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Friday Barrel Of Laughs: Tez Ilyas, Lou Conran, Debra-Jane Appleby, Gavin Webster
"The Frog and Bucket's flagship weekend show. Every Friday and Saturday night catch the best of the comedy circuit with an MC and three headline level acts. Meal packages available too."
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A mischievous and engaging comic, he tackles a variety of topics with an intelligent mind and a flair for deconstructing modern society while subverting audience's expectations. His playful style and cheeky personality, along with a wry wit led him to win the coveted London Comedy Store's King Gong on his first attempt, as well as reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Star of BBC Radio 4’s TEZ Talks, BBC Two’s 'Live from the BBC' and BBC Three’s ‘Man Like Mobeen’.
'Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky' (Chortle)
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian).
Tez Ilyas featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
Tez Ilyas tour dates
Actress, writer, voiceover artist and character comedienne. Having trained as an actress she has appeared on TV and in theatre in the likes of ‘Jo Brand Through the Cakehole’ (CH4) and ‘The Borrowers’ (National Tour).
'Naturally funny' (Sarah Millican)
'A great emcee, quick witted, and adept at handling large rooms' (Gary Delaney)
'Lou Conran, pretty much one of the most confident and playful comperes we’ve seen recently, commanding a packed and raucous sell-out night with ease' (Latest7 magazine)
'... with a cracking stage presence and good material…thoroughly engaging, you tell she has the talent' (Frog & Bucket)
'Louise is a naturally funny comic, with a warm and dotty stage presence that helps endear her to an audience. If she can build on the great foundations she has laid, she's sure to have a good future ahead of her. Witty, naughty but most of all good fun, with a touch of the Victoria Wood about her' (Toby Hadoke, XS Malarkey).
Lou Conran tour dates
One of the most popular comedians on the London circuit with her skewed observations that are sometimes dark, sometimes political, hopefully relevant, but usually just bizarre.
'Her strength is in performance, confident, punchy' (Chortle).
Debra-Jane Appleby tour dates
Newcastle's best export since Brown Ale. Gavin Webster's style of comedy is loud, sharp and controversial - and audiences love him for it. A definite Geordie, Gavin has superb stage presence. His material is bold and provocative yet delivered in a charming manner - which has brought him much praise and attention.
'Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you'll find' (The Scotsman)
'Palpably funny' (The Herald)
'His daftness is little short of surreal genius' (The Stage).
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