Athena Kugblenu on the benefits of starting out in comedy in your 30's

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Athena writes and performs comedy. She is 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’s also a nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary and a former BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. She has written for Horrible Histories, the Russell Howard Hour, Radio 4’s The Lenny Henry Show, Dead Ringers, News Quiz, Newsjack, The Now Show and is a lead writer for Sketchtopia.

She’s been a guest on Mock the Week and is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist. She’s also written for The Guardian, Time Out and Stylist Magazine and makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio. Athena is the host of podcast Keeping Athena Company, interviewing interesting people whilst eating fried plantain.

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