After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian.
Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since 2011, Angela and her witty worldview have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Love At The Apollo and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.
In 2017 she took over the prestigious role as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack. She is now about to host her 4th and final series of the show. Angela had a series commissioned based on her debut Edinburgh show You Can’t Take It With You which saw her write and perform four 30 minute episodes for BBC Radio 4.
After three sell out Edinburgh runs Angela hits the road with her show Fortitude. She can also be seen in Edinburgh this year where she’ll debut her new show Rose Tinted.
‘She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’
‘Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?’ The Evening Standard