Our regular comedy night at The Arc, Barnstormers Comedy presents a line-up of three top acts from the London comedy circuit and beyond: many of them Comedy Store regulars.


Curry and Comedy
Do you like comedy? Do you like curry? Then this is the ticket for you!  Find out more below.

Markus Birdman

From The Palladium to Pakistan, a highly experienced, versatile & award winning comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world, and one of the very first British Comics to have his own Netflix Special - Live in Amsterdam. 

He often incorporates visual artwork & animations in his comedy performances. He has created numerous 24 hour murals as part of the comedian Mark Watson’s 24 hr Comedy shows, raising thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.

Head-shot of comic


Fiona Allen

Twice Emmy winning actor and comedian Fiona Allen has been a mainstay of our TV screens over the past two decades. She has starred in various sketch shows, most famously the iconic "Smack the Pony". Fiona has also appeared in television dramas such as "Dalziel and Pascoe", "Shameless", "Coronation Street" and "Happiness" alongside Paul Whitehouse. On film, Fiona played Sandra in the film version of the famous Viz comic strip "Fat Slags", and Smirgut the Fierce in "Gladiatress". Most recently she has been in that little-known soap "Eastenders"...

Head-shot of comic


Ben Norris

Ben is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.

Ben standing in front of a wall of tyres

As ever, MC Kevin Precious will also be on hand to oversee the proceeds. It's the perfect tonic to end the working week!

Originating in East Sussex, Barnstormers Comedy has been presenting stand-up shows since 2001. In that time, the number of regular promotions has steadily increased to the point where Barnstormers are now establishing gigs nationally as well as throughout the South East.

Over the years, notable acts that have graced the Barnstormers Comedy stage include Angela Barnes, Stephen Bailey, Scott Bennett, Jen Brister, Jo Caulfield, Hal Cruttenden, Greg Davies, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney, Kerry Godliman, Milton Jones, Shaparak Khorsandi, Laura Lexx, Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Sarah Millican, Diane Morgan, Nigel Ng, Geoff Norcott, Andy Parsons, Romesh Ranganathan, Mark Simmons, Paul Sinha and Fin Taylor.

Christmas Curry and Comedy **SOLD OUT**

Book your table at the same time as Barnstormers show tickets and enjoy a delicious homemade curry in the delightful surroundings of The Arc Cafe before joining us in the theatre for an evening with four hilarious comedians.

Arrive for food at 6:30pm and enjoy a drink from our bar, all before the show starts at 8pm. But be quick, as spaces are limited!

Choose from:

Chicken Murgh Makhani - marinated chicken breast pieces in a cream & butter sauce with spices


Keralan Cauliflower & Red Pepper Curry - cauliflower and red peppers in a Keralan style coconut curry sauce

All served with pilau rice, naan and mini poppadums, with mango chutney.


Curry and Comedy combined ticket: £25
(Select your seats first and then the curry options follow on the next booking page)


Tickets: £12.50 advance / £14 on the door
Christmas Show Group Discount: 10% discount for groups of 6 or more

This show may contain strong language and adult themes. 

Suitable for ages 18 and over

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