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Fri 1st Feb at 8:15pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Barrel Of Laughs
@ Frog and Bucket, Manchester
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Barrel Of Laughs: David Longley, James Cook, Tom Stade, Dave Williams
Top flight comics from the national and international circuit.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
David Longley has been described as 'a difficult comedian to define; on the one hand, abrasive, crude and insulting and on the other, articulate, intelligent and disarmingly funny' (http://www.gagreflex.co.uk)
'Acid tongued and as sharp as a barrel full of tacks... As intense and
intelligent performer as you're likely to see' (The List)
'Intelligent, silly, thought-provoking and filthy... Proves that comedy can say something important and, crucially, still be funny' (Metro)
'A uniquely fascinating act... A must see' (Steve Bennet, Chortle).
David Longley tour dates
Compere at The Comedy Kav at Patrick Kavanagh Bar in Birmingham.
'Not to be confused with the explorer, the bass player in the Arctic Monkeys, a character off of Skins, the BBC's Scotland correspondent, the Australian Rules footballer, the boxer, the square in Middlesbrough, the University in Queensland or the type of Mercedes Mini-van' (James's website)
'... the relaxed and witty James Cook' (Funhouse Comedy).
James Cook tour dates
Since coming to the UK, the Canadian has built up a reputation as a popular and highly recommended comedian. He is willing to tackle a huge range of topics, from the obscure to the familiar, from a simple gag to quirky, inventive, rambling anecdotes with unexpected punchlines. Even if he occasionally seems to lose sight of where he's going, at least you know he's taking the audience with him.
'Wonderfully imaginative, original and hilarious' (Rhod Gilbert)
'So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny silly and smart' (The Scotsman)
'Unmissable' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'Rock 'n' roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about Stade' (Evening Standard)
'One of the best practitioners of stand-up we've got... stand-up elite' (Chortle)
'An insider's tip for comedy greatness... comic riffs of monumental proportions'
'Every inch a star... super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards' (Scottish Daily Record).
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Venue: Frog and Bucket
102 Oldham Street
M4 1LJ 53.484158, -2.232650
Phone: 0161 236 9805
→ Manchester Victoria 11 min walk
→ Manchester Piccadilly 12 min walk