Kate Oswald – Betty
Produced by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
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.
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.
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.
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!
Danni 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, Newsrevue, Burelli 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.
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.
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
Podcast Adventures is excited to announce a second series of the comedy-noir podcast sitcom Dead Drunk Detective in 2017.
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.
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.