Brand spanking new sketches from Next Level Sketch, a London comedy collective who put on sketch comedy nights at Hoopla Impro when the government allows us. When they don’t, we record podcast episodes instead. These sketches are best taken aurally. Sketch is for everyone, and we invite writers and performers from all backgrounds to be part of Next Level Sketch. Check out our diversity page at www.nextlevelsketch.com on how you can join us, take a free sketch crash course with Gemma Arrowsmith, and get involved with Fringe of Colour.
Season 3, Episode 8: The Airport
34:01We’re back! This month, we have a bumper episode set in absolutely everyone’s favourite place, The Airport. When we decided upon this topic we were probably feeling more optimistic about the possibility of travel than reality has allowed, so please enjoy these weird and wonderful characters jetting off on holiday so you don’t have to. Why not come see us do shows IRL, at the lovely and socially distanced Miller in London Bridge? Our next show is Tuesday 27th July and it WILL be good. We have cabaret style seating and lots of excellent and funny sketches to perform at you. We’re nextlevelsketch.com and @nextlevelsketch on the socials. Season 3 Episode 8 of the Next Level Sketch podcast was written by John Dredge, Muireann Kelly, Jonas Jamarik, Roderick Millar, Paul Creasy, Madeleine Kasson, Flex Toomey, Angela Yaz, Ben Fortescue, James Walsh and Angela Yaz. It also featured the voice acting talents of Sarit Wilson Chen, Vic Dry, Maddi Sainsbury, Euan Brown, Nadine Bailey, Dan Smith, Rebecca Diez, Greg Davies, Rachel Cader,
Season 3, Episode 7: The Fantasy Realm of Flark
30:17Hold on to your flying horses and pack up that pixie dust, Next Level Sketch are back with a bumper episode of sketches set in the mysterious fantasy realm of Flark (you should have seen the other suggestions). Wizards! Adventurers! Pies! Our next live show is on 29th June at The Miller in London Bridge - just google / askjeeves Next Level Sketch or head to the Hoopla Impro website to secure tickets. We’re very happy to say The Free Mondays are our guests for this show, even though it happens on a Tuesday. Season 3 Episode 7 of the Next Level Sketch podcast was written by Nadine Bailey, James Walsh, Flex Toomey, Paul Creasy, Ben Fortescue, Muireann Kelly, Jonas Jamarik, Luke Beahan, and Roderick Millar. It also featured the voices of Vic Dry, Sarit Wilson Chen, Manisha Patel, Mr Euan Brown, Angela Yaz, Phoebe Lewis, Daniel Smith, Greg Davies, Bella Nicholson, and Aron Tennant. SFX and music courtesy of zapsplat.com, incompetech and freesound.org. Jingles were by Greg Davies and James Walsh, with added vocals by Sarit Wilson Chen. The theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez. No flying octopuses were inconvenienced in the making of this podcast.
Season 3, Episode 6: Last Orders at the Dog & Owner
14:59We return to The Dog & Owner, a pub full of interesting characters and unlikely happenstances. We recommend you listen to this episode while sat outside a real pub, that way you can compare the two. We’re back doing live shows next month! May 25th at Hoopla at The Miller in London Bridge, then the last Tuesday of every month. Come watch us do sketches! Tell us how much you like our sketches! Tickets available from www.nextlevelsketch.com. We love doing this sketch podcast, and we will do a new episode every month to fit around our live commitments. Season 3, Episode 6 of the Next Level Sketch podcast was written by Nadine Bailey, James Walsh, Angela Yaz, Paul Creasy, Madeleine Kasson, Flex Toomey, and Muireann Kelly. It also features the voices of Jenna Cole, Vic Dry, John Dredge, Euan Brown, Greg Davies and Dan Smith. Sound fx from zapsplat.com. Jingles, theme tune and production by James Walsh. Singing by Rebecca Diez. No herons were harmed in the making of this podcast.
Season 3, Episode 5: The Dog & Owner
21:18Today pubs in England reopen - or the bits outside them do - so to celebrate here is an episode of sketch comedy set in a pub! It’s called The Dog and Owner, where there is good beer, no queue for the ladies loo, and a heron (but you’ll find out about that in part two). We are returning to the stage on 25th May @HooplaImpro in London Bridge. Come see us in the flesh! Details will be @nextlevelsketch and nextlevelsketch.com when we’ve figured out what they are. Season 3 Episode 5 of the Next Level Sketch podcast featured sketches written by Rob Smyth, Dan Smith, James Walsh, Euan Brown, Paul Creasy, Roderick Millar, John Dredge, Rachel Cader and Nadine Bailey. The sketches were also performed by Vic Dry, Flex Toomey, Angela Yaz, Muireann Kelly, Manisha Patel, Madeleine Kasson and Michael Klamo. Sound effects and music were from Zapsplat.com and Freesound.org. The theme tune and jingle were written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez.
Season 3, Episode 4: FunWorld Returns
1:22:20To celebrate the end of lockdown, please enjoy another visit to FunWorld, technically the only theme park open in the ENTIRE COUNTRY, despite a) having a terrible safety record and b) not being real. Fingers crossed, we’ll be back at the Miller in London Bridge doing live sketch comedy from May. Get in touch! We’re on email@example.com and @nextlevelsketch on Twitter. Season 3 episode 4 of the Next Level Sketch podcast was produced by James Walsh and featured sketches written by Paul Creasy, Roderick Millar, Nadine Bailey, Flex Toomey, Dan Smith, James Walsh and Ben Fortescue. It also featured the voice acting and / or singing talents of Sarit Wilson Chen, Bella Nicholson, Aron Tennant, Rebecca Diez, Euan Brown, Greg Davies, Angela Yaz, Madeleine Kasson, Manisha Patel, Vic Dry, and Rob Smyth. The theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez. Theme Park Therapist is a Millar/Davies production. Episode artwork by Rebecca Diez, Sound effects courtesy of zapsplat.com and Roderick’s sitting room door. No horses were hurt in the production of this episode.
