After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a competition.
Since 2011, Angela and her witty world view have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on Mock the Week (BBC 2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 3), Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). Angela has also written for various radio shows including Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) with Nish Kumar.
Angela Barnes, is in New Zealand for the first time bringing her deeply personal and honest narrative.
A rising star on the UK circuit, catch her in New Zealand for the first time at The BiG Show and performing at The Classic during the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival.
“A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” - The Guardian
“The best mainstream female comedian I've seen since Sarah Millican.”
- Bruce Dessau, (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk)
"brilliantly funny" - Sarah Millican
"Barnes mixes warm autobiographical material with plenty of strong jokes"- The Guardian
Watch Angela Barnes at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala 2014
Watch Angela Barnes on the Comedy Lounge
Watch Angela Barnes on Stand Up For The Week
Watch Angela Barnes on Russell Howard's Good News
Winner - BBC New Comedy Award 2011
Finalist - Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011