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. Her upcoming live dates are available here.

Her trademark style of story-telling; artfully creating tension and then cutting through it, often with something unexpectedly but hilariously ridiculous, has seen her stock rise rapidly. After performing in Johannesburg in 2017, Athena debuted her first full hour 'KMT' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before taking her second 'Follow the Leader' on tour.

Garnering critical acclaim for her first two shows while still somewhat of a newcomer to the industry, Athena has been busy as a performer, panellist and writer for shows such as Mock the Week, Breaking the News, the Russell Howard Hour, Loose Ends and Horrible Histories, as well as hosting her own podcast, Keeping Athena Company. She has supported Daliso Chaponda, Nish Kumar, and Fern Brady on tour.  She's host of weekly round-up show The Rundown on Colourful Radio, and her Radio 4 show Athena's Cancel Culture is available on BBC Sounds now. 


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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.

Beyond comedy writing Athena is a trusted commentator who has penned pieces for popular editorials like The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Time Out and Stylist Magazine, and she's been blogging for over a decade now. It's called Stupidity is Painless and you can check it out here.


Being a parent is hard work. Athena has her interesting and engaging friends pop over to give her a well-deserved break while she eats fried plantain. This ingenious concept arose after months of research and analysis went into achieving her main ambition of eating fried plantain for work.
Athena is a panellist on Mock the Week, The News Quiz and BBC Scotland's Breaking the News, as well as a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist.

You’ll frequently find her on Radio 4 appearing on staples like the Radio Four Extra Comedy Club, co-presenting Loose Ends, and she often makes appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio.

She's also a founding member of London-based improv group 'Do The Right Scene' who run monthly shows and workshops in the capital, and perform at improv and comedy events across the country.
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