Barbara Nice

Barbara Nice

Real name: Janice Connolly

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Barbara makes the next round of Britain's Got Talent

Barbara Nice has made it through to the next round of Britain's Got Talent - but fellow comedy circuit stalwart Steve Best was not so lucky.

Nice - the alter-ego of performer Janice Connolly - wowed judges with her 'ordinary housewife' shtick - andtrademark crowd surfing.

She got 'yeses' from all four judges, with David Walliams saying: 'You are a comedy whirlwind... a star is born.'

Amanda Holden called her 'a genius', Simon Cowell said she was 'old school but great' and Alesha Dixon said: 'Every single word was hysterical'.

As an actress, Birmingham-based Connolly has appeared in Phoenix Nights – and in 2017 was awarded a British Empire Medal for running the group Women And Theatre.

Here is her full set:

However, 51-year-old Best was shown as dying with his punny one-liners, such as as saying his dad was called Persil as he was 'my non-biological father', failing to generate laughs.

Cowell said: 'I always go from the audience reaction. For whatever reason, it's one of those nights' and Walliams sympathised: 'I'm really gutted for you.'

All four judges gave him a no.

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Published: 20 Apr 2019

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Products

DVD (2006)
Phoenix Nights

Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2003

Barbara Nice


Edinburgh Fringe 2006

True West


Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Mrs Barbara Nice: Hiya And Higher


Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Barbara Nice: Hiya And Hiya [2009]


Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Barbara Nice: Mrs Nice

Mrs Nice


Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Barbara Nice: Squirrel Proof


Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Barbara Nice: Raffle!


Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Barbara Nice: Raffle


Agent

Lee Martin for Barbara Nice
Contact by email
Gag Reflex Management
Red 16, The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
Office: 0161 205 8739

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