Barnstormers Comedy

26 Jan 2018 Comedy & Spoken Word Over 18s only 8.30pm (doors open 7.45pm)
Barnstormers January 2018
Tickets: £12 | £11 concessions | £14 on the door
Members: £11 | £10 concessions | £13 on the door
A £1 transaction fee applies


No-nonsense Barnstormers Comedy MC Debra-Jane Appelby (Has true funny bones and oozed laughs from her every line and her every look - one to keep a close eye on in our never ending search for comedy stars of tomorrow'' - Channel 4) will return to introduce three more great acts from the London Comedy Circuit and beyond. Tonight, they are: the delightfully off-kilter Henry Paker, 'Henry Paker delivers a mightily impressive set that is rarely less than superb… The man will be a star.' Chortle; hilarious musical oddball Robert White, 'Souped-up risqué keyboard-based songs, waspish asides and neurotically charged camperie from a hyperactive man-child who is among the most original' - The Telegraph; faded matinee idol Troy Hawke, 'A lovable fool with a dash of sophistication... blisteringly funny' - Broadway Baby.

Winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year,  and Funny Women Comedy Award, Debra-Jane has appeared BBC's 28 Acts in 28 Minutes  and on Comedy Central's The World Stands Up  as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live,  and as a guest on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She performs up and down the country with her Northern no-nonsense take on the world, gaining accolades wherever she goes. Read more about Debra-Jane on our blog.

After a brief career in computer animation Henry Paker decided to give comedy a go. He started out doing stand up in rooms above pubs, then in rooms below pubs and then eventually in the main body of the pub itself. In 2008 he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and realised he might be onto something. Since then Henry’s many comic talents have seen him carve out a career as a comic writer, stand up, actor and cartoonist. Henry took his first solo hour of stand up Edinburgh Festival in 2010 and followed it up with his acclaimed show Cabin Fever in 2011  and Classic Paker in 2013. His narrative comedy show, The Golden Lizard, won him and Mike Wozniak the Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2011, and went on to sell out a run at London’s Soho Theatre.

Since he first came onto the stand-up scene, as a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire competition, Robert White has gone from strength to strength, and in 2010 won the Malcolm Hardee main award at the Edinburgh Festival. He now is a sought after act who regularly performs in big clubs, little clubs and those in-between around the UK and sometimes abroad. He is a versatile performer who does both musical comedy or straight stand-up and can MC, as well as having written for other comedians and for TV panel shows. Read more about Robert on our blog (warning: it will make you crave a pineapple.)

Milo McCabe is a character comedian with over ten years experience on the circuit. He has twice been nominated for the Amused Moose Best Edinburgh show award and was listed as GQ's Top Ten comedy shows of the festival. TV credits include ITV'S Benidorm, BBC3's Live at the Electric and various hidden camera and talking heads projects on Channel 4 and 5. As himself, he is shortly to appear in US documentary 'Everyone has an Andy Dick story'. As Troy Hawke he is currently touring comedy clubs and festivals. Read more about Milo on our blog.


Over 18s only. Not for the easily offended.

Booking Details

Tickets: £12 | £11 concessions | £14 on the door
Members: £11 | £10 concessions | £13 on the door
A £1 transaction fee applies

Performance time
8.30pm (doors open 7.45pm)