Forever Funny will descend on legendary Northern Quarter comedy club, The Frog and Bucket, on Wednesday 27th September for a triple headline show to raise money to support local community projects.

Forever Funny is a night of laughs that showcases local talent and raises money for Forever Manchester. With a host of comedians who are regulars on the national and international comedy circuit, your tickle bone will be worn away.

Our line up will have you cracking your ribs – performing at Forever Funny is Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tez Ilyas and Carl Hutchinson, compered by our very own James Hampson. Read more on them below.

Join us for what promises to be a great night out for friends or a big group of colleagues to get their giggle on.

Tickets are priced £10 each or £6.50 for students on production of valid student ID.

Tickets can be ordered on the ticketing form at the bottom of this page or here on Eventbrite.

Line up

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she’s being performing stand-up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director).

A unique and assured comic voice, Kiri is whip-smart with material to match. An apprenticeship on the North West comedy scene equips Kiri with a presence beyond her years and the rare ability to be challenging in her material without alienating her audience.

“The biggest lesson this smart, instantly likeable girl-next-door type from Anglesey will give you is in observational comedy. She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes” (Three Weeks).

Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 – hitting the ground running he found himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year.

Tez has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), @elevenish (ITV2), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central) and The Funny Thing About… (Channel 5). As well as writing and starring in his own scripted comedy shorts for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Sky Arts.

“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up” (Guardian). “Radiantly entertaining” **** (Times). “A vital discussion of some of the most difficult issues facing this country” **** (Telegraph).

Carl Hutchinson

Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious. Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson has been crowned the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and the winner of the Frog & Bucket’s Beat The Frog World Series new act competition in Manchester in 2007.

“An absolute must… the next big thing!” (Skinny). “As seen on Comedy Central’s The Chris Ramsey Show. The Geordie is back! Expect the usual from Hutchinson: killer gags, hilarious stories and his trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that ‘Hutchinson has it all'”(Broadway Baby). “The comedy catalyst to a great night out” (Three Weeks).


Wednesday 27th September – 6pm-9pm
The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club
102 Oldham St
M4 1LJ