Comedy Night 2017

Telegraph Hill Festival Comedy Night returns for 2017 ...

Comedy Night 2017

The legendary Telegraph Hill Festival Comedy Night returns for 2017 with a mix of rising stars and established talent!

This year at Comedy Night we’ll be entertained by Athena Kugblenu, Gráinne Maguire, and Stephen Frost and his Impro All Stars.   Local legend Phil Nice will steer us through this evening of comedy delights.

What: Comedy Night at Telegraph Hill Festival

When: Monday 3rd April, doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm

Where: Telegraph Hill Centre, Narthex

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Meet Athena Kugblenu

Athena has been performing stand-up comedy since Spring 2012.

A 2015 BBC New Comedian of the Year finalist,  Athena is a comedian with intelligent, thought-provoking jokes that still have an edgy sting.

In 2016 she took her first solo show, Reality Check, to Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe winning 4 and 5 star reviews.

By invitation she’s written for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz) , performed on BBC Radio Scotland (Funny Kind of World), guests on BBC Five Live and later this year she’ll be performing at the Johannesburg Comedy Festival.

Quotes and reviews:

“…authentic, observational comedy presented beautifully…pleasingly original” –Broadway Baby

****“instantly likeable…the crowd laughs throughout” – Arts Award Voice *****

“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious” –Bruce Dessau

“..socially astute…savvy observations…”–Steve Bennett

Meet Gráinne Maguire

Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.

She has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016 with ‘Gráinne Maguire; Great People Making Great Choices’.

As a comedian she has appeared on BBC1′s ‘Question Time, ‘Daily Politics’,  ITV1′s ‘Agenda’, Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience’, RTE’s ‘The Year That’s In It’,  BBC 3′s ‘Free Speech’, Radio 5 Live’s ‘Seven Day Sunday’ & ‘Hit List’, Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’, Stephen K  Amos’ ‘An Idiots Guide’ ‘Front Row’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’.

She has written for Channel Four’s ‘Alternative Election Night’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, and Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz, ‘Dead Ringers’, and ‘The Now Show’.   She also hosts the popular monthly topical night and podcast ‘What Has The News Ever Done For Me?’.

Quotes and Reviews:

“A smart yet daft, brave, watershed show from an evolving comic” **** The Scotsman
“There’s a twisted knot to her humour which deserves as much praise as one can offer” **** Edinburgh Festivals
“One of the best structured hours of material at the Fringe” **** Short.com
**** Nouse   **** One 4 Review   **** The Herald   **** Three Weeks