– Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast returns with Season 3 on Monday 25th November 2019.
– Show is 15 minutes of quickfire comedy sketches.
– Worldwide audience more than doubling year on year since 2017.
– We’re a tight-knit group of comedy writers and performers based in London, England.
Why are people in Tampa Bay downloading a sketch comedy podcast from London, England?
Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast is 15 minutes of quickfire comedy sketches that follow a simple formula: Life – (Boring+Serious+Sad) = Funny
The result is a radio comedy sketch show with a modern twist that comes out as a podcast every other Monday.
And it’s a formula that works. After two years of podcasting, we’ve gained fans in over 75 countries around the world. And, of course, Florida/
But what gives us such worldwide appeal?
Could it be our deliberately uncomplicated approach to comedy? If someone needs an anvil dropping on their head, we do it!
Could it be that we are not afraid to be downright silly? Sketches have included: the gerbil maternity ward; the Godfather’s ventriloquism act; and health and safety tips for vampires.
Could it be because we take real care over our soundscape? Our production standards are a match for any network show even though we record the podcast in someone’s laundry room.
Whatever it is, we’ve seen our worldwide audience more than doubling year on year since we started in 2017.
So, who are we? We’re a tight-knit group of comedy writers and performers based in London, England. You might even say we’re unique – what other comedy team spans 3 generations from age 24 to 65? We are united by a love of making comedy without compromise. We’re 100% independent, 100% committed to making people laugh and 2% gluten free.
Now we’re ready to launch Season 3 of Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast on Monday 25th November 2019.
Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast – it’s like a pocketful of Acme exploding golf balls.
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About Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast
Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast takes a look at the rich tapestry of life… and draws a moustache on it. It’s a 15-minute torrent of fast paced sketches that go straight for your funny bone. If you like your comedy with a side order of cartoony silliness, Release The Clowns will line it up and drop a piano on your head.
Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast takes a look at the rich tapestry of life… and draws a moustache on it. It’s a 15-minute torrent of fast paced sketches that go straight for your funny bone. We’re based in London, England and our close-knit team of writers and performers spans 3 generations from age 24 to 65. We might have age differences, but we all have one vision – to make people we’ve never met laugh. A lot. From gerbil maternity wards to vampire health and safety commercials, we bring a double helping of ridiculous to the internet every other Monday. So, if you like your comedy with a side order of cartoony silliness, Release The Clowns will line it up and drop a piano on your head.
Run Time: Approx 15 mins/episode.
On US iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/release-the-clowns-sketch-comedy-podcast/id1326524948
On UK iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/release-the-clowns-sketch-comedy-podcast/id1326524948
We’re always willing to talk to you and would love to hear from you. Contact Us:
Tel: Nick Hildred on +44 7932 049082
Season 3 starts: Mon 25th Nov 2019, then runs every other Monday.
20th November 2017 – 12th February 2018 (weekly).
19th February 2018 – 12th November 2018 (bi-weekly).
26th November 2018 – 11th November 2019.
Begins 25th November 2019 and will run every other Monday until November 2020.
Cast & Crew. This is not an exhaustive list, but the core team.
Nick Hildred: Producer/writer/performer/sound editor.
Former script editor/lead writer of BBC Radio 4’s Week Ending. Writer of over a thousand hours of broadcast TV including The Big Breakfast, Light Lunch and It’s A Knockout. Former copywriter for Moonpig.com, Walkers and BirdsEye. Also wrote/produced the 2005/6 podcast WhackMyBush, which was in the iTunes top 20 in 17 countries including the UK and USA.
Alex Marion: Producer/writer/performer/promoter.
Experienced stand-up comedian, writer and compere, Alex has been at the heart of the comedy biz for 20 years. As Booker of the Freestival free venues at the Edinburgh Fringe and promoter of the Comedy Sketchbox nights, Alex has helped to develop a plethora of new comedy talent. And yes, he does know what a plethora is.
Karen Morden: Writer/performer.
To people outside the live sketch comedy circuit, Karen is a ‘new voice’. But, as a writer/performer for the sketch team Monkey Wedding, she’s been making live audiences laugh for years. Karen has been a key pillar of the writing team from day one.
Phil Whelans: Writer/performer.
Phil bestrides the UK improv scene like a colossus as part of Grand Theft Impro, MonkeyToast, the Pros from Dover and other groups. He is a veteran TV and Radio writer and performer, whose credits include Writer/performer of the BBC R4 sitcom ‘My First Planet’, writer of the Big Breakfast and a host of other shows.
Holly Meechan: Performer.
Holly is a multi-talented performing arts genius. She is a hilarious actor and improviser, an outstanding director and nurturing teacher of the dramatic arts. Every performance she gives us is stellar.
Simon Littlefield: Writer/Performer.
Simon has been a highly successful radio writer for over 20 years, with ten of those spent writing BBC Radio 4’s flagship show The News Quiz. He has also written widely for television for shows including The Big Breakfast and Light Lunch. His ability to write ‘silly’ is unparalleled – CatEnders. Nuff said.
Amy Holmes: Performer.
Amy is an actor and drama teacher, who has a wealth of experience, wonderful characters and impeccable comic timing.
Phil Nice: Writer/Performer.
From The Bill to Eastenders to Citizen Khan, Phil is a familiar face on British TV screens. He also has a long career as a comedy writer and brings all his talent, experience and energy to every recording.
Gemma Layton: Writer/Performer.
Gemma is an actor and comedian with a host of stage and TV credits to her name. She’s got oodles of talent, is a titan behind the microphone and is simply straight up hilarious.
Martin Hyder: Writer/performer.
Martin is a very experienced actor and writer with a host of shows in his locker from Harry Hill’s TV Burp, to The Lenny Henry Show. He writes with Phil Nice and together they riff off each other in the studio with wonderful results.
Dan Willis: Writer/Performer/Social Media Genius
Dan is a young, thrusting up-and-coming comedian with a love of sketch comedy. He’s also a dab hand at social media and co-ordinates the Release The Clowns social media campaigns.
Kasper Michaels: Performer.
Kasper is an actor and voice over artist by trade. He brings all his skills and funny bones to the studio, delivering glorious monologues and creating brilliant sketch characters.
What our audience says about us:
“Daft, creative, well put together and very funny. What more do you want in 20 minutes?” WDSWJJ
“One of the best sketch shows. Very funny, lots of fun, fast-paced laughs.” Frank Burton
“Release the Clowns is a very, very silly podcast, and I love it to bits, and @ClownsHQ is welcome to marry any or all of my offsprings any time.” – Mr Ostrich
What other podcasters say about us:
“A better hit rate than SNL” Podcast Review Show (USA)
“This is goofy nonsense. The World needs more goofy nonsense.” FUF @8mm Network. (Ireland)
“Very very talented sketch group out of London… freaking hilarious… very cool… awesome.” – The Gravity Beard (USA)
“We’ve been bingeing on @ClownsHQ over the last week. They’re a consistently funny, bitesize sketch show, in podcast form and we can’t get enough of them. A must listen, check them out!” – Drinkipedia (US/UK)§
“Anyone who hasn’t listened to the Release the Clowns Podcast deserves what’s coming to them in our opinion” – Comedy Geek Sketch Podcast (Wales)
“Hilarious and exceptionally well produced, just one listen and you’ll be hooked. Get into this incredible Comedy Podcast now!” – Epic Film Guys (USA)
“The funniest podcast out there” – ABCD-Bagz (USA)