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 front man Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut with his dark re-imaginings of Christmas songs.

Tue 5 Dec

£11.25 / 0161 236 9805

Alex Hylton: I came, I saw, I complained

This heart-warming and self-aware stand-up show sees Alex take on travel, tourism and his Ford Fiesta called Betty.

Tue 7 Nov

£9.05 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 23 Jul

£8 / 0161 236 9805

Barrel Of Laughs

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

Sat 24 Jun

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

Energetic impressions, observations and satire from writer and former English Literature teacher, Geoff Norcott. Plus Susan Murray, Jarred Christmas and MC Barry Dodds.

  • 20:30

Fri 30 Jun

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

Sharp observations from Manchester-based stand-up and actor in former BBC3 sitcom Ideal, Tony Burgess. Plus Andrew Ryan, Phil Nichol and MC Phil Ellis.

  • 20:30

Sat 1 Jul

£20 (£17) / 0161 236 9805

Stories and anecdotes from Manchester-based Irishman Andrew Ryan. Plus Tony Burgess, Phil Nichol and MC Phil Ellis.

  • 20:30
…and 16 more dates until 26 Aug

Beat the Frog

Amateur acts test out their skills.

Mon 26 Jun

£3 / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:15

£4 / 0161 236 9805

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

Mon 3 Jul

£3 / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30

£4 / 0161 236 9805

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

Mon 10 Jul

£3 / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30

£4 / 0161 236 9805

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

…and 13 more dates until 9 Oct

Discount Comedy Checkout

A night of improvised comedy based on audience suggestions.

Sun 16 Jul

0161 236 9805

Sun 20 Aug

0161 236 9805

Sun 17 Sep

0161 236 9805

…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

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 16 Jul

£5.50 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 20 Aug

£5.50 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 17 Sep

£5.50 / 0161 236 9805

…and 3 more dates until 10 Dec

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 30 Jun

0161 236 9805

Fri 7 Jul

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

Fri 14 Jul

£18.95 (£15.65) / 0161 236 9805

…and 13 more dates until 13 Oct

Geoff Norcott & Patrick Monahan Edinburgh Previews

Impressions, observations and satire from writer and former English Literature teacher, Norcott, and energetic humour and storytelling from Bradshaw who discusses what life was like growing up with two deaf parents.

Tue 4 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 9805

Glenn Wool Edinburgh Preview

Glenn Wool (The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard’s Good News, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats) returns with a hysterical new show chronicling his past two years, an interesting story because… well, just come to the show. He'll tell you about it there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJRPwVjca0…

Wed 5 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 9805

The Harry and Chris Show

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

Tue 19 Dec

£13.45 / 0161 236 9805

Iain Stirling

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

Jonny Awsum: Honey I Promised the Kid

Amiable musings and musical comedy from the guitar-toting stand-up.

Sun 24 Sep

£11.25 (£9.05) / 0161 236 9805

Laughing Cows

Sun 25 Jun Ed previews/solo shows from Katie Mulgrew and Suzi Ruffell Laughing Cows Comedy is the UK's longest running comedy night with an all-female line up. The night has been proudly celebrating, showcasing & developing women in comedy since 1998 across the UK and Europe. Doors open at 7pm. The show will…

Sun 30 Jul

£11.50 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 27 Aug

£11.50 / 0161 236 9805

Sun 24 Sep

£11.50 / 0161 236 9805

Laughing Cows Comedy

All-female stand-up show.

Sun 25 Jun

£5–£15 / 0161 236 9805

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sun 30 Jul

£5–£15 / 0161 236 9805

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sun 27 Aug

£5–£15 / 0161 236 9805

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 3 more dates until 26 Nov

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 & John Hastings: Edinburgh Previews

The stand-ups present their new shows ahead of this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Wed 28 Jun

£8 (£6) / 0161 236 9805

Manchester: A City United Comedy Night

Manchester: A City United Comedy Night is a fundraising night of stand-up in aid of the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack and their families.

Sun 25 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 236 9805

Owen Benjamin: Feel My Heat

Straight from New York, Owen Benjamin embarks on a UK tour with a must-see show that blends music and stand up comedy.

Sun 3 Sep

£15.65 (£13.45) / 0161 236 9805

Richard Herring - Of Frig! Im 50! Tour

Following on from “Oh F***, I’m 40!”, this is the second instalment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing.

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 24 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 236 9805

Sat 1 Jul

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

Sat 8 Jul

£22.25 (£18.95) / 0161 236 9805

…and 14 more dates until 14 Oct

Sophie Willan and Tez Ilyas

Edinburgh preview shows from Sophie Willan and Tez Ilyas.

Sun 9 Jul

£8 / 0161 236 9805

Spencer Jones & John Kearns Edinburgh previews

Spencer Jones + John Kearns: Work in progress

Wed 19 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0161 236 9805

Thursday Night Live

Stand-up comedy nights.

Thu 29 Jun

0161 236 9805

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

£13; £10 adv (£7) / 0161 236 9805

Intense stand-up from Tony Burgess, Chris Kehoe, Pete Phillipson, Phil Nichol and MC Phil Ellis.

  • 20:30

Thu 6 Jul

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

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

£13; £10 adv (£7) / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30

Thu 13 Jul

£11.25 (£8) / 0161 236 9805

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

£13; £10 adv (£7) / 0161 236 9805

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

  • 20:30
…and 11 more dates until 28 Sep

Work In Progress

A feast of new material, compered by Phil Ellis.

Wed 12 Jul

£5 (£3) / 0161 236 9805

Sharp wit and cheeky banter from 2013 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year finalist, Tez Ilyas. Plus Freddy Quinne and MC Mick Ferry.

  • 20:30

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