Richard Sandling

Onion Selling

Whilst TVO appears to be in a ‘proper telly’ lull as we await a few big name shows coming soon, there’s no shortage of Onion faces cropping up on our screens thanks to the world of ad-breaks. Such is the fickle nature of the acting profession – and stand-up comedy for that [...]

September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sesame Street Sandling Does Dr Who

Richard Sandling is well known for his brilliant mash-ups of picture and sound that grace Youtube. From Mad Men performing Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up to Downtown Abbey doing One Direction, Sandling combines razor-sharp editing with downright silliness.  With the dust barely [...]

August 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

Whoa, Squat Betty, Bam-A-Lam!

Richard Sandling‘s latest Squat Betty spoken word night looks set to be a corker, with some familiar guest stars. The show fuses poetry, storytelling, sketch and character comedy with music, book readers, lectures and, of course, stand-up.  MC Sandling will attempt to write at least one [...]

April 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Downtown Abbey + One Direction + Richard Sandling

For his latest mash up Richard Sandling has combined two of the nation’s best-known pillars of populist modern entertainment: Downtown Abbey and One Direction. This latest video comes hot on the heals of his awesome Mad Men/Rick Astley mash-up (which has so far garnered well over 1 million [...]

February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Squatting With Sandling

Richard Sandling is bringing a new arts-based comedy night to London in the form of Squat Betty Spoken Word Night. Squat Betty Spoken Word Night is the reincarnation of Squat Betty Alternative Comedy Club, which Richard previously ran in Southend On Sea. However, this time instead of just [...]

February 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

The 13th Hour Approaches

Colin Hoult,  Richard Sandling, Rich Fulcher, James Bachman and Gareth Tunley are amongst the names appearing at The 13th Hour Horror Festival later this month at The Leicester Square Theatre. The inaugural event is the brainchild of AlleyKat Productions – aka Alexandra Smith and Kat [...]

October 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Captain Reed

A new commercial featuring two TVO regulars has begun airing on television this weekend. The ad for job search website Reed features Rufus Jones as the Captain of the Reed Spaceship, fixing the careers of the good people of Blighty – including Richard Sandling, who makes a great beefeater! [...]

September 30, 2012 // 2 Comments

Never Gonna Give You Up!

The latest hit viral has a TVO flavoured vibe… as the cast of American smash hit Mad Men are made to sing a nostalgic classic in aid of Richard Sandling‘s Perfect Movie! Made for the regular club-night, which returns to the Leicester Square theatre later this month – the viral [...]

September 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Perfect Movie

Richard Sandling will be hosting an Onion-layered evening at Leicester Square Theatre in August! Perfect Movie will be bringing a unique comedy spin to film reviews, interviews, trailers and much more. With Sandling having extensive experience with film reviews and writing, combined with his [...]

July 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

More Perfect Movies

The next Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie show is on 1st August and has an impressive line-up of guests, including five who feature regularly on our pages! As well as Richard Sandling himself, the guests include Colin Hoult, Gareth Tunley, James Bachman, Steve Oram, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Jamie [...]

July 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion: The Extreme Racists…

Today marks the one month anniversary of our evening of music, comedy and downright madness at TVO Live! So what better way to celebrate the night than to give all of you a taste of what went down in our first trailer! Take a look below at the first snippets of footage from our film of the whole [...]

June 29, 2012 // 6 Comments

Richard’s Perfect Movie Show

A reminder that Richard Sandling returns to The Leicester Square Theatre on Wednesday (13th) to host the June edition of Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie show. If you missed the previous editions, it’s a stand-up show about movies and comedy which this month also features Nick Helm, [...]

June 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

TVO Live! The Aftermath of a Vandella Velveting…

You knew it was coming – but Thursday May 31st saw The Velvet Onion put on our very first live night, at the incredible new Shepherd’s Bush venue, The Vandella. With a smattering of stars in the audience, and a VIP lounge so filled with comedy legends several people’s heads may [...]

June 2, 2012 // 10 Comments

TVO Live: Fresh Layers

The Velvet Onion is proud to announce two more names attending The Velvet Onion Live on May 31st at The Vandella, Shepherd’s Bush. Joining our star-packed line-up are two of the stars of Luxury Comedy – the incredible Dolly Wells and the inimitable Mike Fielding! Dolly, of course, [...]

April 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

Friday Carvings

Another week, another Carvery with Richard Sandling! In this edition of the topical comment show, Sandling tackles the Boat Race, the Olympics, tax dodgers, One Direction and the forthcoming Avengers movie.  You can see the results below: Don’t forget that Sandling is one of the many acts [...]

April 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live! – EXTRA Layers!

The Velvet Onion is pleased to be able to announce several more acts for our debut live night on Thursday May 31st at The Vandella. The Velvet Onion Live! takes place on Thursday, May 31st 2012. Tickets are on sale NOW via Ticketweb, priced just £15. Please remember the venue is a licensed bar [...]

April 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live! – Tickets On Sale NOW!

Tickets are now on sale for our first ever live show! We are honoured to be able to confirm a star-studded bill set to take place at THE VANDELLA in Shepherd’s Bush on Thursday, 31st May 2012. Together with James Wren & Bob Pipe, we’re putting on quite a show – with a number [...]

April 5, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Velvet Onion Live!

The Velvet Onion is going live! Hands up – who thought our news about a TVO gig was a great big April Fool?  We just couldn’t help but tease with this one, but for the last few months we have been quietly preparing for our biggest challenge yet: Putting on our very own live show! We [...]

April 2, 2012 // 8 Comments