Right at the half way point of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Funny Women’s Mariana Feijó met with stand-up comedian Athena Kugblenu to have a chat about her shows at this year’s Fringe, her experiences in the comedy circuit and her writing process.


Athena has her show Follow the Leader up at the Fringe:

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26th August, 17:30. Tickets available here.


And for our selection of the Fringe’s top female comedy make sure to catch Funny Women On The Fringe – Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, George Street Monday 20th – Friday 24th August –  7.20 – 8.20pm.


Monday 20th August – https://funnywomen.com/event/funny-women-on-the-fringe/

Natalie Allison

Sindhu Vee

Maisie Adam

Susan Riddell

The Travelling Sisters (sketch trio)


Tuesday 21st August – https://funnywomen.com/event/funny-women-on-the-fringe-3/

Catherine Bohart

Fringe Wives Club (comedy cabaret trio)

Rosie Jones

Egg (Emily Lloyd–Saini & Anna Brophie Laird – sketch duo)

Sooz Kempner


Wednesday 22nd August – https://funnywomen.com/event/funny-women-on-the-fringe-2/

Gráinne Maguire

Cam Spence (character)

Lily Phillips

Sophie Duker

Tina T’urner Tea Lady (character)


Thursday 23rd August – https://funnywomen.com/event/funny-women-on-the-fringe-4/

Viv Groskop

Megan Shandley

Jodie Mitchell

Ada Campe (character/magic)

Yuriko Kotani


Friday 24th August – https://funnywomen.com/event/funny-women-on-the-fringe-5/

Sarah Keyworth

Ester Manito

Katharine Ferns

Steff Todd

Chloe Petts