Episode 12: Martians, Superheroes and other Jobs

Sketch, Please! returns with another batch of listener-submitted sketches performed by volunteers. And this one will take you to outer space and back to the supermarket.

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Ever competed with a friend over the smallest things? Have you ever dropped a hint to a partner that they just didn’t get? How about that moment when you get in to an argument with your Superhero colleagues over your costumes? All that and more is included in this month’s Sketch, Please!

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. And if you want to be involved in the next episode, check out our Submissions Page!

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© Michael Wharley Photography 2014Danni Payne is a musical theatre performer who trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Danni has dabbled in comedy, but so far has made a living by lying and singing at people. Credits include, NewsrevueBurelli Sister in The Rat Pack Live, Dolly in A Tribute to the Blues Brothers at the Edinburgh Fringe and Divina in Broke Britannia (Bridewell Theatre). You can follow her on Twitter at  @dannipaynee.

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Lewis Cook is a sketch comedian as part of Cook and Davies. Cook and Davies were Finalists at the Welsh unsigned Stand Up Awards, So You Think You Write Funny and Semi Finalists at the Laughing Horse New Comedy Act of The Year. He is also the writer of Good Little Boy, a one-act play that premiered at The Wardrobe Theatre.

 

CREDITS
Edna and Blanche by MKM Comedy
EDNA – Lewis Cook
BLANCHE – Danni Payne

Useless Technical Director by Robert Mills
BOSS – Danni Payne
BARRY – Lewis Cook

Pirates Expenses by Daniel Page
SPARROW – Edmund Fargher
FIRST MATE – Lewis Cook
PETE – Danni Payne

Three’s Awkward by Elliot Stewart
JO – Danni Payne
TIM – Lewis Cook
RACHAEL – Katharine Kerr

Just Relax by Martin Price
TRACY – Danni Payne
ALFRED – Lewis Cook
STEPHEN – Edmund Fargher

Mars Mishap by Stephanie Weston
MARTIAN 1 – Danni Payne
MARTIAN 2 – Lewis Cook
MARTIAN 3 – Edmund Fargher

Heroic Delays by Elliot Stewart
COMPUTER – Edmund Fargher
HEROMAN – Lewis Cook
HEROGIRL – Danni Payne

Produced by Katharine Kerr
Hosted by Edmund Fargher

Episode 10: Technology, Dieting and other Preoccupations – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Sketch, Please! is back to slam dunk 2017 with brand  new sketches from brand new writers and a cast  of brand  new performers!

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New Year’s resolutions include: Communicate better with your household gadgets. Redecorate your home with a superior Stone Henge. And make sure your apocalypse is suitably passive aggressive. All this and  more within!

Don’t forget to rate, review, like and subscribe on iTunesSoundCloud and aCast.

If you would like to submit a comedy sketch or volunteer as a performer on the show, check the guidelines on our Submissions Page and get in touch by midnight on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 2017

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file-22-01-2017-11-46-50Sean McInerny is a part of London’s Theatresports Company Story Kitchen Impro  and can be seen taking part in Maestro at The London Improv Theatre and Theatresports once a month at The Miller. He is also part of improv group Electric Priests and sketch group Hiya Pet.

file-22-01-2017-11-47-15Andrew Rodgers is a part  of  several comedy  acts including sketch group The Pretty Faces, improv team Left Foot First and much more besides. The Pretty Faces are hosting a sketch show at the Backyard Comedy Club on 14th February.

file-22-01-2017-11-47-28Susan Cunningham is an improviser and comedian as part of The 2 Stoozes, a comedy duo with Stacey Hemphill.


CREDITS

Public House by Eliot Stewart
Barman – Sean McInerny
Customer – Susan Cunningham
Old Tim – Andrew Rodgers

Star Trek Budget Cuts by Daniel Page
Captain – Sean McInerney
Admiral – Susan Cunningham
Number 1 – Andrew Rodgers

Third Wheel by Edmund Fargher
Jane – Susan Cunningham
Mel – Sean McInerney
A.L.E.X.A. – Andrew Rodgers

Medical  Students by Robert Mills
Doctor – Sean McInerney
Miller – Susan Cunningham
Foster – Andrew Rodgers

