Stand up for Amnesty comedy night - 7 March 2018


The Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group's Stand Up for Comedy night is back! Save the date! And book your ticket to the comedy extravaganza here:

All proceeds go to Amnesty International.

The fabulous Sajeela Kershi is our MC and the amazing Athena Kugblenu and Jen Brister are also performing. More names to be confirmed soon!

SAJEELA KERSHI - Winner of Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015 and Star of Edinburgh Award-winning show 2007. Written for and featured on a variety of BBC Radio. 

'Smart, funny with a mischievious glint' (Times)
'Both illuminating and funny as this born raconteur holds her audience enthralled throughout' **** (

ATHENA KUGBLENU is a 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians' Bursary. She writes for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz), appears on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service, guests on BBC Five Live and in 2017 performed at the Johannesburg international Comedy Festival.

"…authentic, observational comedy presented beautifully…pleasingly original" ★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
"Athena is like a breath of fresh air" (Funny Women)

JEN BRISTER is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music and Juice FM, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.

'Outrageously funny' (Metro)
'Gorgeously talented' (Tim Arthur, Time Out)

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