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Thu 31st Jan at 8:15pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Big Value Thursday
@ Frog and Bucket, Manchester
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Big Value Thursday: David Longley, Lenny Peters, Johnny Kats, Tom Stade, Dave Williams
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).
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Lenny Peters has been a professional comedy actor for over ten years. He has appeared in a number of TV sitcoms including 'Life As We Know It' with Richard Wilson (BBC)& 'Fifteen Stories High' with Shaun Lock (BBC). He has played numerous comedy characters in adverts and on radio.
Lenny Peters tour dates
On the stand-up comedy scene, Johnny has had sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has won several Stand up comedy competitions including the Anglers Tavern 'Angling For A Laugh' hosted by Russell Gilbert and first prize in the same year in the Comics Lounge So You Think You're Funny' (2004).
Johnny was also a support act for American Comedian Dave Chappelle at the Boston Comedy Club in New York City (2004).
'... the frontrunner is Kats for his original style... big laughs' (The Age Newspaper)
'His angles are hilariously inspired...' (Spoonfed, London).
Johnny Kats 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).
Tom Stade tour dates
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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