Episode 11: Sport, Art and other Reinterpretations

Episode 11 arrives with a bang as we make comedy out of all the big issues. Prisons, healthcare, murder art you name it. And with a fantastic cast to boot!

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What constitutes an artistic statement? Where is the line between loyalty and happiness among thieves? And how far can you push a healthcare worker before they snap? All this and more to be found on this month’s episode.

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CAST

jamesJames Witt trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting after he had completed his degree in English and Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham. He’s a founding member of Music Box : The Improvised Comedy Musical which has been performing regularly since 2009. Other long term projects include Pirates! (Improv Adventures on the High Seas) and This Is Soap (The Improvised Soap) which he also directed. He also performs regularly with Hoopla Impro and Story Kitchen Impro‘s Theatresports! London troupe.  Other theatre credits include UnmythableNewsrevue and Shakespeare for Breakfast.

Ali Burton HeadshotAlexandra Burton recently performed in two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and is a member of the Actor’s Club with Director’s Cut Theatre Company. She trained at The BRIT School, Guildhall and is a member of The National Youth Theatre. She is also working on a short film Missing Shade of Blue directed by Sami Abdul- Razzak. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Mike Lash HeadshotMike Lash is an actor, an open-mic stand-up comedian and improviser with Talking Dog, Kanga & Roo and Story Kitchen Impro. As an actor he trained with LAMDA, Brunel and City Lit. As an improviser, he trained with Monkey Toast and as a stand-up honed his high-energy absurdist set with Amused Moose. You can also follow him on Twitter!

 

CREDITS

Art or Artefact by Brendan Way
Curator – Alexandra Burton
Derek – Mike Lash

Gary & Barry by Nicholas Wooster
Gary – Mike Lash
Barry – James Witt

Netballers by Danny Antrobus
Anchor – Edmund Fargher
Reporter – James Witt

Fitting Tribute by Ian Briggs
Doctor  – Alexandra Burton
Kensington – James Witt

Voiceover Sketch by Robert Mills
Producer – Mike Lash
Clarisa – Alexandra Burton

No More Experts by Eliot Stewart
Man – James Witt
Cop – Alexandra Burton

Political Views by Jane McCutcheon and Vivienne Riddoch
Person 1 (Waiter) – James Witt
Person 2 (Retailer) – Mike Lash
Person 3 (Customer) – Alexandra Burton
VO (Hold Music) – Alexandra Burton
Person 4 (Award Winner) – Mike Lash

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 08: Lasers, Pies and other Luxury Items – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Sketch, Please! has a wild and wacky show for you this month, with halloween drinking, job interviews and The Ministry of Defence all thrown in for good measure.


Do you ever wish there was somewhere you could send your husband when you don’t need him? Or that you could forgo the serenity of a funeral in order to reclaim your stolen goods? How about an honest declaration of Facebook’s terms and conditions? 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 20th NOVEMBER.

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Cast

14813542_10153851606626231_988847725_n-1Alex Sievewright is a comedian and actor that has been part of various groups but is perhaps best known as the co-host of The LIL Show, where he and host Talal Karkouti interview and improvise with a different improv group every week on K2KRadio.com. He is also a part of the new improvised podcast series Numbskull Island.

Sophia Lorenti has lived and performed in numerous countries including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria and South Africa. Sophia has worked in a variety of acting mediums varying from theatre and film to improvisation and radio. She is currently completing her final year at Drama Studio London. Sophia is also a regular improviser for the new sensation Story Kitchen Impro.

rajesh-patelRajesh Patel is an improviser that has trained with The Nursery and The School of Laughter (where he was also a part of their house team). He has attended workshops with Susan Harrison, Mark Phoenix and Patti Styles.

 

 

Credits

Job Inkterview by Danny Antrobus
Interviewer – Sophia Lorenti
Candidate – Alex Sievewright
Men at Births by Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch
Woman – Sophia Lorenti
Midwife – Alex Sievewright
Two Men – Rajesh Patel and Ed Fargher
Darren – Rajesh Patel
Reward Cards by Robert Mills
Checkout Assistant – Sophia Lorenti
Customer – Rajesh Patel
Cacebook by Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Alex Sievewright
Trick or Treat by Sean Fee
Man – Alex Sievewright
Father – Rajesh Patel
Little Boy – Ed Fargher
Little Girl – Sophia Lorenti
Laser Accuracy by Edmund Fargher
Fallon – Rajesh
Phillips – Sophia
Assistant – Alex
Pie Pimp by Tony Hickson
Man – Rajesh Patel
Pusher – Sophia Lorenti
Officer – Alex Sievewright
Wake by Robert Mills
Tony – Rajesh Patel
Jenny – Sophia Lorenti
1st Mourner – Ed Fargher
2nd Mourner – Alex Sievewright
Trevor – Alex Sievewright
Hosted by Edmund Farther
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 05: Keith the Hostage Negotiator (feat. Natasha Parrott) – ED & FRIENDS

The lovely Keith is in the podcast studio for Episode 5, where we go in deep on life as a Police Officer and Hostage Negotiator as well as having a giggle with Giggle Loop improviser Natasha Parrott.

IMG_0080 (1)Keith tells us what it takes and what it costs to be a Hostage Negotiator with the Met Police, as well as making us chuckle with tales of roller-discos and going undercover to avoid the wrath of Prince.

We loved having Keith on the podcast. We were hanging on his every word! You can see his improv team, Genre Claude Van Damme and laugh at their particular brand of cinematic comedy by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

IMG_0013And co-hosting with Ed this week is comedy co-hort and Giggle Loop chum, Natasha Parrott! As well as being an improviser, she is also on those Text Santa posters with Ed, so she is in your face throughout the christmas period leading up to Christmas Jumper Day on December 18th.

 

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