The Velvet Onion

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us!

This weekend marks TVO’s fifth anniversary, so what better way to celebrate than to grab as many video messages from the good folk we feature on these pages as physically possible, and put them all together for your enjoyment? Huge thanks to everyone who contributed a message, as well as to [...]

January 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Is Five

This weekend marks a historic landmark for The Velvet Onion, as we reach our fifth anniversary of bringing you the very latest in new wave, alternative comedy – primarily from the family of regular collaborators responsible for some of your (and our) all time favourites. The origins of TVO [...]

January 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: In Holoserica Cepa 2013!

It’s that time of the year again. The big fat bloke has been, and given you all lots of lovely jubbly presents, with hopefully a few TVO related goodies amongst them! As our friends, naturally, we had to provide you with a gift or some variety, and given the runaway success of last [...]

December 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Onion On The Red Carpet At The Comedy Awards

We were lucky enough to bag some camera space alongside the red carpet at last week’s British Comedy Awards, so we sent two of our intrepid team down there to extract some chat from the award winners. Sadly for TVO, the artists and shows that we celebrate on this site didn’t scoop as [...]

December 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

Merry Mashed Christmas From Rich Fulcher & Co!

That mystical beauty… that ephemeral wonder… that intoxicating titillator Rich Bloody Fulcher has sent us a special message to everyone at TVO and our readers, filled with seasonal greetings and information on his brand new show. Cast your minds back to December 2012, and you may recall [...]

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Double Tease

A new teaser trailer for The Double has been sent TVO’s way, and we just had to share it with you all. The second film from Richard Ayoade, The Double is an idiosyncratic adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s celebrated novella, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn and [...]

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Boosh Show Tonight – The Latest

It’s been a dramatic day and a half for Boosh fans stateside. Visa delays, cancelled gigs and newly scheduled shows mean that our twitter feed has been awash with questions and comments for the past 36 hours. With The Mighty Boosh scheduled to play tonight, we figured an update might be [...]

October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

TVO Live Videos Part 5: Richard Glover & Stephen Evans

May 31st marked the first anniversary of The Velvet Onion Live – our inaugural live event, which will hopefully be followed by many more in the future. That star studded event featured the likes of Dave Brown, James Cook, Antony Elvin, Stephen Evans, Suzy Evelyn Hall, Mike [...]

July 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Noel Fielding Interview Part 5: The Mighty Boosh

Two weeks ago we brought you Part 4 of our exclusive interview with Noel Fielding, in which he answered your questions about Luxury Comedy. This week Noel talks about The Mighty Boosh, a topic very dear to many people’s hearts (if the recent social media furore around the team’s [...]

June 25, 2013 // 6 Comments

Noel Fielding Interview Part 4: Luxury Comedy

Last week we brought you Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Noel Fielding, in which he answered some more of the slightly random-edged questions that you sent in. This week Noel talks about Luxury Comedy. Noel’s twitter followers will be aware that rehearsals have begun for series 2 of [...]

June 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

Noel Fielding Interview Part 2: Random Questions Answered

Last week we brought you Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Noel Fielding, in which he talked candidly about how it feels to be 40. Part 2 this week includes some of the weird and wonderful questions that were sent in by you lovely folk – everything from “What’s you guilty pleasure?” to [...]

May 30, 2013 // 6 Comments

Noel Fielding Interview Part 1: It’s Your Birthday!

As all good Noel Fielding fans know, today is his 40th birthday. To mark this auspicious occasion we bring you Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Noel, in which he discusses what this landmark birthday means to him. A few weeks ago, we asked you all to submit your questions for Noel, about the [...]

May 21, 2013 // 13 Comments

Your Chance To Ask Noel

It’s been a bit quiet on the Noel Fielding front of late. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be missing Noel’s occasional twitter-based intrusions into your life. So wouldn’t it be nice to have the opportunity to find out what he’s been getting up to of late? To [...]

April 24, 2013 // 287 Comments

2012: A Year In Interviews

In 2012 we were lucky enough to get the chance to chat to a few of the artists that we write about on these pages. So here’s a look back at some of the year’s interviews – and the fascinating, colourful and revealing comments that were shared. A big thank you to everyone who [...]

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Calendar 2013

The Velvet Onion is pleased to continue its tradition of a yearly Calendar, available for free download! Once again we’ve been working with a number of our friends both in front of the camera and behind it, to bring you twelve great months to print out and stick up on your wall between [...]

December 31, 2012 // 1 Comment