Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Onion At The Fringe: Paul Foot

The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites descending upon the city during the month of August, we’ll be bringing you an overview of the shows you simply have to see. As well as a smattering of interviews, we’ll be bringing you a range of preview [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Flowers Man On Podcast

Will Sharpe, the astonishingly young and talented writer/director/actor from Flowers, is the subject of the latest comedy podcast from writer and performer Andy Beckerman. If you haven’t come across Andy’s work before, he’s a New York-based writer and performer who began [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Buzzcocks Binned

Long running panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks – featuring Noel Fielding as a regular team captain – has been axed by BBC Two. A BBC spokesperson told BBC News: “After 28 series we’ve decided not to bring Never Mind the Buzzcocks back to the BBC,” said a [...]

May 26, 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 #10

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. TVO ON TELLY This week sees a drop in the number of TVO related shows on our screens, as both Toast of [...]

December 15, 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

So Hot Right Now #8

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. ST VINCENT AND THE BEAR This week sees the UK release of St Vincent – the new Bill Murray film about a [...]

December 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #7

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. PADDINGTON ARRIVES The British media has gone absolutely potty for the new Paddington movie, which is released [...]

November 24, 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

So Hot Right Now #5

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. TVO ON TELLY This week sees the continuing adventures of Trollied (featuring Aisling Bea) on Sky One, [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #4

Greetings and salutations to all who enter The Velvet Onion! For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here. Here’s what’s sooo hot right now in Onion Land. TELEVISUAL TREATS Just as Halloween isn’t a good day to be a bad guy (just ask Skank), Monday [...]

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #1

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. COOKING UP A LOVER’S DREAM The former Nemo frontman returned with his new [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rhod Gilbert Joins Buzzcocks

Stand-up comic and tv presenter Rhod Gilbert is to join Never Mind The Buzzcocks as permanent host. The show – originally presented by Mark Lamarr and later Simon Amstell – has had a series of revolving guest presenters since 2009, with Rhod himself being only the second guest host, [...]

July 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

BBC Bans All Male Panel Shows

The BBC has made a stand against the male domination of quiz panel shows that pepper our TV schedules by banning all male line ups. Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of TV has said: “We’re not going to have panel shows on any more with no women on them. You can’t do that. [...]

February 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Festive Buzzcocks

The Festive edition of Never Mind the Buzzcocks will air on Monday 16th December, and will be  hosted by Jonny Vegas. Team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding, will be joined by Jessica Hynes, Westlife singer Brian McFadden, Sara Pascoe and DJ Locksmith from Rudimental. The show will air [...]

December 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

A Smashing Story

As the week that introduced the public to ‘mug-gate’ draws to a close, here’s our round up of what went down and the bizarre commentary that followed: Unless you’ve been avoiding all forms of media consumption for the past 6 days you can’t fail to have noticed that [...]

November 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tony Law Returns To Buzzcocks

Monday’s installment of Never Mind The Buzzcocks will feature a return visit from Tony Law. The brilliant stand-up, and Ealing Live veteran, also appeared on the show last year in what may possibly be the most perfect team line-up ever – Noel Fielding, Tony, and incredible singer [...]

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP Mel Smith: 3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013

The Velvet Onion would like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of Mel Smith, who died this weekend aged 60. First bursting onto television screens in anarchic, topical sketch show Not The Nine O’Clock News, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson and his later double-act [...]

July 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Christmas Buzzcocks Tonight!

Christmas festivities proper start at 9.30pm tonight with the Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas Special! Tonight’s show is hosted by the ever delightful Bob Mortimer, and based on the preview clip below it’s going to be a cracker! What’s more, it features not one, but two TVO [...]

December 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

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