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Barbara Nice

" As hilarious as it is possible to get " The Scotsman

Mrs Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly. Barbara is your average Stockport housewife who given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Poundstretcher shops for the unpredictabilty of the comedy world. No audience is too rowdy for her to handle - she's already raised five teenagers. With the affectionate attitude of a playgoup leader at a wild Iggy Pop concert, Barbara is guaranteed to warm the heart of any audience.

Having recently supported both Johnny Vegas and Peter Kay, Barbara is now a circuit headline act in her own right, as well as being one of the most experienced comperes in the country. She has also performed solo shows in Edinburgh (Stand and Guilded Balloon), Brighton (Komedia and Pavilion Theatre) and Manchester(The Lowry)

What the Press say:
" she doesnt just blur the gap between audience and performer-she obliterates it" Edinburgh Evening News.

" Imagine a hybrid between Mrs. Merton and Victoria Wood" The Times.

"A refreshing blast of hilarious humanity" Zone Magazine

" A cross between Victoria Wood and Janis Joplin" The Stage.

" As hilarious as it is possible to get " The Scotsman

" Excellent...Has the audience eating out of her hands within seconds" Manchester Evening News

" Shes on the road to comic stardom " The Times.

Comedy festivals
Birmingham. Leiceter, Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Southport,Manchester.

Overseas
Dubai, Paris.

T.V
That Peter Kay thing -Leonard -Channel four
Coronation Street (Peter Kays Mother) Granada
Dead Man weds Carole ITV
Channel 4's 'Phoenix Nights' as Holy Mary
Stephen Bill`s "The Locksmith " BBC2 as Yvonne.
"Car Sharks" -Bravo T.V.-as Barbara
"Inside Out" BBC One-as Barbara
"Doctors" - BBC as Shirley
"The Last Word" - Granada (interactive current affairs show)

Radio
Regular guest on The MArk RAdcliffe SHow Radio 2
Childrens story telling Radio 5
Regular guest on The Fred Mc Cauley show.-as Barbara
Pass The Monkey -Game show pilot for BBC Scotland-as Barbara

Theatre.
Janice has created very many plays which have been performed professionally for "Women and Theatre" The award winning Birmingham based community theatre company. The company uses the voices of real people and tells their stories. She has also written "On The Slate" for Pentabus Theatre company "An everyday tale of home freezing and homicide"

"Fag Hag" With Chris Green for Women and theatre. And is currently in receipt of an Arts Council writers
award to create a female version of Jekyll and Hyde-"JAckie and Heidi " again for Women and Theatre.
Janice is a very experienced actress and has worked at The Birmingham Rep as well as performing extensively throughout The Midlands community theatre circuit.

Pantomime
Snow White with Lily Savage at THe Manchester Opera House- 2002-3 -as Nurse Nice.
Panto in Bristol with Lily Savage - 2003-4.

Community based work includes working with women on probation and excluded young people.


Teaching
Janice is a qualified teacher and runs a much respected stand up comedy course at The Midland Arts
Centre.