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Beat The Frog: Laurence Hebberd, Phil Ellis
"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 minutes of material. If within the 5 minutes all 3 cards go up then the act has lost and must leave the stage. If the 3 cards stay down, that act has successfully ‘Beat The Frog’. They are then invited back to the stage for a clap off at the end of the night which will determine the overall winner.
This is the most unpredictable comedy night in the north. The show where YOU are in control and you never know which future stars you will see!"
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Laurence Hebberd is a stand up comedian, MC, host and presenter, mixing real-life storytelling and high energy one-liners. He takes inspiration from every day situations, and loves to make people laugh.
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Phil Ellis is a comedian and writer known for his chaotic stand-up and live performances. Phil broke onto the comedy scene with his widely acclaimed Funz and Gamez, which won the Panel Prize at the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He is making his way in TV with The Tapeface Tapes (BBC3) and Phil’s Ill: Comedy Shorts (Dave).
'Ellis sets such a cracking pace. He flits around the audience with his frisky, easy banter spreading a feeling of good humoured fun' (Chortle)
'... delighting both children and (on a rather different level) adults alike' (The Daily Telegraph)
'I cannot imagine the being that would not be blown away by this ridiculously funny, shambolic gigglefest of a show' (The Scotsman)
'Wildly inappropriate... chaotic, gloriously silly' (Time Out).
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