ANNOUNCING: Dead Drunk Detective Season 2!

Podcast Adventures is excited to announce a second series of the comedy-noir podcast sitcom Dead Drunk Detective in 2017.

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Cast from Series 1

Arfie Mansfield and Kate Oswald will return as scotch-fueled, zombie detective Johnny Stumbles and his long-suffering assistant Betty in the Autumn.

Also returning to the cast will be Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and a host of new characters and special appearances from the London improv comedy community.

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Writer Brendan Way deep in thought.

Writer Brendan Way says he had a blast writing season 2 of the show and is looking forward to experimenting with the weird world he’s created: “The biggest change in the first run had been – SPOILER ALERT – Betty getting a new chair. This time round, I wanted to shake things up. I’ll bring back some old friends, but also introduce new enemies. Let’s get in people from Johnny’s pre-zombie life. OOH! Let’s have Johnny question his entire identity.” 

Season 2 has a few surprises in store for Johnny as we find out more about the land of the undead and explore his tricky relationships, all presented with the same relentless pun-a-minute treatment.

Dead Drunk Detective was born when Way was bored one afternoon. Months later it was a fully produced live show and series starring a cast of talented friends. As with the first season, a series of live recordings will take place in a Central London performance space for which a limited number of tickets will be released in September.

Podcast Adventures is a London-based audio network producing podcast titles in collaboration with writers and performers across the UK. They are also behind titles such as Sketch, Please! and Ed and Friends, with another comedy sitcom to be announced later this year.

Keep an eye on the Podcast Adventures website for more news about Dead Drunk Detective soon.

In The Can – A HUGE THANK YOU upon completing Dead Drunk Detective: Live In The Rotten Flesh

Every episode of Dead Drunk Detective is in the can! Goodness gracious.

img_8332The process has been a long labour of love since Brendan Way (actor, writer, man with jokes) approached me with some scripts he had written for a lark. Then started the hard yet hugely fulfilling hard work of recording them live for which we had no money and really only the generosity and hard work of friends old and new and indeed ourselves. And for that reason, there are some people that deserve a big congratulations and and even bigger thank you for helping us one this endeavour.

Firstly, our cast. Some playing recurring roles that carried through the entire series, others that played several roles a night in delightful character parts, and there were some that came, performed a small but vital role and dropped the mic in fantastic fashion. Namely, they are:

Arfie Mansfield
Kate Oswald
Leanna Wiggington
Charles Schrerer
Victoria Hogg
Steff Prince
Mark Tindle
Dan Luxton
Mark Wheeler
Mark Johnson
Catharine Haslam
Alex Sievewright
Mike Hutcherson
Charlie Martin
Charlotte Kaye

And they were not the only performers that worked on our live shows. We had a collection of truly marvellous stand-ups and character comedians that warmed up our audiences before we recorded each episode. They did the heavy lifting so that our work was that much easier, and for that, we are incredibly grateful. That, and they were all incredibly funny to boot.

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Sean Sellers
Wayne Lawrence
Heather Shaw
Charlie Martin a.k.a. “Dante”
Loose Brie
Valerio Miconi

And none of this would have been possible without somewhere to record the show. I would like to reiterate, we had no budget. But we needed a venue that; a) was the right size, b) technically capable of pulling it off, c) soundproof, d) comfortable for the audience, e) was actually staffed by nice and supportive people that were willing to support an endeavour like this. And when we found The Actor’s Temple, we knew we had found just the people to help us make this thing. They have been so incredibly supportive of us and all that we have asked of them in bringing Dead Drunk Detective to life, and always treated us with kindness and understanding. Huge thank you to Tanya and the gang.

And really the work is still only half done. Katharine Kerr, our producer and editor will be in the edit suite building the final episodes as she has for every episode so far. And indeed before every episode as she prepared our sound design for each live show. But more than that, she has been our stalwart and dependable pillar of audio production that has been the rock and foundation upon which this whole thing has been made possible.

dead-drunk-logo-mainAnd making us look fantastic in all of this are two people that have applied their own very specific set of skills in delightfully artful ways. The first we should mention is Aimee Sajjan-Servaes, who created some truly sticking illustrations for our cover art, somehow bringing compassion to a zombie with barely any flesh left on the bone. The other is Tom Hodge, who composed our theme music that hit the smokey noir tones with just the genre notes in all the right places. These guys not only helped us, they blew us away.

And finally, there’s the creator of this entire pocket universe we have been inhabiting for months. Brendan Way entrusted us with his baby, and engaged in a creative partnership with Katharine and I that has borne fruit as Dead Drunk Detective, a podcast sitcom. And regardless of what happens, whether it has a second series, or disappears in to the obscure corners of the internet… we bloody made it! It exists now! We have proof. And some of these creative endeavours never get past the first draft, but this one will live on. And the reason why is because Brendan was imaginative enough to create this world, was confident enough to pursue finding a platform for it, and was proactive enough to follow through this to completion and help in every way he possibly could.

And lastly, the people that came to our live shows, listened to our podcasts, subscribed on iTunes and Soundcloud (still can by the way) and are following Dead Drunk Detective on its journey. Thank you so much and PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO SO! The Finale Double Bill comes out on Monday 31st October! HALLOWEEN for heaven sake! If you are playing audience to Dead Drunk Detective in any way, thank you! We will be fighting to earn your continued support at every point!

