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
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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 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.

Don’t forget to rate, review, share and subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud and aCast!

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.

Follow the podcast on iTunesSoundcloud and ACast. Every rating, review, subscription and download is greatly appreciated.

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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

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 07: Stag Parties, Pokemon and other Burdens – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Another month of listener-written sketches are here and available for your enjoyment. We’ve got Pokemon, we’ve got cats, we’ve got drunk people. Everything the Internet loves!

 


Can a cop drive a minicab? What do female soldiers think of Ross Kemp? How far do we take species reintroduction? All these, plus a few bonus Keith Malda gems on Episode 7.

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes, Soundcloud and Acast if you love it!

Cast

image3Beth Eyre is an actor with many credits including appearing in Wooden Overcoats, a podcast sitcom about rival funeral directors available now!

image1Keith Malda: as well as a treasure trove of shocking and fascinating anecdotes, he is also  a talented comedian in the improvised film troupe Genre Claude Van Damme

image2Debra Bond is a budding stand-up, RADA trainee, a graduate of the Hoopla Stand-Up course and has appeared on stage at the Comedy Store!

 

 

Credits

Boozed Up Brits in Space by David Keenan
Narrator – Beth Eyre
Stags – Keith Malda
Hens – Debra Bond
Bouncer – Debra Bond

Minicab Office by Robert Mills
Terry – Keith Malda
Cornelius – Beth Eyre

Women on the Frontline by Vivienne Riddoch and Jane McCutcheon
Ross Kemp – Keith Malda
Soldier 1 – Debra Bond
Soldier 2 – Beth Eyre

The State Of The Country by Mark Daniels
Shirley – Debra Bond
Diana – Beth Eyre

Feline Foes by Stephanie Weston
Employee – Keith Malda
Mrs Smith – Debra Bond
Snowball – Beth Eyre

Reintroducing The Species by Dan Sweryt
Kirsty – Debra
Tom Science – Keith Malda

The Confession by Glen Collison
Kate –  Debra Bond
Father Smith – Keith Malda

 

 

Episode 25: Steve the Improv Guru – ED & FRIENDS

This week on Ed & Friends; lots of lessons and laughter from improv comedy legend and founder of  Hoopla, Steve Roe!

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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.

Please remember to rate, review, like and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and ACast!

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
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Scarlett – Jacqueline Black
Jack – Edmund Fargher
Wendy – Cherry Walters
George – Edmund Fargher
Zuzu – Jacqueline Black

Hosted by Edmund Farther
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 05: Tea, Cake and Casual Violence – SKETCH, PLEASE

Episode 5 of Sketch, Please! is ready to rock your world with an array of sketches that will punch you in your funny bone. The internet has sent us their finest comedy sketches and performance talents and now we have built a sketch show just for you! There might have been a few beers involved so be warned: there is manic cheering and jollity throughout.


Ever wondered what the job application for the X-Men is like? We have your answer! Wondering what your library would be like as a trendy immersive experience? Look no further. We’ve got all this and more written and performed by the finest the internet has to offer.

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 29th May 2016, so get writing!

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

Cast

Melanie Gayle is a Comedian, Actress, TV Presenter & Voiceover Artist from North West London. She has been a stand-up since 2014 and was the recipient of the 2015 BEFFTA “Best Comedian” Award. You can also follow her on Twitter/Instagram and Facebook.

Steve Tanner has been an Actor, Director (and various other technical roles) with Balham based Southside Players for 10 years. He is also a film maker with 4 Foot 1 Films and very, very occasional improvisor.

Jess-Luisa Flynn is a actress and improviser with an as yet unnamed musical improv troupe (we will update in due course!). She also performs immersive theatre with Bearded Kitten.

Credits

Mutant Interview by Jenny Laville
Tom – Steve Tanner
Karen – Melanie Gayle

Bell Pundit by Edmund Fargher
Gordon – Steve Tanner
Terri – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Borrowers Blues by Stephanie Weston
Borrower – Jess-Luisa Flynn
Librarian 1 – Melanie Gayle
Librarian 2 – Steve Tanner
French Voices – Edmund Fargher

Tea Monologue by Rachel E. Thorn
Performed by Jess-Luisa Flynn

Three Mice by Gareth Moore
Mrs Gilles – Jess-Luisa Flynn
DCI Spencer – Melanie Gayle
Det. Barns – Steve Tanner

Britain’s Got Sentiment by Jasmine Tonie
Anchor – Steve Tanner
Audience Member – Melanie Gayle
PR Rep – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Cake Shop by Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch
Customer – Melanie Gayle
Shop Assistant – Jess-Luisa Flynn

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr