Saturday 23 & Sunday 24th May 2020

We were a part of Nottstopping Festival - a Bank Holiday Extravaganza Celebrating and Connecting Nottinghamshire whilst fundraising to provide gifts, treats and experiences for Frontline Workers.

We had three brilliant comedians performing as part of the festival;

Athena Kugblenu, Esther Manito and Vince Atta. 

Read more about the acts below. 

Please be advised these sets contain swearing and may not be suitable for those under 15 years of age.

Esther Manito 

Esther Manito had a 10 minute set available to watch all weekend. 

“Esther Manito: Lebanese British woman, wife, mother, incredible comedian.” - Edfest

Esther was the the first female comedian to perform at Dubai Opera House.

She was 2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist and 2017 So You Think You’re Funny finalist. 

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Athena Kugblenu

Athena Kugblenu gifted us with a 10 minute live show from her own home for the Nottstopping Festival audience!

You may have previously heard Athena on The Guilty Feminist, Comedy Club, Museum of Curiosity, Loose Ends, Breaking the News and her own podcast Keeping Athena Company.

Athena has supported Daliso Chaponda, Nish Kumar and Fern Brady on tour.

Athena is a nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary and a former BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. She was awarded the BBC Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME up-and-coming comedy writers in 2020.

Vince Atta

Vince Atta had a 10 minute LIVE set for Nottstopping Festival!

"An unstoppable force, forging a brilliant rapport with the audience.. like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!" -Steve Bennett, Chortle reviews

Winner City Life Comedian Of The Year 2006/7
Winner Beat The Frog World Series 2005 (Frog & Bucket)
Winner The Frogs Bollox 2005 (Frog & Bucket)
(History making Double Winner!)
Winner Comedy Café New Act night April 2005
Laughing Horse Finalist 2005
Winner Get Ribbed Final 2004
Three time King Gong Winner Comedy Store 2004
Runner up King Gong King of Kings 2004

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