Noel Fielding

C4 On C4

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, which takes place next week at the 02 Arena, has confirmed broadcast and dvd release dates at last. The show, which features Noel Fielding and a host of other big name comedians – including Alan Carr, Bill Bailey, Jason Manford, Lee Evans, Rich Hall, Catherine [...]

March 26, 2010 // 1 Comment

TCT: The Big Gig Review

After weeks of not-so-secret warm-up gigs and a day of promotional interviews, Noel Fielding finally performed as part of a star studded line-up at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.  The event will undoubtedly be covered in due course by  the usual journalists and [...]

March 24, 2010 // 6 Comments

The Facts Of Fielding

Noel Fielding was interviewed earlier today for Absolute Radio, as part of promotion for tonight’s Teenage Cancer Trust gig. During the gloriously informative interview, Noel discussed a series of hot topics, including his status as an ambassador for TCT, his abandonment of Twitter, a denial [...]

March 23, 2010 // 8 Comments

A Portion Of Noel

Comedy website Such Small Portions have uploaded the first part of an exclusive interview with Noel Fielding. In the interview, recorded after his Just The Tonic set last Friday, Noel mentions plans for a Mighty Boosh tour of America, a solo tour as soon as he has a definite free space available. [...]

March 19, 2010 // 8 Comments

Aping About

Memories of the first national Mighty Boosh tour are the key to a string of recent uploads on Dave Brown‘s new photoblog, Apenclosure. Yet more fresh photos of the Boosh Boys in action are now up for viewing. Apenclosure is Dave’s latest pet project – a chance for him to display [...]

March 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

Noel Tweets His Last?

Sometimes, deciphering Noel Fielding‘s Tweets is nigh on impossible.  What has seemed to be incoherant ramblings, however, has turned out to be related to his new material – Fielding using the social networking site almost as a virtual post-it note to remind himself of an idea he can [...]

March 16, 2010 // 13 Comments

Mellow Yellow

Noel Fielding‘s two night residency at Just The Tonic continued last night to great aplomb. Once again, friends of The Onion were on hand to catch him in the act. Saturday night’s set was quite a change from Friday, all fluid and high energy from the start. Old and new material seemed [...]

March 14, 2010 // 6 Comments

Noel’s The Tonic

After a string of mind-changing announcements, we can confirm that Noel Fielding WILL be appearing at London comedy venue Just The Tonic this weekend. And what a saga his appearances have turned out to be! The announcement first came on March 6th, as we reported to our faithful readers that day.  [...]

March 11, 2010 // 4 Comments

More Mighty Japan

A few weeks ago, we told you about The Mighty Boosh coming to dvd in Japan, with the announcement of series 1 across two volumes on April 21st, with series 2 to follow on May 26th. Amazon Japan has now uploaded images of the series 2 covers, and we can confirm that the series is indeed split across [...]

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

Come With Us…

…on a journey through time and space. Again. Last week we told you about reports that Noel Fielding had mentioned the possibility of TWO films from The Mighty Boosh in the pipeline, during an interview on NME Radio. Now thanks to Boosh fan “Sparky”, we can confirm exactly what [...]

March 2, 2010 // 2 Comments

Revenge Of The Stealth Fielding

Another day, another secret Noel Fielding gig – our favourite pointy one making yet another appearance on the London comedy circuit last night. This was the second secret show of the weekend, and there may be more in the pipeline.  Stealth Fielding, as we’ve dubbed him, first aroused [...]

March 1, 2010 // 2 Comments

Mighty Japan

The Mighty Boosh are ready to take Japan by storm, as dvd releases of their tv series have been scheduled for release this Spring. The dvds, which appear to be subtitled, not dubbed, will hit stores on 21st April.  The cover art for “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2” suggests its a [...]

February 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

Backstage Boosh

Post NME Awards, there’s a couple of Boosh interview clips knocking about on the NME website and their Youtube channel. First up, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt were grabbed on the red carpet to discuss their award predictions and Noel’s love of Captain Beefhart. Mid show, Julian [...]

February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Buzzcocks Tickets

Tickets for the next series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks are now up for reserve on tv audience site, Applause Store. The panel-based music quiz returns for its mammoth 24th series, and the second since Phill Jupitus was joined by Noel Fielding, who took over from previous captain Bill Bailey. After [...]

February 25, 2010 // 3 Comments

Future Sailors Wins

The Mighty Boosh have triumphed once again at the NME Awards, winning Best Live DVD for their Future Sailors Tour. The whole crazy gang were in town, showing a united front for the first time in months, for the star-studded event at Brixton Academy last night.  Despite stiff competition from the [...]

February 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Secretly Charmed

Noel Fielding has been playing secret gigs recently. Our contributor Mog managed to catch him in the act this weekend.  This is her review of Noel Fielding’s secret gig, 21st February 2010. Finally.  The detective work had paid off, so I packed away the deerstalker and headed off to WC1 for [...]

February 22, 2010 // 10 Comments

The IT Crowd 4.0

Series four of The IT Crowd, starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry is due to begin filming soon – with casting auditions taking place this week. Actor Benedict Wong, familiar to comedy fans for his appearances in The Peter Serafinowicz Show and Look [...]

February 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

NME TV & Vlad Returns

Tv listings for the NME Awards 2010 were confirmed this week, which feature a number of Boosh related nominations. Radio Times has confirmed a 90 minute transmission on Channel 4 of the edited awards ceremony on Friday 26th February at 11:25pm.  The following morning the channel’s popular [...]

February 17, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: AD/BC

There are times when writing for The Velvet Onion is a matter of simply posting the news of a fresh gig, a dvd release, or a fresh interview.  These don’t come along every day, however, and in an attempt to widen the scope of TVO and keep our faithful readers entertained, we will be [...]

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

The Mighty Decider iPhone app

The Mighty Boosh have hit the iPhone! As revealed by the wonderful boingboing, the gang have released their first app exclusively for Apple’s devices. With artwork designed by Noel Fielding himself, the app features a series of miniature slices of Boosh action – from Naboo’s [...]

February 5, 2010 // 4 Comments