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Fri 3rd May at 8:15pm (doors 7:00pm)
Barrel Of Laughs Preston
@ Frog And Bucket, Preston
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Barrel Of Laughs Preston: Andy Wilkinson (aka Smug Roberts), Phil Ellis, George Egg, Toby Hadoke
"Frog And Bucket's flagship show.
Three top class comics, one of the fantastic Frog comperes and an aftershow disco with one of the resident DJs until late."
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Also known by his stage name Smug Roberts, Andy is one of Manchester's finest comedians and actors.
'A comedy maestro... the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is impeccable. A rock solid act guaranteed to entertain' (City Life).
Andy Wilkinson (aka Smug Roberts) tour dates
Possessed of a fabulously manic energy, Phil has established a reputation as a unique, reliable and exciting act. A regular MC on the national circuit, his natural and instantly likeable style has proved a hit with promoters and audiences alike. Phil regularly MCs at big weekend clubs such as Highlight and the Frog and Bucket, where he has his own night at both the Preston and Manchester venue.
'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).
Phil Ellis tour dates
An unusual and accomplished stand-up with surreal stories, hilarious observations and a massive array of visual delights. An 'off the wall and away with the fairies' comedian.
George's act has been described as 'the most original, interesting, innovative and
whimsical comedic performances you are ever likely to see' (Funhouse Comedy)
'A hugely entertaining variety turn' (The Guardian).
George Egg tour dates
'Toby is an actor, writer and comedian, who has a stupid name that no-one can pronounce or spell. He was born in a small cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire at the turn of the century, and even as a baby, sported a rather manly collection of facial hair.'
Manchester comedy Legend and host of XS Malarkey. Toby was the inaugural winner of The Les Dawson Award, beating a shortlist including Peter Kay, Daniel Kitson, Dave Spikey, Ken Dodd, Caroline Ahearne, Craig Cash and Steve Coogan. He works regularly in TV and Radio having appeared in shows ranging from Coronation Street to Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.
'Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny' (The Guardian)
'A comedy genius' (Metro).
Toby Hadoke tour dates
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Venue: Frog And Bucket
1 Lords Walk
PR1 1RA 53.759800, -2.696119
→ Preston (Lancs) 11 min walk