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!

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. And if you want to be involved in the next episode, check out our Submissions Page!

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!

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. And if you want to be involved in the next episode, check out our Submissions Page!

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

Episode 24: Jim and Bob the Musicians turned Writers – ED & FRIENDS

We’re back from our summer break and we started with a bang. Except that Ed got a little bit drunk with his friends!

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Jim McCreddie and Bob Good’s time in the music business left them with an epic back catalogue of crazy characters and weird stories. Now they’re producing a comedy web series all about it. It doesn’t have a name yet, but Ed talks to Jim and Bob all about the process of just getting up and producing their own material.

Jim and Bob share a few of the weird stories that inspired, discuss their comedy heroes and what it’s like to work with friends. The first episode of the show is out this Autumn, and follows the story of a failing band, finding the lighter side to the trials and tribulations of the music business.

Fired up on a fine smorgasbord of supermarket beers, they also invent a new game called Incorrect Impressions, but by that time they are quite drunk and silly. We’ll be keeping you up to date as the series develops

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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.

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
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 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 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 07: Matt the Berlin Rocker – ED & FRIENDS

Ed’s in Berlin this week with his very own brother! Drummer, record producer and reluctant interviewee, Matthew Fargher.

IMG_0111Having been a part of various rock bands in London, Matt found himself settling down in Germany and building a career for himself making and recording music in Berlin’s rock scene. Ed popped over to film a promotional video for Matt’s latest collaboration with Ken Dolman and sat down with his suddenly talk-shy brother.

They chat about drumming, catharsis and even find time to play a game they have played since they were teenagers, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

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Check out Matt’s latest collaboration with Ken Dolman on Dolman’s Facebook Page.

 

 

Epsiode 02: Serena The Firework Queen – ED & FRIENDS

Episode 2 of Ed & Friends! Ed meets up with old friend and founder of Foyle Fireworks, Serena Foyle.

Serena PhotoSerena Foyle is a Pyromusical producer with a unique approach to combining music with fireworks.  Serena trained with a Russian concert pianist before going on to Edinburgh University to study Classical music and later went on to study Music Production at the London School of Sound.

Foyle Fireworks was created in 2012 as a Pyromusical production company in response to Serena Foyle’s passion for designing more artistic fireworks displays, that are created with equal emphasis on both music and fireworks. More info at www.foylefireworks.com

Serena and Ed talk about blowing things up, the future of the job and Ed even quizzes Serena on her History of Art knowledge.

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BONUS! Here’s the Foyle Firework display set to Skyfall! This’ll show Sam Smith a thing or two.

Skyfall from Foyle Fireworks on Vimeo.