Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Barbara Nice



Barbara Nice

Barbara Nice is an ordinary housewife, mother of five, keen ‘Take A Break’ reader and occasional stage-diver!

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 will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Her four-part series ‘Barbara Nice’ was broadcast in March 2017 as part of BBC Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase.


This critically acclaimed tip-top comedy character is the creation of hugely talented writer, performer and comedian Janice Connolly BEM.

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.

Janice is Artistic Director and founder member of the Birmingham-based ‘Women and Theatre’ and was awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to community arts in the West Midlands.


You can watch 'Barbara Nice: Live' on Vimeo:


Raffle ****  “Piggin’ brilliant!”

Squirrel Proof *****
Edinburgh Evening News

Hiya and Higher *****

Mrs Nice *****
Edinburgh Evening News