Sketch, Please tackles the big topics this month. Ofsted, the NHS… Princesses? Your sent us your sketches and we brought them to life with a cast of volunteers.
What pieces of wisdom should we cast aside? How far has “political correctness” spread. And who exactly is the Patron Saint of Hospital Administration? All that and more on this week’s episode of Sketch, Please!
Liz Peters is a musical comedian and artistic director of The Maydays. She has played numerous acting roles on stage and screen, from Daleks to Tina Turner to a serial killer but her dream job would be to play a mermaid. Seriously. Jennifer Oliver recently completed ‘The Secret Life of Sally’ at the Southwark Playhouse, Lost Theatre’s ‘Five Minute Festival’ and ‘Write to Right’ at the Pleasance Theatre. She can be seen in the One Festival at The Space theatre in Jan 2017.
Emmanuel Paul Griffith has been part of the stand-up comedy scene for three years and Sketch, Please! is his first foray in to voice acting. He also has a few dynamite stories under his belt.
National Half Service by Jody Barnard
Lucy – Liz Peters
Gavin – Emmanuel Paul Griffith
Wendy – Jennifer Oliver
Satanist School Ofsted Inspection by David Keenan
Inspector – Jennifer Oliver
Principal – Liz Peters
PC Lapdance by Robert Mills
Bouncer – Liz Peters
Man – Emmanuel Paul Griffith
School Monologue by Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Jennifer Oliver
Industrial Accident by Stephanie Weston
Aurora – Jennifer Oliver
Lawyer – Emmanuel Paul Griffith
Needy Patron Saints by Lucias Malcolm and Jason Jillings
Doctor – Jennifer Oliver
Basil – Emmanuel Paul Griffith
Adrian – Liz Peters
Albinus – Emmanuel Paul Griffith
Intercom – Liz Peters
Produced by Katharine Kerr
Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Dead Drunk Detective is launching this Monday and we happen to share a cast member with the smash West End and Edinburgh Fringe show Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare. They perform an entire Shakespeare play, but every night, one cast member is a babbling drunk. It’s why they call it Sh!t-Faced.
The talented Leanna Wigginton tells Ed about her acting training, her start with the company and the birth of “Horny Helena” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This week on Ed & Friends; lots of lessons and laughter from improv comedy legend and founder of Hoopla, Steve Roe!
Steve has made a name for himself teaching and performing improvised comedy. In 2006, he and his friends started meeting above a pub in Balham and eventually created Hoopla, which has since become a comedy community with weekly shows, its own festival and a platter of classes and courses that are training and showcasing comedians in the heart of London.
Steve gives Ed a potted history of improv and chats about making things up on the spot, breaking the rules and keeping a healthy disrespect for the art form. He also shares a soon to be award winning story about some Spanish tourists and a bookshop toilet.
2016 is here and Ed & Friends kicks off with a with a special bumper edition, half interview and half movie review!
Ed had not seen James Alexander-McInnes for ten years before he bumped straight in to him at Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, so Ed invited Jamie on the podcast and they caught up with life and the actor’s process, particularly in the unique format that Secret Cinema provides.
Secret Cinema is a primarily London-based phenomenon that Jamie has worked on since 2010. They invite you to films without telling you what you are going to see, but they take you in and through the world of the movie. For Shawshank Redemption, they sent the audience to prison. For Bugsy Malone, they were invited to Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. But 2015 was the year that Star Wars returned, not just because of enormously successful release of The Force Awakens in cinemas. Secret Cinema recreated the planet Tatooine, the Death Star, the whole environment of A New Hope in a South London Warehouse for people to experience before watching The Empire Strikes Back. It was incredible. And Jamie was part of it!
We talk to Jamie about being a lifelong Star Wars fan and how it felt to live the Star Wars dream for 60 days! Ed and Jamie then talk at length about the plot of The Force Awakens after about 30 minutes, so SPOILER ALERT!
Ed & Friends is back for 2016 on Saturday with a fun-filled show featuring Secret Cinema character actor James Alexander McInnes.
As well as being an old friend of Ed’s, James lived a Star Wars dream all summer playing Greedo amongst other characters at Secret Cinema Presents: The Empire Strikes Back where he quite accidentally bumped in to Ed in-character! It was only a matter of time before he appeared on Ed & Friends.