Thanyia is an actress, comedian, writer, voice over artist and presenter from
South East 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 performed across the UK and the world, and regularly works alongside some of the best known comics on the scene today, including but not limited to – Dane Baptiste, Desiree Birch ,Ellie Taylor & Katherine Ryan (all of whom she has recently supported on tour) Zoe Lyons, Paul Chowdhury, Stephen K Amos, Sarah Millican, & Richard Blackwood.
As well as being the founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’, which is housed at Soho Theatre, she is a regular at Glee Clubs, The Boat Show and The Comedy Store. 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 children 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 University.
Thanyia is a skilled and naturally gifted actress. Her credits include Bafta winning Jamie Johnson (CBBC) Pure (C4), Kathryn Ryan's Duchess (Netflix), Sophie Willan’s Bafta Award Winning Almas Not Normal (BBC2), as well as multiple short comedy, and comedy films for Comedy Central, BBC and more.
You can also see Thanyia on Mock the Week, Mo Gilligan’s ‘Black, British and Funny’, Comedy Central’s ‘Black Drunk Histories’, Richard Osmans ‘House of Games’, Alan Davies ‘As yet untitled’ and Dane Baptiste’s new show, ‘Bamous’, in addition to many others.
She is currently working on her debut stand up hour 'Bully' which is set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022.