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Sat 16th Feb at 8:15pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Barrel Of Laughs
@ Frog And Bucket, Preston
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Barrel Of Laughs: Wayne Deakin, Ed Patrick, Andy Wilkinson (aka Smug Roberts), Dan Nightingale
Featuring three top flight comics from the national and international circuit.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
A regular headliner at all Australian comedy venues, Wayne also tours constantly throughout the USA and Canada. In his own words, you can expect 'facile d**k jokes masquerading as insightful political comedy'!
'... his congenial, concise approach and cutting social observations are guaranteed to connect with his audience' (Funhouse Comedy).
Wayne Deakin tour dates
'Ed Patrick... displayed some masterful, often playfully provocative writing that took the audience in directions they didn't expect... an assured set from a young comic with an inventive mind' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'... the inventive Ed Patrick with his clever wordplay...' (Funhouse Comedy).
Ed Patrick tour dates
Also known by his stage name Smug Roberts, Andy is one of Manchester's finest comedians and actors.
As seen in 'Phoenix Nights', 'That Peter Kay Thing', 'Mrs Brown's Boys', 'Cold Feet' and the Ken Loach film 'Looking For Eric' Described by Metro as 'an act everyone deserves to see at least once', Smug is a venerated veteran of the British comedy circuit.
He is a headline act all over the U.K and is regarded as something of a cult hero in his native Manchester and is a man with
genuinely funny bones, able to provoke peals of laughter from a quirky colloquialism or a nonplussed expression, but it is the sheer imagination of his storytelling where he really shines.
Anecdotes from his home life as a cuckolded house husband with two teenage kids on hormonal rampage are laced with brilliant punchlines and surreal tangents, including the welcome appearance of a talking dog. He’s also had a minor chart hit with ‘Meat Pie Sausage Roll’ a song that began its life as a comedy routine by Smug on local radio and made it to the heady heights of number 67 in June 1998. Quite the Renaissance man.
In 1995, he tried stand-up comedy for the first time at the Frog and Bucket comedy club, adopting the stage name "Smug Roberts"; the "smug" came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a "smug bastard" and the "Roberts" was adapted from his middle name.
'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
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).
Dan Nightingale tour dates
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Venue: Frog And Bucket
→ Preston (Lancs) 10 min walk