The Mighty Boosh

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Look Inside Black Mountain Poets

Last week the fifth LOCO Film festival drew to a close, following twelve days chock-full of top drawer filmic comedy. One of the festival’s closing events was a screening/Q&A of Black Mountain Poets, a British film featuring Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells and Laura Patch, amongst others. We [...]

May 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

Rumours vs Reality: Future Sailing for The Mighty Boosh?

Boosh fans were sent into a frenzy last week, when the online version of Radio Times claimed The Mighty Boosh were to reunite for a new project. The article centred around comments made by Julian Barratt during promotion for his role in the new Channel 4 sitcom Flowers (get the lowdown [...]

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

You And Who Else

A new book about British fantasy television is raising money for AIDS research, and TVO is a part of it. You And Who Else is a unique history of sixty years of British fantasy television, and a definitive record of its place in our lives – as told by the people who saw it: the viewers. [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Mighty Lifesavers

Here’s a story you don’t see every day, via the good folk at The Bristol Post: an episode of The Mighty Boosh has been credited with saving a young man’s life. Chances are the majority of our readers are familiar with Journey to the Centre of the Punk, the 2007 episode in which [...]

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Weird Al Crimps!

There’s something inherently familiar about the latest “Weird Al” track, and Boosh fans around the world will no doubt be going crazy when they hear it. Make no mistake about it: TVO loves “Weird Al” Yankovic. Across a 35 year career, this comic genius and his [...]

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Boosh To Bear: Paul King In The Guardian

Paul King, director of The Mighty Boosh, and more recently Paddington, spoke to The Guardian newspaper yesterday. We’ve always thought that Paul King is a bit of a hero – well, look at the wonders he has brought us over the years: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, the Boosh and Bunny [...]

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gold After Dark

UKTV Gold are running a new late night strand at the weekends. Starting on Friday (5th), they are “celebrating the very best in dark humour and cult comedy classics every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11pm”. There are a lot of TVO related people and shows, starting with the reason [...]

September 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

RIP Robin Williams: July 21 1951 – August 11 2014

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Robin Williams, who died yesterday. Williams was a legend of comedy, first rising to fame in 1978 as the friendly alien Mork in Mork and Mindy, a spin-off from a guest appearance in Happy Days that went on to run for four [...]

August 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

Donate & Win – Noel Tickets & Signed Prints!

Would you like to win a signed Mighty Boosh print and/or tickets to see Noel Fielding live? Of course you would – well all you have to do is donate £5 to Oriel Colwyn via this link. Dave Brown has generously donated 4 prints to Oriel Colwyn – the dedicated photographic gallery space [...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Julian & Julia In Isolation

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis have made a surprise appearance in a KCRW radio show about American radio artist Joe Frank. The one off art piece from the legend of monologues, was made in collaboration with Barratt & Davis, and tells the story of a lost man riding the underground in [...]

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dead Dog Unbagged

The archives of Dead Dog In Black Bag are open, and are now available to hear via Soundcloud. The band began life around 2006, as Holly Jane Shears joined forces with Amy Richardson to form a dynamic duo responsible for pure electropop filth. Together, they both appeared in the third series [...]

February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Reverse Angle Approaches

A new exhibition of the work of Andy Hollingworth will be on display in Chester next month. Here at The Velvet Onion, we have a great love for the work of the photographer. And indeed, for Andy himself – one of the nicest men in the business. We’re not alone, either – as his work [...]

January 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Bleedin-Great-White Polar-Bear In The Room

No, we don’t do elephants. Too cliché.  We’re here to talk about The Mighty Boosh, and we’re sure most of you know why. It all started on Sunday morning, when at the bottom of a pile of showbiz drivel on their website, The Daily Mail ran a short piece, that didn’t even [...]

January 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Bingo & The Beehive

Mr Bingo is one of the behind the scenes artists that we write about at The Velvet Onion. He’s one of those craftsmen who quietly help to make the world which inhabits these pages more visually distinctive. His uniquely comical illustrations have graced Mighty Boosh books and Rich Fulcher [...]

October 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

A Glimpse Behind The Boosh

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, most of you will by now be aware that Dave Brown’s behind-the-scenes photos of The Mighty Boosh have become an exhibition, Behind the Boosh, which is currently showing at Proud Camden. A few of our gang were lucky enough to be at the opening night of its [...]

October 26, 2013 // 2 Comments

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