Comic, Actor, Writer, Host & Presenter
Thanyia is an actress, comedian, writer and presenter from London.
In 2018 she joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion, Beating over 400 women in the process.
She has been performing comedy since 2012 and is affectionately known as one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. She is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes simultaneously. This position was cemented when she reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.
She has performed across the UK and the world, including the USA, Turkey, Sweden, Holland, Spain and Slovenia. She has performed alongside some of the best known comics on the scene today, including but not limited to – Dane Baptiste, Desiree Birch & Ellie Taylor (all of whom she has recently supported on tour) Kae Kurd, Paul Chowdhury, Stephen K Amos, Sarah Millican, & Richard Blackwood.
As well as being the founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’, She is a regular at Top Secret Comedy, Angel Comedy, Glee Clubs and Hysterical Women. She also lends herself to many charitable causes, one in particular of which she is a member, is Kiwanis London South East - they hold a special place in Thanyia’s heart, as they work with people who aren’t privileged in the UK.
Thanyia has been invited to speak on current affairs on Channel 4, BBC Radio London and talkRadio. She has also written for Modern Woman Magazine. She has spoken at Women in leadership summits for the National literacy Trust, hosted the first UK Bi-Pride main stage and has spoken at the prestigious Pride in London & Brunel Univeristy.
Thanyia is a skilled and naturally gifted actress. Her credits include Bafta winning Jamie Johnson (CBBC) Pure (C4) BBC Quickies, Kathryn Ryan's Duchess (Netflix) as well as multiple short comedy films.
You can also see Thanyia on Mock the Week, Mo Gilligan’s Black, British and Funny, Comedy Central’s Drunk Histories and Dane Baptiste’s new show, Bamous.
She is currently working on her debut stand up hour 'Bully' which was set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2020.