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

Episode 02: Theatre, Radio and other Drama – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 2 of Sketch, Please! is here with a bold bunch of fun-loving sketches sent via email from all over the internet.

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Ever wondered how it would sound if the characters recorded the DVD commentaries of their own movies? Have you ever been tempted to call in to a radio station? What do you think of creepy Transylvanian hunchbacks? These are the questions our talented writers have answered in our show!

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 28th of February.

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

Performers

James Le Lacheur (@JamesLeLacheur) is an actohead15br and improviser most commonly to be found singing to the rafters with Multiverse (@MultiverseImpro). He also recently starred as James in ‘James and the Giant Peach’ at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

57Kanan Barot is a regular performer with the Southside Players in plays such as The Calendar Girls and Steel Magnolias. she first joined the company 25 years ago and has been a part of the community ever since. She even met her husband there!

TTalal Hatalal Karkouti is an actor and comedian with his own radio show, podcast and web series, The LIL Show (London Improv Live) where they have guest improv groups chatting and performing every week. He also performs with improv group Panicky Tack.

Credits

Commentary by Luke Johnson.
Announcer – James Le Lacheur
Presenter – Kanan Barot
Hulk – Talal Karkouti
Old Man – Talal Karkouti
Batman – James Le Lacheur
Robin – Kanan Barot

NHS Direct by Mark Daniels
Rachael – Kanan Barot
Kevin – James Le Lacheur

The End of The Play by Daniel Page
Mercurius – James Le Lacheur
Helena – Kanan Barot
Husband – Talal Karkouti
Peasant – Talal Karkouti

Alice Caruthers by Sayde Scarlett. Performed by Kanan Barot

Evil Assumptions by Edmund Fargher
Igor – Talal Karkouti
Mina – Kanan Barot

Doubtful Director by Stephanie Weston
Actor – James Le Lacheur
Director – Talal Karkouti

She Loves The D by Luke Johnson
Michelle – Kanan Barot
Glenn – Talal Karkouti
Jarvis – James Le Lacheur

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

THIS SUNDAY… Sketch Please Episode 2!

Get ready, because the second episode of Sketch, Please! lands this Sunday! Comprised of sketches submitted by the general public, we had a great time recording your hilarious sketches with voice over artists Talal Karkouti, Kanan Barot and James Le Lacheur!

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Left to Right: Talal Karkouti, Kanan Barot, Ed Fargher and James Le Lacheur

Subscribe on iTunes or Soundcloud to have the episode automatically downloaded to your feed, or check back here this weekend to hear the show!

Episode 01: Dogs, Condoms and other Misunderstandings – SKETCH, PLEASE!

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Episode 1 of Sketch, Please! drops with Christmas cheer as we have recorded the sketches sent to us by you!

Ever wondered what happens when Timmy The Dog goes off the deep end at Enid Blyton? How about the poor soul that had the job of rebranding Midsommer? These are the questions we answer with the help of our talented performers.

If you would like to write sketches for Sketch, Please!, head to the Submissions Page where you’ll find all the guidelines, T&Cs and email addresses you’ll need.

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

Performers

Andrew ArmfieldAndrew Armfield (@andrewarmfield on Twitter) is an actor and musician that is also an improv comedian with Improvessional (@improvessional5). He has recently completed a tour with Pinocchio & His Cat playing Pinocchio himself.

IMG_0142Heather Shaw performs with improv group The Pina Colliders, where she plays fun short form games a la Whose Line is it Anyway with her particular brand of aplomb. You can follow her on Twitter at @ladybitsandbobs

Rory HeadshotRory Vieyra is an actor and comedian that is part of the musical improv troupe Music Box (@musicboximprov on Twitter). He arrived having shortly come back from Sweden. he’s the adventurous sort.

 

 

Credits

Timmy The Dog Visits Enid Blyton by Christy White-Spunner.
Enid Blyton – Heather Shaw
Timmy The Dog – Rory Vieyra
Snowy/P.A. – Andrew Armfield

B.A.D. Lawyers by The Pretty Faces
Ethan Roadcross – Andrew Armfield
Woman – Heather Shaw
Man – Rory Vieyra

Midsummer’s Murder by Dave Parton
P.R. Rep – Andrew Armfield
Vincent – Rory Vieyra
Bridget – Heather Shaw

Polar Problems by Stephanie Weston
Smith – Heather Shaw
Jones – Rory Vieyra
Brown – Andrew Armfield

Condom Machine by Chris Paxton. Performed by Rory Vieyra

Mowgli by Ben Ferris and Alastair Faiers
Martha – Heather Shaw
Rob – Andrew Armfield

Don’t Care by Edmund Fargher
Dan – Rory Vieyra
Julie – Heather Shaw

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr