Ria Lina

Ria Lina has been entertaining both UK and International audiences with her dry wit and social commentary, comedy songs for over 10 years.  Here is a multi-talented comedian, actress and musician who oozes charm and intelligence, which allows her to get away with anything from the most audacious routines to subtle wordplay.  A versatile performer, Ria can MC any comedy gig or event, including opening the show and headlining.  Ria's experience and determination has earned her spots at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the world from Glasgow to Singapore, Seattle to Australia.   She currently resides in London, UK.
When Ria isn't gigging (on rare occasions) she is using one of her three degrees (she has a Ph-frigging-D!) to write, curate and host pub and  charity quizzes at various venues around London. She has gathered a loyal following of pub quiz enthusiasts who value her skills as a moderator of quizzes as much as her ability to mediate when disagreements arise.  Ria is an international star in the making and with her tenacity and talents, the world is her oyster.  See below to see her log list of awards and achievements.  Check out one of Ria's amazing comedy performances at the BBC here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20yzSj3OGfE&feature=youtu.be

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winner of the Best Comedy Award Greater Manchester Fringe 2016 for her show 'Dear Daughter '
  • Finalist Amused Moose Comedy Award 2014
  • Winner of Best Comedy/Comedian EMMA Award
  • Winner of the King of Kings Comedy Store Award 
  • Carlton's Multicultural Achievement Awards in Performing Arts Nominee
  • Jongleurs' Stand and Deliver Finalist
  • Babycham Funny Women Award Runner-Up
  • BBC New Comedy Awards Semi-finalist 
  • Winner of the London Comedy Festival Allstars Award
  • Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award Finalist
  • Wilkinson Sword 'Cutting Edge of Comedy' Finalist
  • Amused Moose New Talent Award Finalist
  • Best Comedy Show: Greater Manchester Fringe
REVIEWS
''Fearless, provocative and very funny.''  SCOTSMAN