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Comedian Ria Lina to perform at Forest Arts in New Milton

COMEDIAN and scientist Ria Lina is set to appear at New Milton’s Forest Arts as part of her much anticipated Riawakening tour.

Known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Now Show and Mock The Week, Ria is a Filipina comedian, actress and writer who was recently named as one of Evening Standard’s ‘Hottest Comedians You Should Be Watching Now’.

Ria Lina will be at Forest Arts
Ria Lina will be at Forest Arts

Throughout her stand-up career Ria has taken five shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her work tackling topics such as autism, topical news and racial identity. Her career stretches from stage and screen, to radio and the occasional ukulele – all in a unique style.

In her debut UK tour Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a digital world, motherhood, and what it really means to be a woman today.

Ria, who has degrees in experimental pathology and forensic science as well as a PhD in virology under her belt, is a regular pundit on Sky News, BBC News, Times Radio and TalkRadio,

A prolific writer, Ria has written for the Ladyboys of Bangkok Fantasy & Feathers and Glamorous Amorous tours, and wrote and acted in ITV2 comedy sketch show, Meet the Blogs.

She has also written and presented her own Channel 4 documentary that revealed the truth behind the myths that surround east Asian women in Britain.

Ria Lina, Riawakening, will be at Forest Arts on Friday 5th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16. For more information and bookings visit www.forest-arts.co.uk or call 01425 619983.

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