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 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

 

Episode 08: Jamie the Secret Cinema Actor – ED & FRIENDS

2016 is here and Ed & Friends kicks off with a with a special bumper edition, half interview and half movie review!

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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!

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For more about James Alexander McInnes, check out his Spotlight Page.

For more info on Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, here’s a far better explanation from The Daily Telegraph.

Or for your pleasure, here’s the video from Secret Cinema themselves:

And for good measure, here’s the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens… as if you haven’t seen it by now…

Episode 04: Fran the Clown – ED & FRIENDS

Ed is delighted to have on the podcast this week an actor, musician, improviser, presenter, stand-up comedian and children’s entertainer: Francesca Reid!

IMG_6520Francesca has been performing since she was an eccentrically imaginative toddler. Flanked by a full cohort of imaginary pals she would write great 6/8 word odes where her knack for vocabulary was evident in the brevity of said great works . . .

She also works with the Flying Seagull Project, a charity dedicated to bringing circus and arts-based fun to people in difficult times. For more info or to make a donation, please go to http://www.theflyingseagullproject.com

And if you would like to learn more about Francesca’s myriad talents, go to www.francescareid.com

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Also, as referred to in the podcast itself, here is the documentary Play No Matter What featuring Francesca’s charity:

Play, no matter what! from Kim van Haaster on Vimeo.