Vic Reeves

What’s The Crack? 10pm Tonight!

The long awaited second series of Crackanory starts these evening on Dave, and as is often the case, it comes with a bevy of TVO regulars on board. Comedy legends Vic Reeves and Rik Mayall (in one of his final performances) tell the first two stories in the anthology saga’s sophomore run, [...]

September 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Join The House of Fools

If you cheered with giddy joy when you heard that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s brilliantly bonkers TV show House of Fools had been granted a second series, prepare yourself to tip right over the edge…because you could be in the audience for the recording of the new shows! The new [...]

September 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Crackanory 2 – Starting Soon

As we mentioned last month, the second series of Crackanory, the popular storytelling series on Dave, features a story read by the late, great Rik Mayall. The iconic comedian reads The Weatherman by TVO regular Tony Way. It has now been confirmed that this will be the first story of the new series, [...]

September 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fifty 2

This coming weekend sees the culmination of BBC 2’s anniversary celebrations from a TVO perspective, as the fifty year old channel revives some of it’s biggest comedy smashes for a series of one-off specials. Top of the hitlist is Harry & Paul’s Story of the 2s – a [...]

May 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Return Of Brian Pern

Smash hit BBC Four mockumentary The Life of Rock with Brian Pern has been granted a second series – and a promotion to BBC Two. Written and directed by Rhys Thomas, the show stars Simon Day as prog-rock legend and world-music inventor Brian Pern, alongside TVO regulars Lucy [...]

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

House of Fools to Return!

It has been announced that Vic and Bob’s madcap sitcom House of Fools will be returning to BBC Two for a second series. The first series starred Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer who were joined by Matt Berry, Dan Skinner, Daniel Simonsen and Morgana Robinson. Set in Bob’s house, the series [...]

March 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern’s Greatest Hits I

This week saw the launch of The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern – the magnificent new spoof documentary series from Rhys Thomas and Simon Day featuring a whole host of big name guest stars. Episode One aired on Monday, and in amongst the big name artists discussed (Bowie was a fag-stealer; [...]

February 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Shearsmith Joins The House Of Fools

The gloriously silly House Of Fools has been impressing critics and audiences alike for the last few weeks, and as the final episodes approach, there’s a lovely cherry on top for alternative comedy fans. The show, which continues tomorrow evening at 10:00pm on BBC Two, features comedic [...]

February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Life Of Rock Starts Tonight!

The Life Of Rock – the new mockumentary from Rhys Thomas and Simon Day – starts tonight on BBC Four. We first told you about the show a while back now, and have been itching to see the results ever since.  It features Simon Day as spoof 70s rock god Brian Pern, and pays homage to an [...]

February 10, 2014 // 3 Comments

BBC4 Announces New Comedy

BBC4, the channel perhaps better known for meaningful documentaries about seminal albums is ramping up its comedy offering, and there are a few TVO faces in the line-up! First up is The Walshes, a three-part series co-written by Graham Linehan and the five piece Irish comedy troupe Diet of Worms [...]

February 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Trailer Time For Brian Pern & Inside No. 9

The BBC have released trailers for two of their forthcoming comedy shows with strong TVO connections. The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern – written, directed and produced by Rhys Thomas – airs from Monday 10th February at 10pm on BBC Four, and features Simon Day as the titular rock [...]

January 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern

TVO can confirm that Rhys Thomas’ brand new mockumentary series, The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, begins on BBC Four next month. Originally announced as Rock Ratatouille back in September, the show is the brainchild of of Rhys – who directs, produces and writes the show based [...]

January 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Enter Into The House Of Fools

Last night saw the debut of House of Fools, a new sitcom penned by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. While any new creative output from Vic and Bob deserves attention, the reason for including the show on our hallowed pages is because it also features Matt Berry and Dan Skinner (a recent [...]

January 15, 2014 // 2 Comments

House Of Fools Revealed!

The Velvet Onion has received details of the brand new project from comedy legends Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, House Of Fools. The sitcom features an ensemble cast, including TVO regular Matt Berry, and another name often bandied about these parts, Dan Skinner (Dutch Elm Conservatoire, Common [...]

December 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

Funny Fortnight Films

Now that Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight is well underway, the channel has uploaded the collected trailers for the run to their official YouTube page. These monochrome slices of fun feature a whole host of stars, including the likes of Noel Fielding talking to Vic Reeves, Sharon Horgan being [...]

August 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

Funny Fortnight Forthcoming!

Channel 4 have released more details of their Funny Fortnight next month, which features more than a smattering of TVO regulars and influences. Over 30 hours of programming across two weeks of television, the season promises brand new shows, excellent stand up and familiar faces staging their [...]

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

CBooshies Return

CBBC’s I’m Sorry I’ve got No Head spin-off – Pixelface, starring David Armand, Gareth Tunley and Anna Crilly, started a new series today, with special guest star TVO favourite Colin Hoult! If you missed out, it’s on BBC iPlayer, and the second episode is next [...]

January 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wix Trilogy

Katy Wix is to appear in three different pilots this Autumn for Channel 4. The actress and comedienne is perhaps best known in the UK for her role in Not Going Out, alongside former Boosh radio series star Lee Mack, whilst international audiences may recognise her for her appearance in the third [...]

August 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Eranu!

Just a timely reminder from TVO that Matt Berry is a guest on long-running panel show Shooting Stars tonight. The madcap quiz, hosted by Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer since 1993 (!) returned for it’s eighth series earlier this month, and co-stars Dan Skinner as Angelos Epithemou. Skinner [...]

August 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Fun Police

An intriguing new pilot is being filmed this weekend. Entitled The Fun Police, it features the intriguing combination of bonkers comedy legend Vic Reeves and star of Flight of the Conchords and The Boat That Rocked,  Rhys Darby.  Also set to star in the pilot is Katy Wix – star of Not [...]

May 27, 2011 // 3 Comments