Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes is an award-winning standup comedian. She is sometimes on TV and the radio and is often in a comedy club near you. @AngelaBarnes


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If this makes one person pick up the phone, it’s been worth it

We have a verdict in the Archers trial, but what, asks Angela Barnes, comes next for Helen? Contains SPOILERS, obviously.
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Free the Blossom Hill One

The trial of Helen Titchener kicks off in today's instalment of The Archers. Angela Barnes takes a look at what the verdict might be.
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Binging: BoJack Horseman

Everyone’s favourite fucked-up horseman is back. Angela Barnes explains how watching this bleak existential comedy is a deep dark night of the soul that also exercises the chuckle muscles.
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Thank you, Carla Lane

The Liverpudlian writer’s sitcoms stuck two fingers up at the two-dimensional depiction of female characters in the genre, writes Angela Barnes.
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Target Ovarian Cancer: Trek training for China

Angela Barnes is full of admiration for her ‘mother hen’ friend from school, a Macmillan nurse who is taking on the Great Wall of China to raise money for charity. We think she’s a hero too.
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Je suis Helen Titchener

It makes for uncomfortable listening but Angela Barnes, for one, is grateful to The Archers for bringing the issue of coercive control to the airwaves.
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Lost in translation

Ili is a nifty bit of kit, which can solve a shedload of problems. So why, asks Angela Barnes, market it as a tool for sexual harassment?
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Loving Linda – who couldn’t?

The annual comedy benefit in memory of the glorious Linda Smith takes place in Edinburgh this week. Comedian Angela Barnes takes time out ahead of the gig to remember the lady who made her believe she could be what she now is.
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Letter to a past me: Angela Barnes

From teen with low self-esteem to professional standup, Angela Barnes has learned a lot in the last few years, not least about poor haircuts.
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Coming as I am

In 2013, Angela Barnes wrote about being ugly and proud of it. She revisited the piece recently for research purposes and realised that, while she’d bared her soul, she hadn’t bared her face.