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Our community took us from a once a week gig above a pub, to a seven nights a week “Comedy Institution”. Covid could have been the end, but your donations & love helped us survive the ravages of the pandemic. And we love you back! Everyone should have the chance to see great comedy, irrespective of their wage, and in this 'industry', comedians need all the help they can get. We were built by comedians, for comedians. You know it's true/ Everything we do/ We do it for you! (Guitar solo)

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The Shows


Hey, it’s here! The fourth episode of the EdFringe podcast has arrived, and this time it’s all about the shows…

In this episode of the EdFringe podcast, you’ll hear Barry Ferns chat to performers and Fringe frequenters all about the Shows! These include Isy Suttie, Joe Wilkinson, Arthur Smith and loads more! You’ll get the best feel for the Fringe, from the people who know it best! Whether the festival is able to continue in full force this year, or not, what better alternative than to experience it virtually through the EdFringe Podcast!

Hopefully, you enjoy this episode, if you did, then please leave us a lovely little review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram @edfringepodcast!

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Maria Shehata!


In this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and award-winning Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata!

Maria talks all about her well-travelled lifestyle, including her time in New York, London and LA. The differences in material between Maria’s US performances vs her UK gigs are massive, so she describes what it’s like to adapt your act to suit the audience.

If you enjoyed this podcast, then why not check out some of the other episodes? There’s plenty to choose from! We’d love for you to leave us a (nice) review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @angelcomedy! Thanks so much for listening, see you soon!

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The Performers


Hey, it’s here! The third episode of the EdFringe podcast has arrived, and this time it’s all about the performers… In this episode of the EdFringe podcast, you’ll hear Barry Ferns chat to performers, reviewers and frequent Fringe-goers! These include Isy Suttie, Mervyn Stutter, Simon Munnery and lots more! You’ll get the best feel for the Fringe, from the people who know it best!

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Doors At Midnight – The Comeback Gig!

 

Well, we had to go and do it, and run the first live gig in Britain in 2021.

 

Obviously it started as a joke because we’re a bunch of idiots, whose business acumen seems to start and stop at, “But would it be funny?” All the same, it ended up being a really fun gig, with some of our favourites performing, and a lovely, lovely crowd showing their appreciation.

 

It was lovely to get some attention from the press. Here’s a selection:

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Sikisa!


In this brand new episode of The Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and UK renowned comedian, performer (and immigration lawyer) Sikisa!
During this episode, Sikisa talks about growing up as a black woman, how that shaped her material in the future, as well as not always catering your set to the audience you perform to. All things comedy started at The Cavendish Arms, for Sikisa, so she gives a good amount of details into the inner workings of working and performing there, as well as her route to comedy through Burlesque!

We hope you love this episode, if you did, then leave us a nice review, or let us know what you think @angelcomedy on Instagram and Twitter! Enjoy!

Timestamps:

2:00 How would you describe yourself

7:00 Growing up as a black woman

10:00 Growing up on council estates

13:00 Balancing jobs and studying

15:00 Writing on stage, improvising

18:00 Dyslexic qualities, how the routine must be shaped around that

22:00 Dealing with criticism

26:00 Feeling of impostor syndrome for big events

31:00 How being an only child changes the mentality of responsibility

33:00 Barry’s MC course

36:00 Jonathon Ross performance

38:00 Post lockdown social interactions, succeeding under pressure

40:00 Burlesque experience – standing out in that industry

43:00 Cavendish Arms, starting it all up for Sikisa

47:00 How Sikisa describes the Cavendish Arms

51:00 Expectations when starting up your career (funny section)

57:00 Leicester Comedy Show

1:00:00 Not always catering to your audience in terms of material

1:07:00 Current writing material, politically oriented

1:09:00 Pick one thing you’ll be doing in 5 or 10 years time

1:14:00 The endings

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The Spirit Of The Fringe


In this episode of the EdFringe podcast, you’ll find out the real secrets and stories behind the Fringe Festival! Whether that be about accommodation, or gigging, or flyering your own shows… and of course the persistent rain! Barry Ferns will be hosting this episode, as always, so you have a whole lot to look forward to!

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Introduction to the EdFringe podcast!


In this introductory episode to the EdFringe podcast, hear Barry Ferns outline the upcoming content of this brand new podcast series. In this episode alone, Barry will tell you a few short anecdotes and talk you through the exclusive interviews coming up in the next episodes. There will be plenty of tips for you, whether you’re an aspiring comedian, performer, or just someone that wants to go to the festival! Enjoy!

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith!


In this episode of The Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear Barry Ferns talking to actor, comedian and former street-performer Stuart Goldsmith! Join them for a light-hearted, friendly chat, during which they’ll be talking all about crowd control, street performing and motivation! A brilliant resource for budding comedians, performers and fans of stand-up alike. Let us know what you think about this episode @angelcomedy on Twitter and Instagram! Enjoy!

You don’t want to miss this one!

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Barry Ferns

Upcoming Shows


Q – Who is he?

