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Beat the Frog at the Library: Open Mic Comedy Night

Welcome to Beat the Frog at the Library!

A very special FROG AND BUCKET open mic comedy night at Central Library to celebrate World Book Night!

Beat the Frog is a legendary amateur comedy night. Some of comedy’s biggest names including Jason Manford and John Bishop, started off on a Monday night at the Frog. It’s had a few name changes over the years including ‘Raw’ and ‘Best of British’ – but the current format of the Beat the Frog was introduced in 2003. Over the years Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas, Smug Roberts and Mick Ferry, to name a few, tried their luck on a Monday night and never looked back.

How does it work?
The format allows the audience to decide who stays and who goes. An established national compere will introduce up to 10 acts who are each competing to last 5 minutes on stage without being carded off by the 3 chosen card holders in the audience. If they last the full 5 minutes – they have “BEAT THE FROG”. At the end of the show all the acts who successfully “beat the frog” are invited back on stage for a clap off to award the night’s winner!

How do I participate in the audience?
Book tickets at the link above. If you are a student, unemployed or over 60 it’s £2.99, otherwise it’s a very friendly £5. If you’re lucky the compere will award you a big green card, giving you control of who stays and who goes.

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If you want to get yourself booked in to grace our stage please email info@frogandbucket.com



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