The Mighty Boosh

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

The Boosh Is Loose In CAL-I-FOR-NI-AAAAA!!!!!

This weekend saw The Mighty Boosh play two shows in California, with a last minute gig at The Comedy Store being followed by Tenacious D’s well publicised Festival Supreme. TVO’s US correspondents Gina R Snape and Teresa Whelan were on hand to document events, and this is their [...]

October 22, 2013 // 5 Comments

Come With Us Now……..

Lucky American Peelers who can get to Los Angeles on Thursday are in for a treat – The Mighty Boosh are performing live at Largo at the Coronet, 366 N La Cienega Boulevard! This will be one of the rare occasions all the boys have been together since the last huge tour so it is going to be a [...]

October 15, 2013 // 4 Comments

A Bit Of Boosh At The Pleasance

Plans to keep the details of the recent Mighty Boosh warm up shows out of the public domain seem to have been derailed by the giddy connectivity of social media. So we figured it would be polite of us to do a quick round up of what’s out there for those amongst us who don’t frequent the [...]

October 13, 2013 // 5 Comments

Line Up Announced For Thursday’s Boosh Gig

The full list of support acts for Thursday’s third and final Mighty Boosh warm-up show at The Pleasance Islington has been confirmed. Following a well-received and rather wonderful turn at last week’s Soho Theatre gigs, Stuart Silver will return to the stage this week. Expect [...]

October 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

New Boosh Track To Air On XFM

It’s been a Booshy few days at TVO – but we figured you probably wouldn’t mind! We’ve already tweeted that Lliana Bird will be playing a Mighty Boosh track on her XFM radio show tomorrow, but now we’ve gleaned some more exciting information about it that we wanted to [...]

October 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Boosh Are Back… Live At The Pleasance

TVO is delighted to confirm another Boosh warm-up show ahead of their performance at Festival Supreme later this month. The boys will perform at Pleasance Theatre, Islington on 10th October and tickets can be grabbed (we suggest very quickly) from their website, here. This presents an extra chance [...]

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mighty Fine: Boosh At The Soho Theatre

If you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion it won’t have passed you by that The Mighty Boosh performed two warm up shows at the Soho Theatre this week. We were lucky enough to be there to witness the epicness. Here’s Velveteer Mog’s non-spoilery report: A long time ago I [...]

October 2, 2013 // 10 Comments

The Boosh Is Loose… And It’s A Little Bit Raw!

We’re delighted to reveal some exciting and exclusive news about forthcoming warm up shows from The Mighty Boosh! They will be performing on 29th and 30th September at the Soho Theatre in London.  You can purchase tickets by clicking here.  UPDATE: TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! But there are lots [...]

September 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

GuruMediator Gets Isolated!

Here at TVO Towers, we’re big fans of YouTube remixer GuruMediator, who has been taking British comedy classics and given them messed up dance remixes for the last few years – check out his channel for a string of delightful pieces featuring the likes of Bottom, Red Dwarf [...]

August 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

Noel Drops In The Bucket… In L.A.!

Noel Fielding has been announced as a guest at a charity stand-up event in Los Angeles later this year. The event at The Comedy Store will be in aid of Drop In The Bucket, who aim to build clear water wells in Africa. Noel will be sharing the bill with US comic Bobcat Goldthwait (who almost sounds [...]

August 21, 2013 // 4 Comments