Angela Barnes.

Angela Barnes

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Angela Barnes is an English writer and stand-up comedian known for her own BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about mortality, Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You, and as a regular panellist on long-running topical show Mock The Week.

Biography

Raised in Maidstone, Kent, Barnes was educated at Invicta Grammar School and the University of Sussex.

Barnes' professional career initially began in the fields of health and social care, but when her father, who had always encouraged her comedic talent, died in 2008, she took the plunge and decided to pursue a career in comedy. It would prove a wise decision, as after attending a 23-week comedy workshop in Brighton, she soon achieved almost instantaneous success. In 2011 alone she would win BBC New Comedy Award and be a finalist at the Latitude Festival New Act of the Year.

Known for a straight-talking, down-to-earth delivery style and an openness about life, work, sex, food, and politics, Barnes is a recognisable face on the British comedy circuit.

In 2013 Barnes reached a national audience through a blogpost she had written for The Guardian that explored how modern society treats people it deems 'ugly'. Written from the perspective of someone who self-identified as such, it struck an emotional nerve with many, and Barnes would return to the subject in 2015 with her Edinburgh Fringe live show Angela Barnes: Come As You Are.

In 2013 Barnes joined the cast of topical stand-up show Stand Up For The Week and began appearing on The Now Show and The NewS Quiz, where she has become a regular panellist.

In 2016 Barnes began her own BBC Radio 4 show entitled Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You, a stand-up show about mortality and humanity's place in the world. In part it is a tribute to her father, who, amongst other things, was a sex shop manager and a naturist. The show takes its name from his motto.

In December 2018 Barnes was named as one of Britain's hardest working comedians, having driven 30,000 miles (and visited 91 venues and over 100 shows) for gigs up and down the country. Following the violent murder of Australian comedian Eurydice Dixon in 2018, Barnes decided to establish The Home Safe Collective, a scheme whereby members of vulnerable groups could avail themselves of a free taxi/cab service after a gig to ensure they reached home safely. Her forward-thinking, proactive proposition would be awarded with the 2018 panel prize award at the Edinburgh comedy awards.

Since 2016 Barnes has been a regular panellist on long-running topical panel show Mock The Week. Barnes has featured on prime-time comedy shows Live At The Apollo, The NewS Quiz, and Stand Up For The Week. In 2017 Barnes took over as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra's long-running political sketch show Newsjack.

Gender
Female
Nationality
England
Born
Tuesday 9th November 1976 (43 years-old)

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Credits

 
Year Production Role
2019 The News Quiz - Series 100 Host / Presenter
2019 The News Quiz - Series 100 Guest
2019 Lost Village Self
2019 Green Man (Brecon Beacons) Self
2019 BBC New Comedy Award - 2019
  1. E3 - Heat 3 - Leicester
Guest
2019 Balham Comedy Festival Self
2019 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 2
  1. E5 - Consumerism
Guest
2019 Mock The Week - Series 18
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
  3. E6 - Episode Six
  4. E3 - Episode Three
  5. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2019 The News Quiz - Series 99 Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 21
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2019 Comedy Club Extravaganza Host / Presenter
2019 Out There Self
2019 Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted Self
2019 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You - Series 2 Writer
2019 No Gods, No Golf Brand New Actor
2018 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Frankie Boyle's 2018 New World Order
  1. Frankie Boyle's 2018 New World Order
Guest
2018 Insert Name Here - Series 4
  1. E5 - Harry
Guest
2018 Stand Up At BBC Wales
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2018 Stand-Up For Radio Wales
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2018 Roast Battle - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2018 Newsjack - Series 19 Host / Presenter
2018 The News Quiz - Series 97 Guest
2018 Joe Lycett's Obsessions - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2018 Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted Self
2018 Live At The Apollo - All Girls Live At The Apollo
  1. Special - Part 2
Guest
2018 Mock The Week - Series 17
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
  4. E7 - Episode Seven
  5. E6 - Episode Six
  6. E4 - Episode Four
  7. E2 - Episode Two
  8. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 The News Quiz - Series 96 Guest
2018 Angela Barnes: Fortitude Self
2018 Newsjack - Series 18 Host / Presenter
2018 Unspun With Matt Forde - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2018 The News Quiz - Series 95 Guest
2018 Live At The Apollo - Series 13
  1. E6 - Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott
Guest
2017 Bring It On Cancelled Guest
2017 The Great British Joke-Off Cancelled Guest
2017 The Now Show - Series 51 Self
2017 The Now Show - Series 51 Writer
2017 40 Years Of The News Quiz Self
2017 The News Quiz - Series 94 Guest
2017 Newsjack - Series 17 Host / Presenter
2017 Angela Barnes: Fortitude Self
2017 Sad Face Mum
2017 Breaking The News - Series 7
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2017 Mock The Week - Series 16
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
  4. E7 - Episode Seven
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E4 - Episode Four
  7. E3 - Episode Three
  8. Special - Election Special
Guest
2017 Don't Ask Me Ask Britain
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2017 The News Quiz - Series 93 Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 6
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2017 Newsjack - Series 16 Host / Presenter
2017 The News Quiz - Series 92 Guest
2016 Breaking The News - Series 5
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2016 The News Quiz - Series 91 Guest
2016 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2016 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You - Series 1 Writer
2016 Mock The Week - Series 15
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. E8 - Episode Eight
  4. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Breaking The News - Series 3
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2015 Breaking The News - Series 2
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2015 Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert: In Aid of Target Ovarian Cancer Self
2015 Comedy Gala 2015: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2015 Angela Barnes: Come As You Are Self
2015 Breaking The News - Series 1
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2015 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 2
  1. Special - Unseen
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2014 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 3
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
  2. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2014 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2014
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Self
2014 Comedy Gala 2014: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2014 Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You Self
2014 Mock The Week - Series 13
  1. Special - New Year Special
  2. Special - Christmas Special
  3. Special - Highlights Special
  4. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 Dilemma - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2014 The Now Show - Series 42 Self
2014 The Now Show - Series 42 Writer
2013 Stand Up For The Week - Series 5 Self
2013 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 2
  1. E5 - Midlife Crisis
Guest
2012 BBC New Comedy Award - 2012
  1. E2 - Newcastle Semi-Final
  2. E1 - London Semi-Final
Guest
2012 Angela Barnes and Matt Richardson Self
2012 The News Quiz - Series 77 Writer (Additional Material)
2012 The News Quiz - Series 76 Writer (Additional Material)
2011 Radio 2 Comedy Spectacular For Children In Need Guest
2011 Laughs In The Park Self
2011 The News Quiz - Series 75 Writer (Additional Material)
2011 Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase Self
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 1
  1. E12 - Episode Twelve
Guest
2011 BBC New Comedy Award - 2011
  1. Special - Grand Final
  2. E1 - Semi Final 1
Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Angela Barnes on IMDb

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