Stephen Evans

The Notorious Bruiser Brothers Revisited

The wonderful Stephen Evans has unleashed a new short film. Entitled The Notorious Bruiser Brothers Revisited, the piece is written by Evans, who also stars as the forgotten half of a fictional 1990s pop duo. Excitingly, it combines some new material with genuine footage and music Evans made [...]

March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Mayan Kalendar Download

The Velvet Onion is pleased to bring you this exclusive teaser from Antony Elvin’s forthcoming radio pilot. Recorded earlier this year, the pilot is written by Elvin and Ben Moody, and co-stars Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten, Stephen Evans, Waen Shepherd and Spencer Jones.  Antony will be [...]

December 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

She’s A Rainbow

Our good friends Richard Glover and Stephen Evans have been on the uke again! This time around, the duo have given The Rolling Stones psychedelic single She’s A Rainbow a summery, organ-drenched, ukelele-driven reworking, which you can hear below. Meanwhile, you may remember that we [...]

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Splendid Specimens

Fresh excerpts from Splendid – the non-broadcast pilot made by Richard Glover and Stephen Evans – have emerged online. Devised by Glover and director Dan Turner (Stormhouse, The Man Inside), back in 2009, with a writing staff including Jason Arnopp, Piers Beckley and the cast. [...]

September 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

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

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

Stubbing Out Problems, Blowing Out Candles…

Today marks the first birthday of Stubbing Out Problems – the unique agony aunt service provided by Rachel Stubbings set to become the basis of her debut Edinburgh show this year. In the past twelve months, Stubbings has helped all manner of people with all manner of problems, including [...]

April 23, 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

NME Does Barratt

Following in the wake of Julian Barratt‘s pop promo directorial debut is an interview with the man himself in this week’s NME. Pushing to one side the eyebrow-raising title of the interview, much of the article focuses on Julian’s involvement in producing the video for [...]

March 23, 2012 // 6 Comments

Julian’s Tanlines

Julian Barratt published his first tweet today, to publicise the new Tanlines video for All Of Me, which he directed. The video also stars TVO regular Stephen Evans. The video, which you can see below, is the second  from their album Mixed Emotions which is available to buy now. Details about [...]

March 21, 2012 // 6 Comments

Jamie: A Work In Progress

An exciting new development in the world of Colin Hoult has been announced: a brand new one man play. Jamie: A Work In Progress tells the story of a lonely security guard working for a company whose name he can no longer recall, who fills his nights solving puzzles and collecting animal facts [...]

February 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Colin’s Houltimate Showcase?

Colin Hoult is to create a mash-up of his three solo Edinburgh shows for this year’s Udderbelly Festival in May. The gifted comic and TVO favourite will be selecting the best routines from Carnival Of Monsters, Enemy Of The World and Inferno and blending them into one hour-long slice of [...]

January 3, 2012 // 2 Comments

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Stubbing Out Alice

TVO favourite Alice Lowe pops up in an online video from the Stubbing Out Problems series by Rachel Stubbings. You may remember that Rachel previously appeared with Alice in the Jackal Film Love Song last year. Alice isn’t the first TVO face to have been involved in the web series, as you can [...]

November 12, 2011 // 1 Comment

Beautiful Dreamer

As you’re no doubt aware, last weekend saw the tragic early passing of pop-jazz singer Amy Winehouse, and tributes have understandably been pouring in from all over the world, from the ordinary man and woman on the street right up to the higher reaches of the Hollywood A-List. Joining this [...]

July 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

Evans & Glover

Stephen Evans and Richard Glover have teamed up for a new musical collaboration. The as-yet untitled duo have unleashed their first tinkerings onto Evans’ new YouTube account.  The laid-back, acoustic takes on Radiohead’s No Surprises and Libi Siffre’s It Must Be Love are [...]

June 21, 2011 // 0 Comments