Your comedy sketches brought to life by London-based podcast producers Podcast Pioneers and up and coming UK comedy talent. This monthly sketch show is open to anyone, find out more and join the family at podcastpioneers.com
Sketch Please DECEMBER 2020
Happy New Year! We're waving goodbye to 2020 with a canter through a few more of your sketches. Sketch Please is the open-source sketch comedy podcast written and performed by you @sketchpleasepod. Get involved!
Katharine Kerr@katkerrradio introduces sketches by:
Rebecca Bain and Alex Garrick-Wright
Bravely brightening us up from tier to tier, our performers this time are:
Amelia Stephenson and Amy McCann...
...are 2 parts of comedy trio Quirks and Foibles. They release a new sketch every Monday at 6pm.
Follow them on Youtube via @quirksandfoibles
quirksandfoiblessketch on Facebook and Instagram
quirks_foibles on Twitter
...is a sketch writer and facilitator of improv, running classes for adults and exercises with kids! He regularly presents masterclasses in devising, story and drama for young people on YouTube interactive arts-based channel "Yes Let's" (Twitter: @YesLetsYouTube, YouTube: Yes Let's).
Follow Tom on Twitter @tomsketchamore, and look out for his new sketch YouTube channel in 2021, "SCUDASHORTS"!
...is the writer and creator of Bedsitcom, a romantic comedy about awkward workplace romance produced by Podcast Pioneers. He's working on a new play and the next series of his sitcom.
Featured sketches are performers are below in order:
- The Coroner's Inquest - Amelia Stephenson
USHER - TOM
THE CORONER - LUKE
DR VICKI - AMELIA
- Obnoxious Driving Lessons - Rebecca Bain and Alex Garrick-Wright
INSTRUCTOR - AMY
GARY - LUKE
- 2020 Coma - Vincent Lynch
NURSE - LUKE
PATIENT - AMELIA
DOCTOR - TOM
- Stuck in a Lift Batman - Rohan Agalawatta
BRUCE WAYNE - LUKE
CALL HANDLER - AMY
- Government Through the Looking Glass - Alf Oldman
INTERVIEWER - AMELIA
MR CARROLL - TOM
- Top Rated Medical Drama - Wayne Timms
INTERN - TOM
DOCTOR - AMY
If you'd like to write for Sketch Please, get in touch using the email address email@example.com. We'll be back again soon with more of your writing!
Sketch Please AUGUST 2020
Sketch Please returns with a rampaging crop of brilliant comedy sketches, written and performed by people like you. Thanks to the internet we’ve been able to carry on making our show and after a strange few months it’s nice to be a bit silly again, isn’t it?
Sketch Please is presented by @katkerrradio and made by Podcast Pioneers to add to the writing and performance opportunities available in podcasting for rising talent. You can submit your sketches and put your name forward to appear on a show by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With many thanks to our writers and performers this time.
1. PATRICK ROBINSON - BAR SKETCH
WOMAN - Katie Bennett
BAR staff - Edward Dyson
2. BECCA BAIN AND ALEX GARRICK-WRIGHT - TINDER DATE GETAWAY
SUZY - Sarah Tattersall
ANDREA -Estefania Hageman
3. MICHAEL MONKHOUSE - PLACE SCHOOL
TOM - Edward Dyson
DICK - Estefania Hageman
4. HOLLIE WILSON - CRIMINALS FEELING SHORT CHANGED
REPORTER - Sarah Tattersall
CRIM - Katie Bennett
5. BELINDA BRADY - REFEREES ANONYMOUS
JO - Estefania Hageman
TERRY - Edward Dyson
6. ROB SMYTH - ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?
NASA - Edward Dyson
ASTRONAUT 1 - Sarah Tattersall
ASTRO 2 - Katie Bennett
ASTRO 3 - Estefania Hageman
7. GARY MULOCK - DR JEKYLL GOES TO THE THEATRE
MISS WEBB - Sarah Tattersall
Dr Jekyll - Edward Dyson
8. NICOLE COLCHETE - HELP AN MFA STUDENT OUT
REBECCA - Sarah Tattersall
CATHERINE - Katie Bennett
Becca Bain & Alex Garrick-Wright
ABOUT OUR CAST
Sarah Tattersall is an actor, stand-up and writer. Pre-Covid, her 2019 stand-up show ‘Girls With Jokes’ and theatre show ‘Me and My’ enjoyed multiple sell-out runs across the UK. Post-Covid, well, who knows. Catch her next in sketch show ‘Box of Charms’, and now 2021 show ‘Culture, Media and Sport’ with her company Funny Bird Productions.
All social media:
@boxofcharmstv for sketches
Katie is an actor who has always had a love for all things comedy! She is 1/3 of Comedy Sketch Trio ‘Quirks & Foibles’, who release NEW, original sketches online EVERY Monday!
You can follow Katie on Twitter & Instagram @katiefbennett AND you can also keep up to date with Quirks & Foibles on Twitter @Quirks_Foibles, on Facebook @QuirksAndFoiblesSketch and even subscribe to their YouTube Channel https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCZfF-dCk-p0XmzhNfAgdUIg
Her sketch group Quirks and Foibles are still making comedy from different parts of the UK.
@quirks_foibles on Twitter
@quirksandfoiblessketch on Facebook
For new sketches every Monday at 6pm on Youtube
Estefania Hageman is a Latina comedian and writer based in London. Estefania holds zero awards or accolades, but has logged many hours doing stand up in gorgeous, dimly-lit bars and off-brand, underground comedy clubs. Raised on programs like Strangers With Candy and Comedy Def Jam, Estefania's brand of comedy is often hailed as "niche" or "loud".
Ed Dyson is a podcaster, author, comedy writer and journalist living in London.
United Queendom Podcast on Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud
@unitedqueendompodcast on insta
@unitedqueendom1 on Twitter
Comedy sketches, outrageous stories and impressions.
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Sketch Please OCT 2019
Back with sketches about middle class problems, financially insolvent vampires and… b******t, all from the minds of talented writers from the internet.
Also from our cast: a heartwarming story about swinging in castles, homemade kefir, and a 7 minute exploration of Star Wars and historical geopolitics. It’s shambolic but quite informative, and we guarantee you will listen to this episode and think, “Ah, I listened to this episode.”
Presented by Katharine Kerr @katkerrradio
Starring David Sylvester @dershapeshifter, Julie Flower @julieflower4 and Susan Cunningham.
Sketches written by Elliot Stewart, Chris Ballard, Wayne Timms, Bryan Burke and Isiah Headen.
1.Horror legends- Elliot Stewart
Vampire - Julie
Monster – Susan
2 National trust - Chris Ballard
Receptionist / Tea Room - Julie
Wife - Susan
Husband – David
3.Diet sketch - Wayne Timms
Chris - Susan
Gloria - Julie
Phone guy / Waiter - Katharine
4.Vader S***s shyly in the Death Star - Bryan Burke
Darth - Susan
Palpatine – David
5.Canoe Sketch - Isiah Headen
Kid - Susan
Dad – David
Sketch Please MAY 2019
Recorded on our first May Bank holiday, we spend an inordinate amount of time discussing what doesn’t happen in the latest of Marvel’s Avengers franchise then everyone loses it, leading to some nail-biting editing retrospectively. See if you can spot the points where KK had to cut out these things:
* Rude jokes about Endgame
* Soho sex shops
* Post-party paranoia
* Bad things happening on good buses
* General descent into madness
Meet this month’s supremely nice performers:
Hannah Tarrington is an actor and comedy performer and has just joined the National Youth Theatre. On the side she helps businesses with their branding. She credits being a nice d******d and winging it with her success. Follow @han_tarrington on Twitter or email@example.com for small business branding.
Phoebe Hitt is part of an award-nominated all female comedy group as well as a musical group called Accomplished Ladies, which follows women from different periods of history with songs and japes. She also has Grade 4 on the flute. Follow @Phoebehitt or @accomplishedla1 and catch them on the 6th July at Buxton Fringe.
Robbie Sunderland rode bareback on a griffin all the way from Norfolk to join us. He writes for the monthly BBC New Comedy show there and has written and performed one of the sketches today. You can find him @robbie_sun89 and @bbcnewcomedy
Derek Murphy is an actor and producer of audio, stage and a web series.. He’s just starred in "The Platform" at the Bread and Roses theatre in London and is producing a new writers night on the 8th of June at the Abacus Art Studios in Elephant and Castle. He also starts in Sequins, a movie which is currently touring on the festival circuit. Find him at @derekmmurphy and @delight_dk for DK Delight Productions.
And thanks to our super duper writers below.
Remember, you can also write a 2/3 page sketch or appear on the show as a performer - just submit your details to perform via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on @sketchpleasepod and check out our website www.podcastpioneers.com.
CLICHE MEASUREMENT - AMBER PHILLIPS
SHOPKEEPER - Derek
WOMAN - Hannah
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE - WAYNE TIMMS
TOBY - Robbie
ANGUS - Derek
JENNIFER - Phoebe
AIR RAISIN’ - MICHAEL MONKHOUSE
TRAVEL AGENT - Robbie
CUSTOMER - Hannah
BOSS - Phoebe
POLICE SHORTAGES - GARTH APTHOMAS
SERGEANT - Phoebe
RESIDENT - Derek
WAR ON CANCER - HENRIK PERSSON
TERRY - Robbie
LIZ - Hannah
COOK RIGHT - ELLIOT STEWART
COOK - Hannah
INT - Phoebe
TRAIN PAIN - ANON
JOURNO - Derek
CALLER - Robbie
PA / STELLA - Phoebe
PA2 / LOU - Hannah
BATH BOMB - ROBBIE SUNDERLAND
MIKE - Robbie
JULIE - Phoebe
SOPHIE - Hannah
KOWALSKI - Derek
Sketch Please MARCH 2019
Themes of food and crime knit seamlessly together in this month’s crop of sketches, written by you!
This month, Sketch Please was written by:
Kristie McNiel, Joe Young, Chris Ballard, Leonie Rachel, Henrik Persson, Paul Nash and Patrick Robinson.
Ruby Martin, a stand-up and podcast host:
Monthly arts and craft comedy night Wednesday 20th March Comical Comedy
Trashfiremag.com for her honest funny takes on how we’re all bad people
@nsfwriting for her smutty fan fiction podcast
Phoebe Batteson-Brown, an actor, performer, voice artist and one half of sketch duo Ladylikes:
Check out her show Top Secret House Party
Plus Sketchy Ladies on Thursday 21st March at the Water Poet, London, 7pm
Katerina Robinson is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer:
You can star in Sketch Please too. Just send in your name or sketch with the subject title ‘performer’ or ‘sketch’ to email@example.com.
You can follow our host Katharine Kerr @katkerrradio on Twitter.
This month’s sketches in order:
Kristie McNiel - Come Dine with Me Spoof
Joe Young - Adventurous Dining
Chris Ballard - DIY Sketch
Leonie Rachel - Wellness R Us
Henrik Persson - Foxhole
Paul Nash - Mugger Rugger
Sketch Please NOV DEC 2018
In November’s Sketch Please, (released in January, sorry, folks) we all go a bit stir crazy pre-christmas, insult one another then make up by losing the plot in an overheated studio. It’s lovely.
Please enjoy some of November and December’s finest sketches interspersed with curious accents and wild chat from people who spent an evening doing this instead of actual paid work. Pringles were involved. But no Bourbons.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in this month’s show. You can submit your sketches and sign up to perform with the details at the bottom.
Helpful Desk - Paul Nash
Help - David
Sarah - Suzie
Bob’s Booze & Cigarettes - Alex De-Gruchy
Piggy - Thomas
Bob - David
Jane - Maggie
Sales Funnel - Chris Tindall
Mike - Thomas
David - David
Helen - Maggie
Midwife - Suzie
Biscuits Sketch - Robert Mills
Stubbs - Suzie
Harris - Thomas
St Peter - Maggie
Blue Peter - Amber Phillips
Presenter 1 - David
Presenter 2 - Thomas
Like a Virgin - Michael Monkhouse
Joseph - David
Mary - Suzie
Reel Lies of Rock- Elliot Stewart
Int - Maggie
Dir - Thomas
Suzie is an actor, comedian, model and presenter based in London.
You can find her @sanhou on Twitter and Instagram
Suzie plays Sarah in "The Cat in the Flat" on Apple Podcasts
David is a writer, improviser and movie producer currently working on a selection of short films and theatre show.
He’s on Twitter @medavidruby. He also looks like Dudley Moore, according to some accounts.
How to Date a Magical Creature comes to the Vault Festival in London in February. Details at howtodateamagicalcreate.com
@datingcreatures on social media
Custom Love is a film about a Valentines Day date gone wrong!
Maggie is a retired actor and mezzo soprano who practises improv comedy with Hoopla. She’s also trained in clowning!
Maggie Tolmie is on Facebook where you can find podcasts of her character Vladi the lonely old vampire!
Is a director working on a short film for release. This dark comedy about a last meal is due for release in February.
He’s also working with a group of Raindance festival acquaintances on a forthcoming mockumentary.
SUBMIT YOUR SKETCHES
We’ll be back at the end of January, so you know what to do - send your sketches to firstname.lastname@example.org with ’SKETCH’ in the title and volunteer to perform at with the email title ‘PERFORMER'
See you out there!
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