Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Athena Kugblenu is an effortless performer who is incredibly easy to listen to. She expertly blends topics of varying significance, blurring the line between political debate and more light-hearted social topics. In doing this, Athena is allowing political discussion to become the norm within her comedy; she makes it accessible, understandable and less worrying.
Kugblenu is centred in herself and confident in front of a crowd, meaning that the laughs come easily. Often exploring themes involving race and identity, Athena champions her African-Indian heritage, whilst also considering wider social areas such as racism and democracy. She is tackling big, big topics here, but this comic brings a kind of peace with her on stage, meaning that audiences feel comfortable under her care.
Eloquent, perceptive and laid-back, Athena Kugblenu is a comedian who has fantastic potential. Expect to see a lot more from this intelligent comic.