First-time ever Comedy and Curry night at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Comedy and Curry Night Lineup

Get your tastebuds tingling for a spicy and exciting evening as Tamworth Assembly Rooms presents a comedy and curry night for the first-time ever.

Partnering up with Mortified Comedy, the Assembly Rooms will be providing fun and entertainment to audiences in a unique cabaret setting with three top-of-the-range comedians, making it an evening to remember.

Headlining the one-night comedy fest on Friday, May 27, Dan Renton Skinner’s stage character – Angelos Epithemiou – will attempt to break into showbusiness after he had his burger van trailer burnt to the ground.

Having starred in BBC2’s Shooting Stars, Dave’s One Night Stand and Channel 4’s The Angelos Epithemiou Show, Skinner’s creation is set to take a giant leap into the spotlight in this shambolic, weird and wonderful show.

Dan, a critically acclaimed performer, brings with him a resume of blockbuster films to his name such as The Spy Who Dumped Me, High Rise, and Swallows and Amazons for BBC Films as well as TV serial classics like The Tracey Ullman Show, Friday Night Dinner, and The Wrong Mans.

Before Epithemiou takes to the Assembly Rooms stage, Welsh stand-up comedian Jenny Collier – a regular on the club and festival circuit across the UK and around the world – will crack some of her amazing jokes leaving visitors slapping their chairs in laughter.

The sharp-tongued, multi-lingual Jenny has mastered the art of deftly welcoming her audiences into a false sense of security with her lilting Welsh twang, before taking a dramatic U-turn with her outrageously raw punchlines.

Audiences will be squirming in their seats, head in their hands and wanting more as Jenny’s crafted, confident and in command performances are a favourite at clubs and festivals everywhere.

Completing the line-up is Liverpool-born Callum Oakley – who broke into the comedy scene at 14 and at 16, was thrust into the spotlight when he reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

The comedian with Indian heritage has become a constant face in the UK comedy circuit, regularly appearing at Hot Water Comedy Club. Callum recently provided support for Paul Smith on his two UK tours and has also spread his wings and ventured overseas performing in Amsterdam, Cyprus and Australia where he appeared at the iconic Sydney Comedy Store.

Enjoy the comedy night with a delicious and tasty Indian menu with orders being taken at your table.

Tuck into tasty starters including poppadoms, pickles, and chutney. Dive into a delectable choice of the following: chicken tikka masala, cumin roasted onions, lamb Balti, garlic roasted peppers, roasted cauliflower and chickpea coconut curry. All dishes will be served with garlic naan, spring onion and basmati rice.

Gluten free options will also be available.

The event is for people aged 18 years and over with tickets priced at £19.50.

  • Doors and bars in the venue will open at 6pm
  • Food will be served from 7pm
  • Live music at 7.15pm
  • Show starts at 8pm.

Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager, said: “We’re really excited to set up this event at the Assembly Rooms as it’s our first time doing something like this and what a night it’s set to be with such great comedians and an absolutely delicious menu of Indian food.

“We’re really stepping up the type of events we’re hosting at the Assembly Rooms and trying to bring fresh and original ideas for people in the town to get involved in and enjoy themselves for a night out with their friends, partners and families.”

Cllr Robert Pritchard, Executive Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We’re thrilled to bring three of the UK’s top rising comedians to our town. It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to secure them, and it’s set to be a great evening full of fun, laughter and amazing Indian food.”

Visit the Tamworth Arts and Events website to book your seats. There are plenty more shows on offer at the Assembly Rooms, something for people of all ages. Take a look on What's On | Tamworth Arts and Events to find out about other upcoming shows.

More exciting shows, productions and tours are being added to the website weekly. Do not miss your chance to get tickets as soon as they go out on sale online at:, from the Box Office on 01827 709618, or from Tamworth Information Centre.