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Barbara Nice

Hilarious Comedienne - BGT 2019 Finalist

  • Britain's Got Talent 2019 Finalist
  • Available for Corporate Events, Functions, Comedy Nights
  • Highly Recommended
  • Available UK Nationwide & Worldwide
Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, keen ‘Take a Break’ reader Barbara has been delighting live comedy audiences for 25 years with her unbridled enthusiasm.

She gave up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Pound Stretcher shops, for the unpredictability of the comedy world, but no audience is too rowdy for her to handle. Barbara performs playful, life-affirming shows for all the family.

With the affectionate attitude of a playgroup leader at a wild Iggy Pop concert, she is guaranteed to warm the heart of any audience. She has been compared to Victoria Wood , Mrs. Merton, Julie Walters and Patti Smith.

Having supported comedians Johnny Vegas and Peter Kay on tour in the past, Barbara Nice is 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, Brighton and Manchester.

With her enviable track record of garnering 5-star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara doesn't abuse the audience, she raises everyone's spirits. She is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

In a smash hit audition, Barbara wowed the judges with her humour and eccentric style, on Britain’s Got Talent, in 2019.Tottering onto the stage in a leopard-print dress and with several handbags, Connolly’s loveable antics, bubbling with energy,had the audience cracking up, before she launched herself onto the judge’s table in a mini-crowd surf, that had the judges applauding, and punching the air in delight. Her audition was such a success, the judges gave Barbara their seal of approval, and she went on to the semi-finals.

Her hysterical Semi-Final performance, which was seen by 8 million people, saw her emerge from the audience in her usual unconventional way, cracking jokes with the audience, using them as a temporary cloakroom for her various props, and interacting good naturedly with the judges. This compassionate manner has brought her huge popularity at shows across the country, where people watching feel gently involved. She finished her performance with her now infamous stage dive, helped along by Ant & Dec, which the audience loved.

Created by award-winning comedian and theatre-maker Janice Connolly, Nice is the overenthusiastic housewife alter-ego of Birmingham-based performer Janice, who previously appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, and is well known on the circuit for her lively, upbeat presence.Janice is also a British actress, comedian, hugely talented writer, and artistic director; she also runs the Midlands-based group Women and Theatre. Many moons ago, in a new act competition in Manchester in character as Barbara Nice, Janice was discovered by legendary comedian Peter Kay, who then asked her to play Holy Mary in Phoenix Nights. The whole cast reunited in 2015 performing Phoenix Nights Live for 15 nights raising over £5m for Comic Relief. Connolly has also appeared in Coronation Street, That Peter Kay Thing, Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere, Thin Ice and Dead Man Weds. Her four-part series ‘Barbara Nice’ was broadcast in March 2017 as part of BBC Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase.n 2017 Connolly was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours list for services to community
arts in the West Midlands.


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Reviews of Barbara Nice


    “You are a comedy whirlwind. Everything was funny. I felt like tonight we watched as a star was born”


    “Hypnotising in the funniest way. I think you’re fabulous”


    “Every single word that came out of your mouth was hysterical. Genius” Amanda Holden


    “Excellent - has the Audience in the palm of her hand right from the start – great timing and unique comic insights”

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