Moone Boy

Reach For Sky 1

Sky 1 have announced their new Autumn Schedule and there are a couple of TVO related shows to look forward to. Yonderland, written by and starring the cast of Horrible Histories, is set to be shown in the Autumn. It is a mixture of live action and puppets, and is a fantasy adventure story. Click [...]

August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tony Law’s Cat Jumped Over The Moone, Boy!

Tony Law is one of a number of big names at Sky’s The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Ireland this Summer – and those attending can be the first to see a new episode of Moone Boy too! The festival takes place across five days – from Thursday, May 30th to Monday, June 3rd – [...]

April 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Preview Peeling: Mooneboy

Next week sees the launch of Moone Boy on Sky 1 HD – the semi-autobiographical sitcom from Chris O’Dowd which is set to feature Steve Coogan in a guest role. The Velvet Onion has been lucky enough to see a preview of the first episode, ahead of the double-bill launch of the show at [...]

September 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

O’Dowd Is Unbelievable!

A teaser trailer for Chris O’Dowd‘s brilliant new show Moone Boy has emerged online. Made by our friends at Baby Cow Productions, the sitcom stars O’Dowd as the imaginary friend of a young boy in 1980s small-town Ireland.  A spin-off from his Little Crackers episode, the [...]

August 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sky’s The Limit!

Today saw a stream of comedy commissions and recommissions announced at a London press launch for Sky Comedy. Notable in amongst the news was a second series of forthcoming Baby Cow Productions series Moone Boy, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Steve Coogan.  O’Dowd is also the creator, [...]

June 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Rise Of Chris O’ Dowd

If you’re a regular peeler, you’ll already be aware that Chris O’Dowd is one of the nominees for the 2012 Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs. Tomorrow evening we’ll find out his ‘Vote For Me’ twitter campaign has achieved it’s objective (we [...]

February 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Commissioned To The Skies!

It seems that Sky1 are drastically becoming the new place to be for the latest hits in the comedy world – we all completely fell for the colorful wonderment that was This Is Jinsy, and now some familiar names from the Booshdom are still cropping up left right and center! Firstly Julia Davis [...]

January 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Chris O’Dowd Heads For Home

Chris O’Dowd has been visiting his home town of Boyle, Co Roscommon in preparation for a new six-part series he’s written for Sky. Moone Boy is based on O’Dowd’s own childhood growing up in the town; in the series he plays the part of the imaginary friend of 11-year-old [...]

November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment