Paul Foot

Foot On Farage

Paul Foot has recorded a short video about Nigel Farage, as requested by his fans. And if you were in any doubt over Paul’s political views, this (occasionally blurry) monologue from him compares the UKIP leader with Nosferatu! Worth watching for the setting alone (a roadside lay by at [...]

February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Fun Down Under

A smattering of TVO regulars will be appearing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, starting next month. Running from 25th March to 19th April, the festival offers Australian audiences over three weeks of top notch comic talent from around the world, and, much like Edinburgh Festival in [...]

February 13, 2015 // 5 Comments

50 Comedians

A new book of photography featuring a bevy of TVO regulars is available for order. 50 Comedians is the work of portrait photographer Matt Crockett, and features over 50 portraits of comedic legends and fresher faces across 108 pages. This includes Matt Berry, Paul Foot, Tony Law, Reece [...]

January 14, 2015 // 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 #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

TVO Radio Stars

Tune in your radio to hear some TVO stars do their thing. The second series of The Brig Society starring Marcus Brigstocke returned to BBC Radio 4 on Friday evening at 6.30pm – repeated Saturday at 12.30 and on iPlayer. Each week Marcus is put in charge of a ‘thing’ – this [...]

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Fringe Is Upon Us!

This Friday sees the launch of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and as always, a number of TVO regulars are joining the thousands of shows on offer throughout August. With new shows from the likes of Dan Clark, Rachel Stubbings, Kim Noble, Paul Foot, Joey Page, Sarah Kendall and Tony Law [...]

July 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

Latest From Foot

If you’re one of Paul Foot‘s Connoisseurs, you’ll be well aware that he’s particularly good at keeping his followers updated on his activities. If you’re not one yet, but you still like what he does (which must be a very tiny part of the Paul Foot Venn diagram of [...]

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Be Alternative This Tuesday

The second series of The Alternative Comedy Experience, curated by Stewart Lee, will be hitting our screens this Tuesday – and it will be featuring a few TVO faces. The new 13-part series will reflect the format of series one, having also been filmed at The Stand in Edinburgh. Once [...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

TVOers On Tour

With the Edinburgh Festival looming, the time has come for preview season to hit the land, and a number of TVO regulars – some of which are usually confined to the London area – are out and about and possibly in your area! First up, Dan Clark will be previewing his Edinburgh show Me, [...]

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Peacock Season: Edinburgh From the Comfort Of Your Sofa

A wee while ago we mentioned that Peacock Season, the movie by and featuring James Wren, alongside a bevy of TVO-related comedians, would soon be available to view via Distrify, a site which allows you to buy films via social media. Well now it’s on there! The film follows the story [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Fringe Approaches

For three weeks every year thousands of shows from the worlds of comedy, theatre and anything else you can think of descend on Edinburgh for the largest arts festival in the world. The full programme for the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 has now been launched and of course there are many TVO regulars [...]

June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Get Your Hands On Peacock Season

Last week we mentioned in passing a film called Peackock Season, the first part of a low-budget trilogy by James Wren. Now further information has come to light about how you can get hold of it. Peacock Season (which features Richard Glover, Justin Edwards, Reece Shearsmith and Paul Foot, [...]

May 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

Get It Seen

No, that title isn’t just an instruction from us… it’s also the name of a new underground film festival taking place at legendary venue The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this month. The venue, which has been a spiritual home for TVO regulars for almost two decades [...]

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Leicester Comedy Festival Countdown!

With just three days to go before the event kicks off, we thought we’d bring you the lowdown on the many TVO names that can be caught at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival this month. Having been oddly quiet of late, Colin Hoult is bringing two shows to the festival. First up is a work in [...]

February 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Alternative Comedy Experience On DVD Now!

Series One of The Alternative Comedy Experience – featuring a smattering of TVO regulars and wider universe friends – is now available on dvd. The twelve part series, which aired on Comedy Central earlier this year, was curated by stand-up legend Stewart Lee, who is currently wowing [...]

November 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

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

Help Paul Foot Save The Blob Fish

Paul Foot has recently appeared in a video for the The Ugly Animal Preservation Society in support of the Blob Fish. The gelatinous fish that inhabits the deep waters off the Australian coast is under threat of extinction. By voting for the blob fish for the next Society mascot, you can help raise [...]

September 5, 2013 // 1 Comment