An aspiring young comedian from Exeter based in Bristol, Charlie Barnes
posseses an insightful look on life and a tendency to rant. He wears a hat
and he will be sarcastic for food.
Charlie Barnes wore a hat (a greatly under-used item of clothing) and
started off on his terrible life so far, which rather reminded me of
Frankie Boyle. Although Charlie didnt go to the disgusting lengths that
Boyle has been known to, we were all told of how ridiculous it was that
when we had a girlfriend or boyfriend, we talked about seeing them. He
finished his performance with the quip, I see people every day and I
dont have sex with any of them! His ingrained social awkwardness, which
was clear to see from the beginning, turned out to be the basis of his
humour. This occasionally led to awkward jokes, like when he talked about
how much he hated school, but mostly showed how ridiculous human
interaction can be sometimes, such as his parody of what its like in a
Bristol nightclub. The audience was really enjoying it and there was much
laughing out loud.
Thomas Raffael, Bristol Vantage 01/02/12
"Charlie has Aspergers. He delivered some good lines, he had clearly been polishing his act! Very likable fella!"
Trish Caller, Genius PR and Events.
03/03/15 - performed at Chaplin's Bar, Bournemouth.
24/06/15 - performed as part of The Secret Comedians in London.
Regular at Last Laugh at The Phoenix, Exeter.
24/09/15 - performed at Comedy Avengers in Plymouth.
26/10/15 - performed at a comedy night The Strand, Cheltenham.
04/05/16 - performed at a comedy night at The Babrican Theatre, Plymouth.
22/11/16 - performed at Comedy Open Mic at The Robin Hood, Bristol.
10/12/16 - graduated from The Comedy School, Bristol.
13/02/17 - performed at A Bunch of Japes, Smoke and Mirrors, Bristol.
23/12/17 - performed at Open Stage Comedy Night in Clifton, Bristol.
18/05/17 - was one of the performers at Comedians on the Run in Bedminster, Bristol.
23/07/17 - performed at Nova Comedy, Bristol.
07/09/17 - performed at Solent Comedy, Portsmouth.
17/10/17 - performed at West Gate Comedy, Bath.
29/01/18 - performed at Laughter at the Lord John Russell, Portsmouth.
I have also performed heats at:
Stand Up for Cider, Taunton
. The Laughing Horse New Act of the Year.
. The Golden Jester Competition.
. The South Coast Comedian of the Year (finished 5th out of 6).
. The Reading Comedy Festival.
. The Bath Comedy Festival.