Reading through Episodes 1-3 – DEAD DRUNK DETECTIVE

This Saturday, a merry of band misanthropes will perform Dead Drunk Detective episodes 1 to 3 in front of a live audience at The Actor’s Temple on Warren Street. And in preparation for this, Podcast Adventures hosted a delightful sit-down read through of the marvellous scripts written by Brendan Way.

There was pizza. There were drinks. The cast that we have assembled is such a wonderful bunch of goofballs, each one as eager to make each other laugh as to help each other get laughs. we can honestly say that whatever the podcast turns in to in the end, the process is going to be made so very enjoyable by this lovely bunch.

Expect to see more than a few costumes on display when we take to the stage this Saturday. Tickets are FREE, so check the details at our Live in the Rotten Flesh Page and prepare for a show that will steal your heart and braaaaains…

NEW PODCAST! Dead Drunk Detective

 

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Podcast Adventures is proud to announce a brand new podcast. A seven part radio sitcom called Dead Drunk Detective.

In a town where the criminals are literally monsters, zombie private detective Johnny Stumbles is the one man who can straighten out a town as rotten as his flesh. With the help of his sarcastic secretary Betty, Johnny fights the crimes that only the most diabolical of monsters could commit. Whether you’re Dracula, The Bogeyman or The Devil himself; if you’ve got a problem that no one else can solve, he’s the zombie for you… once he sobers up…

Written by Brendan Way (Duck Duck Goose, The Parentheticals), we are really excited to be bringing his fantastic scripts to life in front of a live audience and releasing episodes of the show every Monday in October, culminating in an exciting double-bill finale on Halloween.

The iTunes feed will go live in the coming weeks, until then you can subscribe on Soundcloud or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you would like to be a part of Dead Drunk Detective’s live audience, the details can be found on the Live In The Rotten Flesh page.

Episode 26: Chris the Sitcom Writer – ED & FRIENDS

Chris Gau, the co-writer and producer of hit Channel 5 sitcom Borderline (along with Michael Orton-Tolliver) joins Ed on an extraordinarily hot day where they talk it out, sweat it out and discuss the process of making a comedy about UK Border Control.


Chris had moved in with his parents to focus on writing every day. When his writing partner was stopped at airport customs they began the two year journey to bring Borderline to life. It has since gone on to be a success with audiences and critics alike, and has even been renewed for season 2! Chris and Ed talk about the show’s unconventional methodology, the role of improvisation in the scripting process both before and after casting, and the inevitable comparisons to comedy juggernaut The Office. That, plus Ed and Chris track the temperature in the room by unconventional means.

Please remember to rate, review, like, share and subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast.

If you have not seen Borderline, here’s a sneak peek:

If you are interested in taking in a show or a comedy class at The Free Association, more info can be found at thefreeassociation.co.uk

And if you would like to listen to Chris’ hilarious podcast Fact Up, you can download it from iTunes HERE.

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.

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes, Soundcloud and Acast if you love it!

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

 

 

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.

Please remember to rate, review, like and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast!

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.

Follow the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast. Every rating, review, subscription and download is greatly appreciated.

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
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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.

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Soundcloud and iTunes!

Episode 05: Tea, Cake and Casual Violence – SKETCH, PLEASE

Episode 5 of Sketch, Please! is ready to rock your world with an array of sketches that will punch you in your funny bone. The internet has sent us their finest comedy sketches and performance talents and now we have built a sketch show just for you! There might have been a few beers involved so be warned: there is manic cheering and jollity throughout.


Ever wondered what the job application for the X-Men is like? We have your answer! Wondering what your library would be like as a trendy immersive experience? Look no further. We’ve got all this and more written and performed by the finest the internet has to offer.

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 29th May 2016, so get writing!

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

Cast

Melanie Gayle is a Comedian, Actress, TV Presenter & Voiceover Artist from North West London. She has been a stand-up since 2014 and was the recipient of the 2015 BEFFTA “Best Comedian” Award. You can also follow her on Twitter/Instagram and Facebook.

Steve Tanner has been an Actor, Director (and various other technical roles) with Balham based Southside Players for 10 years. He is also a film maker with 4 Foot 1 Films and very, very occasional improvisor.

Jess-Luisa Flynn is a actress and improviser with an as yet unnamed musical improv troupe (we will update in due course!). She also performs immersive theatre with Bearded Kitten.

Credits

Mutant Interview by Jenny Laville
Tom – Steve Tanner
Karen – Melanie Gayle

Bell Pundit by Edmund Fargher
Gordon – Steve Tanner
Terri – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Borrowers Blues by Stephanie Weston
Borrower – Jess-Luisa Flynn
Librarian 1 – Melanie Gayle
Librarian 2 – Steve Tanner
French Voices – Edmund Fargher

Tea Monologue by Rachel E. Thorn
Performed by Jess-Luisa Flynn

Three Mice by Gareth Moore
Mrs Gilles – Jess-Luisa Flynn
DCI Spencer – Melanie Gayle
Det. Barns – Steve Tanner

Britain’s Got Sentiment by Jasmine Tonie
Anchor – Steve Tanner
Audience Member – Melanie Gayle
PR Rep – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Cake Shop by Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch
Customer – Melanie Gayle
Shop Assistant – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

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.

Subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud to have the episode automatically downloaded on to your feed, or check back later on the Sketch, Please! page.

Episode 17: Culum the Sound Designer – ED & FRIENDS

Ed & Friends is back and this time he’s with award-winning sound designer Culum Simpson!

Ed and Culum are old school buddies. And Culum went from aspiring actor to talented Sound Designer and has never looked back, creating alarming soundscapes for commercials and charity campaigns for PETA and the National Autistic Society.

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Ed and Culum talk about the balance of creativity and concept in Sound Design, quiffs and old times!

Don’t forget to rate, review, comment and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud!

Here is Culum’s award-winning work for PETA‘s “Get a Feel For Angora” campaign. It gets pretty unpleasant for those poor bunnies. Sensitive viewers be advised!

And here is Culum’s recent, startling work helping to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society. He’s a talented chap!