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Katerina Vrana: I nearly died laughing

Curated & Moderated by:
Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou
SNF Dialogues featured a discussion with stand-up comedian Katerina Vrana.
Wednesday 19 December 2018, at
Athens Conservatoire

Katerina reflected on the past year, the trials and tribulations that almost cost her her life and the dreams she has for the year ahead, all with the incredible humor that earned her third place in the "Funniest Person in the World" competition.

Katerina Vrana is one of Greece's top stand-up comedians. She has been a Funny Women Finalist, a TEDx performer, has appeared on BBC TV and Radio and on Greek TV, has gigged in the UK, Greece, Australia, the United States and the Southeast Europe, has hosted her own night at the Southbank Centre in London, and is one of the founders of Angel Comedy, one of London's most successful comedy clubs. CNN included her in its list of "Female Comedians to Watch" alongside Bridget Christie, Janeanne Garofalo and Sarah Millican to name a few. In December 2016 Katerina represented Greece in the Laugh Factory's "Funniest Person In The World" competition. She was the only woman to reach the Final finishing third. In April 2017, Katerina fell seriously ill and is currently recovering.

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Katerina Vrana on Disability in Greece

Promo Video

Following the discussion with Katerina Vrana, we celebrated Dialogues’ first birthday with a party featuring VaniLa Swing and Labis Kountourogiannis a.k.a Dj Labeast (Wedding Singers / Imam Baildi). 

The SNF Dialogues are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by the SNF Dialogues participants, whether representing officially institutions and organizations or themselves, are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or iMEdD. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.