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Stand-up Comedy: Women and Money

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6 June, 2019 @ 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Portait shots of four adults, one man and three women, smiling at the camera

In an evening curated by Ben Van der Velde, resident MC at Good Ship Comedy, we present an all-female line-up featuring Athena Kugblenu, Ria Lina and Eleanor Tiernan exploring the fascinating, funny and taboo world of money.

Ria Lina

Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedian, Ria Lina makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs, having been a regular on the international stand-up comedy for the past 14 years. Her most recent show “School of Riason” was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, contained one of Dave TV’s Top 10 Jokes of the Festival, and was commissioned by Radio 4 as a half-hour special to be aired in 2016.  She is a pocket-sized dynamo of inventive and cheeky humour.

“Fearless, provocative and very funny.” Scotsman

“Engaging, endearing and eye-opening.” Time Out

Athena Kugblenu

Bold, fresh and always bang on point, over the past couple of years Athena has grown into the comedian that her potential has always promised.  She is a 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary and has been invited to write for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.  She has also appeared on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service, guested on BBC Five Live and performed at the Johannesburg international Comedy Festival.

“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious.” Beyond the Joke

“A smart, impassioned comedian…an informed social observer and invested cultural commentator.” The Scotsman

“Good material, sharp presentation…an important voice.” The Times

Eleanor Tieran

Still a relative newcomer to the London comedy scene, Eleanor has the swagger and inventiveness of a veteran.  A delightfully bamboozled presence on stage disguises a scalpel-like approach to dissecting the daftness of modern life and makes her a seriously funny proposition on stage.  It’s no surprise that despite her few years in the capital she’s already a regular at the prestigious Comedy Store.

She’s also a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central. She has played Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the Irish comedy festivals. The IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor. Her National Therapy Project was nominated for the First Fortnight Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival this year.

“A distinctive, inspired comic mind.” The Scotsman

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country.” Irish Times

“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” Sunday Times

Ben Van Der Velde

Resident MC and host of Goodship comedy, Ben is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway. When he’s not busy on stage, Ben records his podcast Worst Foot Forward. Have a go and listen here:

Worst Foot Forward Podcast

£10/£7/£5. Includes exhibition entry.

Tickets are available on the door. 

Doors 6pm
Café 6 – 7.15pm, 7.50 – 8.05pm
Galleries 6 – 7.15pm, 7.50 – 8.05pm, 8.55 – 9.30pm
Shop 6 – 7.15pm, 7.50 – 8.05pm, 8.55 – 9.30pm

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6 June, 2019
7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
£7 – £10
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