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Barry Ferns

Barry Ferns is a Stand up comedian, writer, director and actor, who is currently working on a number of projects in film and on stage. He regularly performs TV warm up and Comperes for Highlight, Jongleurs, Comic Boom, Comedy Café and Angel Comedy.

He is developing his comedy shorts series “Why are you doing this to me?” - films from which have been shown at a number of international festivals including the LA Comedy Film festival and New York’s Southside film festival.

He continues to innovate with his shows at the Edinburgh Festival, creating the first shows on top of Arthurs seat, the first Audio Tour of the Fringe, dial-a-sketch, and This Show Belongs to Lionel Richie” all of which have received glowing reviews year on year:

"One of the best shows I saw at this years fringe” - **** The Scotsman
"The antidote to the Fringe's cheap laughs" - ***** Three Weeks
“Surreal Genius” - **** The Metro
“I laughed so hard someone should have called a paramedic” - The Guardian

He also runs and hosts the extremely successful , Time Out recommended, “Angel Comedy” in Islington. As a stand up comedian he has won the Comedy Store New Act competition, and been a finalist of  five National Stand-up competitions.

His writing work has been featured on E4’s “School of Comedy”, and for shows on BBC Radio 1 and 4.

WRITING
The Leisure Virus                                Edinburgh Festival                  1999/ 2000
Doreen                                                            Edinburgh Festival                  2001
The OAP Comedy                              Edinburgh Festival                  2004
School of Comedy                              E4                                            2009
The Bearded Ladies                            BBC Radio 4                          2005
Milk Run                                             BBC Radio 1                          2005
This Show Belongs to Lionel Richie  Edinburgh Festival                  2007

DIRECTING (STAGE)
The Leisure Virus                                Edinburgh Festival                  1999/ 2000
Doreen                                                            Edinburgh Festival                  2001
The OAP Comedy                              Edinburgh Festival                  2004
This Show Belongs to Lionel Richie  Edinburgh Festival                  2007

DIRECTING (FILM)
Testing Mrs Patterson                         LA Comedy Film Festival      2012
                                                            Southside Film Festival          2012
Quitting Smoking                               Cofilmic                                  2011

ACTING (FILM)
 “Shortcut”, National Trust thug.                                                        2006
Dir. Tony Maresse
Chef, “The Sandwich Rap” Ft. Dan Antopolski
Dir. Matt Holt                                                                                     2009
Pony, David Bussell, LV Productions.                                  
Bobby Diamond’s Top Ten Hits, Drug Dealer.
Dir. Jay Radoslavljevic                                                                       2011
Dir Barry Ferns                                                                                   2012

AWARDS
WINNER – Spirit of the Fringe award 2014
WINNER – Malcolm Hardee Award 2013
WINNER -  Comedy Store New Act Competition
WINNER -   Henlow New Comedian of the Year 2012
FINALIST -  Leicester Square New Act Competition
FINALIST - Laughing Horse New act of the Year 2012
FINALIST - Reading Festival New Act of the Year
FINALIST - Bath New Act of the Year  2012
FINALIST - Luton New Act of the year 2012