Season 3, Episode 3: FunWorld
22:27This month we visit the Next Level Sketch theme park, FunLand. Remember to keep your arms, legs and other appendages inside the podcast at all times. If you want to get in touch, we’re on firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nextlevelsketch.com, or on twitter @nextlevelsketch. Season 3, Episode 3 of the Next Level Sketch podcast was produced by Muireann Kelly. It features sketches written by Bella Nicholson, Flex Toomey, James Walsh, John Dredge, Madeleine Kasson, Muireann Kelly, Paul Creasy and Rob Smyth. It also featured the voice acting talents of Alastair Drummond, Aron Tennant, Dan Willis, Euan Brown, Geoff Oxendale, Greg Davies, Luke Behan, Phoebe Lewis, Rebecca Diez, and Roderick Millar. The theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez, and the jingles were written by James Walsh. Episode artwork by Rebecca Diez. Some SFX from zapsplat.com
Season 3, Episode 2: SupaBuy Returns
18:36We are back for a second visit to SupaBuy, the supermarket where nonsensical things are likely to happen. This week’s episode features Gertie the Sheep, the noted father of Diagnosis: Murder star Barry Van Dyke, and more communism than you might expect. Season 3 episode 2 of the next Level sketch podcast was written by Julia Middleton, Paul Creasy, James Walsh, Ben Fortescue, Shane Malone, Euan Brown, Muireann Kelly, Greg Davies, and Roderick Millar. It also featured the voice acting talents of Nick Halberry, Bella Nicholson, Flex Toomey, Madeline Kasson, Sarit Wilson Chen, Manisha Patel, Rachel Cader, and Gertie the sheep, who Roderick assures me is currently starring in a zoom play about the plight of sheep in Macedonia It was narrated by Muireann Kelly, and the theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez. Some sound effects courtesy of zapsplat.com and freesound dot.org. Like! Subscribe! Get in touch: www.nextlevelsketch.com www.twitter.com/nextlevelsketch
Season 3, Episode 1: SupaBuy
21:59We at Next Level Sketch have somehow reached our THIRD SEASON; please ignore the fact our second season was only four episodes long - it had a good run. This season we’re trying something a little different, and are setting our episodes within coherent geographical comic universes. This week and next we are at SupaBuy, a supermarket populated by robot automatic checkouts, eccentric cashiers, intense security guards, and very dangerous trolleys. Please leave us a review if you liked the episode - it really helps us reach a larger audience! And you can find us at nextlevelsketch.com and @nextlevelsketch.
Season 2, Episode 4: The Sheep Photon
32:27The first Next Level Sketch podcast episode of 2021 comes almost a year to the day on from our first ever live performance, which actually feels more like 8,000 years ago. Oh well! We have some fantastic sketches for you this year and we’ll put them into your faces any way we can. All details for upcoming shows and episodes will be on nextlevelsketch.com and on our Twitter @nextlevelsketch. Episode 14 of the Next Level Sketch podcast features sketches written by Flex Toomey, Paul Creasy, James Walsh, Julia Middleton, Luke Beahan, Rachel Cader, Roderick Millar, Daniel Smith, Zoe Browne, Muireann Kelly and the semi-mythical John Dredge. It also featured the voice acting talents of Vic Dry, Cody Whitaker, Ben Fortescue, Euan Brown, Greg Davies, Jimmy Jameson, Sarit Wilson Chen, Dan Willis, and Jess Carrivick. The songs and jingles were written by Jess Carrivick and James Walsh, and the theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez. We used zapsplat.com for some excellent sound effects, and the music in the Sheep sketch was “Action Strike” by Purple Planet
Season 2, Episode 3: Dickensian Careers and Festive Cheers
29:49Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum from the next level Sketch collective in this most piratical of seasons… if you believe that Jesus was a pirate, which I personally do. All the evidence is there: the enormous parrot He wore on his shoulder at all times, the ludicrous obsession with buried treasure, the scurvy outbreak in Nazareth... We have a lovely Christmas episode for you all to enjoy. Please sit back, grab yourself a class of rum or a chocolate sprout, and listen intently. We’re back with live shows at The Miller in London Bridge next year. Our first show is 26th January, and then the last Tuesday of the month thereafter. All details will be on nextlevelsketch.com and on our Twitter @nextlevelsketch. Episode 13 of the Next Level Sketch podcast features sketches written by James Walsh, Paul Creasy, Jess Carravick, Muireann Kelly, Roderick Millar, Dan Smith, Angela Yaz, Flex Toomey, and Ben Fortescue. It also features the voice acting talents of Nadine Bailey, Rachel Cader, Vic Dry, Euan Brown, Dr Ruth Martin, Jenna Cole, Shane Malone, Jimmy Jameson, and Greg Davies. The jingles were by James Walsh, and the theme tune was written by James Walsh and performed by James Walsh and Rebecca Diez. Some sound effects courtesy of zapsplat.com