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Athena Kugblenu: Shaking Her Class

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The star of her own BBC Radio 4 series, BBC2’s Mock The Week and The Guilty Feminist podcast, presents her hotly anticipated new stand-up hour.  

Athena thought she had a middle class childhood until she remembers her mum was a dinner lady. How did her mum achieve that illusion? Was she selling other stuff to those kids to pay for the Megadrive? Or is class a state of mind as much as it’s a state of money?  

Fresh from the success of Athena’s Cancel Culture on BBC Radio 4, and with her own upcoming half-hour stand-up special airing soon, don’t sleep on witnessing this rising talent.  

Athena has regularly appeared on BBC2’s Mock The Week, and is a writer for BBC2’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour.

Running time: 60 mins (no interval)

‘If comedy is about engaging with cultural faultlines, Kugblenu digs into the molten rock’

The Guardian

‘Strikingly original insights as a politically engaged millennial’

The Arts Desk