Ninia Benjamin

Biography: According to stand-up comic Ninia Benjamin, one of the Non-Blondes from 3 Non-Blondes, "this show is pushing the boundaries of what women can do in the street."
Performing skits and improvising before an unsuspecting public are key elements in this show that, "is mainly about thinking on your feet and trying to make the best of whatever is going to happen without being horrible."
Before breaking into television, Ninia was a stand-up comic who worked for Woolworths and a government welfare department. Now she asks strangers if they want to be in a threesome and drops her skirt in front of people giving her directions. Much of her enjoyment in filming the show is experiencing the reaction from the strangers who they encounter. "My favorite character has to be the, 'Do you want to &^%@*%?' Just because I go out of my way to pick the men who just would not be expecting it, the real business-suited men who would absolutely not expect you to say that to them." Not
According to stand-up comic Ninia Benjamin, one of the Non-Blondes from 3 Non-Blondes, "this show is pushing the boundaries of what women can do in the street."
Performing skits and improvising before an unsuspecting public are key elements in this show that, "is mainly about thinking on your feet and trying to make the best of whatever is going to happen without being horrible."

Before breaking into television, Ninia was a stand-up comic who worked for Woolworths and a government welfare department. Now she asks strangers if they want to be in a threesome and drops her skirt in front of people giving her directions.

Much of her enjoyment in filming the show is experiencing the reaction from the strangers who they encounter. "My favorite character has to be the, 'Do you want to &^%@*%?' Just because I go out of my way to pick the men who just would not be expecting it, the real business-suited men who would absolutely not expect you to say that to them."

Not surprisingly her family isn't always thrilled with some of the more extreme characters she plays, but Ninia can't help to laugh when she thinks of her mother's reaction to her "Do you want to &^%@*%?" character. "My mum kissed her teeth (tutted) and she got out of the chair and went to the kitchen."
Still, Ninia derives a lot of inspiration from her West African mother, even though she isn't persuaded that Ninia has made a sensible career move. "She still thinks I should be working for the council, a proper job where you get a pension at the end of it, you know, work nine to five. Bless her!"
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