Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

Arnab’s Back!

If you’re a relative newcomer to the fine comedy scene we write about, it’s unlikely that you’ll have had the pleasure of seeing Arnab Chanda live. If you have, you’ll know why we’re so flipping excited about his two forthcoming work-in-progress shows! After a hiatus [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bubbles Burst

Mike Fielding and Noel Fielding are the stars of a new music video from supergroup The Claypool Lennon Delirium. A collaboration between Sean Lennon and Primus rocker Les Claypool, their debut album The Monolith of Phobos features psychedelia-influenced jam sessions, with surrealist lyrical [...]

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Peek Behind The Fantasy

Some of you will be lucky enough to be seeing Noel Fielding live at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend, as he performs two work-in-progress shows in preparation for his forthcoming UK tour. Anyhows, we reckoned the rest of you might need a bit of cheering up… Here, then – for your [...]

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tales From Photographed Hawaii

Tonight sees the grand finale of Luxury Comedy 2: Tales From Painted Hawaii on E4 – and to celebrate, we’re bringing you exclusive behind the scenes photos taken during TVO’s on-set visit last summer. TVO were on hand for four days of filming madness, right at the peak of a very [...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

She’s A Rainbow: TVO Interviews Ameena Kara Callender

At The Velvet Onion we try to bring you a different, deeper view of the comedy you love. It was with this mission in mind that we hunted down the Stylist and Costume Designer responsible for the fantastical costumes in Luxury Comedy, to find out how the improbable from Noel Fielding‘s [...]

August 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Luxury Cafe Competition: A Massive Thank you

A week and a half ago we announced a competition which would give 5 readers the chance to win a Luxury Comedy mug and pack of coffee. To enter, we asked you to create something from the Luxury Comedy cafe menu. We didn’t think it was fair to award the prizes on the basis of cooking ability, [...]

August 13, 2014 // 6 Comments

Sights and Sounds from Painted Hawaii

We’re now two episodes into Series 2 of Luxury Comedy on E4, and as part of our ongoing celebration around the show’s return, we’re digging into the magical land created by Noel Fielding and Nigel Coan for the series. Whilst we’re all quite understandably excited [...]

August 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: Dolly Wells on Luxury Comedy 2

A few months ago, TVO reporter, Gina R Snape, met up with Dolly Wells to talk all things Doll and Em. They also spent a little time discussing Luxury Comedy series 2. Here are the excerpts from that interview: How was it working on Luxury Comedy this time round? It was really really fun. It was [...]

August 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Luxury Gallery, Ooh-Yeah!

Suck my beans! Luxury Comedy officially launched last night, and with Episode Two now on 4oD, there’s still lots we have to share with you as the series progresses. For starters, there’s our making of featurette: a rough-n-ready rumble-tumble through the madness of filming Luxury [...]

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Listen In To Luxury Q&A

A couple of weeks ago a gaggle of assorted friends, family, cast, crew and press gathered to watch the glorious culmination of Noel Fielding‘s inspiration and hard graft – in the shape of two preview episodes of the news series of Luxury Comedy. Afterwards there was a Q&A session [...]

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Luxury Archives

As we excitedly skip towards the official launch of the new series of Luxury Comedy, we’ve come over all nostalgic at TVO and  we thought it might be nice to have a look back at some of the exclusive interviews, reviews and content that we created for your delectation for series 1. Here [...]

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

An Early Look At Luxury 2

Last week we were lucky enough to get a sneaky peek at the new series of Luxury Comedy. So without giving away any spoilers, what can we expect when it finally hits our screens on 31st July? In interviews about the new series, Noel Fielding has been pretty open about his decision to move away [...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Dolly Wells on Doll & Em

Today sees the UK launch of Doll & Em, the new dramedy from Dolly Wells & Emily Mortimer for Sky Living HD and HBO. The show features its titular stars playing exaggerated versions of themselves, as well as showbiz cameos from Hollywood A-Listers and a few TVO regulars for good measure. [...]

February 18, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Bleedin-Great-White Polar-Bear In The Room

No, we don’t do elephants. Too cliché.  We’re here to talk about The Mighty Boosh, and we’re sure most of you know why. It all started on Sunday morning, when at the bottom of a pile of showbiz drivel on their website, The Daily Mail ran a short piece, that didn’t even [...]

January 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Luxury Models

As we wait patiently for further news about Series 2 of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, some kind soul has uncovered some fascinating background info about the show to tide us over. Richard Martin is the model maker whose creations populated the series’ unique visual world. His models [...]

March 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

Luxury Postponed

The UK release date of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy DVD has been pushed back to July. Those of us who have been counting down the days until we could immerse ourselves in the kaleidoscope of Noel’s mind will sadly have a few more months to wait. The UK release was previously scheduled [...]

January 6, 2013 // 6 Comments

Craft Winners!

There were some well-deserved victories for TVO-related TV shows at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards 2011/12. The awards recognise the achievements of the people who work behind the cameras – the designers, technicians and and visual artists who help to [...]

November 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Luxurious Digital Oz!

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy is to receive it’s dvd premiere in Australia next month. News of the release of the entire first series, complete with extras including behind the scenes footage, first appeared on blog The Momus Report, and naturally, we at TVO were highly curious.  After [...]

July 11, 2012 // 10 Comments