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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Athena Kugblenu

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Athena Kugblenu

Tell us a bit about KMT.

KMT is a show that covers all kinds of issues like politics, race, class, sexism...I go into world events and use my personal experiences to explore the idea that we are all wrong about something. I use the show to subtly argue the best way forward is to laugh at our own inadequacies before we shriek at other people for theirs.

This is your debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, do you think you know what to expect?

I expect packed, comedy savvy audiences fingers crossed, late nights and adrenaline. I might cry at one point, out of happiness or stress, I have no idea.

What sets it apart from other shows at the Fringe?

It's a political show but it's not left or right wing - my aim was to really challenge the dogmatism of political allegiance which only divides us further

Who would you recommend comes to see you?

Everyone! If you want to hear a new voice on topics that are already being discussed to death you should check me out. The show is accessible too - you don't have to care about serious issues to laugh at some of the stories I have to tell.

Are there any other shows you're hoping to catch at the festival?

A few! Including Bilal Zafar, Twayna Mayne, Fern Brady and Alisdar Beckett-King

See Athena Kugblenu: KMT at the Underbelly throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3rd to 27th August. For tickets visit www.edfringe.com

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