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Angie Le Mar

When we say the name Angie La Mar what do people say about this woman?

"Already some way out in front.. to define Angie as just a comedian is certainly to limit her" The Scotsman

"Downright funny …. Cutting to the funny bone as she goes, she never shirks from reality " The List

"Already a star, thanks to her warmth and sense of fun" Daily Record "Greeted throughout with whoops of delight" The Independent

But we say - sharp, funny and above all exceptionally stylish, there is no question why Angie La Mar is Britain's leading lady of comedy.

This Lady of Comedy is no lightweight. She attracts thousands to her shows on the live comedy circuit and it is no surprise that she is not only popular to her loyal female and male fans in the UK but attracts strong support from her followers in the USA. Ten years at the top has seen the talented Angie La Mar headline gigs at the Comedy Store in both LA and New York and was the first (and may we add, only) British comedian to storm Harlem's Apollo Theatre.

In 1994, Angie wrote, directed and starred in the groundbreaking sketch show "Funny Black Women on the Edge" which was one of the major hits of the Edinburgh Festival. She played to sell out audiences and rave reviews, which were repeated in a highly successful national tour and several seasons at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Nevertheless, her brilliancy reached greater heights when she directed the successful "Waiting to Inhale", male take on the hit Whitney Houston movie. In addition to her comedy work, Angie recently displayed her dramatic acting abilities in Yvonne Brewster's acclaimed Talawa Theatre production of "Flying West".

There is no stopping this one-woman success story. In addition to starring in Channel 4's top comedy show "Get Up, Stand Up" her TV credits include appearances on The Real McCoy, Birds of a Feather, Black Britain and Channel 4's Late Licence. By popular demand, her late night Sunday radio show for GLR radio and she is currently hosting a Friday night show on Choice FM.

"An Audience with Angie La Mar" was a unique show which saw her combine comedy with live on stage interviews with a host of celebrities ranging from Alexandra O'Neal to Gabrielle, all in her own inimitable style, when she made her triumphant return to the 1997 Edinburgh Festival.

In addition to developing a number of TV projects in Britain, Angie will shortly be making a return visit to the United states where she has been invited to join the team developing a sitcom for one of the major networks. But perhaps the best news for her fans is that she has just finished writing the long awaited Sisters, her first full-length play. Sisters, focuses on five black women who are thrown together for a night and forced to face up to the reality of their lives, their affairs and to face the truth about who they really are. She has just finished the first part of her unique show "No More Niceness!" and is working on a number of exciting projects for the future.

 




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