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Hils Barker

Hils Barker is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. At the start of her career, she was a finalist in two major stand-up newcomer competitions – So You Think You’re Funny? & The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award – and has recently played the Hammersmith Apollo as part of the Livestock gig for Friends Of The Earth (November 2009). She has also been invited to the U.S. to perform stand-up, and is currently working on her own sitcom, Profile Me, with producer Paul Jackson (The Young Ones, Red Dwarf, etc.)

Profile Me – Sitcom in development, Eyeworks Productions
The Stephen K Amos Show – BBC2, Guest stand-up
Last Comic Standing – NBC, Stand-up
Ten Years of Blair, Channel 4, Performer
The Message – BBC3 sketch show – Performer
The Late Edition – BBC4 – Writer performer
The Comic Side of Seven Days – BBC3 – Writer performer

Act Your Age – BBC R4, Panel Show, Guest
Shappi Talk – BBC R4, Regular guest
The Now Show – BBC R4, Writer
28 Acts in 28 Minutes – BBC R4, Performer
Vent, BBC R4, Sitcom (Series 1 & 2) – Performer
Serious About Comedy – BBC R7 – Guest
The Arthur Smith Lectures – BBC R2 – Featured Artist
Radio9 – BBC R4, Sketch show (Series 1 & 2) – Co-creator, writer, performer

Hils gigs regularly at clubs up and down the country, including work for Off The Kerb, Avalon and Mirth Control. Weekend clubs include The Stand, Rawhide, The Glee, Headliners, Komedia, Baby Blue, Banana Cabaret, Jesters, Hi-Fi Club etc…

 “Hilarious…star of the night.”  The Edinburgh Guide
“Wonderful and funny”. Time Out
 “Sharp, fine-tuned material. * * * *” Sunday Herald
 “Hilarious… Hils Barker is a very gifted comic.” Metro
“A cynical intelligence and keen wit at work…definitely one to watch” Chortle
 “Barker’s multi-faceted humour has more teeth than the sweet smile suggests.” The List
“Superbly witty… she does not seem afraid to try out new material and stay away from the standard. Hilarious.” funny.co.uk
“Tore the roof off – far, far funnier than I can explain here.” XS Malarkey
 “Absolutely fantastic” Charles Nevin, The Guardian

Edinburgh Shows - quotes
“Infectious charm and a razor wit bringing a series of comic characters to vibrant life... it's deeply refreshing to see a comedian who's actually got something to say. ****" Fest 2008
"One of the most innovative and relevant acts you'll see this year" Three Weeks 2008
"A must see show ****" One4Review 2008
"Highly talented... utterly charming" Time Out 2008
“Hils Barker is one of the best young comedians around – go and see her.” -  Peter Richardson, The Comic Strip
“Worthy of her own TV show” The List 2007
“In The Wrong Place crackles and surges with pixie-ish energy and charming bitterness. Barker’s envenomed befuddlement is frequently hilarious… her starry entrance may prove prophetic. * * * *” Metro 2006