Born and educated in Kenya she attended university in London and State University of New York. Holds an IT degree. Worked in IT before retraining to work high education, a precursor to venturing into the world of stand-up comedy. Fluent in 3 languages. Since her debut at the Comedy cafe, she has been tipped as the hottest thing to come out of the Africa since the Sahara. Within 14 months os starting comedy, she was voted 1 of the top 5 Female comedians by the Sun’s Fabulous magazine. She was nominated the best Female New comer at the Black comedy Awards. She has been on Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4Xtra. She is currently working on a one woman show called Njambi in Bongo-Licious.
She performs regularly in the London circuit e.g Just-The-Tonic, The Comedy Store, Piccadilly Comedy club, Backyard Comedy, oi oi Comedy, Bearcat, comedy cafÃ©, Leicester square theatre, Drayton Arms, Top secret comedy, Downstairs at the Kingshead Crouch end, Up the creek, Mirth control, Soho comedy club, Edge comedy Monkey Business Kentish town and many others. She is the resident MC at the heavenly comedy Shepherds Bush.
“Kenyan comic Njambi McGrath who established “I am from Africa,” but then performed spot-on totally British social material with some very funny back-references to Africa. I particularly liked a joke about Oxfam which only an African could make. She is a potentially major comedian. Njambi McGrath is one to watch” John Flemming (2013 EdFringe) http://thejohnfleming.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/a-masterclass-in-how-to-perform-good-comedy-even-at-the-edinburgh-fringe/
The Sun’s fabulous magazine voted Njambi 1 of the top 5 Female Comedians to watch out for 2012.
“Her unique voice makes her an interesting choice for voice over work. “Very funny new stand up from Kenya now living in London. Wicked sense of humour, fresh new and very original” Donna M2M Voices. This what M2M put on their website: ‘Njambi McGrath has been voted one of the top 5 female comedians to watch by Fabulous Magazine. We have seen her live several times and we couldn’t agree more. A fresh new and original talent from Kenya”. http://www.m2mvoices.com/
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lynne-parker/rape-can-you-joke-about-it_b_1805974.html said this ‘Njambi McGrath is a Kenyan comic now based in London, who includes some edgy material “¦”¦ – she ‘owns’ this experience ‘
Creative cows: ‘What you see with Njambi is not what you get. A quiet person off stage, her material is strong, funny and very cleverly constructed. She raised some great laughs from the audience’.
Talent GB ‘: “¦And Njambi McGrath, a Kenyan comic, provided the most laughs per routine, with her clever parody of racial stereotypes’.http://talentgb.com/news/funny-women-awards-comic-talent-hots-heats
“Very well thought set” Noel Faulkner comedy cafÃ©
“Very clever dark humor” Lynn Parker Funny women
“Great set”¦ very impressive indeed” Paul Tonkinson
“Njambi McGrath wowed Paul Tonkinson and audience” Costalight press release
“”¦reminds me of Shirzia Mirza” Phil Zimmerman promoter /comedian
TV and radio
ITV 1 6 clock news
Met films: pilot panel game show
BBC 3 counties radio
OnFM Drivetime Show June 2012 presenter and guest)
Colourful radio London GUEST
Standup sit-down show GUEST
Quarter finalist BBC Radio 2 Newcomedy award
Semi finalist Laughing horse new act 2013
Quarter finalist Golden Jester new act 2013
Semi Finalist Funny Women Competition 2012 / 2013
Finalist Costa Coffee Comedy Challenge 2011 ““ performed at the Comedy Store
Quarter finalist Leicester square new act of the year 2011