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

Episode 13: Jobs, Transactions and Other Horrors – SKETCH PLEASE

Sketch, Please! is back with a boiling hot, and we mean boiling hot (to hell with this weather), episode of sketch comedy goodness.  Hate job interviews? So do we! Love Batman? We do too. And so does Alfred.

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Ever wondered if the supermarket self-checkout was mocking you? Do you “fly on the wings of love”? What about that moment when you disapprove of a friend’s date? All that and more is included in this month’s Sketch, Please!

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CAST
Katie Pritchard colourKatie Pritchard exists within a whirlwind of carnage. A professional Actor, a Musician mastering 12 instruments (including the rather tricky slide whistle), a Karaoke demonstrator, a Writer, and an award winning Comedian, Katie has chosen a colourful cornucopia of professions to create the melée that is her life.

13497741_10154409391515283_4669739716799234070_oMark Johnson is a director of Prospero Theatre CIC and Waterloo Community Theatre CIC and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has recetly been a part of Neverfolk, a new improvised theatre project from Sonder, and was a cast cc of Dead Drunk Detective.

victoriacansfieldnewVictoria Cansfield trained at the National Youth Film Academy and Bath Spa University. Comedy credits include; The Antic’s Joke Show (Bristol & tour), This Show has got Nothing to do with Penguins (Edinburgh Fringe); The Vick ‘N’ Rick Show (tour); The Ladle of Destiny (Bath Comedy Festival). Theatre credits include; Cinderella (tour), My Name is Tom (The Dugdale Centre), Sleeping Beauty (tour), Theatrino sketch tour (tour, Italy). Film Credits include; Total Hassle (Wilbee Productions), Catharsis (NYFA) and Frack Off (Willbe Productions). Victoria also writes sketches for a number of different companies.

CREDITS

Gig Economy by Danny Antrobus
-Boss – Mark Johnson
-Client – Victoria Cansfield
-Temp 1 – Ed Fargher
-Temp 2 – Katie Pritchard

Self Check Out by Robert Mills
-Customer – Victoria Cansfield
-Checkout – Katie Pritchard

Dark Knight Terrors by Elliot Stewart
-Alfred – Mark Johnson
-Bruce – Katie Pritchard

Taxi(n the brain) by Michael Monkhouse
-Driver – Victoria Cansfield
-Businessman – Mark Johnson

Double Your Meat by MKM Comedy
-Becca – Katie Pritchard
-Tom – Mark Johnson

Fly on the Wings of Love by Stephanie Weston
– Jane – Katie Pritchard
– Amy – Victoria Cansfield

Last Interview vs The Undead by Elliot Stewart
Manager – Victoria Cansfield
Doug – Mark Johnson

Produced by Katharine Kerr
Hosted by Edmund Fargher

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!

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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

The Giggle Loop Podcast Festive Special – ED & FRIENDS

Happy Christmas! By way of an episode and all round Christmas greeting, we thought we would share with you a special Festive podcast Ed recorded with his two very good friends and regular co-hosts on Ed & Friends Natasha Parrott and Ellie Grice, aka Giggle Loop, which secretly makes this particular episode of the show The Giggle Loop Podcast.

Thank you so much to all of our loyal listeners and we look forward to sharing more fun podcasts with you in the New Year!

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Series 1: Episode 6 – Hell To Pay

The Devil is being blackmailed and expects Johnny to catch the culprits. But Johnny’s relationship with Betty is worse than ever, and then his overbearing sister Melissa comes to town. It’s looks like the drunk zombie private detective simply cannot catch a break. And then the unthinkable happens…

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Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catharine Haslam – Balfar
Charlotte Kaye – Joe
Dan Luxton – Satan
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Mark Tindle – Korlock
Leanna Wiggington – Melissa

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 5 – Unwrapping the Mummy Mystery

The Museum of Unnatural History is in trouble when a murder happens within their walls.  And the only witness to the crime is an old Mummy from the Ancient Egyptian exhibit. Can Johnny crack the case? Is the Museum cursed? And can Johnny win back his prized office chair?

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Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)

Mike Hutcherson – Maurice
Dan Luxton – Pharaoh
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Charlie Martin – Pauline
Kate Oswald – Betty
Alex Sievewright – Indiana

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 4 – Made Off With His Head

When most people lose at cards, they lose money, their homes, even the shirts off their backs. When Johnny’s latest client loses at cards, he loses his head… The fact that he is the Headless Horseman is of little comfort. So it’s up to Johnny to keep a cool head, and find Horseman’s.

Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catherine Haslam – Reba Cage
Mark Johnson – Hotel Manager
Dan Luxton – The Headless Horseman/The Grim Reaper
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 3 – Banshee’s the One

The wife of Mr Green, The Bogeyman, is missing. And it’s up to Johnny to find her. But then, disaster. He falls head over heels in love with her. Even though she is a Banshee.

Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Mr. Green – Dan Luxton
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Server – Charles Scherer
The Invisible Man – Mark Wheeler
Victoria – Kate Oswald & Victoria Hogg

Crew
Written by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Episode 07: Stag Parties, Pokemon and other Burdens – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Another month of listener-written sketches are here and available for your enjoyment. We’ve got Pokemon, we’ve got cats, we’ve got drunk people. Everything the Internet loves!

 


Can a cop drive a minicab? What do female soldiers think of Ross Kemp? How far do we take species reintroduction? All these, plus a few bonus Keith Malda gems on Episode 7.

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Cast

image3Beth Eyre is an actor with many credits including appearing in Wooden Overcoats, a podcast sitcom about rival funeral directors available now!

image1Keith Malda: as well as a treasure trove of shocking and fascinating anecdotes, he is also  a talented comedian in the improvised film troupe Genre Claude Van Damme

image2Debra Bond is a budding stand-up, RADA trainee, a graduate of the Hoopla Stand-Up course and has appeared on stage at the Comedy Store!

 

 

Credits

Boozed Up Brits in Space by David Keenan
Narrator – Beth Eyre
Stags – Keith Malda
Hens – Debra Bond
Bouncer – Debra Bond

Minicab Office by Robert Mills
Terry – Keith Malda
Cornelius – Beth Eyre

Women on the Frontline by Vivienne Riddoch and Jane McCutcheon
Ross Kemp – Keith Malda
Soldier 1 – Debra Bond
Soldier 2 – Beth Eyre

The State Of The Country by Mark Daniels
Shirley – Debra Bond
Diana – Beth Eyre

Feline Foes by Stephanie Weston
Employee – Keith Malda
Mrs Smith – Debra Bond
Snowball – Beth Eyre

Reintroducing The Species by Dan Sweryt
Kirsty – Debra
Tom Science – Keith Malda

The Confession by Glen Collison
Kate –  Debra Bond
Father Smith – Keith Malda