Njambi McGrath

Comedian Profile

Awards: Laughing Horse New Act of The Year Finalist 2015, BBC New Comedy Award 2015 Heat, 2nd Place in The Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year Final 2013, Shortlisted for Best Female Newcomer in Black Comedy Awards 2013, Voted 1 of the top 5 funny females to watch out for by Fabulous Magazine.

Njambi has been described as “the hottest thing to come out of Africa since the Sahara”. She performs regularly on the London circuit and is the promoter and resident MC for The Big N Comedy Nights and Heavenly comedy nights. Since Njambi breaks down her act into bite sized jokes, it’s easy to miss the seriousness of many of the topics her comedy covers. These include her African heritage, poverty, famine, immigration, class and even genital mutilation. The fast turnover “one-liner” style of comedy is often seen as the preserve of balding white men of a certain age and girth, with jokes about everyday observations, clever word-play, the mother-in-law or surreal quips. Seeing an African woman adopt this style to talk about her life can sometime throw some people off. Don’t be thrown, sit back and admire the sharpness of the writing matched with the charming delivery. And allow yourself to laugh about some very real subjects. You won’t regret it.