ATHENA KUGBLENU // THE NEXTUP COMEDY FESTIVAL - SHOW 28
Athena is a nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians' Bursary and a former BBC New Comedy Award Finalist.
About this Event
She's a member of the BBC Comedy Room 2019/20 and was awarded the BBC Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME up-and-coming comedy writers in 2020.
She has written for Radio 4's News Quiz, Newsjack, The Now Show and is a lead writer for multi cultural sketch show Sketchtopia. In she 2017 she performed at the Johannesburg international Comedy Festival and followed that with her debut hour, KMT, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her second celebrated hour was Follow the Leader, a political show with a personal twist. She's supported Daliso Chaponda, Nish Kumar and Fern Brady on tour.
A regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist, she's made panel appearances on Radio 4 staples such as Comedy Club, Museum of Curiosity, Loose Ends and Arts Club. She's also a regular on BBC Scotland's Breaking the News.
She's the host of podcast Keeping Athena Company, interviewing interesting people whilst eating fried plantain. It's a great excuse for her to eat fried plantain for work.
★★★★-Edinburgh49, ★★★★-Funny Women, ★★★★-Theatre Weekly
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you're set-up for an 8pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that we’ll email you on the day.
Presented by NextUp Comedy.
This is an 18+ event.