Comedy Course

8 week Comedy course

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After 25 years of success and a keen nose to sniff out talent, The Frog and Bucket continues its School of Comedy. Course tutor – Dave Williams. Dave has been a professional comedian since 1998 and is a regular MC and act at the Frog, Comedy Store and at gigs throughout the UK. He has gigged worldwide and performed 3 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Before going full-time as a comic he devised and ran training courses on a wide range of subjects including presentation skills. £200 for the 8 week course and showcase. Sessions will take place on Saturday afternoons 1pm-3pm. Topics will include:

Microphone and stage technique.
Writing and structuring material.
Dealing with a range of audiences.
Self-promotion and getting gigs.


Eight 2 hour training sessions in small groups. Access to any of our shows during the eight weeks plus a guest. A show case performance following the course. 2 guest tickets for the show case. Graduation certificate. Ongoing discounted entry to the Frog.


We are limiting the number of delegates per course so book quickly to avoid disappointment. Once the course is fully booked we will release the next course dates. £100 deposit is required to secure the place – you are welcome to pay the final balance in instalments as and when you want prior to the first course date.

To book email or ring 0161 236 9805.

Corporate Clients

We can also offer bespoke comedy courses specifically targeted towards corporate clients looking to learn to give engaging and entertaining speeches/presentations. The course will also help to develop personal skills beneficial for networking and building professional relationships. To enquire please call 0161 236 9805.

Alumni testimonies

‘The frog and bucket comedy course is a must for those wanting to do stand up comedy. Presented by Dave Williams, an absolute master of his art, and delivered in a friendly, supportive environment, this course is without a doubt one of the best things I’ve ever done.’

‘After years of being a frustrated, aspiring comedian I took the Frog and Bucket Comedy Course and now I’m a frustrated, actual comedian. If you’ve ever thought that you might want to try comedy then the course is a fantastic peek behind the curtain and it has started me and others on a path that has led to fulfilling dreams of performing on some of the best comedy stages in the country.’

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