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Janine Harouni

Janine Harouni

Janine Harouni is a UK-based Lebanese-American comedian who’s ‘ready for her Netflix special’ (★★★★★ The Times).

“A comedian who is clearly destined for bigger stages” (★★★★ Sunday Post)

New York standup and sketch comedian, writer & dog lover living in London.

Selected as one of The Guardian’s ‘Ten Comedians to Watch in 2021’. Her critically acclaimed debut Edinburgh hour ‘Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)’ was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe and recommended by the critics at The New York Times. It sold out across the UK and US before being filmed as a special for Amazon Prime UK – available to stream now. Her second stand up hour ‘Man’oushe’ premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was nominated for Best Show. Currently there are plans for a world tour in 2024.

Janine stars in the ITV2 sitcom Buffering and can be seen as Carla in the DC Comic film The Batman (Warner Bros). She was a writer and performer for 2 seasons of ITV2’s sketch series The Emily Atack Show. Other appearances include: The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Yesterday, Today and The Day Before (Comedy Central UK), The John Bishop Show (ITV), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4)

  • WINNER: BBC New Comedy Award 2019
  • WINNER: Best Show Amused Moose 2019
  • WINNER: 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019
  • WINNER: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018
  • NOMINEE: Sky Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Comedy Show 2023
  • NOMINEE: Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2019
  • NOMINEE: Chortle Breakthrough Act 2020
  • NOMINEE: Asian Women of Achievement Award 2020
  • NOMINEE: Best Voice Performance, Indie Gamer Mag 2021

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