Ria Lina
award winning standup comedian; former forensic IT investigator, Serious Fraud Office; former research scientist, Herpesvirus bioinformatics

Ria Lina has been entertaining both UK and international audiences with her dry wit and social commentary comedy songs for over 10 years. Her charm and intelligence allows her to get away with anything from the most audacious routines to subtle wordplay. A versatile performer she can easily MC as well as headline, and has been seen at clubs around the world from Glasgow to Singapore, Seattle to Australia.

Winner of Best Comedy Show at the Greater Manchester Fringe and nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ria Lina’s standup can be seen on NextUp Comedy on Amazon Prime. Prior to becoming a full-time comedian, Ria worked in viral bioinformatics research at UCL before retraining in forensics and working for the Serious Fraud Office as an IT forensic investigator.

Follow Rina on Twitter: @rialina


Saturday 2 November, 14:00 Barbican Library
The Life Of Brian at 40: are we more easily offended today?