Award-winning character comedian and doyen of sketch comedy Humphrey Ker presents the pick of the best live sketch groups currently performing on the UK comedy circuit in this brand new showcase - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.
Humphrey Ker is himself an established sketch performer, writer, actor and comedian who won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival in 2011. For five years he was part of the much-loved sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls, with whom he wrote and performed in a string of Edinburgh festival smashes, two series on BBC7 and two plays for Radio 4.
The sketch groups featured in episode three of Sketchorama are:
The Three Englishmen: Ben Cottam, Nick Hall, Jack Hartnell and Tom Hensby are a sketch comedy group based in London. They formed in early 2009 and have performed a sell-out monthly residency at the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice, and enjoyed a critically acclaimed Fringe debut in 2011. 'One of the UK's best emerging sketch shows' The Scotsman.
Max and Ivan: Critically acclaimed double act Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez. Not only did they enjoy 5 star reviews for their 2011 Holmes & Watson Fringe show, they also scooped the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize for their one-off Fringe show The Wrestling, a stand up and wrestler mash-up extravaganza!
Frisky and Mannish: Mash-parodic sketch cabaret vaudevillians Matthew Floyd Jones and Laura Corcoran. They brought their Pop Centre Plus show filled with pop-centric comedy brilliance to the 400 seater Fringe venue the Udderbelly and officially sold it out.
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
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