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Paul & Nessa’s Happy Hour started out as a weekly radio sketch comedy show on Spark FM.
The show combines pre-recorded sketches (written by Paul Dunn plus a team of contributing writers), music, and live improvised comedy chat. It is presented by the show’s creators, Paul Dunn and Nessa Karon and produced by Cranked Anvil.
Since it first went on the air in 2015 it has built up a loyal army of listeners, and has evolved in a number of ways, including live shows scheduled in 2017 and a planned Edinburgh Fringe run in 2018. The original shows are also available as downloadable podcasts from Mixcloud, or you can listen to them from the Cranked Anvil website here.
(Or you can listen to a sample of one of the shows by clicking the player below)
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.