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Comedy Night - Tickets on sale now!

We’re delighted to announce that the award winning Frog & Bucket Comedy Club Manchester returns to the EngineRooms on Friday 30th June!

The best value comedy night in the country. 4 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit. Whether you’re a couple or a group, Friday Night Club is a great way to start the weekend.

Our doors will open at 7pm, so you will have plenty of time to have a drink or some artisan street food in our Lounge Bar, before the show starts at around 8pm. The show will end at approximately 10.30pm.

Tickets: £15pp

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Line Up

Barry Dodds

Barry Dodds is an award-winning MC and comedian, and has won best MC at the Midlands Comedy Awards four consecutive times. He effortlessly charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down to earth observational humour.

In 2015, Barry co-created The Parapod, a podcast debating the existence of the paranormal, explored hauntings and the unknown. Three series, over 3 million downloads, sold out live shows and specials later, The Parapod Movie was unleashed on the show’s many loyal fans hitting the Apple Movie Top Ten movie chart immediately and gathering much praise from both fans and critics alike.

A talented storyteller, Barry is an assured act with regular bookings across the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Glee Club, Frog and Bucket, Manford’s and Hifi. Barry has recently been supporting Jason Manford on his Like Me tour and many other artists in the past including Jim Jefferies, Tape Face, Dan Nightingale, Hayley Ellis and Pete Firman. He has also performed at many festivals, including Kendal Calling, Download and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barry also has a podcast with fellow comedian Hayley Ellis called The Worriers where they fight with their anxieties, fears, OCDs and general bad thinking.

Nick Doody

Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.

Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia.

Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows (listed below), and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011. Click here for more info on Nick as a writer.

In 2006, Nick performed his first solo Edinburgh Festival show, Before He Kills Again. The show received rave reviews and sold out for the whole festival, leading to a run at the Soho Theatre. Since then, Nick has written and performed another ten solo hours of stand-up, including Look At This Massive Picture Of My Face. If you’re the bastard who stole the big poster, he hopes it haunts your dreams.

Rob Thomas 

Since Rob took to the stage in 2010 he has quickly developed to become one of the country’s most promising up and coming comics.

He very soon became a semi-finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Semi 2011, followed by becoming a finalist in both the Frog And Bucket World Series and the Hot Water Comedian Of The Year 2012 and then the Hilarity Bites New Comedian 2013.

Rob is instantly likable as a result of his down to earth demeanor and engaging tales of his own misfortune.

He is one of those yarn spinning comics who will draw you in with his shaggy dog tales, then suddenly hit you with a raft of unexpected punchlines. His funny stories always end up reducing the whole crowd to hysterics. He is also a scouser. And lovably large and larger than life!

With places in the finals of some of the most prestigious New Act Awards Rob has now established himself as a brilliant comedian working for some of the biggest names in comedy.

He has also written razor sharp material for the Roast Battles programme on Comedy Central.

Bethany Black 

Bethany Black is a comedian, actor and writer.  She has been performing for over 20 years and has supported many acts on tour including Joe Lycett and Paul Sinha. Blessed with a sharp tongue and a desire to overshare she’s been critically acclaimed for her personal, confessional style of comedy.  Just as comfortable performing in a small room as in a stadium she has travelled the world and is a regular at some of the biggest clubs in the UK.

You might know her from Mock the Week or 8 out of 10 cats, but that’s just your mind playing tricks, despite regularly being praised for her appearance on those shows she’s never appeared on either, she has been a panelist on “Sorry I Didn’t Know  ” (ITV) as well as “Sarah Millican’s Elephant In The Room” (BBC Radio 4) and was a guest on “Rosie Jones – Box Ticker” (BBC Radio 4).  She has had leading roles in television shows such as Cucumber, Banana and Tofu by Russell T Davies for Channel 4 for which she has won awards, she was also a guest star in Doctor Who and played one of the series baddies in No Offence.

She has written for TV shows such as Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Mummy’s Big Queer Do as well as written jokes for many of the guests on your favourite panel shows.