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!

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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

ANNOUNCING: Dead Drunk Detective Season 2!

Podcast Adventures is excited to announce a second series of the comedy-noir podcast sitcom Dead Drunk Detective in 2017.

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Cast from Series 1

Arfie Mansfield and Kate Oswald will return as scotch-fueled, zombie detective Johnny Stumbles and his long-suffering assistant Betty in the Autumn.

Also returning to the cast will be Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and a host of new characters and special appearances from the London improv comedy community.

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Writer Brendan Way deep in thought.

Writer Brendan Way says he had a blast writing season 2 of the show and is looking forward to experimenting with the weird world he’s created: “The biggest change in the first run had been – SPOILER ALERT – Betty getting a new chair. This time round, I wanted to shake things up. I’ll bring back some old friends, but also introduce new enemies. Let’s get in people from Johnny’s pre-zombie life. OOH! Let’s have Johnny question his entire identity.” 

Season 2 has a few surprises in store for Johnny as we find out more about the land of the undead and explore his tricky relationships, all presented with the same relentless pun-a-minute treatment.

Dead Drunk Detective was born when Way was bored one afternoon. Months later it was a fully produced live show and series starring a cast of talented friends. As with the first season, a series of live recordings will take place in a Central London performance space for which a limited number of tickets will be released in September.

Podcast Adventures is a London-based audio network producing podcast titles in collaboration with writers and performers across the UK. They are also behind titles such as Sketch, Please! and Ed and Friends, with another comedy sitcom to be announced later this year.

Keep an eye on the Podcast Adventures website for more news about Dead Drunk Detective soon.

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 10: Technology, Dieting and other Preoccupations – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Sketch, Please! is back to slam dunk 2017 with brand  new sketches from brand new writers and a cast  of brand  new performers!

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New Year’s resolutions include: Communicate better with your household gadgets. Redecorate your home with a superior Stone Henge. And make sure your apocalypse is suitably passive aggressive. All this and  more within!

Don’t forget to rate, review, like and subscribe on iTunesSoundCloud and aCast.

If you would like to submit a comedy sketch or volunteer as a performer on the show, check the guidelines on our Submissions Page and get in touch by midnight on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 2017

CAST

file-22-01-2017-11-46-50Sean McInerny is a part of London’s Theatresports Company Story Kitchen Impro  and can be seen taking part in Maestro at The London Improv Theatre and Theatresports once a month at The Miller. He is also part of improv group Electric Priests and sketch group Hiya Pet.

file-22-01-2017-11-47-15Andrew Rodgers is a part  of  several comedy  acts including sketch group The Pretty Faces, improv team Left Foot First and much more besides. The Pretty Faces are hosting a sketch show at the Backyard Comedy Club on 14th February.

file-22-01-2017-11-47-28Susan Cunningham is an improviser and comedian as part of The 2 Stoozes, a comedy duo with Stacey Hemphill.


CREDITS

Public House by Eliot Stewart
Barman – Sean McInerny
Customer – Susan Cunningham
Old Tim – Andrew Rodgers

Star Trek Budget Cuts by Daniel Page
Captain – Sean McInerney
Admiral – Susan Cunningham
Number 1 – Andrew Rodgers

Third Wheel by Edmund Fargher
Jane – Susan Cunningham
Mel – Sean McInerney
A.L.E.X.A. – Andrew Rodgers

Medical  Students by Robert Mills
Doctor – Sean McInerney
Miller – Susan Cunningham
Foster – Andrew Rodgers

Forecast for Female Weather Forecasters written by Robert Mills, performed by Susan Cunningham

Flatpack Stone Henge by Danny Antrobus
Husband – Andrew Rodgers
Wife – Susan Cunningham
Delivery Man – Sean McInerney

Last Judgment by Stephanie Weston
Angel 1 – Sean McInerney
Angel 2 – Andrew Rodgers
Angel 3 – Susan Cunningham

Papaya Diet by Henrik Persson
Greg – Andrew Rodgers
Sam – Susan Cunningham
Nick – Sean McInerny

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by  Katharine Kerr

Episode 30: Paul the Train Conductor – ED & FRIENDS

Paul Hughes was once a radio producer for the Music Control evening show, but had always been a train-nut since he was a child. So he chased his dream and became a Train Conductor, and now he is an Operations Manager of one of the largest train stations in the country.

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Ed and Paul talk about the beauties of train travel, the strange things that Train Conductors witness and the sometimes dangerous and sometimes noble duty of the train conductor.

This man loves trains.

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Series 1: Episode 6 – Hell To Pay

The Devil is being blackmailed and expects Johnny to catch the culprits. But Johnny’s relationship with Betty is worse than ever, and then his overbearing sister Melissa comes to town. It’s looks like the drunk zombie private detective simply cannot catch a break. And then the unthinkable happens…

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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.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catharine Haslam – Balfar
Charlotte Kaye – Joe
Dan Luxton – Satan
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Mark Tindle – Korlock
Leanna Wiggington – Melissa

Crew
Written and Created 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 5 – Unwrapping the Mummy Mystery

The Museum of Unnatural History is in trouble when a murder happens within their walls.  And the only witness to the crime is an old Mummy from the Ancient Egyptian exhibit. Can Johnny crack the case? Is the Museum cursed? And can Johnny win back his prized office chair?

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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.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)

Mike Hutcherson – Maurice
Dan Luxton – Pharaoh
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Charlie Martin – Pauline
Kate Oswald – Betty
Alex Sievewright – Indiana

Crew
Written and Created 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 4 – Made Off With His Head

When most people lose at cards, they lose money, their homes, even the shirts off their backs. When Johnny’s latest client loses at cards, he loses his head… The fact that he is the Headless Horseman is of little comfort. So it’s up to Johnny to keep a cool head, and find Horseman’s.

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)
Catherine Haslam – Reba Cage
Mark Johnson – Hotel Manager
Dan Luxton – The Headless Horseman/The Grim Reaper
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty

Crew
Written and Created 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 3 – Banshee’s the One

The wife of Mr Green, The Bogeyman, is missing. And it’s up to Johnny to find her. But then, disaster. He falls head over heels in love with her. Even though she is a Banshee.

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)
Mr. Green – Dan Luxton
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Server – Charles Scherer
The Invisible Man – Mark Wheeler
Victoria – Kate Oswald & Victoria Hogg

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.