Athena Kugblenu

Confident, smooth & friendly delivery.

Stand-up comedian and writer.

2020's recipient of the Felix Dexter Bursary from the BBC. Writer and host of Cancel Culture and Magnifying Glass on BBC Radio 4. Co-hosts the BBC Sketch comedy show DMs are Open. She's regularly heard telling jokes on The Now Show and News Quiz, or interviewing guests on Loose Ends.

In 2022, she took her last stand-up tour, Shaking Her Class, around the UK. 

Athena is also a trusted commentator and has penned pieces for The Guardian, Time Out and Stylist Magazine, and makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio.