Blitz venue and nightclub to host Frog and Bucket Comedy Club nights

Posted on - 19th March, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Comedy, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston

The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club is set to return to Preston.


Manchester’s famed comedy club originally opened a sister venue in Preston in September 2009, which ran until September 2014 when it was moved to The Guildhall until December 2016.

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Now, it is set to reopen on Saturday 26 March at Blitz venue and nightclub, and will take the same format as the Manchester Frog’s Barrel of Laughs nights, featuring four top-flight international acts.

The nights kick off with the fab line up of MC Phil Ellis, Britain’s Got Talent runner up Daliso Chaponda, Doctor Who’s Bethany Black and the quick wit of Chester’s Danny McLoughlin.

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Running on the last Saturday of every month, future shows will include Scottish Yorkshireman Alun Cochrane, the deliciously self-deprecating Jamie Hutchinson, escaped from his acclaimed shed (lockdown gigs) Scott Bennett, rising comedy star Lily Phillips, the wonderfully down to earth Chris Washington, established musical comedian Andy Askins, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2021 Nina Gilligan and our very own World Series winner and reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year Liam Farrelly.

The original Preston Frog saw performances by the likes of Sarah Millican, Zoe Lyons, Richard Herring, Kiri Pritchard McLean, Mick Miller, Dave Johns, Tom Stade, Paul Sinha, Barbara Nice and Preston’s Entertainer of the Year award winner Dan Nightingale.

The Frog and Bucket’s Jessica Toomey said: “It’s great to be back in Preston, we have some great memories of our previous time there and the club was well loved by acts and audiences alike. 

“It’s exciting to see what memories and laughs we will create second time round. The audiences were always so great in Preston.”

Check out the website for news of all the events coming up at the Frog and Bucket Manchester and Preston at

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