8 episodes

A series of stand-alone comedy monologues. Written and performed by comedy performer and scriptwriter, Peter Halpin.

To suggest characters, storylines or locations you'd like to be used in future episodes, email me at:
peter@peterhalpin.co.uk

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A series of stand-alone comedy monologues. Written and performed by comedy performer and scriptwriter, Peter Halpin.

To suggest characters, storylines or locations you'd like to be used in future episodes, email me at:
peter@peterhalpin.co.uk

    Cutting The Grass

    Cutting The Grass

    Decent, hard-working town park gardener Dale experiences the full force of the butterfly effect. Not a typhoon, but a whirlwind turn of events from one silly drunken escapade. He's not the person he once was... and he's not the only one.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.



    SFX from Zapsplat.com



    Music by Liosound

    Picking Up The Pieces

    Picking Up The Pieces

    A fall from grace can mean landing with an almighty bang. Tommy has gone from being on the box to filling the bins, and when he recalls an article in a magazine at the turning point of his fortunes, it leads him to make drastic decisions. 



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    Many thanks to Emma for writing in with her suggestions of the character's occupation and story location.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

    Can't Put My Finger On It

    Can't Put My Finger On It

    Love is electric and revenge is shocking. When childhood sweethearts Iain and Catherine are driven apart as part of a feud between their mothers, Iain takes it upon himself to make sure nobody can stop sparks flying between them now that she's back in town.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    Music by Liosound

    Talk Of The Town

    Talk Of The Town

    Reputation is everything. At least that's what Jeremy has always thought. Now a widower, he's even more concerned he'll get branded with that tag as word gets round he's sad and lonely. A chance meeting and an unexpected misunderstanding with a senior local gives Jeremy what he sees as an ideal opportunity to lose the label and be the talk of the town... but is it really what he wants?

    Candles

    Candles

    The party has come to a close, the chaos has died down and the previously pristine house is a mess. Andy assesses the aftermath of his son's 5th birthday party, recalling memories of his own childhood birthday parties and reflecting on the one that's now turning him to the whiskey. 



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

    Pick-up Lines

    Pick-up Lines

    As the lyrics of Baz Luhrmann's song 'Sunscreen' say, "advice is a form of nostalgia". For Nicholas, his Dad's dating advice is more notorious than nostalgic, and he's determined not to turn out like his neanderthal Father.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ma Owen ,

Love it

So thrilled with the fact that I email Peter with a suggestion for a character and a setting and I have just listened to ‘picking up the pieces’ and delighted to discover my suggestion has been brought to life! Love it, love it, love it. Thank-you Peter .

Martin Coleman Author ,

First class audio entertainment!

These comedy podcasts are superb. Five so far, looking forward to hearing more! Each one is a gentle tale, cleverly written, very professional, a variety of voices and accents, lots of humorous, believeable characters referred to in the monologues who take you through the funny stories with hilarious imaginary visuals.
These sketches very much reminded me of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. You won't be disappointed.

Jonathan Wedge ,

Hilarious short tales full of life truths and unserious wit.

Exceptional story writing. Peter draws you into his funny world from the get go and keeps you there with his masterful reading voice. These podcasts have quickly become some of my favourites and I relish the thought of what is coming next. Genius!

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