He’s Barry.

Q – Who?

You know, Barry.

Q – ???

Eternal, and yet somehow ageless, he’s been around forever but is somehow still fresh in the flesh. He brings a magic and sparkle to Angel Comedy shows, and somehow manages to still remain mysterious.

Q – Yes… But who IS he?

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Previous Shows Include:

Angel Comedy

9:45pm on Friday 25th June 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

6:15pm on Saturday 26th June 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

8:45pm on Saturday 26th June 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

The Angel Comedy Podcast with Marc Maron!


It’s here!! The first ever episode of The Angel Comedy Podcast has arrived! In this exclusive interview with internationally renowned actor, writer and comedian Marc Maron, we’re hoping to start off the podcast with a bang! Marc talks all about his experiences with his own podcasts, as well as interviewing some huge names and faces. This interview will act as a brilliant resource for anyone with an interest in stand-up and podcasting, or just looking for a humorous way to spend an hour… Either way, let us know what you think on @angelcomedy on Twitter and Instagram! Enjoy!

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Clare Murphy!


Tune in to this episode of The Angel Comedy Podcast, where you’ll be hearing an interview with professional storyteller Clare Murphy!

During this interview, you will gain a great deal of insight into the art of storytelling, the process of modern myth-making, and the importance of self-care! Clare has built up a vast portfolio of storytelling and performing experience, including work for NASA, RSC, and most recently the NHS! Through these roles, Clare has been able to perfect the art of storytelling, as a passion and as a career, and is ready to share all with you on this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast!

Timestamps:

0:30-2:45 – Barry introduces Clare

2:45-4:00 – Clare talks about storytelling as a job

4:00-8:30 – Journey to comedy career, openness to opportunities

8:30-13:20 – First gigs and emotional experience

14:00 -19:00 – Clare Explaining storytelling and personal skills gained

21:30-26:00 – Anyone can tell stories, but not everyone can be a storyteller

26:00-28:45 – The difference between storytellers and comedians

29:00-34:30 – Understanding the audience and their desires

33:30-36:30 – Happiness brings success

38:00-41:30 – The importance of asking for opportunities

43:40-49:00 – Always learning and fearing failure

49:30-53:00 – Learning from your own mistakes, and group work

54:30-1:00:15 – Magic in a real context

1:00:30-1:02:30 – A Way Of Being Free

1:03:00-1:05:30 – Myths vs news

1:06:00-1:08:30 – Modern myth making

1:09:00-1:10:50 – Self care importance

1:11:10-1:14:00 – Self care for everyone, mindfulness tips

1:14:00-1:16:00 – Burnout effects

1:16:00-1:17:30 – Outro!

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Alasdair Beckett-King

Everyone’s favourite orange space-wizard has been playing Angel for a time, and we knew from the very first moment we saw him do his impression of the decapitated John the Baptist that he was onto something special. Normally with these bios I do a bit of a crib from their own website but his is written in his inimitable style and would pretty obviously have been a steal. So instead I’ll have to rely on my boundless enthusiasm for this genuine original when I describe one of the funniest and loveliest comics on the circuit today.

ABK (as he generally goes by) has a smart line in comedy that is clever without being at all smug – where the intelligence is all there to enhance the joke and not to show off his learning. One of my favourite memories of one of his gigs was a Work-In-Progress he did with us where a slightly ‘relaxed’ hen night turned up just as his show was about to start asking to see ‘some comedy’. Normally hens & stags are an insta-no, but I rolled the dice and they trooped in, and sat roaring with laughter when not in rapt attention. It made me reconsider my prejudices and showed that his comedy isn’t some rarefied beast lacking mass appeal.

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Previous Shows Include:


An Introduction to The Angel Comedy Podcast


Join Barry Ferns in this introductory episode of the brand new Angel Comedy Podcast, during which he will be outlining the contents of the coming episodes. Explore the motivations and inspirations for the podcast itself, and prepare for an insightful, hilarious and exclusive series of interviews in the Angel Comedy Podcast! Get bonus content on Patreon

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Sophie Duker

Sophie Duker’s favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man. She did some work in progresses of her Edinburgh Fringe Show, Venus, with us, and it was so great she got nominated for the Best Newcomer award as well as earning her critical acclaim and five star reviews.

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Live From The Bill Murray

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who watched the first (and hopefully not the last!) show live from the Bill Murray this year. It was a brilliant show that captured the sort of warm chaos the Bill Murray engenders, and it reminded me why live comedy is such a special thing. There was a real community spirit in the venue that night – thanks for being part of that community too!

Luckily Christian wasn’t just on tweets that night, and he managed to capture some great shots in amongst his other duties. I thought I’d share some of the best ones from a night to truly remember.

We’ve also got a couple more Saturday night shows planned before we reopen the doors to the public, you can grab tickets here:

Saturday 17th April – Phil Nichol, Liz Miele, Sikisa, Cally Beaton & Fiona Ridgewell

Saturday 1st May – lineup to be announced

 

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