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 finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition.
Since 2011, Angela, and her witty world view, has been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including being a regular on Channel4’s Stand Up For The Week, appearances on BBC2s Mock The Week, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.
'Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks.'
'A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation'