Athena is one of those rare souls that can make you gasp, laugh out loud, and think about something on a deeper level all at the same time. Making the bold leap to leave her career as a project manager to try her hand at stand-up, Athena now makes regular appearances on the UK circuit and at comedy festivals.
BBC New Comedian of the Year – Finalist.
While a member of the BBC Comedy Room, Athena was awarded the BBC Felix Dexter Bursary for “BAME” up-and-coming comedy writers in 2020. She’s a nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary and a former BBC New Comedy Award Finalist.
She currently writes for Horrible Histories, the Russell Howard Hour, The Lenny Henry Show, Dead Ringers, News Quiz, Newsjack, The Now Show and is a lead writer for multicultural Radio 4 sketch-show Sketchtopia. She also contributes to Children’s BBC shows JoJo and Gran Gran, The Amelia Gething Complex, Crackerjack and Swashbuckle and is currently developing her own scripted projects.
“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious”–Bruce Dessau. “..socially astute…savvy observations…” – Chortle.
“…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.
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