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

Dead Drunk Detective SEASON 2! At the Leicester Square Theatre!

Season 2 of Dead Drunk Detective is on its way soon! Returning to the show are all the key cast and crew of Season 1, including Arfie Mansfield as Det. Johnny Stumbles, Kate Oswald as the long-suffering Betty, Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and show-writer Brendan Way.

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This season, Johnny takes on foes and allies, old and new, in the next adventures of the undead private detective to be recorded Live in the Rotten Flesh. And not just at any venue. Season 2 will be recorded in the Leicester Square Theatre, home of some of London’s finest comedy podcasts, stand-up performances and plays.

We could not be more thrilled to return to our favourite monstrous neighbourhood and all its infernal inhabitants, and we’re dead excited to be recording it at the pillar of the comedy community that is Leicester Square Theatre.

You can come and see Dead Drunk Detective: Live in the Rotten Flesh at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 8th September and Thursday 28th September.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

Series 1: Episode 2 – What’s Up Doc?

Johnny finally has a legitimate murder case to solve. Problem is, it looks like it could well be the perfect crime. Johnny is forced to leave no stone unturned and pull in every favour. Even if he has to get help from forensic scientist Dr. Jekyll… and the unpredictable Mr. Hyde.

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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. 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)

Madame Byrne – Victoria Hogg
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Stranger – Steff Prince
Jekyll & Hyde – Mark Tindle

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.

Series 1: Episode 1 – Out For The Count

Count Dracula has been shot. The fact that it couldn’t possibly kill him is beside the point. Someone is out for vampire blood, and it’s down to Johnny to find the culprit before someone gets hurt and the bar closes.

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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CREDITS

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Dawn of the Dead – Victoria Hogg
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Hairy Potter – Steff Prince
Count Dracula – Charles Scherer

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 03: Stalkers, Genres and other Obsessions – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 3 takes a surreal turn this week, with a platter of genre and character-based sketches sent via email from all over the internet.

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Ever wondered if that really is a narrator you’re hearing? Do you get lost on the way to your hostage situation? Have you suffered from pun attacks? All these and more are discussed with in this cornucopia of comedy!

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 the 3rd April.

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

Performers

325008_0c03c42092934bad9e3579347de94703Bentley Browning is a Stand up comic and a comedy teacher. He runs Comedy Novices, a stand-up course that teaches that teaches comedians from the ground up and is also the founder of Comedy for Clergy and a David Cameron impersonator. He’s appeared on everything from Alan Titchmarsh to the Green Party Political Broadcast.

279547Kate Bell is an actress and improviser with All Made Up: This Time It’s Social! They play fun comedy games and improvise scenes based on the audience’s social media presence. She has been an actor since the age of twelve and even had a regular role on Grange Hill!

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 14.12.23Rebekka Turner is a stand-up performer known for her surreal and frenetic originality. She performs in Brighton regularly and can be found on Twitter at @Realleela145

 

Credits

Fairytale Airport by Daniel Page
Officer 1 – Kate Bell
Officer 2 – Rebekka Turner
Robin – Bently Browning

All The Bees by Steve Blair
Sarah – Kate Bell
Jane – Rebekka Turner

The Narrator by Christy White-Spunner
Narrator – Bentley Browning
Anna – Rebekka Turner
Tom – Edmund Fargher

Granny McAfee by Gareth Moore
Granny McAfee – Bentley Browning
Clair – Kate Bell
Creepy Tony – Edmund Fargher

The Execution Factor by Stephanie Weston
Madame A – Kate Bell
Madame B – Rebekka Turner
Duc – Bentley Browning

Lost Gangsters by Tim Ashworth
Hardy – Bentley Brown
Mob Boss – Rebekka Turner
Jennifer – Kate Bell
Freddie The Fingers – Edmund Fargher

Space Puns by Michael McHardy
Captain – Bentley Browning
Commander – Rebekka Turner
Lt. Shannon – Kate Bell
Lt. Christie – Edmund Fargher

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr