Richard Sandling

The 50 Greatest Films in 50 Acts

An original one-off gig will see comedians pay tribute to the 50 greatest films of all time. Last year Gits and Shiggles Comedy asked people to vote for the 50 greatest films of all time. These films will now form the content of The 50 Greatest Films in 50 Acts, with comedians affectionately (and [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Zapped S2 Picture Preview

This week sees fantasy comedy Zapped return to Dave – once again with director Dave Lambert at the helm. The star studded series features former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley as data marketing assistant Brian who is abruptly transported to a parallel world he doesn’t [...]

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perfect Movie with Oram

Steve Oram will be the special guest at Richard Sandling’s next film-themed comedy night. For the uninitiated, Perfect Movie hosted by Richard Sandling is a multimedia show about films featuring games, trailers, sketches, competitions and recreations of comedians’ favourite movie scenes. [...]

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tony Way In Alternative Rom Com

A new film, which claims to “reinvent the rom com” starts shooting in London next week, and Tony Way will be playing one of the main characters. The Revenger: An Unromantic Comedy is the story of how one man’s quest for love turns to revenge when his wife-to-be attempts to take him [...]

July 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Zapped to return

Fantasy sitcom Zapped will be returning for a six part second series later this year, with director Dave Lambert once again at the helm. The fantasy epic for UKTV channel Dave stars former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley as data marketing assistant Brian who is abruptly transported to a [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sandling At Retro Comedy/Gaming Night

Richard Sandling will be one of the performers at a forthcoming comedy night taking place at the unique Centre of Computing History in Cambridge. The Live Retro Comedy Night takes place on Saturday 4th March and promises: “Geeky comedy featuring videogames, VHS covers, 80’s nostalgia, [...]

January 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

FREE Comedy Short Screening

Richard Sandling and Bob Pipe have collaborated on a comedy short which features Rachel Stubbings – and  you can see it for free next week! Richard and Bob have created the film with Izzie Jones, and it stars Mr Sandling alongside Ms Stubbings. On Wednesday November 16th they will be [...]

November 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Godless Peek

The first teaser trailer for forthcoming short film Godless is now available. The film is, as we’ve previously discussed, the latest effort from FMW Films – the team led by Alan Freestone, Fergus March and James Wren that’s previously been responsible for Peacock Season, The [...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Glover, Wren and Sandling get Godless

Crowdfunding is now open for Godless – a new comedy short written by James Wren and featuring Wren alongside Richard Glover and Richard Sandling. The short tells a tale of hype and propaganda sweeping people off their feet and down into madness. Trapped in their office by a baying [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Perfect Movie Returns

Richard Sandling‘s film-themed comedy night is relaunching on Friday 29th July. Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie is rebooting and returning to the stage! If you’re not familar with the show that has been described by The Times as “required viewing for anyone with even a [...]

June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Reanimated Stuff with Bob and Richard

The good folk at Arrow Films have released two new videos from Bob Pipe featuring Richard Sandling and YouTube sensation Ashens. As with videos released last year, these accompany newly remastered and extremely limited edition reissues of cult horror films on the Arrow label. The two clips [...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Perfect Movie – The Pilot!

Richard Sandling has unleashed a YouTube pilot version of his long-running live show Perfect Movie. Self funded and self produced, the pilot takes the hugely successful stage concept and revamps it for screens big and small – with stand-up, games, sketches, mash-ups and a special guest [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sandling The Data Eating Monster

Richard Sandling has appeared in a new TV advert for BT, alongside Hollywood actor, Willem Dafoe. The ad is the latest in the ‘Behind the Scenes’ films from BT, which have previously featured Rebel Wilson, Ewan McGregor, Gareth Bale and Rio Ferdinand, amongst others. In this new execution, [...]

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Comedian’s Guide To Survival

Paul Kaye, Richard Sandling and Kevin Eldon are amongst the ensemble cast gathered in a new comedy film all about the world of stand-up, The Comedian’s Guide to Survival. Loosely based on the real-life story of journalist turned stand-up comic James Mullinger, the film stars James [...]

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments


Richard Sandling and Bob Pipe have joined forces with internet sensation Ashens to promote the recent reissue of seminal David Cronenberg classic Videodrome. The reissue, which was released on Monday, comes courtesy of every horror buff’s favourite distributor, Arrow Films, who have [...]

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here Comes Pluto

Richard Sandling has announced details of his new spoken word show, Pluto. The award winning comedian, poet and actor has been rather busy with his – as he calls them: “usual film based nerdfests” of late, including the sublime Perfect Movie, but Pluto promises to be a more [...]

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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 THIS WEEK below… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments