Vic Reeves

Whelan & Reeves bring statues to life in Leeds

Gemma Whelan and Vic Reeves are amongst the star names providing voiceovers for an interactive tour of Leeds, as part of the Yorkshire Festival. The project aims to use the public’s obsession with their smartphones to get them to look up at what’s around them, and re-engage with the [...]

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 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

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 #24

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… NEW TO TV AND RADIO THIS WEEK It’s yet another packed week for top notch television and radio [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #22

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 take a look below. House of Fools welcomes Way & Davis Series Two of House of Fools continues apace this week, with [...]

March 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #21

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 take a look below. NURSE – Tuesday @ 10pm, BBC Two This week sees the launch of Paul Whitehouse‘s new [...]

March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #19

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 take a look below. POMPIDOU BEGINS… This week sees Matt Lucas new show Pompidou, co starring Alex [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Reece’s Chain Reaction

Reece Shearsmith is interviewed by Adam Buxton in the first of the new series of BBC Radio 4’s tag team interview show Chain Reaction. Each week the interviewee from the week before becomes the interviewer. The 10th series of the chat show carries on from the end of the last series, when [...]

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #18

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 take a look below. COME ON IN… Monday evening puts out the Welcome mat for the long awaited second series of House [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

50 Comedians

A new book of photography featuring a bevy of TVO regulars is available for order. 50 Comedians is the work of portrait photographer Matt Crockett, and features over 50 portraits of comedic legends and fresher faces across 108 pages. This includes Matt Berry, Paul Foot, Tony Law, Reece [...]

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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 below. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #3

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion! For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here. But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now this week in Onion Land. HOUSE OF FOOLS SERIES 2 STARTS FILMING! The beginning of our week [...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments