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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 16: Jack the Tree-Climbing Author – ED & FRIENDS

Remember clambering up trees as a kid? This week’s guest is rediscovering the glory of our city’s hidden canopy as a grown man, husband and dad.
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Jack Cooke has just published his first book, “The Tree Climber’s Guide”, detailing his musings from his most notable treetops in London. With beautiful accompanying illustrations from his wife Jennifer, Jack’s encouraging city-dwellers to take to the air and recapture their sense of fun.
Ed finds out how tree-climbing can offer a fresh perspective on urban life, takes Jack on a build-your-own adventure and sets aside some much needed time to swap plans for the zombie apocalypse.
You can listen to it all here:
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If you’re inspired, you can get hold of Jack’s book here, check out his website at JJ cooke.com and find Treetop City on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

Episode 04: Sex, Money and other Concerns -SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 4 lands with a bang this week with sketches largely about sex, sexism, sexuality and also money. But before you dismiss this podcast as “being from the 1980s” or “downright smutty”, we promise that it is a show cock-full of the latest sketches from the finest writers on the internet! Beware of grown-up language…

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Ever wondered how uncomfortable a quiz show could get? Or what your therapist really thinks of you? How about the unsung philosophical prowess of pop music’s brightest? Find out in the finest aural platter you could possibly desire.

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 1st May 2016.

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

Cast

Katie Pritchard colourKatie Pritchard (@katiepritchards) does many ridiculous things as an actress, comedian and musician. She has a podcast, Literally Comedy, set in an imaginary bookshop, runs and hosts monthly comedy club – Variety of Kings and her debut stand-up show – Hurricane Katie – is off on a mini tour to both Hastings and Guildford Fringe Festivals!

Juwel editJuwel Haque is an improviser. With the narrative group Mr Fridge he performs improvised stories, and he’s a cast member of Story Kitchen, London’s Theatresports team. He goes where the fun is, and that’s usually in comedy, writing, shower singing and tending to his fantasy football team.

10406922_337803476401566_1027946209057324335_n-2Georgie Morrell (@pokeintheeye69) is a comic, writer, actor and improviser!  Her stand up show A Poke in the Eye is off to Edinburgh this year at Just the Tonic’s The Caves!  Catch her working with Monkey Toast, Kick in the Lollocks and her stand up gigs!

Credits

Hip Hop Philosopher by Mark Daniels
Paul – Juwel Haque
Rachel – Katie Pritchard

Successfuls Anonymous by Richard Law
Meeting Leader – Katie Pritchard
Hugo – Juwel Haque
Alexandria – Georgie Morrell
Rupert – Edmund Fargher

Subconscious by Gareth Moore
Clair – Katie Pritchard
Councillor – Georgie Morrell
Tom – Juwel Haque

The Entente Cordial by Ed Pownall
Performed by Edmund Fargher and Georgie Morrell

Food Quiz by Ellen Waddell
Quiz Host – Juwel Haque
Susan – Katie Pritchard
Karen – Georgie Morrell

Bank Job by Michael Hughes
Matt – Juwel Haque
Joe – Georgie Morrell

Porn Pop-Ups by Edmund Fargher
George – Juwel Haque
Ad 1 – Katie Pritchard
Ad 2 – Georgie Morrell
Cameron – Edmund Fargher

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

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 13: Ross Walker the Wrestler in Training (feat. Natasha Parrott) – ED & FRIENDS

This week on Ed & Friends, Ed and co-host Natasha Parrott talk to Pro Wrestler in training (and Natasha’s husband), Ross Walker!

Ross has served in the Navy, trained as an actor and even appeared as an improviser now and then, but the mild-mannered, soft-spoken Scotsman has started down a new path: that of Professional Wrestling.

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Ed and Ross talk of their shared enjoyment of professional wrestling, the intensity of the classes and the way it has changed Ross’ (and indeed Natasha’s) life already. Plus they have a whale of a time playing the mysteriously named Gimmick Lightning Round. Ever wondered what David Cameron’s ring name would be? You’ll get your answer.

You can find out more about Progress Wrestling and their upcoming shows at http://www.progresswrestling.com and follow Ed and Natasha’s comedy escapades with Ellie Grice at giggleloop.co.uk

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COMING UP… Ross Walker on Ed & Friends

This weekend on Ed & Friends, Ed and fellow Giggle Looper Natasha Parrott chat to wrestler-in-training Ross Walker!IMG_0269

Ross has been in the military and the theatre, but is now living Ed’s childhood dream of training to become a Professional Wrestler! We chat to Ross and his wife Natasha about making the change, dealing with the risks and learning the ropes at Progress Wrestling. Literally.

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Episode 03: Stalkers, Genres and other Obsessions – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 3 takes a surreal turn this week, with a platter of genre and character-based sketches sent via email from all over the internet.

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Ever wondered if that really is a narrator you’re hearing? Do you get lost on the way to your hostage situation? Have you suffered from pun attacks? All these and more are discussed with in this cornucopia of comedy!

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 3rd April.

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

Performers

325008_0c03c42092934bad9e3579347de94703Bentley Browning is a Stand up comic and a comedy teacher. He runs Comedy Novices, a stand-up course that teaches that teaches comedians from the ground up and is also the founder of Comedy for Clergy and a David Cameron impersonator. He’s appeared on everything from Alan Titchmarsh to the Green Party Political Broadcast.

279547Kate Bell is an actress and improviser with All Made Up: This Time It’s Social! They play fun comedy games and improvise scenes based on the audience’s social media presence. She has been an actor since the age of twelve and even had a regular role on Grange Hill!

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 14.12.23Rebekka Turner is a stand-up performer known for her surreal and frenetic originality. She performs in Brighton regularly and can be found on Twitter at @Realleela145

 

Credits

Fairytale Airport by Daniel Page
Officer 1 – Kate Bell
Officer 2 – Rebekka Turner
Robin – Bently Browning

All The Bees by Steve Blair
Sarah – Kate Bell
Jane – Rebekka Turner

The Narrator by Christy White-Spunner
Narrator – Bentley Browning
Anna – Rebekka Turner
Tom – Edmund Fargher

Granny McAfee by Gareth Moore
Granny McAfee – Bentley Browning
Clair – Kate Bell
Creepy Tony – Edmund Fargher

The Execution Factor by Stephanie Weston
Madame A – Kate Bell
Madame B – Rebekka Turner
Duc – Bentley Browning

Lost Gangsters by Tim Ashworth
Hardy – Bentley Brown
Mob Boss – Rebekka Turner
Jennifer – Kate Bell
Freddie The Fingers – Edmund Fargher

Space Puns by Michael McHardy
Captain – Bentley Browning
Commander – Rebekka Turner
Lt. Shannon – Kate Bell
Lt. Christie – Edmund Fargher

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr