Angela Barnes swapped a career in health and social care for stand-up in 2010 and hasn’t looked back.
Within just a couple of years she had won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011 and toured around the country with her stand-up shows. She returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 with a brand-new show called Hot Mess, which will go on to tour nationwide in 2023.
Angela has starred in BBC Two’s Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, House of Games, and Hypothetical on Dave. She is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4, having featured on The Now Show and The News Quiz – including a recent stint as the host. She has also hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.
Angela co-hosts the less-than-serious popular podcast We Are History (Acast) with John O’Farrell. The two history nerds discuss, explain, and laugh at interesting and quirky episodes from the olden days.
‘A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’
‘Well thought out, quick-fire one liners are delivered by a down-to-earth and likeable stage persona’
‘An extremely entertaining fresh slant’
‘Great punchlines galore’
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines’