Steve Coogan

Alan Partridge Goes Nomad

A new Alan Partridge memoir, entitled Nomad, will be hitting the shelves on October 20th this year.  While the bestselling I, Partridge released in 2011 was an ‘autobiography’ of Steve Coogan’s iconic character, Nomad will take the form of a ‘journey journal’ as [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Coogan & Brydon Tripping Again

The new series of The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, will start filming in September. The third series of the part-improvised comedy travelogue will be filmed in Spain. The duo will be visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. We hope, [...]

July 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

RIP Caroline Aherne 1963 – 2016

The Velvet Onion is extremely saddened to report the death of Caroline Aherne who has lost her battle with cancer, aged 52. Born in Ealing but raised in the Manchester district of Wythenshawe, Caroline Aherne’s breakthrough role was as the elderly chat-show host and agony aunt Mrs Merton [...]

July 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Steve Coogan and Paul Kaye to be Zapped on Dave

Dave has commissioned Zapped!, a new fantasy comedy from Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan as Executive Producer and a cast that includes Paul Kaye. Baby Cow is the production company of Steve Coogan and Henry Normal which has been behind lots of TVO favourites such as The Mighty Boosh and [...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Bank Holiday Monday sees Steve Coogan return to the role of Alan Partridge once more in his latest Sky Atlantic special: Scissored Isle.  Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Partridge in a TFI Tree

Twenty years since his first, and only festive special, ended in disaster for Norwich’s most infamous broadcaster Alan Partidge, he returns to Prime Time mainstream TV this Christmas as co-presenter of the TFI Friday Christmas special. Regular host Chris Evans will be joined by Alan for a [...]

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Iannucci Interviews Coogan

A few weeks ago we told you about an event which was being run by The Guardian to mark the publication of Steve Cogan’s memoir Easily Distracted.  The event featured Steve in conversation with long-time collaborator and fellow comedy legend, Armando Iannucci. Tickets were notoriously difficult [...]

October 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Easily Distracted now available from all…

…Sorry, what were we saying, again? Ah yes – Easily Distracted, the long awaited autobiography from Steve Coogan is available to buy now. Telling Steve’s story from his early days in Manchester, the book navigates through his impressive career across Spitting Image, On The [...]

October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hear the Herring with Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of the confirmed guests on the next run of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. The long running series is now legendary in the annals of internet comedy, and features the delightful Mr Herring chatting with some of the biggest names in comedy. Each edition [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

See Coogan In Conversation With Iannucci

Next month The Guardian will be hosting an event which features two eye-wateringly iconic comedy pioneers ON STAGE TOGETHER, in the form of Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci. Yes, seriously. Iannucci has been a long-term friend, colleague and collaborator of Steve’s, and their joint [...]

September 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Coogan In New Comedy Documentary

A new feature-length comedy documentary, which includes a bevy of top drawer comedy faces – including our very own Steve Coogan, will be hitting UK cinemas on Friday 4th September. The UK release of Misery Loves Comedy follows the film’s US release earlier this year [...]

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

St. Anthony

Steve Coogan joins a bevy of Manchester legends in a tribute to the irreplaceable Anthony Wilson, which is due for release on Friday. The journalist and broadcaster was instrumental in championing the blossoming Manchester music scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Co-founder of Factory Records and [...]

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #30

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…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #28

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… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #27

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… W1A RETURNS Smash hit mockumentary W1A returns on Thursday for its second series, with an extended [...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

New Alan Partridge Book

Following hot on the heels of the news that a new series of Mid Morning Matters is in the pipeline, comes the announcement of a new Alan Partridge book! A second volume of Alan Partridge’s autobiography is set to be published for release in 2016.  Twin brother comedy writers Neil and Rob [...]

April 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

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