Forecast for Female Weather Forecasters written by Robert Mills, performed by Susan Cunningham

Flatpack Stone Henge by Danny Antrobus
Husband – Andrew Rodgers
Wife – Susan Cunningham
Delivery Man – Sean McInerney

Last Judgment by Stephanie Weston
Angel 1 – Sean McInerney
Angel 2 – Andrew Rodgers
Angel 3 – Susan Cunningham

Papaya Diet by Henrik Persson
Greg – Andrew Rodgers
Sam – Susan Cunningham
Nick – Sean McInerny

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by  Katharine Kerr

Episode 28: Leanna the Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare Actor – ED & FRIENDS

Dead Drunk Detective is launching this Monday and we happen to share a cast member with the smash West End and Edinburgh Fringe show Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare. They perform an entire Shakespeare play, but every night, one cast member is a babbling drunk. It’s why they call it Sh!t-Faced.


The talented Leanna Wigginton tells Ed about her acting training, her start with the company and the birth of “Horny Helena” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

To find out more about Leanna’s other endeavours with Sandy & Danni, check out their Twitter Page as well as their YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget to like, rate, review and subscribe on iTunes, ACast and Soundcloud.

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…

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.

Episode 25: Steve the Improv Guru – ED & FRIENDS

This week on Ed & Friends; lots of lessons and laughter from improv comedy legend and founder of  Hoopla, Steve Roe!

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Steve has made a name for himself teaching and performing improvised comedy. In 2006, he and his friends started meeting above a pub in Balham and eventually created Hoopla, which has since become a comedy community with weekly shows, its own festival and a platter of classes and courses that are training and showcasing comedians in the heart of London.

Steve gives Ed a potted history of improv and chats about making things up on the spot, breaking the rules and keeping a healthy disrespect for the art form. He also shares a soon to be award winning story about some Spanish tourists and a bookshop toilet.

Please remember to rate, review, like and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast!

Episode 06: Facebook, Dogging and other Social Lives

Sketch, Please! is back for its sixth episode! We tackle motherhood, the Internet and DIY. Stories of all life’s colourful characters written and performed by the most hilarious volunteers the Internet has to offer.

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Ever wondered how superheroes cope with their kids? Or tried to remember what life without broadband was like? Have you ever pondered what would happen if Facebook and Twitter had personalities of their own? All of this and more on this week’s episode!

And remember, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SHOW! The show is comprised of scripts submitted by writers via email. To find out how to get your work produced, check out the Submissions Page where you will also find our Terms & Conditions and details for how to be a performer as well! The next deadline is midnight on SUNDAY 31st JULY.

Follow the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast. Every rating, review, subscription and download is greatly appreciated.

Cast

Jacqueline Black is an improv comedian with more groups than you can shake a stick at. You can see her perform as part of Ripcord, Story Kitchen Impro, The Cabin and her own solo show An Improvised Audience With…

Scott Samain is an actor and host of the Breaking Legs, a podcast that discussed the behind the scenes process of film-making. You can next see him in the films The Conversations, The Criminal Audition and The Dependant.

Cherry Walters is an actress and improviser as part of Improvessional. She’s appearing at The Cockpit Theatre in a production of Pentecost.

 

Credits

DC NCT by Fin O’Driscoll
Supergirl – Cherry Walters
Wonder Woman – Jacqueline Black

63 Things by Mark Daniels
Boss – Scott Samain
Exec – Cherry Walters

One Night Stand by Robert Mills
Man – Scott Samain
Woman – Jacqueline Black

Budget News Delivery by Michael McHardy
Advertiser – Scott Samain
Telephone Operator – Cherry Walters
Miss Wallis – Jacqueline Black
Example Person – Edmund Fargher
Mrs Gardener – Jacqueline Black
Mr Gardener – Scott Samain

If Social Media Profiles Were Real People by David Keenan
Facebook – Scott Samain
Twitter – Cherry Walters
LinkedIn – Jacqueline Black
Google+ – Edmund Fargher

Village Slow Broadband by Vivienne Riddoch and Jane McCutcheon
Frank – Scott Samain
Mrs Villager – Jacqueline Black

Modern Remakes by Edmund Fargher
Rick – Scott Samain
Ilsa – Jacqueline Black
Editor – Cherry Walters
Reporter – Scott Samain
Rhett -Edmund Fargher
Scarlett – Jacqueline Black
Jack – Edmund Fargher
Wendy – Cherry Walters
George – Edmund Fargher
Zuzu – Jacqueline Black

Hosted by Edmund Farther
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 19: 6 Month Celebration – ED & FRIENDS

This week on the Ed and Friends Podcast, Ed and producer Kat celebrate 6 months of the show with some top clips.

