Waen Shepherd

I Am A Video (and a digital download)

The brand new Gary Le Strange single I Am A Video is available to buy now – and the video can be viewed below. TVO reached out to Gary’s minder Waen Shepherd for a word from the eccentric but entirely sane cult synth-rocker about the new track. Proudly describing it as “a [...]

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I Am A Video

Gary Le Strange is back with a brand new single, and it’s available from all good digital retailers on Tuesday! The alter-ego of Waen Shepherd, Le Strange is a failed synth pop-star who was the subject of three live shows at Edinburgh Fringe (including the Perrier Comedy Award [...]

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

The long awaited third series of Crackanory is just over a month away, and the full list of this year’s readers have been revealed. For the uninitiated, the show features big name guests reading twisted tales – intercut with live action and animated segments which quite often star a [...]

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Out On Mondaaaaaaaah!

If you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, you’ll know that we’ve been getting more than a bit excited about Aaaaaaaah!, the comedy horror from Steve Oram, which stars a bevy of TVO faces. And now we can get excited again – because from Monday everyone will get the [...]

October 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Return to Successville

BBC Three’s smash hit comedy series Murder in Successville is to return for a second series. The show, which first aired earlier this year, features Tom Davis as rough, gruff, intellectual doorknob DI Sleet, presiding over a town filled with potentially murderous celebrities – all [...]

October 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peterford Golf Club Swings Again

Peterford Golf Club is being revived in brand new take on the cult classic for Radio Two. Promising to do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals, this new sitcom incarnation of the long gestating project is written by its co-creator Simon Farnaby and stars Simon alongside Barunka [...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Postaaaaaaaah!

The good folk at Rook Films have released a limited screen print run of the Aaaaaaaah! movie poster. There are only 100 copies of the five-layer print made to celebrate Steve Oram‘s directorial debut. In case you’ve missed it, the film stars Oram alongside a cavalcade of TVO [...]

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Monster Tease

The Velvet Onion has received a copy of the brand new teaser trailer for forthcoming short film The Monster. We first told you about the film back in March, when the production was awarded funding by Film London. A comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Exclusive: The Ghoul Teaser Trailer

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you the first official glimpse of The Ghoul in this tantalising teaser. The Ghoul is written and directed by Gareth Tunley and stars a whole bevvy of his regular collaborators. Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Dan Skinner, Waen [...]

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Ape Man Cometh: AAAAAAAAH! Review

One of the things that distinguishes the artists that we write about at The Velvet Onion is their ability to think differently and to make waves in a sea of entertainment mediocrity. At their best, they conjure up ideas and dream of worlds so creatively vibrant that they force us, the [...]

August 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

World Premiere & Q&A For Aaaaaaah!

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting more than a little over-excited about Aaaaaaah! for some time – and now the details of the World Premiere have been announced. Steve Oram‘s directorial debut comedy horror, about a world inhabited by apes in human form, [...]

July 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Faces of Successville

If, like us, you’re enjoying BBC Three’s new game-show sitcom whodunnit hybrid Murder in Successville, you’re no doubt already looking forward to this week’s episode on Wednesday evening. Starring Tom Davis on magnificent form as rough-n-ready DI Sleet, the series [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

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… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #30

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…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 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 #27

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… W1A RETURNS Smash hit mockumentary W1A returns on Thursday for its second series, with an extended [...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Murder in Successville is Almost Here!

It’s almost time to pay a visit to Murder in Successville, the new sitcom-gameshow hybrid featuring a cavalcade of familiar faces to TVO readers. As we told you back in February, the series is set in a fictional town brimming with celebrities – and a high incidence of surreal homicide, [...]

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #26

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… TRAILAAAAAAAAH! Late last week, TVO recieved the first teaser trailer for Aaaaaaaah! – the [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments