The Frog & Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
The Frog & Bucket
102 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LJ
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Dedicated comedy club in the heart of the Northern Quarter of Manchester. The ground floor seats 140 cabaret style; the mezzanine balcony seats another 60. There are two well-equipped bars on both floors and a full catering service with a five-star food hygiene rating. A stage and full light and sound are available. The Frog & Bucket is the winner of best Northern comedy venue 2016 and 2017.

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Beat The Frog

Chortle’s Best Northern Club Night. The Frog’s open mic night has helped launch: Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas, John Bishop, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican and the list goes on. At the start of the competition 3 cards are handed out to lucky members of the audience. Up to 10 acts then take to the stage and each try to do 5…

Mon 23 Jul

£5 / 0161 236 9805

Mon 30 Jul

£5 / 0161 236 9805

Mon 6 Aug

£5 / 0161 236 9805

…and 20 more dates until 24 Dec

Beat the Frog

Amateur acts test out their skills.

Mon 23 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts compete for the chance to come back as the headline act.

Mon 30 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts compete for the chance to come back as the headline act.

Mon 6 Aug

£6 / 0161 236 9805

…and 14 more dates until 17 Dec

Beat The Frog World Series FINAL

The best of the best come back to compete for a night of ultimate stand-up comedy. Hosted by Dan Nightingale.

Mon 29 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Beat the Frog World Series - Heat 1

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage.The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

Mon 1 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Beat the Frog World Series - Heat 2

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage.The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

Mon 8 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Beat the Frog World Series - Heat 3

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage.The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

Mon 15 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Beat the Frog World Series - Heat 4

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage.The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

Mon 22 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Carl Hutchinson - I Shouldn't Behave Like This

As seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2017 tour. Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show 'I Know I Shouldn't behave like this' From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join…

Sun 11 Nov

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Comedy Course Showcase

Comedy graduates take to the stage for a night of stand-up. With headliner Seymour Mace and MC Dave Williams.

Sun 21 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Personal and political gags from the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.

Sun 14 Oct

£15 / 0161 236 9805

The David Bolton Hypnosis Show

You are sure to be laughing as volunteers are taken on a journey into their unconscious minds.

Wed 26 Sep

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Edinburgh Preview Shows

Josh Pugh and Rob Rouse are on hand test driving their Edinburgh festival material.

Tue 24 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0161 236 9805

Friday Barrel of Laughs

Bringing you three top-flight national and international acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes.

Fri 20 Jul

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Fri 27 Jul

£18.95 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Fri 3 Aug

£18.95 / 0161 236 9805

…and 17 more dates until 30 Nov

Harry and Chris: Save the World

Harry and Chris are the hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there. They bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

Sun 11 Nov

£14 / 0161 236 9805

John Lynn & Ian Lane Double Edinburgh Previews

John Lynn: Addiction Diction John Lynn is not a drug fiend. He doesn’t have a (serious) gambling problem. He’s not even that fond of coffee. However, like all of us, John has many addictions in his life. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, considered so because drugs alter the brain. This is also…

Sun 22 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0161 236 9805

John Robertson: The Dark Room

An interactive video game courtesy of the cult stand-up.

Sun 9 Sep

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Josh Pugh/rob Rouse Double Edinburgh Previews

Josh Pugh - The Changingman (WIP). What are the things that define us? The books on our shelves? The clothes on our backs? The weird things we say? These Things is the brand new show from English Comedian of the Year 2016 and Chortle Comedian to watch 2017 and looks at identity from the outside in. "Semi-surrealism…

Tue 24 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0161 236 9805

Late Night Laughter

Late night comedy show at The Frog.

Sat 11 Aug

£15 / 0161 236 9805

Sat 29 Sep

£15 / 0161 236 9805

Sat 27 Oct

£15 / 0161 236 9805

Sat 24 Nov

£15 / 0161 236 9805

Laughing Cows

Laughing Cows Comedy is the UK's longest running comedy night with an all-female line up.

Sun 29 Jul

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 26 Aug

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Lloyd Griffith: All-rounder

Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Matt Richardson

The Didcot-born TV regular performs his latest show.

Sun 10 Feb 2019

£13.44 / 0161 236 9805

Matt Richardson : Slash

Matt Richardson: Slash

Sun 10 Feb 2019

£12 / 0161 236 9805

Paul Sinha: Shout Out to My Ex

Intelligent stand-up and storytelling from the familiar face of the ITV quiz show The Chase.

Sun 30 Sep

£13.45 (£11.25) / 0161 236 9805

Saturday Barrel of Laughs

Bringing you three top-flight national and international acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes.

Sat 21 Jul

£22.25 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Sat 28 Jul

£22.25 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Sat 4 Aug

£22.25 / 0161 236 9805

…and 17 more dates until 1 Dec

Spontaneous Potter

An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title

Wed 23 Jan 2019

£8 / 0161 236 9805

Tanyalee Davis: Actual Size

Comedy from a woman who's short in the air but big on laughs.

Sun 23 Sep

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Thursday Night Live

The best value comedy night in the country. 5 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit all for £10! You do the maths! Whether you're a couple or a group, Thursday Night Live is a great way to start the weekend. Our doors will open at 6.45pm, so you will have plenty of time to have a drink before the…

Thu 19 Jul

£10 / 0161 236 9805

Thu 26 Jul

£10 / 0161 236 9805

Thu 2 Aug

£10 / 0161 236 9805

…and 17 more dates until 29 Nov

Thursday Night Live

5 top-flight national and international acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes.

Thu 19 Jul

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

Thu 26 Jul

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

Thu 2 Aug

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

…and 17 more dates until 29 Nov

Thursday Night Live

Comedy night with five comics for a tenner.

Thu 19 Jul

£13; £10 Advance (£7) / 0161 236 9805

Thu 26 Jul

£13; £10 Advance (£7) / 0161 236 9805

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