Neil Cole

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Latest From Neil Cole

We recently bumped into the delightful Neil Cole at the opening night of Dave Brown’s Mighty Boosh photography exhibition, and it turns out he’s been a very busy chap recently. Here’s a handy round up of what Neil has been getting up to… Congratulations are due for his [...]

November 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Postscript: TVO at the Fringe 2016

The Edinburgh Fringe is now officially over for another year, and as the city cleans away the chaos that millions of flyers and hundreds of shows leave behind, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on TVO related involvement in an epic Fringe run. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion is out now!

Those of you who love a good old historical action adventure B-movie are in luck: Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion is released this week on DVD and VOD. Starring Derek Allen as King Henry II, with his sons Henry the Young, Geoffrey and the titular Richard played by Andrea Ziro, Marco Naggar and [...]

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

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… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

24 Minutes with Neil Cole

Stand-up comedian, actor and presenter Neil Cole has been announced as the host of Eurosport’s Le Mans 24 Minutes. The pan-European television sports network airs in 54 countries, and is part of Sky’s package of channels within the UK. The network signed a three year deal for [...]

May 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

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

Acts of Redemption

James Wren is directing a series of short comedy plays at The Hen & Chickens theatre in North London later this month. This latest venture from the co-writer and star of The Day They Came To Suck Our Brains!, the (fantastically funny) web series, comes in the form of “bittersweet” dramatic [...]

January 4, 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

Secret Santa

The delightful Neil Cole is a man of many talents – actor, stand-up comic, television presenter and now, top-notch biographic interviewer! Rather excitingly, he’s only gone and bagged himself an amazing subject to interview, in the form of Kris Kringle himself – Santa Claus, as [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #6

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. TELLY VELVETS CONTINUE We’re knee deep into the current series of several TVO related shows at present, [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brains Movie is a (indy) Go-Go!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for… The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is becoming a movie – and YOU can get involved with the production! Written and created by Bob Pipe (the man behind The Forgery Club) and James Wren (the man behind The Hen & Chickens), [...]

October 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Video Round Up

This week we’ve been mostly spotting the occasional TVO-related video on the World Wide Web. And we thought it was only right and proper to round them up and share them with you: First up is Fergus Craig, with his useful guides to (1) talking Geordie (a dialect “with a desperation to [...]

May 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Neil Cole In New Film

Neil Cole is starring in a new comedy drama feature, Stag Hunt. The film features a group of mates on a stag do on Dartmoor, and it quickly turns into something rather more messy than anything the group had planned! Cole plays the part of Pete, one of the main characters.   Production has been [...]

January 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Neil Cole’s The Last Of Us

Neil Cole has crafted a new documentary dedicated to smash hit survival game The Last Of Us for online gaming portal, Ginx. Already a stand-up comic, actor, dj, presenter and real-life Man of Action, Cole has also been spending much of his time working on reviews and interviews for the website, [...]

January 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: Neil Cole is… Man Vs Ride!

Tonight sees the proper UK launch of Man Vs Ride – the new science adventure show featuring Neil Cole taking on some of the biggest and best rollercoasters, thrill rides, races and unusual modes of transportation in the world. The show airs on National Geographic at 10pm, and to celebrate, [...]

October 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

Man Vs Ride Reaches The UK

Neil Cole‘s brilliant new documentary series Man Vs Ride is now being shown in the UK. We first told you about the show last month, when it received its world première on Australian channel Nat Geo Adventure.  The show sees Cole – an early collaborator of Julian Barratt, and a [...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Neil Cole Is… MAN VS. RIDE!

Neil Cole‘s new documentary series, Man Vs. Ride, will recieve its world première on Australian television next weekend. The comedian – an early collaborator of Julian Barratt and – alongside Richard Glover & Phil Whelans – a founding member of Pros From Dover – [...]

September 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments