Thursday Night Live


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The Frog and Bucket presents ‘Thursday Night Live’. The best value comedy night in the country. 5 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit. 1 top compere + 1 top opener + 2 of the country’s best new acts + 1 of the best headliners around, all for £10 – you do the math! Whether you're a couple or a group, Thursday Night Live is a great way to start the weekend!

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Dan Nightingale

Dan Nightingale appearing at this event

Dan is a huge star of the national circuit and is a resident compere and act at Manchester's Famous Frog and Bucket Comedy Club. He is an act not to be missed! 'Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He's lightning-quick' (Time Out) 'A superb compilation of brilliantly crafted stories written by someone who unquestionably has a keen and instinctive eye for comedy. Nightingale's buoyant energy makes for entertaining stand up' (Broadway Baby) 'Dan's laughing, we're laughing... funny as hell' (Leicester Mercury) 'A witty and incredibly well timed comic' (Arts Award Voice) 'It is his powers of observation that make him so entertaining. Outrageously funny' (KeepingupwithNZ) 'Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny' (Three Weeks).

See 5 tour dates featuring Dan Nightingale

Tony Burgess

Tony Burgess appearing at this event

Stand-up comedian and writer who has worked on various sitcoms such as the award winning BBC 3 comedy Ideal (where he also played Troy, a mad DJ who lived in the airing cupboard). He has been called ‘The Clown Prince of Manchester Scallies’. His barbed wit and daring approach keeps his audiences on their toes as he challenges them, whilst still managing to allure them into loving him. Tony has also written for wide variety of comedians including Steve Coogan and Johnny Vegas. 'Always clever, often hilarious' (The Scotsman). 'A demon set and staggering stage presence...' (The Big Issue).

See Tony Burgess tour dates

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts appearing at this event

Extremely distinctive comedy from a former London solicitor. 'Posh and witty... exquisitely funny... one of the new comics making waves' (Time Out) 'His comedy is intelligent and so up-to-date it could be read by Jon Snow' (Cream of the Fringe) 'There's intelligent wit, honesty and more interesting and provocative thoughts in his show than many comics manage in a decade... Andrew Watts is so engaging, so entertaining and so persuasive that we are all sad when his clever, personal and very funny hour comes to an end' (The Scotsman) 'His distinctive style stands out – a winning mixture of pomposity, insecurity and emotional incompetence, while the fury-inducing importance he places on the trivial makes for a winning comic stance' (Chortle) 'Lovers of stand-up laced with a cerebral cutting-edge should, without further prevarication, flock to his show' (Three Weeks).

See Andrew Watts tour dates

Tom Little

Tom Little appearing at this event

Cumbrian-born stand-up comic and winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015. Tom was also in the final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014, joint third in the Beat The Frog World Series 2014 and made it through to the later stages of several other prestigious competitions in 2014, having only been performing comedy since July 2013. 'Tom's original style and inventive material stood out in what was a stellar night of strong performances' (Leicester Mercury) 'Little's showstopping set-piece... made an immediate impact and it was no surprise that the judges felt that that he was the front runner' (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke) 'Tom Little is an exciting and unique voice on the comedy scene. No joke seems to know where it's coming from, but when it lands it'll break your brain. In a nice way. We expect big things for this lad' (Sham Bodie).

See Tom Little tour dates

Cerys Nelmes

Cerys Nelmes appearing at this event

Cerys Nelmes is a fabulous stand up comedian from the West Country. She performs her comedy in a story telling style with a genuine warmth that is easy to like!

See Cerys Nelmes tour dates

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club

  • 102 Oldham Street
  • Manchester
  • M4 1LJ

0161 236 9805

Thursday Night Live image © Daniel Romani | Subtle Sensor Photography