PAUL & NESSA’S HAPPY HOUR

Written, conceived and performed by Paul Dunn and Vanessa Karon, Paul & Nessa’s Happy Hour started life as a weekly comedy radio show, broadcast between 2015 and 2016, on Spark Sunderland and around the world online!

It gained a committed following, and the show is growing and developing all the time. There are plans to turn it into a regular live sketch show.

But for now, here on this page, you can listen again to the original studio-based 55 episodes.
Twitter: @PNHappyHour

Show 45.  This week, Paul & Nessa discuss biscuits, sweets, and the dodgy things our parents used to say to us. Paul rants about Wham bars and Haribos, and we’re joined on the phone again by Mr Punn, who discusses the Euros and football legends. And our #GuessTheTheme game this week has listeners utterly beat! Can you figure out the link before the end of the show?… Sketches written by Tim Gambrell, Michael Monkhouse, Tim Perry, Chris Tindall, Paul Dunn, and David Metcalf Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy, with extra material by Michael Monkhouse. They were performed by James Barton, Sarah Boulter, Carole Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Dolores Poretta, Peff Soulsby, Stephen Sullivan, and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 6.7.16.

Show 44.  BREXIT SPECIAL!  In the week when Britain voted to leave the European Union, this show features our regular game, Guess The Theme, in which listeners have to spot the link between the songs played, and also which final song that will lead to.  Plus, we have some BRAND NEW sketches in this edition, and a couple of mind-blowing ‘Strange But True’s’. Also, we’re joined on the phone by a new guest to the show, Mr Punn, and Paul really does let rip in his rant about cyclists.  Sketches written by David Foster, Dan Sweryt, Neil Tolfree, and Matt Watson, with material by Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Stephen Sullivan, and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 29.6.16.

Show 43.  It’s National Eclair Day (of course it is!) so there’s plenty of chocolate content in this show – including a debate on different coloured chocolate and the benefits of it.  Also, the dumbest genuine question about the longest day of the year, and the return of the Game – in which Nessy confuses Shakespeare with Monty Python.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Stephen Philip Druce, David Foster, Tim Gambrell, Michael Monkhouse, Matt Watson, and David Metcalf Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carole Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Craig Richardson, Jay Sykes, Stephen Sullivan, and Jordan Todd.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 22.6.16.

Show 42.  After a thoroughly rain-sodden couple of days in Amsterdam, Paul & Nessa bring a rain theme to this week’s show.  Featuring rain-themed jokes, plus advice on how to stay dry in the rain – seriously. Plus, there’s the return of #RiddleMeThis.  All sketches written by Paul Dunn.  Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Craig Richardson, and Jay Sykes.  Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 15.6.16.

Show 41.  This week, a strange tale of Seaguls versus Crows, plus a discussion on what crocodiles can’t do with their tongues and why. And we’re joined again by Simone Butts, who reads the tragic true-life tale of an annonymous Prince who we simply call ‘Hamnet’.  Sketches by Brigit Foster, Michael Hughes, Dan Sweryt, Neil Tolfree, and David Metcalf Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Peff Soulsby, Stephen Sullivan, Jay Sykes and Jack Young.  The script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 1.6.16.

Show 40, first broadcast on 18.5.16, was a ‘best of’ compilation show of material from the previous thirty-nine.  We haven’t put it here as an entire show, because all of the material contained is, obviously, available in the shows below.

Show 39.  It’s Root Canal Appreciation Day, so naturally Nessa does lots of jokes about dentists.  We also discuss the dilemma of snails having 25,000 teeth and the cost of their dental bills. We’ve also got the return of #RiddleMeThis. Plus, Paul accidentally leaves the microphone on – but do we do a swear?…  Sketches by Dan Sweryt, Neil Tolfree, Sam Smith, David Keenan, Michael Monkhouse, Paul Dunn, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by James Barton, Carol Cooke, David Foster, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan, Jay Sykes, Jordan Todd and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 11.5.16

Show 38.  After a week away, Paul & Nessa return with tales of their exploits on stage in Romeo and Juliet.  Also in this episode, a discussion on how hippos get upset, and why their sweat turns red when they do.  Plus, Paul comes up with a certain Dragon’s Den winner: a series of children’s books, with titles such as “Why the Kangeroo Lashed Out” and “Why the Wombat Pressed Charges”.  And Nessa forgets which way she faces when she’s having a wee.  Plus, some classic favourite sketches from the Happy Hour archives.  Sketches by Matt Watson, Tim Perry, Neil Tolfree, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Hazel Pude, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan, and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 4.5.16

Show 37. A show dedicated to our two chief contributors, Tim & David.  Also, Paul displays his skill at doing accents, and Nessa is obsessed with bananas.  Sketches by David Foster and Tim Gambrell. Performed by Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Michael Grist, Harriet Ghost, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Peff Soulsby, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Todd and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 20.4.16

Show 36.  More great sketches, more silly banter and stupid jokes.  Plus, Paul & Nessa discuss the very real problem of procrastinating pigeons.  Sketches by Sam Smith, Paul Dunn, Dan Sweryt, Richard Duffy Alex Harwood & David Blair as Planet Caramel, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Carol Cooke, Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan, and Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 13.4.16

Show 35. This episode features more ranting at adverts from Paul – we think he might have an issue.  Also, in an Olympics Special, we provide stupid Olympics jokes, fascinating Olympics Strange But Trues, and verify that a certain member of the Royal family is, in fact, female.  Sketches by Brigit Foster, Michael Hughes, Dan Sweryt, Neil Tolfree, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Peff Soulsby, Stephen Sullivan, Jay Sykes, and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 6.4.16

Show 34.  A great show, featuring some brand new sketches, and some inspired ramblings!  The return of Paul’s Rant sees him getting hot under the collar over a certain advert for a particular brand of jelly sweets.  Paul & Nessa compare notes on who has got the best celebrity following them on twitter, and they discover there’s a gene in some fruitflies that stops them getting drunk – and it’s called the ‘happy hour gene’.  Also, Nessa impresses with her knowledge of Murder, She Wrote.  Voyage From Titan Episode 7 written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, featuring James Barton, Helen Bowie, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Steven Jobson, Nicola Redman and Rachel Walsh. Sketches by Tim Gambrell, Neil Tolfree, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Paul Dunn, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Dolores Poretta, Peff Soulsby, Stephen Sullivan, and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 30.3.16

Show 33.  There’s a definite ‘dog theme’ to this show, as Nessa tries subliminally (and not so subliminally) to persuade Paul to get her a puppy. A great game featuring TV catchphrases, and a bizarre look into the world of people photographing themselves with their head in a fridge. Plus, all the usual silliness and sketchiness. Voyage From Titan Episode 6 written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, featuring James Barton, Helen Bowie, Paul Dunn, and Nicola Redman. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Matt Watson, and David Metcalfe Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Dolores Poretta, Hazel Pude, Adam Ramsey, Craig Richardson and Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 23.3.16

Show 32.  On the day when the British Government announced its latest budget, our show has a bit of a money theme to it this week! Bad money jokes, strange but true facts about Monopoly money, plus: do we accidentally play the sweary version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’? Voyage From Titan Episode 5 written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, featuring James Barton, Helen Bowie, David Foster, Steven Jobson, Nicola Redman, Craig Richardson and Rachel Walsh.  Sketches by Tim Gambrell, Andrew Stephenson and Matt Watson.  Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Craig Richardson and Stephen Sullivan.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 16.3.16

Show 31.  This show sees the return of Riddle Me This, with probably the most bizarre tweet we’ve ever had in from a listener.  Plus, as well as all the usual sketch nonsense and bad jokes, we’ve got the continuation of our Space-set comedy serial, and we discuss the plight of Victorian chimney sweeps and where geese come into the equation.  Voyage From Titan Episode 4 written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, featuring Paul Dunn, David Foster, Amie Jeffels, Steven Jobson, Laura Pigford, Nicola Redman and Craig Richardson.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, David Foster, Michael Monkhouse and Andrew Stephenson.  Performed by Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Todd, and Jack Young.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 9.3.16.

Show 30.  It’s Dr Seuss Day, so this show is peppered with gems from the great writer.  Also, more best-of sketches, advice on sucking up to the boss, and the great question: Which is more deadly – Niagra Falls or orange peel?  Voyage From Titan Episode 3 written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, featuring Paul Dunn, Amie Jeffels, Craig Richardson and Rachel Walsh.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tom Smith, Matt Watson, and Jamie McLeish Andrew Kirkwood and David Metcalf as MKM Comedy.  Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Craig Richardson, Jay Sykes, and Jordan Todd.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 2.3.16.

Show 29.  In any long-running show, there has to be (it’s showbiz law!) ‘The Weird Show’…  Ladies and gentlemen, here it is.  Stick with it though, as you get to hear a selection of some of our favourite sketches from previous shows, and episode 2 of Voyage From Titan.  Plus, Paul does a bizzare Bruce Forsyth impression/version of Play Your Cards Right.  Voyage From Titan written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, and featured Paul Dunn, Steven Jobson, Nicola Redman, Craig Richardson, and Rachel Walsh.  Sketches written by Chris Tindall, David Keenan, Neil Tolfree, Richard Duffy Alex Harwood & David Blair as Planet Caramel, and Jamie McLeish Andrew Kirkwood & David Metcalf as MKM Comedy. They were performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Micky McGregor, Dolores Poretta, Stephen Sullivan and Planet Caramel.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 24.2.16

Show 28.  In this episode, some great new sketches and some excellent tips on how to impress at a job interview (not!).  Also, the first of a 7-part comedy drama set in Space in the future, ‘Voyage From Titan’.  Plus, Paul and Nessa discuss the size of an ostrich brain, and farting.  Yes, we said it, farting!  Voyage From Titan written by Paul Dunn, music by Derry Pope, and featured Paul Dunn, David Foster, Nicola Redman and Craig Richardson.  Sketches written by Tim Gambrell, Tom Smith, Neil Tolfree, Tim Perry, and Jamie McLeish Andrew Kirkwood and David Metcalf as MKM Comedy.  Performed by Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Peff Soulsby and Stephen Sullivan.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 17.2.16.

Show 27. More nonsense and shennanigans from the weird minds of Paul & Nessa. Sketches written by John Wardle, Andrew Stephenson, David Foster, Matt Watson, and Jamie McLeish Andrew Kirkwood & David Metcalf as MKM Comedy. Performed by Carol Cooke, Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Hazel Pude, and Jack Young.  Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 10.2.16.

Show 26.  Paul catches Nessa out when he brings Nessaoke2 back! So she gets her revenge by throwing a maths challenge at him. Also, tales of Hell’s Grannies, hob-nobbing with the stars, and using your smart phone as a seat. Plus, there’s another song theme challenge for the listener, and our small tribute to broadcasting legend Terry Wogan.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Andrew Stephenson, Neil Tolfree, Matt Watson.  Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Craig Richardson and Stephen Sullivan.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 3.2.16.

Show 25.  In this show: bizarre Strange But True facts about squirrels and cows. Paul absolutely storms the game this week, where he has to identify Monty Python quotes. Plus, discussion on Exeter “International” Airport and very Yorkshire train conductors. And… (sad face emoticon)… the final Murgala sketch (for now…)  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Michael Monkhouse, Jamie McLeish David Metcalf & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy.  Sketches performed by James Barton, Sarah Boulter, Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Craig Richardson and Jay Sykes.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 27.1.16.

Show 24. More inane silliness, involving tales of the Tyne Tunnel, and some genuine insurance claim quotes that have Nessa almost unable to breathe through laughing so much. Plus, we are joined again by our resident Agony Aunt Daphne Crankshaft-Doodlebug, who manages to take some time away from her latest consultancy job with the Preservation of Oranges Organisation (POO) to answer listeners problems. Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Sam Smith, and Jamie McLeish David Metcalf & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Peff Soulsby, and Rachel Swann. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 20.1.16.

Show 23.  Nessa is ill with a cold and sneezes her way through the whole show. Paul is convinced there is a Bermuda Triangle at home that keeps stealing his things. And they both consume a ridiculous amount of Penguin biscuits. Also featuring in this show, Paul almost manages to unwittingly defraud a petrol station and Nessa plays the game ‘TV or Not TV’ in which she gives the best piece of advice ever heard on radio: “Do not make your elephant pull a plane”.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Tim Perry, and Jamie McLeish David Metcalf & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Andrew Dawson, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Rachel Swann, and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 13.1.16

Show 22.  First broadcast on twelfth night, there’s a bit of a Bard theme to show 22, with some Strange but True Shakespeare facts.  (And Paul becomes 4 years old and giggles stupidly every time ‘Uranus’ is mentioned).  Also featuring an interesting game involving the Makem Dictionary which highlights a huge language barrier, plus more biscuit talk and wrestling a xmas tree.  Sketches written by Paul Dunn; David Foster; Tim Gambrell; Jamie McLeish, David Metcalf & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Craig Richardson, Rachel Swann, Jordan Todd.  Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 6.1.16.

Show 21.  The best of our output so far. A bumper crop of sketches, jokes, games and banter. With huge thanks to all our writers, actors, and contributors. Here’s to 2016! Edited and script edited by Paul Dunn. First broadcast 30.12.15.

Show 20.  It’s the Xmas 2015 edition! A bumper-packed show of sketches, stupidity, and Santa! Plus a live report from the hard shoulder of the A1(M).  Sketches by Paul Dunn and Dan Sweryt. Performed by Paul Dunn, David Foster and Vanessa Karon.  The alternative panto morals were improvised and performed by John Carter. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 23.12.15.

Show 19.  The controversial ‘Star Wars’ show. On the eve of the release of Star Wars Episode 7, this Happy Hour is loosely themed around the worldwide franchise.  Jokes, Strange but True facts, Nessa’s attempt to ‘learn Yoda’, it’s all there in a ‘Force Awakens’ special…  Which is all very well, until Paul goes on a massive rant about how irritated he is by the whole thing!  Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, and Jamie McLeish David Metcalf and Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Jim Barton, Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Andrew Dawson, David Foster, Micky McGregor, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Craig Richardson, and Jordan Todd.  The script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 16.12.15.

Show 18.  Featuring Origins of Words, in which Paul gets distracted, while googling words, by the word ‘Google’.  Plus, a new game called Bingo Lingo (which changes its name at the last minute because Paul finds a daft piece of music to play under it), as well as the sketch which we had to quickly pull from the show last week with just seconds to go because we realised it had really bad swear words in it! (This is the clean version). Sketches by Dan Sweryt, Tim Gambrell, Neil Tolfree, Matt Watson, and Jamie McLeish David Metcalfe & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Craig Richardson, Peff Soulsby, and Jordan Todd.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 9.12.15.

Show 17.  Following on from the success of last week’s cheese-themed jokes, show 17 sees some decidedly dodgy alcohol-based jokes, made up on the spot by Paul & Nessa. Also, Paul embarrasses himself with his (lack of) knowledge of Shakespeare. Sketches by David Foster, Tim Gambrell, and Sam Smith. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Andrew Dawson, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Adam Ramsey, Rachel Swann, Stephen Sullivan, Jay Sykes, and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 2.12.15.

Show 16.  A brand new feature this week – a live competition! Two people phone in and answer questions on British comedy, in order to compete for a 42″ HD flatscreen TV!! (Although, to comply with broadcasting regulations, we should point out that it isn’t actually a real phone-in, and there DEFINITELY WASN’T any kind of prize on offer. It was just something we pre-recorded in the pub with our mates a few nights before!) Also in the show, some of the best sketches featured so far as well as a brand new Murgala. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell and Tim Perry. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Stephen Sullivan and Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 25.11.15.

Show 15.  Confirmed Makem Paul attempts a bit of cockney rhyming slang this week, while Nessa gets extremely riled up about unnecessary extra S’s. Plus, another appearance by Simone Butts, who reads another listener’s sad story. And a new spin on introducing the songs. Sketches by Paul Dunn, David Keenan, Michael Monkhouse, Andrew Stephenson and Michael Hughes. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Todd, and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 18.11.15.

Show 14.  Warning: this show features sketches with some very colourful language! Seriously – this is the non-broadcast version of the show, in which actual swear words appear! Also featuring a walk down children’s TV memory lane, and a Freudian slip by Paul which just goes to show that men really do only think about one thing! Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Tom Smith, Matt Watson, and David Metcalf, Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy.  Performed by Sarah Boulter, Carol Cooke, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Vanessa Karon, Wayne Miller, Hazel Pude and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn.First broadcast (with swearing beeped out!) on 11.11.15.

Show 13. The Guy Fawkes show. Featuring the game ‘I Fought The Law’, in which Nessa tries to avoid electrocution, as well as the most difficult #RiddleMeThis yet. You can almost smell the burning of Nessa’s brain working! Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Michael Monkhouse, Matt Watson, and David Metcalf, Jamie McLeish & Andrew Kirkwood as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Vanessa Karon, Hazel Pude, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan, Jay Sykes and Jordan Todd. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 4.11.15.

Show 12.  Our LIVE Halloween special. EVERYTHING in this show was performed live in the studio – including all the sketches. Listen as the team just about hold it together to bring thrills and chills to the Happy Hour studio. Sketches specially written by Tim Gambrell, Michael Hughes, Neil Tolfree and John Wardle. They were performed by Paul Dunn, Vanessa Karon and special studio guest David Foster.  Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 28.10.15.

Show 11.  Just when you thought the show couldn’t get any more stupid or bizarre, along comes Show 11.  Featuring some old favourites like #RiddleMeThis and the return of Paul’s Rant, this show also has some new features.  Paul tries to raise the standard a bit by introducing a unique twist on some well known classical tracks, and we introduce a guest presenter, Simone Boots, who reads out a listener’s tragic story to the accompaniment of Paul on kazoo. Sketches by Tim Gambrell, Michael Monkhouse and Dan Sweryt. Performed by James Barton, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Hazel Pude, Jordan Todd, and Jack Young. Jokes told by Simon Balcon. Script editor was Paul Dunn. First broadcast 21.10.15.

Show 10.  Our most favourite show yet. Listen in to Paul & Nessa as they discuss pigeon fancying, the trials of a chicken, the unscrupulous methods of the Montgolfier Brothers, and indulge in a game of #Nessaoke, in which Nessa’s misheard lyrics need to be heard to be believed. Sketches by Stephen Philip Druce, Paul Dunn, and Matt Watson. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Craig Richardson and Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 14.10.15.

Show 9.  We now have a new twitter! You can tweet us directly @PNHappyHour. Also featuring in this week’s show: the return of #RiddleMeThis, and Paul goes on a particularly vitriolic rant about the Great British Bake Off. Plus, he gets the electric pen treatment for not knowing Columbo as well as he thought he did. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, David Foster, David Keenan, Jamie McLeish, David Metcalf, Andrew Kirkwood. Performed by James Barton, Carole Cooke, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Michael Grist, Wayne Miller, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Todd and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 7.10.15

Show 8.  Featuring more great sketches with an all-new cast (as well as some of the old ones). Plus, Paul’s Rant (is there anything he can’t get annoyed about?), more Strange But True, plus the first ever #RiddleMeThis. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Sam Smith, Chris Tindall, MKM Comedy; performed by James Barton, Carole Cooke, David Foster, Harriet Ghost, Micky McGregor, Wayne Miller, Stephen Sullivan, Jordan Todd and Jack Young. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 30.9.15

Show 7. Our first show from our new ‘late night’ slot. All the usual sketches and banter, as well as a so-called ‘game’ in which Nessa blatantly tortures Paul live on air with an electric shock pen. (No Pauls were harmed in the making of this programme). Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Tim Perry; performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Craig Richardson, Stephen Sullivan and Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 23.9.15

Show 6.  Our final ‘daytime’ show, before a couple of weeks off, then we’ll return with an all-new late-night edition of Happy Hour.  This show features all the usual stuff – sketches, banter, pointless rants – as well as a look at the top 10 jokes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Sketches written by Brigit Foster, Tim Gambrell, and David Metcalf Andrew Kirkwood & Jamie McLeish as MKM Comedy. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon and Craig Richardson. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 1.9.15.

Show 5.  More from the Edinburgh Fringe, as we speak to comedian Wray Thompson, and the cast of Shakespeare For Breakfast.  Plus, the return of agony aunt and troubleshooter Daphne Crankshaft-Doodlebug.  Sketches written by Alex Harwood, David Blair & Richard Duffy as Planet Caramel; Tim Gambrell; and Matt Watson. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, Jay Sykes, and Planet Caramel. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 25.8.15.

Show 4. Our preview of the Edinburgh Fringe continues, with interviews from brilliant sketch comedy groups Bucket and Planet Caramel.  Plus, the first ever airing of our brand new, high-production jingles; Mark Ronson eat your heart out!  Sketches written by Alex Harwood, David Blair & Richard Duffy as Planet Caramel; David Metcalf, Andrew Kirkwood & Jamie McLeish as MKM Comedy; Neil Tolfree; and Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Stephen Sullivan, and Planet Caramel. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 18.8.15.

Show 3. Three shows in, and we’re privileged to be joined by esteemed troubleshooter and agony aunt Daphne Crankshaft-Doodlebug. If you have a problem, and no-one else can help, perhaps you can write in to Dear Daphne. Also, a preview of some of the best comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Sketches written by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Matt Watson, Stephen Philip Druce. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Craig Richardson, Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  First broadcast 11.8.15.

Show 2. The ‘difficult’ second show. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Andrew Stephenson. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Dolores Poretta, Craig Richardson, Jay Sykes. Script editor was Paul Dunn.  Interview with stand up comedian and star of BBC’s Hebburn, Steffen Peddie. First broadcast 4.8.15.

Show 1. The first ever happy hour. Sketches by Paul Dunn, Tim Gambrell, Matt Watson. Performed by Sarah Boulter, Paul Dunn, David Foster, Vanessa Karon, Craig Richardson,  Jay Sykes.  Script editor was Paul Dunn.  Interview with fundraiser Colin Burgin-Plews. First broadcast 28.7.15.

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