 

IMG_5265A huge thank you to all of our wonderful guests, and thanks to you for listening! We’ll be back next week with another great interview, but if you know someone unusual and brilliant you think Ed should be talking to, why not let us know! You can get in touch with us by emailing on mail@podcastadventures.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Soundcloud and iTunes!

Episode 02: Theatre, Radio and other Drama – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 2 of Sketch, Please! is here with a bold bunch of fun-loving sketches sent via email from all over the internet.

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Ever wondered how it would sound if the characters recorded the DVD commentaries of their own movies? Have you ever been tempted to call in to a radio station? What do you think of creepy Transylvanian hunchbacks? These are the questions our talented writers have answered in our show!

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 the 28th of February.

You can also rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Performers

James Le Lacheur (@JamesLeLacheur) is an actohead15br and improviser most commonly to be found singing to the rafters with Multiverse (@MultiverseImpro). He also recently starred as James in ‘James and the Giant Peach’ at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

57Kanan Barot is a regular performer with the Southside Players in plays such as The Calendar Girls and Steel Magnolias. she first joined the company 25 years ago and has been a part of the community ever since. She even met her husband there!

TTalal Hatalal Karkouti is an actor and comedian with his own radio show, podcast and web series, The LIL Show (London Improv Live) where they have guest improv groups chatting and performing every week. He also performs with improv group Panicky Tack.

Credits

Commentary by Luke Johnson.
Announcer – James Le Lacheur
Presenter – Kanan Barot
Hulk – Talal Karkouti
Old Man – Talal Karkouti
Batman – James Le Lacheur
Robin – Kanan Barot

NHS Direct by Mark Daniels
Rachael – Kanan Barot
Kevin – James Le Lacheur

The End of The Play by Daniel Page
Mercurius – James Le Lacheur
Helena – Kanan Barot
Husband – Talal Karkouti
Peasant – Talal Karkouti

Alice Caruthers by Sayde Scarlett. Performed by Kanan Barot

Evil Assumptions by Edmund Fargher
Igor – Talal Karkouti
Mina – Kanan Barot

Doubtful Director by Stephanie Weston
Actor – James Le Lacheur
Director – Talal Karkouti

She Loves The D by Luke Johnson
Michelle – Kanan Barot
Glenn – Talal Karkouti
Jarvis – James Le Lacheur

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 08: Jamie the Secret Cinema Actor – ED & FRIENDS

2016 is here and Ed & Friends kicks off with a with a special bumper edition, half interview and half movie review!

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Ed had not seen James Alexander-McInnes for ten years before he bumped straight in to him at Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, so Ed invited Jamie on the podcast and they caught up with life and the actor’s process, particularly in the unique format that Secret Cinema provides.

Secret Cinema is a primarily London-based phenomenon that Jamie has worked on since 2010. They invite you to films without telling you what you are going to see, but they take you in and through the world of the movie. For Shawshank Redemption, they sent the audience to prison. For Bugsy Malone, they were invited to Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. But 2015 was the year that Star Wars returned, not just because of enormously successful release of The Force Awakens in cinemas. Secret Cinema recreated the planet Tatooine, the Death Star, the whole environment of A New Hope in a South London Warehouse for people to experience before watching The Empire Strikes Back. It was incredible. And Jamie was part of it!

We talk to Jamie about being a lifelong Star Wars fan and how it felt to live the Star Wars dream for 60 days! Ed and Jamie then talk at length about the plot of The Force Awakens after about 30 minutes, so SPOILER ALERT!

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Soundcloud and iTunes!

For more about James Alexander McInnes, check out his Spotlight Page.

For more info on Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, here’s a far better explanation from The Daily Telegraph.

Or for your pleasure, here’s the video from Secret Cinema themselves:

And for good measure, here’s the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens… as if you haven’t seen it by now…