All About Katerina
Katerina Vrana is one of Greece's top stand-up comedians, based between London and Athens and gigs extensively in both Greek and English.
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 States and the Balkans, 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.
She also started Greece's first ever open mic night in 2012 and in October 2014 opened Athens’s only comedy club, “Gazi Comedy Club”.
Katerina’s debut solo show "Feta With The Queen" sold out in four festivals (Melbourne, Brighton, Adelaide, Edinburgh ’13 & ‘14), two London and Athens runs, in both English and Greek, with record-breaking sales in Greece. It is the only debut stand-up comedy show worldwide to have sold out in three countries in two languages and received 5 star reviews in all three countries.
She spent most of 2014 and early 2015 touring with "Feta With The Queen" which became the most successful solo stand-up show in Greece.
Her new show "About Sex" sold out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 in Australia in both English and Greek, and throughout its entire 6-month run in Greece (Oct 2015 - Apr 2016), beating "Feta With The Queen" to become Greece's most successful solo stand-up show to date.
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 and came third.
In April 2017, Katerina fell critically ill and a year later she is still in recovery. For updates, check the homepage.
Her upcoming gigs are listed here.
If you've never seen her, this is roughly what you should expect.
"Katerina Vrana sparkles"
- Time Out
"Fizzles with verve and confident likeability"
"Definitely one to watch"
- Broadway Baby
"Vrana’s is one of the cleverest, funniest most skilfully delivered shows I’ve seen, ever."
- Everything Theatre
"I would suggest anyone who hasn't seen her, rectify the situation with considerable urgency"
- DIVA magazine
"She is fantastic"
- Camden New Journal
"Imagine a willow tree that's come to life and gone instantly mental"
- Jim Campbell, comedian
Katerina was born and raised in Greece.
She went to the UK to study and ended up staying there.