Liam Farrelly has won the Beat The Frog World Series Comedy Competition 2021, the new act contest at the Frog And Bucket comedy club.
Farrelly was previously a runner-up in the So You Think You're Funny? competition in 2018, and nominated for the Best Newcomer prize in the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020. He is also a BBC New Comedy Award 2021 finalist, with that show set to take place on Wednesday night.
Jenny Hart (pictured below, on the right), whose act is described as "wrong comedy from a dark and twisted mind", was named the runner-up by the judges.
Meanwhile Ashish Suri, whose biography describes him as "a tourist turned immigrant from India", took the panel prize.
The club confirms: "We are pleased to announce that the assured Glaswegian comic Liam Farrelly won the 18th Beat the Frog World Series competition, with gloriously twisted trans comedian Jenny Hart as runner-up and a special panel prize going to the pin sharp Indian comic Ashish Suri."
Explaining more about the format of the competition, the club says: "The gong style new act night Beat the Frog grew out of The Frog's Raw Night where wannabe comedians would get up on stage and give it a go. Now at Beat the Frog every Monday the competitors are fighting to stay on stage for the full five minutes but at the top of the show three audience members are supplied with red cards to hold up if they don't like the act and when all three are up you're croaked clean off the stage. At the end a winner is selected from all those who 'beat the frog'. The World Series pits all those who have won throughout the year against each other to find the victor of victors!"