Angie Le Mar

Angie Le Mar is a British comedian, actor, writer, director, presenter and producer. Le Mar cut her teeth on the comedy circuit, by initially doing open spots and warm-ups at events such as fashion shows and parties within the black community. She later rose to prominence on the emerging black comedy circuit in the 1990s, sharing the stage with established comedians such as Felix Dexter, Curtis Walker, Ishmael Thomas and Leo Chester all members of the BBC comedy series The Real McCoy. Her popularity earned her the title “The Queen of Black Comedy”.

Her reputation took her to the mainstream circuit where she became a regular act at established comedy clubs including Up The Creek, Jongleurs and The Comedy Store, culminating in Le Mar performing her sell-out one woman show Off The Hook at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, in 2000. She also gained international acclaim when she performed at the Apollo Theatre, New York, and the Comedy Act Theatre in Los Angeles.

Le Mar celebrated 25 years in her show An Audience with Angie Le Mar, “Celebrating 25 years”, at the Barbican Theatre in September 2010. In addition to her work as a performer she formed the Straight To Audience production company to encourage youngsters to take up stand-up comedy.