Multi-award winning comedienne Angie Le Mar tells us what makes her tick.
Suffering from dyslexia, exclusion from school, pioneering in the field of comedy. “I am what dreams are made of.” Yes, that little black girl from Lewisham!
“I knew from a young child I had something important to do in the world, and that was to share the gift of laughter.” Respected in the field of comedy, TV and theatre, as a radio and TV talk show host, Angie has created a formidable career in a difficult industry.
Celebrating over 30 years in the entertainment business at 51 years old, we hear about her journey. Angie Le Mar is a pioneer; she has triumphantly beaten the odds, achieving great successes, but with highs and lows, facing rejection, suffered life-threatening illness, but still believed that God had a plan for her. Little did she know He would bring her Full Circle.
Angie Le Mar was the first Black female stand-up on the British comedy circuit. Thirty years later, she is recognised as a multi-award winning comedienne, TV and radio presenter/star, business woman, entrepreneur, speaker, director, producer and writer. Recently, her writing skills have been put to the ultimate test: over the past three years she has written about her 30+ years in show business in her new book, ‘Full Circle’. Her aim is to inspire young people to have the confidence to achieve their dreams, to encourage Black women to smash their goals, and to inspire everyone who has a talent but needs more encouragement to ‘turn their gift around’. Alongside her incredible life journey and lessons learned, Angie shares insights and advice for anyone hoping to succeed in show business. Angie writes of the realities of being a Black performer today and how things have changed (or not in some cases) over the decades, her faith as a Christian, her celebrity friends and experiences running the UK’s first Black comedy club.