Speaker / Host
Angie Belcher is a comedy pioneer, whose career has developed through stand up, acting and performing to acclaimed work as a coach and trainer. She teaches presentation skills to CEO’s and staff at major organisations and delivers revolutionary workshops through the NHS.
About Angie Belcher
Angie Belcher has focused her work on the link between comedy, mental health and personal development for more than fifteen years. Her Comedy On Referral program attracted worldwide coverage when the project was introduced, using stand-up comedy workshops as a tool to aid those in recovery from trauma for the NHS, the first of its kind in the world. She was also commissioned by the NHS to deliver stand-up comedy projects for men at risk of suicide through the charity Rethink.
Angie Belcher has 20 years’ experience creating and presenting shows and as a facilitator and performance director. Enjoying a diverse client base, she’s delivered programs for national NGO’S and lectured for London’s trendy Design Agency D&AD. Her other clients include the likes of the BBC, The Prince’s Trust, Capita and WISH, London.
A skilled communicator and award-winning comedian, Angie regularly comperes the Glastonbury Festival’s raucous Cabaret Tent and is a gifted stand-up comedian and writer (“Highly recommended, go see her”, Phil Jupitus). Her show “Mythical Creature” won North East Theatre Guide’s best show at Edinburgh Festival and she gained 3rd Place in What The Frocks’ best UK Comedy Newcomer competition. She also takes a lead role in the Midlands horror flick Crispy’s Curse on Amazon Prime.
Angie has produced, directed, and written “The Bristol Comedy History Walk” as part of her role as Comedian in Residence at University of Bristol and wrote “What Has Shakespeare Ever Done for us?” a piece of public flash theatre which was created to pop-up around Bristol to promote The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2013. She writes site specific monologues, receiving a commission for the Broadmead Shopping centre which was performed flash-style to startled shoppers.
Her 4-part comedy drama “My Funny Valentine” was featured on Radio 4 and she has written scripts as part of her comedy club, The Comedy Rocket and been a finalist in the Sit-Com Trials showcases for new writers.
Angie also writes for corporate clients, delivering odes for a range of organisations, from Cider shops to Audio Visual companies. She regularly writes corporate virals and promo film scripts and was commissioned by the city of Bath to write poetry to welcome home the Olympic Gold medalist Amy Williams.
A proud graduate of The Institute for the Development of Human Potential, she also holds a post-graduate diploma in Humanistic Psychology for Leadership, Facilitation and Coaching and teaches masterclasses in expert communication and negotiation to a range of organisations from Category A Prisoners to Bankers.
Angie is course leader for stand -up comedy on Circomedia’s BA course in Contemporary Performing Arts, Writer in Residence for First Story, Associate Lecturer in Comedy Writing at the University of Worcester and Comedian in Academic Residence at the University of Bristol.
Not shy of delivering quirky arts and health projects, she also has a daytime comedy club AFTERMIRTH which provides entertainment to new parents, and ELDERMIRTH, which provides comedy shows for people in care homes.
In 2022, Bristol Live named Angie Bristol’s 2nd most influential woman for her pioneering work in comedy and health.
- Stand-up Comedy
- Mental Health
- Event and Awards Hosting
Angie’s 5-week online course is the perfect introduction into the world of comedy. Not only does it build confidence and performance skills, but it gives you the inside information on how to get those all important laughs.
Angie has worked with some of the biggest names in business to provide comedy training for their staff. She offers a range of packages including one-on-one training, coaching seminars and confidence building workshops.
There’s nothing Angie likes more than helping people improve their joke telling. She specialises in bespoke programmes to help anyone achieve their aims. So if you have something special you need help with, get in touch.
Angie Belcher Videos
"I've worked with Angie on several occasions and found her to be incredibly insightful, wonderfully inventive, and full of creativity for the projects I've asked her to be involved with. She's got a perfect comedy voice, which she uses to hone and develop the voices of others - her comedy courses are full of fun and clever ways of encouraging and supporting her students to achieve this goal. It's a rare gift to be able to translate lessons via comedy, in a unique way, and yet Angie is also brilliant at being part of a team and can be equally adept at leading from the front or supporting from behind. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a comedian, educator, supporter, and as a person."
Barnaby Eaton-Jones - Creative Director, Spiteful Puppet and Chinbeard Books
"Angie is a very supportive and creatively minded individual. She is innovative in her thinking and is always devising new initiatives to incentivise students. Everything she does is student centric and she has outstanding subject area knowledge. She is at ease working within a team and thrives on new challenges and taking on a leadership role. I could not recommend Angie highly enough."
Mark Holloway - University of Worcester
"Angie has a vast amount of experience in using her skills and research in the field of comedy to become a noteworthy coach and a ‘go to’ for many of us in the comedy sector. As an artist she is hugely accomplished and has honed her skills of teaching and coaching across such a broad range of clients, students and other artists that she is able to work astutely and intuitively."
Niki McCretton - Artistic Director and Theatre Producer