Angela Barnes

News: Can Angela Barnes Become A Record Breaker On House Of Games?

Could Angela Barnes become an all-time record breaker on House of Games tonight?

The Brighton-based comedian has been dominating the show this week, winning all four editions so far, often by convincing margins.

The other competitors this week are Denise Van Outen, Melvin Odoom and Greg Rutherford.

Numerous other celebrity contestants have won four out of five editions but nobody has ever won every single edition they have appeared in. 


News: Comic Angela Barnes To Marry

There isn't much good news around at the moment but Beyond The Joke has managed to find some. Comedian Angela Barnes is to marry her boyfriend Matt.

The new host of Radio 4's The News Quiz posted the news on social media with a picture of her ring and freshly manicured fingers. 

He had been planning to do it sooner but there had been a mix-up with the rings.


News: Angela Barnes and John O’Farrell Launch Comic History Podcast

Angela Barnes (The News Quiz, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) has teamed up with comedy writer and author John O’Farrell (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, Grumpy Old Men) to produce a series of weekly ‘less-than-serious’ history podcasts. 


News: Balham Comedy Festival Announces 2019 Line-Up

Update 26/6: Reginald D Hunter and Mark Steel have been added to the Festival bill. Mark Steel will be performing in the 9.15pm slot on Monday 8 July, replacing Simon Evans. Mark will be performing his Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright set whilst Reginald D Hunter will be appearing on Wednesday 10 July at 9.15pm and delivering what he describes as "A full-throated preview."  


News: Rewind Announces Major Comedy Line-Ups

After a positive reaction to last year’s programming, Rewind is rolling out their biggest comedy line-up yet with some of the best-loved names in the game, who will all be performing at the festival for the first time. These giants in stand-up will complement the world class artists on the main stage like Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, Michael Bolton, Four Tops, Thin Lizzy and Gloria Gaynor.


News: UK Tour for Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes is taking her Edinburgh Fringe hit Rose Tinted on tour.

You may have seen or heard Angela on a number of topical comedy TV and radio shows, and do you know what? She is just about fed up of the news! She’s anxious, she’s depressed and she’s fatigued. Bored of Brexit, tired of Trump and knackered by North Korea. The world is going to hell in a handcart and Angela, a natural pessimist, is fed up of commentating on it all as it happens.


Review: Latitude 2018 – Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes has gradually been moving up the stand-up ranks in recent months, making an impression on radio and TV shows such as Mock The Week. Her short Latitude set, partly greatest hits but maybe also a taster for her next Edinburgh show, confirmed that she is an increasingly formidable performer.


News: 2018 Tour For Angela Barnes

Following sell-out Fringe shows in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Alan Davies’ As yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC R4’s The News Quiz, host of Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) hits the road from March 2018 with Fortitude. 

On November 9th 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela, which have deeply affected her. Donald Trump won the US election and she turned 40.


News: Angela Barnes Gets (Nuclear) Bunkered

On Tuesday 22 August, Angela Barnes and friends will travel (by minibus) to Scotland’s secret nuclear bunker in Fife to perform a gig to an audience of 15. A tour of the bunker is also included.

Pick up is 11.30am at, appropriately, Bunker One in the Pleasance Courtyard, then the audience is driven to Fife's secret underground bunker for a gig at 1pm. After the show the audience will be driven back to the Pleasance Courtyard, arrival approximately 3.45/4pm.


News: Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Angela Barnes, Sofie Hagen Lined Up For ARGComFest

London’s weekend comedy festival ARGComFest (Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival) is set to return for its 6th year. The two-day extravaganza will feature 60 comedians performing at Shoreditch Town Hall on July 1 & 2.
The festival is firmly established as the place where the finishing touches are put on soon-to-be award-winning shows heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


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