Fast and Loose

Airing on BBC 2 in 2011, Fast and Loose was an improv based comedy show hosted by Hugh Dennis.  Each week, six up and coming performers tackled a series of challenging games in an atmosphere of music, mirth and mayhem reminiscent of early British Whose Line Is it Anyway? Guests included Greg Davies, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Laura Solon and, making two special appearances, Wayne Brady. Games played included the frenetic Forward Rewind, slippery Sideways Scene and inimitable Interpretive Dance.

Cast

Episode 1: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 2: Wayne Brady, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Jonathan Mangum, Jessica Ransom, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 3: David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Jessica Ransom and special guest Pippa Evans

Episode 4: Wayne Brady, Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Jonathan Mangum, David Reed and special guest David Armand

Episode 5: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 6: Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, David Reed and special guest David Armand

Episode 7: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 8: David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest Pippa Evans

Hugh 13 - 3

Hugh Dennis

Early in his career, Hugh lent his voice to a number of the Spitting Image puppets and worked with Steve Punt, his long standing comedy partner and fellow Cambridge footlights graduate, on Jasper Carrott’s TV shows. The pair then formed half of The Mary Whitehouse Experience (with David Baddiel and Rob Newman) and the rest, as they say, came later. After four seasons on BBC Radio 1, the show transferred to television and was a mega hit- comedy had become the new rock’n’roll. Since then Hugh, a Bishop’s son, has become an almost permanent fixture on hit satirical shows on BBC Radio, including The Now Show, and played memorable characters in a series of BBC 1 sitcoms including the obnoxious GP Piers Crispin in My Hero, the stressed out father, Pete, in Outnumbered, and Toby in Not Going Out.

 

Description

Airing on BBC 2 in 2011, Fast and Loose was an improv based comedy show hosted by Hugh Dennis.  Each week, six up and coming performers tackled a series of challenging games in an atmosphere of music, mirth and mayhem reminiscent of early British Whose Line Is it Anyway? Guests included Greg Davies, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Laura Solon and, making two special appearances, Wayne Brady. Games played included the frenetic Forward Rewind, slippery Sideways Scene and inimitable Interpretive Dance.

Cast

Episode 1: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 2: Wayne Brady, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Jonathan Mangum, Jessica Ransom, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 3: David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Jessica Ransom and special guest Pippa Evans

Episode 4: Wayne Brady, Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Jonathan Mangum, David Reed and special guest David Armand

Episode 5: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 6: Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, David Reed and special guest David Armand

Episode 7: Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest David Armand

Episode 8: David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon and special guest Pippa Evans

Cast
Regulars
Hugh 13 - 3

Hugh Dennis

Early in his career, Hugh lent his voice to a number of the Spitting Image puppets and worked with Steve Punt, his long standing comedy partner and fellow Cambridge footlights graduate, on Jasper Carrott’s TV shows. The pair then formed half of The Mary Whitehouse Experience (with David Baddiel and Rob Newman) and the rest, as they say, came later. After four seasons on BBC Radio 1, the show transferred to television and was a mega hit- comedy had become the new rock’n’roll. Since then Hugh, a Bishop’s son, has become an almost permanent fixture on hit satirical shows on BBC Radio, including The Now Show, and played memorable characters in a series of BBC 1 sitcoms including the obnoxious GP Piers Crispin in My Hero, the stressed out father, Pete, in Outnumbered, and Toby in Not Going Out.

 

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