It’ll be strange once Dead Drunk Detective is all finished and released. It has occupied an important part of our lives for some time. But with luck, it will rise from the depths again in the near future!

Until then, stay drunk and fighting crime, alive or dead!

Ed Fargher
Producer on Dead Drunk Detective

Dead Drunk Detective: Live in the Rotten Flesh 1st Recording!

The first Dead Drunk Detective: Live in the Rotten Flesh was an absolute delight! We had a lovely audience full of friendly faces. Our stand-up performers Matthew McAloone, Sean Sellers and Wayne Lawrence charmed the audience with their winning repartee, and then the show began. It was a brilliant night.

If you would like to join the audience for the next recording, you can get your free tickets from our Billetto page.

Reading through Episodes 1-3 – DEAD DRUNK DETECTIVE

This Saturday, a merry of band misanthropes will perform Dead Drunk Detective episodes 1 to 3 in front of a live audience at The Actor’s Temple on Warren Street. And in preparation for this, Podcast Adventures hosted a delightful sit-down read through of the marvellous scripts written by Brendan Way.

There was pizza. There were drinks. The cast that we have assembled is such a wonderful bunch of goofballs, each one as eager to make each other laugh as to help each other get laughs. we can honestly say that whatever the podcast turns in to in the end, the process is going to be made so very enjoyable by this lovely bunch.

Expect to see more than a few costumes on display when we take to the stage this Saturday. Tickets are FREE, so check the details at our Live in the Rotten Flesh Page and prepare for a show that will steal your heart and braaaaains…

Episode 27: Brendan the Dead Drunk Writer – ED & FRIENDS

Podcast Adventures is producing its first radio serial. Dead Drunk Detective is a supernatural ‘radio’ noir starring a zombie private detective, and we had the writer of the show in the studio to chat about it.

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Brendan was backing up his computer when he pulled up an old script he had written a few years ago and from there, he wrote an entire series and sent it over to us at Podcast Adventures! And now the show will be coming to life in front of a live audience.

If you would like to be in the live audience on Dead Drunk Detective, check the details on our Live In The Rotten Flesh page. Here are the dates:

Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 15th October 2016
Saturday 22nd October 2016

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NEW PODCAST! Dead Drunk Detective

 

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Podcast Adventures is proud to announce a brand new podcast. A seven part radio sitcom called Dead Drunk Detective.

In a town where the criminals are literally monsters, zombie private detective Johnny Stumbles is the one man who can straighten out a town as rotten as his flesh. With the help of his sarcastic secretary Betty, Johnny fights the crimes that only the most diabolical of monsters could commit. Whether you’re Dracula, The Bogeyman or The Devil himself; if you’ve got a problem that no one else can solve, he’s the zombie for you… once he sobers up…

Written by Brendan Way (Duck Duck Goose, The Parentheticals), we are really excited to be bringing his fantastic scripts to life in front of a live audience and releasing episodes of the show every Monday in October, culminating in an exciting double-bill finale on Halloween.

The iTunes feed will go live in the coming weeks, until then you can subscribe on Soundcloud or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you would like to be a part of Dead Drunk Detective’s live audience, the details can be found on the Live In The Rotten Flesh page.

THIS WEEKEND… Chris Gau on Ed & Friends

Ed spoke to sitcom writer Chris Gau about making Borderline, Channel 5’s hit sitcom about UK Border Control.


We had a great time talking to Chris in the world’s most ourtrageously hot podcast studio. Did they complete the interview, or did they die of dehydration? Find out this weekend!

Subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast to have the podcast automatically downloaded to your feed!
Want to see what they’ll be talking about? Here’s the trailer for Borderline:

Episode 23: Georgie and Natasha the Partially-Sighted Comedians – ED & FRIENDS

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This week Ed talks to fellow comedians Georgie Morrell and Natasha Parrott, who are both partially-sighted.

Georgie and Tash explain what it was like to experience loss of sight in their 20s, explain how they adapted to the world around them and discuss finding humour in everyday life.You can support Georgie’s forthcoming one-woman Edinburgh Fringe show “A Poke in the Eye” via Kickstarter and book tickets for August here.

You can see Natasha’s hilarious comedy sketches with “MabeyParrottWillSaveUs” on Youtube here. And catch her with Ed and Ellie at a Giggle Loop Show. Click for dates!

Don’t forget to rate, share and subscribe on iTunesSoundcloud and ACast. Thanks for listening!

COMING TOMORROW – Sketch, Please! Episode 6

Another month has passed and that means theres a brand new episode of Sketch, Please! to enjoy. You’ve been sending in your scripts and volunteering your voices and we had a bucket of fun recording some of them with brand new cast in a boiling hot studio.

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Left to Right: Jacqueline Black, Edmund Fargher, Cherry Walters and Scott Samain

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast to have the episode automatically downloaded on to your feed.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND… Sketch, Please! Episode 5

Once again, seven intrepid comedy writers and three voiceovers have combined their inescapable talents (via the internet) and created Episode 5 of Sketch, Please!

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From left to right: Edmund Fargher, Jess-Luisa Flynn, Steve Tanner and Melanie Gayle

This week, we recorded a brand new episode of your finest sketches and this weekend it will be posted for the whole world to enjoy, so keep your ears peeled.

Subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud to have the episode automatically downloaded on to your feed, or check back later on the Sketch, Please! page.