Angela Barnes and Nick Revell

Part of Craft of Comedy UK 2018 Fringe

Angela Barnes and Nick Revell

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“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” The Guardian

Angela Barnes (Live At The Apollo, 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) is back with her brand new show for 2018 Rose Tinted.

You may have seen or heard Angela on a number of topical comedy TV and radio shows, and 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, naturally world weary, is fed up of commentating on it all as it happens.

But can a renowned pessimist like Angela really find it in herself to accentuate the positive, to look on the bright side and pop on her rose tinted specs to make the bad stuff go away? Just for a little bit? Like maybe for an hour?

Or is she better off confronting the horrible stuff and laughing in its ugly face?

An hour of stand up and stories from a woman who is just trying to live her best life and wouldn’t mind a taste of that ignorant bliss she’s heard so much about.



He is currently writing BrokenDreamCatcher, a series of surreal and satirical stories for BBC Radio 4. He will premier a new live show, also called BrokenDreamCatcher, this year at the Kendal Comedy Festival, Craft of Comedy and then Edinburgh Fringe.

“Nick Revell has done for magic realism what Austin Powers did for James Bond.” Times

“The wonderful Nick Revell... Expect to be seduced by a genuine craftsman”. Guardian


Age Guidance 14+ May contain adult topics and strong language