Barry Ferns

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Barry Ferns is a British stand up comedian, writer, director, and a trained physiotherapist. Barry is also one of the founding members of Angel Comedy.

He is currently developing a series of podcasts whilst performing with Angel Comedy. He has developed a comedy shorts series Why Are You Doing This To Me?, films from which have been shown at the LA Comedy Film Festival[1] and New York's Southside Film Festival. He has performed shows at the Edinburgh Festival,[2] most recently with his show titled Barry Loves You,[3] before then he held shows on Arthur's Seat,[4] in 2012 and 2013 he performed at the peak for the month long festival. Barry introduced the first audio tour of Edinburgh Festival Fringe,[5] Dial-A-Sketch,[6] and This Show Belongs To Lionel Richie[7] for 7 years Barry changed his name to Lionel Richie for the purpose of that show. He also runs and hosts the Angel Comedy club in Islington.[8] He has written for School of Comedy on E4,[9]The Bearded Ladies on BBC Radio 4,[10] and The Milk Run on BBC Radio 1.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2014, Ferns was nominated for a Chortle Award for Best Compere,[12] and was retrospectively awarded the Mervyn Stutter Spirit Of The Fringe Award for his 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show The Barry Experience.[13] In 2013 he won the Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award.[14] In March 2015, he collected the Chortle Award for Best Small Club[15] for his club Angel Comedy.

As a stand up comedian he has won the Comedy Store New Act competition, and was a finalist in the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition.[16]


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  2. ^ "Credits for Barry Ferns".
  3. ^ "Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  4. ^ "Comedy review: This Barry Ferns Belongs to Lionel Richie, Alternative Fringe @ The Hive (Venue 313), Edinburgh".
  5. ^ "ED2012 Comedy Review: This Audio Tour Belongs To Lionel Richie (This Belongs To Lionel Richie)".
  6. ^ "Lionel Richie, it".
  7. ^ "Barry Ferns - Edinburgh Fringe 2014 - British Comedy Guide".
  8. ^ "The best free comedy in London". Time Out London.
  9. ^ "School of Comedy: School of Comedy". Channel 4. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  10. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Extra - Bearded Ladies". BBC. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  11. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "The Milk Run - Radio 1 Sketch Show". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  12. ^ "Chortle Award nominees 2014".
  13. ^ "2014 Award Winners - Edinburgh Festival Fringe".
  15. ^ "Acaster and Christie do the double : News 2015 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide".
  16. ^ "Barry Ferns".