Episode 15: Prison, Brit Pop and Other Brief Encounters

Sketch, Please! takes a breath between Dead Drunk Detective performances to bring you this month’s listener-submitted comedy sketches. Ever wanted to be a gritty police officer but are just too happy? Good! Think you could really do with some quiet prison time? So do we!

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This week we look at everything from relationships to ambition. Plus all the usual (and unusual chatter from our cast? All that and more is included in this month’s Sketch, Please!

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CAST

Gillian Horgan

Gillian Horgan is from Cork, and trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre credits include: She Moved Through the Fair: The Legend of Margaret Barry at UK Folk Festivals, A Place at The Bridewell Theatre, The Conservatory at The Bread & Roses Theatre as well as one-woman show #nofilter.  Screen credits include: Hungry Dogs, The Wives Did It, Persona Non Grata, The Inner Life of VeronicaWounded, Three, Forget-Me-Not, Camden Calling, Verge, and Black Coffee. Radio credits include: Live From The Get In and Hang.

Dave Chawner
Dave Chawner is an award winning comic, published author and mental health campaigner. He has just returned from the Edinburgh fringe with his one man show C’est La Vegan. For more information, including his gig at The Leicester Square Theatre, go to DaveChawner.co.uk.

 

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Suzie Houlihan is an Irish actor who trained at The International School of Screen Acting (ISSA) London and at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio in LA. She is an experienced presenter, voiceover artist and commercial model. She trained in stand up comedy at hooplaimpro.com performing at open mic nights around London. She also has a degree in Commerce and Law and worked in a city law firm prior to embarking an acting career.

CREDITS

First Day by Brendan Way
JILL – Gillian Horgan
BILL – Dave Chawner

Luggage Restriction by Stephanie Weston
ANNOUNCER – Edmund Fargher
MAN – Dave Chawner
WOMAN – Suzie Houlihan
2ND WOMAN – Gillian Horgan

What A Time to Be Alive by Jasmine Tonie.  Read by Dave Chawmer

Prison by Luke Murray and Christopher Ward
Guard – Gillian Horgan
Prisoner – Suzie Houlihan

Nose Theft by Steve Blair
JANE – Gillian Horgan
SOLICITOR – Suzie Houlihan
JUDGE – Dave Chawner

Write Here, Write Now  by Michael Monkhouse. Read by Gillian Morgan

A Quickie Encounter by Elliot Stewart
Lady – Suzie Houlihan
Gent – Dave Chawner

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 14: Holidays, Talking Fish and Other Disappointments

Sketch, Please! is goes gothic with a special Dead Drunk Detective cast performing this month’s listener-submitted comedy sketches. Love a good pun? You will be in excellent company! Ready to go on holiday? We’ve got a couple of people with some stuff to say!

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Do all babies look ugly? That’s up for debate, but should you actually mention it to the parents? And who exactly is in the running to be canonised a saint? All that and more is included in this month’s Sketch, Please!

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CAST

headshotKate Oswald began writing and performing comedy in 2014 when she left her job in high end fashion realising that zippers, although important, are not necessarily worth crying over. She has recently graduated from the National Film and Television School where she studied Writing and Producing Comedy. She regularly performs improv on the London circuit with her group The Parentheticals. she is also a part of Bear With Productions. She plays surly sidekick Betty on Dead Drunk Detective.

 

p1130609 Brendan Way has written a range of comical scripts and presented various podcasts, all of which he devised. He is delighted to collaborate with Podcast Adventures on Dead Drunk Detective, his first scripted radio series. He is also a part of improv groups Duck Duck Goose and The Parentheticals.

 

CREDITS

The Disappointment Hotline by Veronica Tomasiello
OPERATOR – Kate Oswald
CALLER- Brendan Way
ELECTRONIC VOICE – Edmund Fargher

App Dealer by Robert Mills
DEALER – Kate Oswald
MAN – Brendan Way

Arise St. Daniels by James Docherty
CARDINAL – Kate Oswald
PRIEST – Brendan Way
NUN – Edmund Fargher

Oh, Airlines by Roy Gordon
Monologue read by Brendan Way

The Observationist Holiday by Nichola O’Hare
Monologue read by Kate Oswald

Ugly Baby by Ben Jay
CAROL – Kate Oswald
JACK – Brendan Way

Almost Too Fishy by Elliot Stewart
TROUT – Brendan Way
COD – Kate Oswald

Produced by Katharine Kerr
Hosted by Edmund Fargher

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.

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: