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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Adam Kay's Smutty Christmas Songs

Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut. A sell-out every year since 2008, this night of festive filth is the antidote to the pantomime horrors in every other theatre at this time of year. Adam's dark re-imaginings of songs have earned him 20 million hits on YouTube (including the…

Tue 5 Dec

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Alex Hill - 'i Came, I Saw, I Complained'

Northern-boy Alex Hylton decided he wanted to be a comedian aged just 17. Armed with nothing but bright eyes and big dreams, he set out to conquer Britain. Travelling hundreds of miles a week, performing in busy pubs and crowded clubs, packed theatres and brimming ballrooms…three years on the road, alone. He's visited…

Tue 7 Nov

£9.05 / 0161 236 9805

Barrel Of Laughs

Stand-up from three comedians on the national and international circuit.

Fri 27 Oct

£19; £17 adv (£16; £14 adv) / 0161 236 9805

MC Pete Otway presents Will Duggan, Duncan Oakley and David Longley performing stand-up.

  • 20:30

Sat 28 Oct

£20 (£17) / 0161 236 9805

MC Pete Otway presents top stand-up from the popular Will Duggan, plus Duncan Oakley and David Longley.

  • 20:30

Fri 3 Nov

£19; £17 adv (£16; £14 adv) / 0161 236 9805

MC Ray Bradshaw presents engaging stand-up from Barry Dodds, plus Russell Hicks and Jen Brister.

  • 20:30
…and 7 more dates until 25 Nov

Beat the Frog

Amateur acts test out their skills.

Mon 30 Oct

£3 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts compete for the chance to come back as the headline act. With MC Barry Dodds.

  • 20:15

0161 236 9805

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

Mon 6 Nov

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Mon 13 Nov

£5 / 0161 236 9805

Guest acts compete for the chance to come back as the headline act. With MC Barry Dodds.

  • 20:15

£6 / 0161 236 9805

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

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

Beat The Frog World Series FINAL

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

Mon 6 Nov

£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 30 Oct

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Bobby Mair

Offbeat and aggressive humour from Mair – who's been gracing your tellyboxes recently on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News and Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular.

Sun 25 Mar 2018

£14 / 0161 236 9805

Bobby Mair: Loudly Insecure

Over the past couple of years, Bobby has become an instantly recognisable face on British television and the UK comedy circuit. This year, he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for his latest show Loudly Insecure. 30 years ago, Bobby was put up for adoption and now he’s tracking down his birth family one by one. Saying…

Sun 25 Mar 2018

£12.50 / 0161 236 9805

Christmas Barrel of Laughs

We guarantee a fantastic night out with our cabaret style seating, friendly staff and great comics you get the best possible atmosphere for comedy.

Thu 30 Nov

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Thu 7 Dec

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Wed 20 Dec

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

…and 2 more dates until 22 Dec

Christmas Barrel of Laughs (Lunch)

We guarantee a fantastic night out with our cabaret style seating, friendly staff and great comics you get the best possible atmosphere for comedy.

Fri 15 Dec

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Discount Comedy Checkout

A night of improvised comedy based on audience suggestions.

Sun 19 Nov

0161 236 9805

The Discount Comedy Checkout - Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout - Improvisation Comedy Show Hilarious 100% raw improvisation is on the menu as some weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience while performing short form Improvisation games. So if you've ever wanted to see a giant jelly man attack New York City, or a musical romance blossom…

Sun 10 Dec

£5.50 / 0161 236 9805

The Discount Comedy Checkout - Improv Show

100% Raw and unscripted improvisation is on the menu as weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience.

Sun 10 Dec

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Friday Barrel of Laughs

3 top-flight acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes. Our cabaret style club is the perfect choice whether a couple or a party group.

Fri 27 Oct

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Fri 3 Nov

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Fri 10 Nov

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Fri 17 Nov

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Friday Barrel of Laughs

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

Fri 29 Dec

£18.95 / 0161 236 9805

Giggle Aid Manchester

Join us for a night of top-quality comedy in Manchester this Christmas!

Sun 3 Dec

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

The Harry and Chris Show

  • 3 stars

Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry.

Tue 19 Dec

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£13.44 / 0161 236 9805

Laff Til Ya Fart Xmas Special

Host Trevor Dwyer Lynch presents the freshest in urban comedy.

Sun 17 Dec

£16.75 / 0161 236 9805

Laughing Cows Comedy

All-female stand-up show.

Sun 29 Oct

£5–£15 / 0161 236 9805

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sun 26 Nov

£12; £10 adv / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30

£5–£15 / 0161 236 9805

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Lloyd Griffith in:Undated

Songs and self-depreciating gags from Griffith.

Sun 12 Nov

£9.05 / 0161 236 9805

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?

  • 3 stars

The comedian with a follow-up to her What Would Beyonce Do? show.

Tue 24 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Wed 25 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Luisa Omielan: Live!

In light of recent events in the acclaimed stand-up's life, Omielan broaches more sensitive material on stage including bereavement, cancer, palliative care and cannabis.

Tue 24 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Wed 25 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Luisa Omielan - (Solo Show)

Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as 'one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade’ (The Guardian) and this is the follow up!

Tue 24 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Wed 25 Oct

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Paul Sinha - Shout Out to My Ex

In 2015, Sinha weaved a tale of being in a proper relationship. The day after he returned, the illusion of happiness was shattered. Was this the end?

Sun 4 Feb 2018

£13.45 (£11.25) / 0161 236 9805

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Tue 14 Nov

£15.65 / 0161 236 9805

Saturday Barrel of Laughs

3 top-flight acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes. Our cabaret style club is the perfect choice whether a couple or a party group.

Sat 28 Oct

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

Sat 4 Nov

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

Sat 11 Nov

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

Sat 18 Nov

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

Thursday Night Live

Stand-up comedy nights.

Thu 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 236 9805

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

£10 (£7) / 0161 236 9805

MC Pete Otway presents Will Duggan, Lewis Dunn, Jake Donaldson and David Longley.

  • 20:30

Thu 2 Nov

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

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

£13; £10 adv (£7 adv) / 0161 236 9805

MC Ray Bradshaw presents expertly timed stand-up from Mick Ferry, plus Hannah Silvester, Jack Shanik and Jen Brister.

  • 20:30

Thu 9 Nov

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

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

£13; £10 adv (£7 adv) / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30
…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

Women in Comedy Festival Wrap Party

The festival wrap party is always the biggest night and this year we will be showcasing on the wealth of talent we have in the North West

Sun 29 Oct

£16.75 / 0161 236 9805

Work In Progress

A feast of new material, compered by Phil Ellis.

Wed 8 Nov

£5 (£3) / 0161 236 9805

Witty observations and banter from Chris Tavner. Plus MC Danny McLoughlin and guests.

  • 20:30

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Witty observations and banter from Chris Tavner. Plus MC Danny McLoughlin and guests.

Work in Progress

Established acts test out and develop new material ready for an Edinburgh show, tour, DVD or other project. A secret gem in the Northern Quarter.

Wed 13 Dec

£6 / 0161 236 9805

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