Thursday October 8
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 then Angela and her witty worldview have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Live 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.
"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
Laura Lexx is a star on the rise, one of those rare comics to reach the top of the live comedy club circuit and then expertly make the jump across to polished Edinburgh shows and fantastic television appearances.
Having picked up a host of awards and nominations for her circuit work, including winning the Comics Comic Best MC Award 2017, the Comedians Choice Award in 2018 and 2019, and Chortle Best Compere nominations every year since 2016, she has transformed her mercurial ability with an audience into very sharp hour long performances.
She made her Live at the Apollo debut in December 2018, receiving an unprecedented reaction both from the live crowd and
viewers at home.
“real comedic steel” The Guardian
"one of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see." GQ
"my new favourite comedian" The Scottish Daily Mail
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Rich Wilson is not just one of the UK's finest comedians, but popularly regarded as the best MC by many top comedians such as Frank Skinner, Richard Herring and Sarah Millican.
He has been winning over audiences in seconds at all the major UK comedy clubs for a number of years with his effortless natural charm, as well performing sell out shows at many international major comedy festivals including the Perth Fringe, Melbourne International, Edinburgh Fringe and is a firm favourite at the New Zealand Comedy Festival.
With his stylish delivery, Rich has the unique ability to be able to tame the toughest audiences in the country with his commanding presence and impeccable timing.
"Highly entertaining" Time Out
" a very very funny man" Frank Skinner