Series 2 Christmas Special

Johnny faces his greatest challenge yet. He and Betty have to spend the holidays with his family. But something is not quite right at home, and it’s not just the gravy.

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Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, Dead Drunk Detective is here to help you get into the Christmas spirits. All of them. To the very bottom of the bottle.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Lizzy Mace – Sarah
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
David Simpson – Hugh
Mark Wheeler – Mystery Guest
Leanna Wigginton – Melissa
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Including ‘Scary Jingle Bells’, played by Toms Mucenieks:
Recorded at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 6 – The Con Test

Johnny’s nemesis has been revealed, and it’s none other than his progenitor, Jacqueline. And with the fate of the entire borough at stake, they engage in a battle of wits… and the loser leaves town. It all hangs on a lost kitten. No, really…

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Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Charlie V Martin – A Loch Ness Monster
Kate Oswald – Betty
Sophie Pumphrey – Jacqueline
Leanna Wigginton – Melissa
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 5 – Rest in Pieces

Johnny’s sister, Melissa, is back in town, but her timing is rotten. Someone is tearing its victims apart. A legitimate psycho-killer. And Johnny has to find the culprit before the body count increases. And they’ll have to shake down every suspect above and below ground to do so.

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Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Johnny Briers – Vince Hampshire
Mark Johnson – Clown
Dan Luxton – Satan
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Sophie Pumphrey – Jacqueline
Leanna Wigginton – Melissa
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 4 – Where Wolf

Johnny’s werewolf friend Hairy Potter is back, and more so than usual. Someone has stolen his identity in a very literal and physical way, and it’s up to Johnny to decide which duplicate is the real Hairy. And he’ll need the help of every bartender and vampiric noble in the borough to decide.Dead Drunk Logo 2.4

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Charlotte Kaye – Jo the Bartender
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Steff Prince – Hairy 1/Hairy2/Shapeshifter
Charles Scherer – Count Dracula
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 3 – No Body There

A body is missing, and it’s up to Johnny to find it. But Johnny has been found by two people he didn’t account for… his parents. Not even Johnny can escape his parents when they are in town, so he has to solve the case either with them, or despite them. Dead Drunk Logo 2.3

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Johnny Briers – Vince Hampshire
Madeleine Hunter – Witch Doctor
Lizzy Mace – Sarah
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
David Simpson – Hugh
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 2 – Look Who’s Stalking

Johnny’s being followed, and its by his least favourite of all the monsters of the borough… a child. And not just any child, a ghost child that has the power to follow him everywhere! Will Johnny find the child’s parents, or any semblance of privacy for that matter?Dead Drunk Logo 2.2

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Joe Colgan – Paul T. Geist
Charlotte Kaye – Jo the Bartender
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Natalie Ruginis – Floaty/Ghoulia
Mark Wheeler – Ghost Kid
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Series 2: Episode 1 – Brought to Book

Johnny’s back and Betty is as furious with him as ever. Thank god Igor arrives with a conundrum for Johnny to puzzle out. But all is not what it seems. Especially at… CASTLE FRANKENSTEIN!Dead Drunk Logo 2.1

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Leicester Square Theatre, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Tuesday in October 2017.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Mark Johnson – Igor
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Charlie V Martin – A Loch Ness Monster
Kate Oswald – Betty
Steff Prince – Adam, Frankenstein’s Monster
Charles Scherer – Doctor Frankenstein
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at Leicester Square Theatre in London, England.

Dead Drunk Detective SEASON 2! At the Leicester Square Theatre!

Season 2 of Dead Drunk Detective is on its way soon! Returning to the show are all the key cast and crew of Season 1, including Arfie Mansfield as Det. Johnny Stumbles, Kate Oswald as the long-suffering Betty, Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and show-writer Brendan Way.

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This season, Johnny takes on foes and allies, old and new, in the next adventures of the undead private detective to be recorded Live in the Rotten Flesh. And not just at any venue. Season 2 will be recorded in the Leicester Square Theatre, home of some of London’s finest comedy podcasts, stand-up performances and plays.

We could not be more thrilled to return to our favourite monstrous neighbourhood and all its infernal inhabitants, and we’re dead excited to be recording it at the pillar of the comedy community that is Leicester Square Theatre.

You can come and see Dead Drunk Detective: Live in the Rotten Flesh at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 8th September and Thursday 28th September.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

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!

CAST
© 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

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.