Episode 15: Phil the Musical Comedian – ED & FRIENDS

This week on the Ed & Friends Podcast, Ed chats to improv chum and musical maestro Phil Lunn about his niche of improv comedy, where he performs improvised songs in character as part of his solo show Phil Lunn Is…

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Ed and Phil chat about how he started as a self taught musician for comedy revues and sketch shows before making the jump to improv and crafting his show that takes him to showcases and festivals around the world. And they even find time for a quick game of Questions Only, which Ed proves to be quite rubbish at.

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You can find out more about Phil’s shows at PhilIpLunn.uk and he will next be performing his solo act at The Giggle Loop Show in Central London on 27th April. He’s also on Facebook and Twitter, so follow him there as well.

And here’s a little slice of Tom Lehrer, who we mention on the show:

Episode 01: Dogs, Condoms and other Misunderstandings – SKETCH, PLEASE!

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Episode 1 of Sketch, Please! drops with Christmas cheer as we have recorded the sketches sent to us by you!

Ever wondered what happens when Timmy The Dog goes off the deep end at Enid Blyton? How about the poor soul that had the job of rebranding Midsommer? These are the questions we answer with the help of our talented performers.

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Performers

Andrew ArmfieldAndrew Armfield (@andrewarmfield on Twitter) is an actor and musician that is also an improv comedian with Improvessional (@improvessional5). He has recently completed a tour with Pinocchio & His Cat playing Pinocchio himself.

IMG_0142Heather Shaw performs with improv group The Pina Colliders, where she plays fun short form games a la Whose Line is it Anyway with her particular brand of aplomb. You can follow her on Twitter at @ladybitsandbobs

Rory HeadshotRory Vieyra is an actor and comedian that is part of the musical improv troupe Music Box (@musicboximprov on Twitter). He arrived having shortly come back from Sweden. he’s the adventurous sort.

 

 

Credits

Timmy The Dog Visits Enid Blyton by Christy White-Spunner.
Enid Blyton – Heather Shaw
Timmy The Dog – Rory Vieyra
Snowy/P.A. – Andrew Armfield

B.A.D. Lawyers by The Pretty Faces
Ethan Roadcross – Andrew Armfield
Woman – Heather Shaw
Man – Rory Vieyra

Midsummer’s Murder by Dave Parton
P.R. Rep – Andrew Armfield
Vincent – Rory Vieyra
Bridget – Heather Shaw

Polar Problems by Stephanie Weston
Smith – Heather Shaw
Jones – Rory Vieyra
Brown – Andrew Armfield

Condom Machine by Chris Paxton. Performed by Rory Vieyra

Mowgli by Ben Ferris and Alastair Faiers
Martha – Heather Shaw
Rob – Andrew Armfield

Don’t Care by Edmund Fargher
Dan – Rory Vieyra
Julie – Heather Shaw

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr