BBC Comedy awards Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME writers to stand-up comedian Athena Kugblenu

Stand-up comedian Athena Kugblenu is the recipient of this year’s Felix Dexter Bursary scheme.

The six-month bursary, run by BBC Comedy and supported by BBC Writersroom, is awarded to aspiring comedy writers, with the aim of making a positive intervention to address an under-representation of BAME professionals in comedy production in broadcasting. She will be based in BBC offices across the UK whilst on the bursary.

Now in its third year, the Felix Dexter Bursary is designed to find writers with a fresh, unique point of view and the potential to help shape the future of comedy. It is open to black, Asian and other ethnic minority writers or writing duos who are aged 18 or over.