Club is being revived in brand new take on the cult classic for Radio Two. Promising to do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals, this new sitcom incarnation of the long gestating project is written by its co-creator Simon Farnaby and stars Simon alongside Barunka [...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Toast Book Release

A new book by Steven Toast will be released later this month, and is now available to per-order. Toast on Toast is part memoir, part ‘how to act’ manual, with the author drawing on his self-proclaimed vast and varied acting experiences, taking the reader on his journey from school [...]

October 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Blessed To Play Berry’s Dad

Matt Berry is well known for his resonant vocal prowess (amongst his many other talents, of course), so who better to play his father than Brain Blessed, famous for owning the most booming voice in the business! In an inspired piece of casting, 79 year old Blessed will appear in an episode in [...]

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Berry All Above Board

We love listening to vinyl at TVO Towers – which is why we get excited about Record Store Day every year. What we don’t love is mean people taking advantage of real music fans by cynically selling on their Record Store Day booty at massively inflated prices. Boo! And neither does Acid [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #28

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… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Berry In Space With Spongebob

Matt Berry has had a busy couple of weeks. He is the voice of a space dolphin named Bubbles in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which came out last week and he has been nominated, along with Arthur Matthews, for a British Academy Craft Award for Toast of London, as they are busy writing [...]

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

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