Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) brings her 2023 UK Tour Hot Mess to Oxford’s North Wall Arts Centre on Friday 3rd March.
Barnes describes new show, Hot Mess, as a “jokes but with a bit of heart”, as she reflects on marriage (she married in 2021), having ADHD, being non-essential during the pandemic and much more.
Angela Barnes swapped a career in health and social care for stand-up in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Within just a couple of years she had won the BBC New Comedy Award, and progressed to UK tours and starring as a regular on BBC’s Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, and Hypothetical on Dave.
Fans of Mock the Week will know that with 38 episodes in the history of the 17 years of the show, Barnes was the highest female panellist for appearances. The first was in 2014 and contributed to her growing success in the comedy circuit with her style of observation comedy on her own life.
She is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4, having featured on The Now Show and The News Quiz – including a recent stint as the host – and she has also hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack. Besides this, Angela co-hosts the popular podcast We Are History with John O’Farrell (Acast).
Angela is from Maidstone, but studied at the University of Sussex in Brighton and still lives in the city. She started performing comedy in 2008, and won the BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Award in 2011.
“A gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” – GUARDIAN
“A natural born storyteller… Hot Mess is hilarious” – VOICE MAG ★★★★★
”thoroughly entertaining… well written, well balanced, quality”
BROADWAY BABY ★★★★
“Well thought-out, quick-fire one-liners are delivered by a down-to-earth and likeable stage persona”
EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE ★★★★
“Great punchlines galore”
Angela Barnes UK Tour dates 2023
|Saturday, 11 February 2023||Barton-upon-Humber||The Ropewalk|
|Saturday, 18 February||Maidstone||The Hazlitt|
|Tuesday, 21 February||Newcastle||The Stand|
|Wednesday, 22 February||Edinburgh||The Stand|
|Thursday, 23 February||Glasgow||The Stand|
|Friday, 3 March||Oxford||North Wall Arts Centre|
|Saturday, 4 March||Bakewell||Town Hall|
|Friday, 10 March||Bordon||Phoenix Theatre|
|Thursday, 16 March||Burton upon Trent||The Brewhouse|
|Friday, 17 March||Chorley||Theatre|
|Thursday, 6 April||Loughborough||Town Hall Main Hall|
|Wednesday, 12 April||London||Leicester Square Theatre|
|Friday, 14 April||Ivybridge||The Watermark|
|Saturday, 15 April||Penzance||The Acorn|
|Sunday, 16 April||Lynton||Town Hall|
|Saturday, 22 April||Chipping Norton||Theatre|
|Tuesday, 25 April||Brighton||Komedia|
|Thursday, 27 April||Bracknell||South Hill Park Arts Centre|
|Wednesday, 3 May||Cardiff||Glee|
|Thursday, 4 May||Winchester||Arc|
|Friday, 5 May||Tiverton||TCAT|
|Saturday, 6 May||Bath||Theatre Royal (Ustinov Studio)|
|Friday, 12 May||Worcester||Huntingdon Hall|
|Saturday, 13 May||Radlett||Centre|
|Sunday, 14 May||Colchester||Arts Centre|
|Friday, 26 May||Fareham||Ashcroft Arts Centre|
|Saturday, 27 May||Aldershot||West End Centre|
TICKETS AND INFO: www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk