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angela barnes: you can't take it with you | radio 4


Recording Tuesdays 13 and 20 November 2018 at Up The Creek Comedy Club, 302 Creek Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9SW. Doors open at 6:30pm, recording starts at 7:30pm.

Award winning comedian and super-sharp everywoman Angela Barnes, records a brand new (second) series of her hit Radio 4 show, "You Can't Take It With You", where she tackles life and love and, with the help of the audience, packs herself a fantasy coffin. 

The series is in part tribute to Angela's beloved late father - a larger-than-life, gregarious character, he was a sex shop manager, naturist, and a big fan of caravans and pranks, with a 'carpe diem' approach to life...his motto, "You Can't Take It With You". When her father died very suddenly in 2008, Angela and her family proved him wrong and stuffed his coffin with sentimental keepsakes for his final journey.

In this series, Angela now does the very same thing and asks her loved ones to nominate objects that they would choose to send on with her as mementoes of their time together, which she keeps in a suitcase full of memories, acting as prompts for contemplative, heart-warming and captivating comedy. She also asks the audience to share any items that they would like to take 'with them'.

Angela Barnes is a vivacious, critically acclaimed stand-up comic from Maidstone, Kent. After a career in health and social care, at aged 33 she decided to pursue a long- held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years, Angela and her witty worldview had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award by a public vote, secured a weekly star slot in Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Loose Ends, The Now Show and writing credits on her beloved The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4)Russell Howard's Good News (BBC 3)Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo (BBC 2).

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