Richard Ayoade

Ayoade In The Neighbourhood

Following a successful stint behind the movie camera Richard Ayoade has taken on an acting role in a forthcoming film written by Seth Rogen and starring Submarine‘s executive producer Ben Stiller. Ayoade replaces Chris Tucker (who was previously cast) in the role of Jamarcus in the Sci Fi [...]

September 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Man To Man With Dean Learner

Earlier this year, Richard Ayoade wowed audiences with his directorial movie debut, Submarine. With his next feature in the writing stages, and his former collaborator Matt Holness also writing and directing a forthcoming film, we felt this was an opportune time to look back at their last project [...]

September 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

Snuffbox USA Artwork Revealed

The front cover art for the forthcoming US edition of Snuff Box has been revealed. Distributed by Severin Films, the release, which we exclusively revealed last month, will contain a brand new documentary revisiting the locations used during the series, alongside fresh interviews with the cast [...]

August 12, 2011 // 1 Comment

Eisenberg And Ayoade See Double

Social Network actor, Jesse Eisenberg, has been confirmed for the lead role in Richard Ayoade‘s next film, an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Double. Ayoade recently spoke to us about his new film, describing the project with typical understatement: “It seems ok, I think. I’ve [...]

August 6, 2011 // 1 Comment

Luxury Latest

Last month we noted that Noel Fielding seems to be populating his new E4 TV series Luxury Comedy with an array of guests from the Booshniverse. Dave Brown, Rich Fulcher, Richard Ayoade, Kim Noble, Paul Foot and Tom Meeten were all rumoured to be involved. Well now there’s another [...]

August 3, 2011 // 3 Comments

Onion Talking: Richard Ayoade

Monday, August 1st sees the dvd & blu-ray release of Submarine – Richard Ayoade’s directorial feature-film début. The film was a huge hit earlier this year, and its home media release has been one of the most anticipated releases in TVO’s calendar for some time. We managed [...]

July 29, 2011 // 8 Comments

Richard Ayoade: Mover & Shaker

Richard Ayoade has been named in this year’s MediaGuardian 100. This is an annual list of the most powerful people in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, advertising and PR. Candidates are judged on three criteria: their cultural, economic and political influence in the UK. [...]

July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Snuff Box USA!

Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry‘s epic cult sketch show Snuff  Box is to get a long awaited dvd release in the USA, with new and exclusive special features. The duo have filmed a brand new documentary about the series, revisiting the filming locations and reliving the six-part 2006 series, [...]

July 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

Submarine Stirs The States

If the positive buzz around Julian Barratt in Government Inspector wasn’t enough, other Booshniverse ‘solo projects’ continue to impress – with Richard Ayoade‘s Submarine garnering largely positive press in the US. Having opened to tremendous critical claim in the UK [...]

June 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Submarine In New York: A Peeler’s Review

Richard Ayoade’s acclaimed debut film Submarine has reached the USA, with a Q&A screening at Y Tribeca in New York this weekend. TVO peeler Gina R Snape was one of several of our readers who attended the event [more from them soon!] and has sent us this report: On Saturday I went to the [...]

May 25, 2011 // 0 Comments


Submarine – the feature directorial debut from Richard Ayoade – was released in UK cinemas today. The Velvet Onion’s editor in chief Paul ‘Didymus’ Holmes and fellow Velveteer Lozzy were able to attend a special preview screening at Manchester’s legendary [...]

March 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

TV Bunny

Bunny And The Bull is to receive its free-to-air television premiere next week. The 2009 film directed by Paul King tells the story of obsessive compulsive Steven Turnbull, who has not left the house since returning from a disastrous road trip with his friend Bunny the previous year.  Through a [...]

March 8, 2011 // 8 Comments

Submarine Cornered

Richard Ayoade is to attend a preview screening of his movie directorial debut, Submarine, in Manchester. The director, writer and of course, star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace,  The IT Crowd and, amongst many other notable TVO appearances, a little show called The Mighty Boosh, has been [...]

March 4, 2011 // 3 Comments

Paper People

Back in December, we pointed you towards paper models of Rich Fulcher which you could print off and make yourself. Their creator, Sally Grosart, got in touch with us a couple of weeks ago to point us towards the rest of her collection, which includes a number of faces from the Booshniverse as well [...]

February 16, 2011 // 8 Comments

Submarine UK Release

A UK cinema release for Submarine, the debut feature from Richard Ayoade, has finally been announced, following weeks of rave reviews. We’ll finally be able to see it for ourselves from 18th March (cinemas tbc).   Or if you can’t wait that long you can catch it 2 weeks earlier at Ultra [...]

February 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

Submarine Floats At Sundance

Richard Ayoade‘s directorial debut Submarine continues to score with the critics. The film is showing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, currently in its second week, and the response so far has been extremely positive!  In his review, writer David Chen describes Submarine as [...]

January 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

Community Care

Rumour has it that IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade is directing an episode of the American TV show, Community. The star of the series, actor Joel McHale posted a photo of Ayoade on his blog, with the message “Looks who’s directing Community right now.” Whether or not he’s [...]

January 23, 2011 // 5 Comments

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Boosh Up Yer Pad

The Mighty Book Of Boosh will be Booshing up the iPad early next year, we can exclusively reveal. The book was originally published back in 2008 as a sumptuous hardback, which was quickly followed by an extended paperback edition last year. Designed by Dave Brown, the book features contributions [...]

December 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Geek Detectives?

If the rumours on the web today are to be believed, the line-up for 2010’s Big Fat Quiz of The Year has been confirmed.  And after a couple of non-Fielding years, it sounds like he’s back! According to various sources, Noel Fielding will be partnering up with another TVO favourite, [...]

December 11, 2010 // 5 Comments