Frog & Bucket in its new pad

Frog and Bucket MC Phil Ellis
Frog and Bucket MC Phil Ellis
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Preston’s premier comedy club has hopped a short distance across the city centre and is now poised to tickle punters all over again.

Preston Guild Hall is the new home of the Frog and Bucket comedy club and the venue, already popular with comedy fans, launches its first ever regular comedy night on Friday November 7.

The venue currently hosts one-off comedy gigs in the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre with sold out dates for Jon Richardson and Dave Gorman this week alone.

However, with the expertise from the Frog and Bucket team, the Guild Hall aims to build a regular night once a month in the more intimate Grand Hall Foyer.

A spokesman for the club said: “Hosting the event in the foyer means we can maintain the laid back club style atmosphere that made the Frog and Bucket.

“It is the perfect setting for up and coming acts with its cabaret style set-up – and access to the bars.”

The first night will see Phil Ellis, Danny McLoughlin, Katie Mulgrew and John Lynn cross the stage, and takes the format of the Barrel of Laughs nights with one MC taking you through the evening and three comics.

There are already two dates pencilled in for December and January with the hope to continue the partnership throughout the year and beyond.

The spokesman said: “We’re extremely excited for the launch and hope all comedy fans come out and show their support to help keep events like these in Preston.

For more information or to book online visit www.prestonguildhall.com or call 01772 80 44 44.

Tickets are priced £15, concessions £13. Age restriction is strictly 18+