Meet the Team

We are a small team of volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Jessica Toomey


Jesica has been in the Industry for 16 years and is also the director and programmer for the Frog and Bucket. Proud Mancunian and mother, her favourite comics are Gina Yashere, Tom Stade and Ali Wong

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Nicole Eastwood

Box Office Manager

Nikki has ran the Box office for three years now and is the queen of all things ticket and customer related. Nikki’s favourite acts are Bill Burr, Matt Berry and Lou Conran. 

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Gemma Baron

Marketing and Social Media

Gemma got involved in 2019 designing our lovely brochure and returns for 2020 to look after all things print related and our social media accounts. Her favoutite acts are Aisling Bea, Steve Coogan, Sarah Millican and Ricky Gervais

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Marissa Burgess

PR and Press

Marissa used to be the Comedy Editor for Manchester Evening News and regularly works for The List, Chortle and as PR for a number of acts attending the Fringe, her favourite act is Janey Godley.

Volunteers Wanted

The festival is not for profit and relies on help from our volunteers in all areas, Show Management, Tech, Box office, Marketing, Design and many others. We can provide training and a festival T-Shirt plus a great reference to add to your CV. If interested in any area, even if just for a couple of hours please get in touch. We encourage all genders to volunteer

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