Episode 18: Henrietta the Lovely Clean Cake Baker – Ed & Friends

This week Ed chats to Henrietta Inman, a top pastry chef-turned bestselling author, about her new book “Clean Cakes”

Henrietta explains her approach to making delicious treats from healthy ingredients. Ed finds out her inspirations, from frantic michelin-starred kitchens serving puddings to princesses…. to cloud forests, cacao and good old Suffolk produce.
Then Ed’s culinary skills are put to the test when he presents Henrietta with his own brownie creation. What will she think?
It’s all exceptionally… LOVELY.
Have a listen here.
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You can check out Henrietta’s website and follow her on social media below…

Episode 17: Culum the Sound Designer – ED & FRIENDS

Ed & Friends is back and this time he’s with award-winning sound designer Culum Simpson!

Ed and Culum are old school buddies. And Culum went from aspiring actor to talented Sound Designer and has never looked back, creating alarming soundscapes for commercials and charity campaigns for PETA and the National Autistic Society.

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Ed and Culum talk about the balance of creativity and concept in Sound Design, quiffs and old times!

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Here is Culum’s award-winning work for PETA‘s “Get a Feel For Angora” campaign. It gets pretty unpleasant for those poor bunnies. Sensitive viewers be advised!

And here is Culum’s recent, startling work helping to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society. He’s a talented chap!

Episode 16: Jack the Tree-Climbing Author – ED & FRIENDS

Remember clambering up trees as a kid? This week’s guest is rediscovering the glory of our city’s hidden canopy as a grown man, husband and dad.
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Jack Cooke has just published his first book, “The Tree Climber’s Guide”, detailing his musings from his most notable treetops in London. With beautiful accompanying illustrations from his wife Jennifer, Jack’s encouraging city-dwellers to take to the air and recapture their sense of fun.
Ed finds out how tree-climbing can offer a fresh perspective on urban life, takes Jack on a build-your-own adventure and sets aside some much needed time to swap plans for the zombie apocalypse.
You can listen to it all here:
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If you’re inspired, you can get hold of Jack’s book here, check out his website at JJ cooke.com and find Treetop City on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

Episode 04: Sex, Money and other Concerns -SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 4 lands with a bang this week with sketches largely about sex, sexism, sexuality and also money. But before you dismiss this podcast as “being from the 1980s” or “downright smutty”, we promise that it is a show cock-full of the latest sketches from the finest writers on the internet! Beware of grown-up language…

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Ever wondered how uncomfortable a quiz show could get? Or what your therapist really thinks of you? How about the unsung philosophical prowess of pop music’s brightest? Find out in the finest aural platter you could possibly desire.

If you would like to write sketches and perform for Sketch, Please!, head to the Submissions Page where you’ll find all the guidelines, T&Cs and email addresses you’ll need. The deadline for our next episode is Sunday 1st May 2016.

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Cast

Katie Pritchard colourKatie Pritchard (@katiepritchards) does many ridiculous things as an actress, comedian and musician. She has a podcast, Literally Comedy, set in an imaginary bookshop, runs and hosts monthly comedy club – Variety of Kings and her debut stand-up show – Hurricane Katie – is off on a mini tour to both Hastings and Guildford Fringe Festivals!

Juwel editJuwel Haque is an improviser. With the narrative group Mr Fridge he performs improvised stories, and he’s a cast member of Story Kitchen, London’s Theatresports team. He goes where the fun is, and that’s usually in comedy, writing, shower singing and tending to his fantasy football team.

10406922_337803476401566_1027946209057324335_n-2Georgie Morrell (@pokeintheeye69) is a comic, writer, actor and improviser!  Her stand up show A Poke in the Eye is off to Edinburgh this year at Just the Tonic’s The Caves!  Catch her working with Monkey Toast, Kick in the Lollocks and her stand up gigs!

Credits

Hip Hop Philosopher by Mark Daniels
Paul – Juwel Haque
Rachel – Katie Pritchard

Successfuls Anonymous by Richard Law
Meeting Leader – Katie Pritchard
Hugo – Juwel Haque
Alexandria – Georgie Morrell
Rupert – Edmund Fargher

Subconscious by Gareth Moore
Clair – Katie Pritchard
Councillor – Georgie Morrell
Tom – Juwel Haque

The Entente Cordial by Ed Pownall
Performed by Edmund Fargher and Georgie Morrell

Food Quiz by Ellen Waddell
Quiz Host – Juwel Haque
Susan – Katie Pritchard
Karen – Georgie Morrell

Bank Job by Michael Hughes
Matt – Juwel Haque
Joe – Georgie Morrell

Porn Pop-Ups by Edmund Fargher
George – Juwel Haque
Ad 1 – Katie Pritchard
Ad 2 – Georgie Morrell
Cameron – Edmund Fargher

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

THIS WEEKEND – Sketch, Please! Episode 4

The next episode of Sketch please is going to this weekend! Comprised of sketches submitted by non-commissioned writers from all across the internet, we had a ball recording this episode with voiceover artists Georgie Morrell, Juwel Haque and Katie Pritchard!

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Lefto to Right: Juwel Haque, Georgie Morrell, Edmund Fargher & Katie Pritchard

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Episode 15: Phil the Musical Comedian – ED & FRIENDS

This week on the Ed & Friends Podcast, Ed chats to improv chum and musical maestro Phil Lunn about his niche of improv comedy, where he performs improvised songs in character as part of his solo show Phil Lunn Is…

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Ed and Phil chat about how he started as a self taught musician for comedy revues and sketch shows before making the jump to improv and crafting his show that takes him to showcases and festivals around the world. And they even find time for a quick game of Questions Only, which Ed proves to be quite rubbish at.

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You can find out more about Phil’s shows at PhilIpLunn.uk and he will next be performing his solo act at The Giggle Loop Show in Central London on 27th April. He’s also on Facebook and Twitter, so follow him there as well.

And here’s a little slice of Tom Lehrer, who we mention on the show: