Stewart Lee

Edinburgh 2012: The Non-Onion Round Up

The Edinburgh Festival is now well under way, with a number of TVO regulars appearing amongst the hundreds of shows vying for your attention. With the likes of Rachel Stubbings, Dave McNeill, Sarah Kendall, Paul Foot, Phil Whelans and Waen Shepherd all jumping around stages in the name of funny [...]

August 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

Arthur Christmas Finds The Funny People

As we head towards the festive season, the inevitable flurry of kids’ Christmas cartoons is just around the corner. Currently leading the race in the publicity stakes is Arthur Christmas, a 3D animated feature, produced in association with Aardman. Our reason for mentioning the film here is [...]

November 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part One]

As part of our retrospective posts about the Boosh radio series, in honour of it’s tenth anniversary, our editor took a close look at the the names, faces and programming which helped pave the way for The Mighty Boosh, and indeed everything we cover at The Velvet Onion. Continually drawn back [...]

November 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

Fringe 2011: The Ones To Peel

August 3rd sees the launch of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival, and with a smattering of TVO faces in amongst the hundreds of comedic faces who have descended upon the Scottish city for the next few weeks, we decided it was as good a time as any to remind you of exactly who’s going to be where. [...]

August 2, 2011 // 3 Comments

Escape From The Arctic

Many Boosh fans will know that uber-comedian, Stewart Lee, directed the Mighty Boosh’s Edinburgh show, Arctic Boosh, in 1999.  In Lee’s new book, How I Escaped My Certain Fate (The Lifes and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian), he hilariously and candidly describes his failed attempts to influence [...]

September 1, 2010 // 0 Comments