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Athena Kugblenu

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Latest 21 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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Athena Kugblenu: Magnifying Class

Comedy of the Week

Athena has a conservatory (it came with the man). But what does that tell us about her identity? She’s got an aluminium hooded extractor fan and uses fabric conditioner. But does the quilted toilet roll in both of Athena’s toilets signify a working class girl done good? Or does it say that the rigid way we look at class might need a rethink? This stand up show tackles these questions and gives Athena the courage to finally live her truth as an upwardly mobile individual.Producer... Leila NavabiProduction Coordinator... Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production


2 May 2022

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Jim Broadbent, Mark Thomas, Gráinne Maguire, Tim Firth, Jamie Webster, John Shuttleworth, Athena Kugblenu, Clive Anderson

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson and Athena Kugblenu are joined by Jim Broadbent, Mark Thomas, Gráinne Maguire and Tim Firth for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Jamie Webster and John Shuttleworth.


26 Feb 2022

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What would happen if we switched lives with mice? With Athena Kugblenu

Comedy Club 4 Kids Presents: Radio Nonsense

A very, very serious episode this week. Sort of. Athena Kugblenu returns to Radio Nonsense to answer some very important questions from Eli about talking animals and mice world domination. WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS, JOKES AND NONSENSE TOO. SEND THEM IN TO: podcast@comedyclub4kids.co.ukGROWN UPS: IF YOU CAN BUY US A COFFEE PLEASE DO SO HERE: https://ko-fi.com/comedyclub4kidsWebsite: www.comedyclub4kids.co.ukTwitter: @ComedyClub4KidsFacebook: facebook.com/ComedyClub4KidsPopJam: ComedyClub4KidsHosted by Tiernan Douieb. Music by Paddy Gervers. Design by Cal Prendergast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Feb 2022

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Athena Kugblenu, Comedy Albums & Spotify, Don't Look Up

But Is It Funny?

Suchandrika Chakrabarti hosts, with regular panellists Brian Logan and Jamal Khadar. Topics include:An interview with comedian and writer Athena Kugblenu about her experience of, and views on, comedy criticismComedy albums as a form, and how comedicans are trying to get more  equitable rights payments from SpotifyDon't Look Up (Netflix) - critics hated it, one of our panellists loves it .... But is it funny?LinksAziz Ansari’s Empty Authenticity - review discussed at start of episodeAthena Kugblenuhttps://twitter.com/athenakugblenuhttps://www.instagram.com/athenakugblenu/Athena's Cancel Culture on BBC Sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tsldWork In Progress at 2Northdown on 4th February:Comedy albums & SpotifyIt's time to give a new generation of comics a crack at the Grammys Spotify removes top comedians’ content in royalty payments disputeIncidental music during interview: Lukrembo ‘Onion’ and ‘Cheese’

1hr 9mins

7 Feb 2022

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1: ATHENA KUGBLENU: Cheryl Tweedy and Ashley Cole

The Way They Were

Welcome to the first flurry of episodes of The Way They Were!  In this edition, Grainne and Chantal welcome you to join them to celebrate the lost love of the king and queen of Juicy Couture, Cheryl Tweedy, and Ashley Cole! And the guest taking us back to the days of ghetto fabulous and dubious self-tanning choices is comedian and writer, Athena Kugblenu! Yes, thanks to Athena, we get to cast our memories back to the days before Cheryl's name became too long for an autocue and Ashley still lived in a flat (Why?? He was a multi-millionaire... BUY A HOUSE). We walk through the early days of that erstwhile love affair and those first faltering texts Ashley sent to woo the nation's sweetheart (Silvia Plath he ain't) and find, ultimately who thrived and who just survived after the relationship.  Also, each week Chantal and Grainne will be asking the guest to come up with the perfect life partner for a very special single megastar and Athena's suggestion shouldn't work, but just does. Welcome to the wonderful world of 'The Way They Were'. Follow Athena - @athenakugblenu Follow us - Chantal (@chancentrate) and Gráinne (@grannymaguire) plus @thewaytheywerepodcast (Insta) @thewaytheywere pod (Twitter)


7 Jan 2022

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Ep.19 - King Gong Edinburgh - Athena Kugblenu

Oh Captain My Captain

On this episode Mark and Athena take Riki through the world of Edinburgh fringe. They talk about the ups and downs of the fringe and whether it's worth it.

1hr 19mins

30 Jul 2021

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10. Athena Kugblenu tackles Obama’s birther truthers

The New Conspiracist

Was Barack Obama secretly born in Kenya? A years long conspiracy theory boosted by Donald Trump has suggested so – but this week comedian Athena Kugblenu joins Jolyon and James to solve the mystery. Like this episode? Please like, share and subscribe if so – or leave us a (five star) review.


25 Jun 2021

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Ep.16 - Athena Kugblenu

Six Months Later...

The very busy writer and comedian Athena Kugblenu (@athenakugblenu) makes time in her day to talk about her new writing gigs, her new BBC radio series Athena’s Cancel Culture, and her piano playing. All this and she give’s Matthew some great parenting advice. Also, Tara deals with her enemies and her son’s birthday and Matthew forces people to make him cakes. Please rate, review and subscribe wherever you can. It really helps the show. And tell a friend! Thanks. If you would like to support the show you can become a patron at patreon.com/sixmonthslaterpod Or you can give us a one-time tip at ko-fi.com/qedcomedylab If you want to tell us anything please contact us at Sixmonthslaterpod@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sixmonthslaterpod/message

1hr 24mins

2 May 2021

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Athena Kugblenu

My Mate Bought A Toaster

This week Tom is joined by Athena Kugblenu and her sleeping baby. While the little one naps, Tom and Athena travel back in time to boozy lunches in Camden, cycling lessons not in lycra, and the very foundations of modern society. Athena's just got her own Radio 4 series and it's pretty clear why when you listen to this. Ludicrously erudite, brilliantly witty and endlessly entertaining. She's the best! @toasterpod on all your twitter Facebook instagrams. patreon.com/toasterpod if you fancy chucking us some change! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

31 Mar 2021

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Athena Kugblenu & Frank Ocean’s Blonde

James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

As a huge fan of his debut mixtape nostalgia, Ultra, Athena is underwhelmed by Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde.


19 Feb 2021