Barry Ferns

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Barry Ferns is a British stand up comedian, writer, director and actor.

He is developing 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] held shows on Arthur's Seat,[3] the first audio tour of Edinburgh Festival Fringe,[4] Dial-A-Sketch,[5] and This Show Belongs To Lionel Richie.[6] He also runs and hosts the Angel Comedy club in Islington.[7] He has written for School of Comedy on E4,[citation needed] The Bearded Ladies on BBC Radio 4,[citation needed] and The Milk Run on BBC Radio 1.[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2014, Ferns was nominated for a Chortle Award for Best Compere,[8] and was retrospectively awarded the Mervyn Stutter Spirit Of The Fringe Award for his 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show The Barry Experience.[9] In 2013 he won the Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award.[10] In March 2015, he collected the Chortle Award for Best Small Club[11] for his club Angel Comedy.

As a stand up comedian he has won the Comedy Store New Act competition,[citation needed] and was a finalist in the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition.[12]


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  2. ^ "Credits for Barry Ferns".
  3. ^ "Comedy review: This Barry Ferns Belongs to Lionel Richie, Alternative Fringe @ The Hive (Venue 313), Edinburgh".
  4. ^ "ED2012 Comedy Review: This Audio Tour Belongs To Lionel Richie (This Belongs To Lionel Richie)".
  5. ^ "Lionel Richie, it".
  6. ^ "Barry Ferns - Edinburgh Fringe 2014 - British Comedy Guide".
  7. ^ "The best free comedy in London". Time Out London.
  8. ^ "Chortle Award nominees 2014".
  9. ^ "2014 Award Winners - Edinburgh Festival Fringe".
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  12. ^ "Barry Ferns".