Star of BBC2"s "Three Non-Blondes"
Described by the Voice Newspaper as the Comedy Assassin, Ninia Benjamin is certainly not shy in her approach to comedy. Although she doesn"t carry a gun, Ninia"s wit and cheeky persona is sure to kill any daring heckler"s attempts stone dead. Armed with a big smile, Ninia"s warmth on stage, and off, lets her get away with murder.
Ninia"s recent start in the world of solo stand-up is off to a good start. She"s a performer who has natural confidence and bonhomie on stage and it will not be long before she establishes herself as a future star. Ninia"s experience so far ranges from warm-up act for BBC2"s Blouse & Skirt to performances in the Hackney Empire both as a celebrity guest for "Battle of the Sexes" and in the well-known New Act of the Year competition.
Although new to today"s stand-up scene, Ninia enjoyed success in the early 90"s as part of the female comedy duo, M&N Society. The two women toured across the UK and over to their homeland islands of Jamaica and Dominica. The duo also did the warm-up for the critically acclaimed BBC2 show The Real McKoy.
Ninia"s talents don"t stop at stand-up. She has significant experience as an actress and has starred in a wide variety of plays such as a stage production of "Malcolm X" and "A Yorkshire Tragedy" (The Royal Court Theatre). Ninia has played the lead role in the record-breaking run of Waiting to Inhale" at the Theatre Royal and, more recently, "Woman on Top" at the Hackney Empire.
Ninia"s TV appearances include Michael Barrymore"s " My Kind of People" and BBC2"s "Black Briton" and "The Day The Changed My Life".