Athena Kugblenu


Athena is a 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary. She writes for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz), regularly records stand up for BBC radio and in 2017 performed at the Johannesburg international Comedy Festival.

Her unscripted wit hasn’t gone unnoticed; in 2016 she featured in a BBC3 Future Films production and was invited by internet super producers Astronauts Wanted to guest in their series Girl on Girl.  She’s contributed  her take on the question ‘Can men be funny?‘ for The Pool and you can also catch her on their ever popular  Kitchen Table podcast.

Look out for her appearances on panel show ‘Global Pillage‘  and hosting The Guilty Feminist Podcast, hosted by Deborah Frances-White..

“…authentic, observational comedy presented beautifully…pleasingly original” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby 

“Athena is like a breath of fresh air”– Funny Women

“instantly likeable…the crowd laughs throughout” ★★★★★ – Arts Award Voice