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Ria Lina

Ria Lina

The Forge, Basingstoke
Saturday 23 March 2024

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist Ria Lina has had a Riawakening, and sees the world differently.

In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, she’ll be at The Forge at Anvil Arts on Saturday 23 March where she’ll tackle the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood, and what it really means to be a woman today.

Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up, and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry. In December, the show was included in The Telegraph’s list of the ‘10 best comedy shows to see in 2024’.

A highly accomplished comedian, writer, actor, her extensive list of credits includes Live At The ApolloHave I Got News For YouMock the WeekLovestruck HighRichard Hammond’s Brain ReactionRichard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg, and Celebrity Mastermind.

Beyond comedy, Ria's academic achievements are equally exceptional; holding a BSc in Experimental Pathology, an MSc in Forensic Science, and a PhD in Virology, and with experience working in IT Forensics at the Serious Fraud Office. A regular pundit on Sky News, BBC News, Times Radio and TalkTV, Ria is in demand for both her scientific insight, confident delivery and biting wit. Ria is also passionate about being neurodivergent and increasing the visibility of neurodivergent talent within the entertainment industry.

The show is suitable for ages 16 and over.

Tickets are priced at £18 (includes £4 booking fee). Contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit