Thanks For The Memories

Celebrating our 5th birthday this week has caused us to get a wee bit nostalgic. So we thought we’d collate some of those “Do you remember when?…” reminiscences into a Best of the first 5 years of TVO. It’s not a comprehensive overview of everything we’ve [...]

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Colin Hoult

Twelve months ago, many of our readers outside regular Edinburgh Festival goers and devotees of the London live comedy scene had never heard of Colin Hoult.  The star had critical acclaim aplenty – TimeOut had claimed his comedy was a blend of Lewis Caroll & The League Of Gentlemen, and [...]

February 1, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

Vote Booshniverse!

Voting for the 2011 NME Awards has recently opened, and we reckon there are a few Booshniverse artists who released material in 2010 that deserve our votes. How about IT Crowd for Best TV Show, or if you’re more of a BBC3 kind of person, How Not To Live Your Life?  Maybe it’s our [...]

December 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

More TV Comedy On The Horizon?

The British Comedy Guide has reported back from the Broadcast Comedy Forum 2010 with news that all of the major broadcasters are looking to develop new ideas for television after a long period of comedic drought on our tv screens which has seen many an artist we cover on these pages turn to the [...]

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Zimbani On You Tube

The pilot of Zimbani – the brainchild of Colin Hoult and David McNeill, featuring Julian Barratt, is now on You Tube. The show aired on freeview channel Dave on June 4th in the UK, but fans from abroad were unable to see it. Now’s your chance. We’ve just heard that Colin Hoult [...]

September 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Zimbani

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll be aware that Julian Barratt appears in the the new comedy pilot Zimbani – set to air on freeview channel Dave on June 4th at 10:50pm. With the broadcast of the pilot little over a week away, we’ve been lucky enough to [...]

May 27, 2010 // 5 Comments

Postcards From Zimbani

The Velvet Onion have been sent fresh and wonderous images from the forthcoming comedy pilot Zimbani. The brainchild of Colin Hoult and David McNeill, the show is scheduled for transmission on freeview channel Dave next month, and as you can see features an appearance from none other than Julian [...]

May 21, 2010 // 3 Comments

Zimbani Scheduled

Comedy pilot Zimbani has been scheduled for transmission in June. The currently one-off sketch show from the minds of Colin Hoult (Russell Howard’s Good News) and David McNeill features an appearance from none other than Julian Barratt.  We told you about its production back in March, and [...]

May 16, 2010 // 1 Comment