The monthly sketch showcase Sketch Please returns with a new presenter, a new cast and a brand new batch of your finest comic writing.
Katharine Kerr (@katkerrradio) is joined for nutty chat and by David Sylvester, Kerrie Thomason, Raphael von Blumenthal and Steve Garland.
David Sylvester is a musician, performer, comedian and artist from London. He’s an improv comedian, and musical badass who plays guitar, drums, bass and piano
Kerrie Thomason is from Edinburgh, Scotland, and achieved a First Class honours in Musical Theatre at Blackpool School of Creative Arts. Kerrie has worked with the likes of Tim Key, and is also the show manager at 2NorthDown (a comedy venue in Kings Cross) She’s worked in comedy from sketch to stand up. She’s also part of the all-female theatre company SWIPERIGHT which was a hit at Edinburgh last year and is working on its next show right now.
Raphael von Blumenthal is an actor, stand up comedian and writer. His short films, viral videos and online sketches, co-written with and directed by Sam Baron have over 4 million views online, have been screened at BAFTA qualifying film festivals, and have been featured on among others the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky One. He is represented by APM Associates. Raphael can be seen in a supporting role in the 2017 comedy feature Demain Tout Commence (Two's a Family), featuring Omar Sy and Clémence Poésy. He comperes Rich Gifts Theatre's Deadline: 24 Hour Plays, and regularly performs stand up comedy.
Steve Garland is an actor, comedy performer and writer. He also runs an all-female pro comedian comedy night in Angel called Hysterical Women which raises money for Women’s Aid.
This month we feature the below sketches with the following casting:
The History of Things by Leonie Rachel
Announcer - Steve
Joel (Husband) - David
Mrs Houghton - Kerrie
One of the Lads by Carol Walsh
Sarah - Kerrie
Steve - Steve
Paul - David
Dennis - Raphael
Saw Paws by Alf Oldman
Vet - Steve
First Pet Owner - David
Second Pet Owner - Raphael
Vicar - Raphael
Narrator - Kerrie
British Transport Poem by Ellie Fulcher
Passenger - David
National Rail - Steve
Offline Banking by Chris Ballard
Recorded voice - Kerrie
Cashier - David
Customer - Raphael
Gun Mom by Lauren Overpeck
Ms Jenn - Kerrie
Boy - David
Antiques Roadshow Spoof by Andrew Fawn
Expert - Kerrie
Milennial - David
Grandad - Steve
Dead Funny - Elliot Stewart
Fred - Raphael
Vicar - Steve
YOU can take part in Sketch Please! Whether you’ve written an audio sketch or want to flex your voice acting muscles, just drop Katharine a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and put either ’Sketch’ or ‘Performer’ in the subject box. The deadline for August’s episode is Sunday 22nd July at midnight.
Tell us a little about you, or if you’re submitting sketches, please keep it as close to two or three pages as possible, and number the pages so we don’t get ourselves in a papery flutter come recording day!
And because we only feature 7 or 8 sketches per episode we will often hold sketches over to subsequent months to fit it all in, so don’t lose heart if we don’t feature your sketch this month!
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