Fearless Comedian

Ria Lina

Ria Lina is a dynamic and trailblazing comedian, celebrated for her versatile performances and sharp comedic prowess.


Ria Lina is a touring Filipina comedian, actress, and writer who has left an indelible mark on the comedy scene. Renowned for her appearances on highly acclaimed shows such as BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Now Show, and Mock The Week, Ria has become a household name in the world of comedy. Her exceptional talent and sharp wit have earned her accolades, including being named one of The Evening Standard’s ‘Hottest Comedians You Should Be Watching Now’.

Throughout her illustrious stand-up career, Ria has taken five shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, captivating audiences with her thought-provoking material that fearlessly tackles topics such as autism, topical news, and racial identity. Her unique style, described by ‘The Scotsman’ as fearless, provocative, and very funny, has garnered widespread acclaim and a dedicated following.

Ria’s brilliance extends beyond the comedy stage. With a BSc in Experimental Pathology, an MSc in Forensic Science, and a PhD in Virology, she possesses an impressive scientific background that adds depth and intellectual insight to her performances. Ria’s scientific expertise and confident delivery have made her a sought-after pundit, frequently appearing on esteemed platforms such as Sky News, BBC News, Times Radio, and TalkRadio, where her sharp wit and scientific insights shine.

In addition to her comedic pursuits, Ria is a prolific writer, contributing to the success of the Ladyboys of Bangkok’s ‘Fantasy & Feathers’ and ‘Glamorous Amorous’ tours. She showcased her writing and acting skills in the ITV2 comedy sketch show ‘Meet the Blogs’, leaving audiences in stitches with her comedic timing and versatility. Ria’s talent for storytelling and shedding light on important issues is further evident in her work as a writer and presenter of her own Channel 4 documentary, which debunked myths surrounding East Asian women in Britain, revealing the truth behind the stereotypes.

Ria Lina’s exceptional talent, fearless approach to comedy, and intellect make her a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Her ability to seamlessly blend humor with thought-provoking insights sets her apart, leaving a lasting impact on audiences and cementing her status as a trailblazing comedian and performer.

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