Dan Tiernan is top Frog | New comic wins Manchester contest

Dan Tiernan is top Frog

New comic wins Manchester contest

Dan Tiernan, who works in a care home for young asylum seekers, has won the annual new act competition run by Manchester’s Frog and Bucket.

The aspiring comic - a graduate of the club’s stand-up course – triumphed at the Beat the Frog World Series event last night, held under socially distant conditions just before England heads into a second lockdown.

Tiernan who has also dabbled in DJing and being a magician said: ‘I’m so happy to win, in particular it feels amazing to win in the place I started comedy.’

Runner-up was one-liner comic Charlie Lewis, with Adam Flood getting a special panel prize.

Beat the Frog is the club’s gong show - in which three members of the audience can vote any act off stage if they fail to shine,  with the best comics then invited to take part in the World Series, which doesn’t carry the same threat. 

The other finalists last night were Emily Cartwright, LJ Francis, Lucy Holbrook, Matt McCann, Karl Potter, Alex Stringer and Aaron Wood.

Published: 3 Nov 2020

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