Janine is a comedian, actor, writer and New York native living in London.
Seen / heard on ITV2, Comedy Central, BBC 3, Comic Relief, NPR, and BBC Radio 4
NOMINEE: Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2019
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
WINNER: So You Think You're Funny Sketch Award 2017
WINNER: Leicester Square Sketch Off 2017
Janine Harouni is 'ready for her Netflix special' (The Times). She's quickly made a name for herself as one of the fastest rising newcomers on the UK circuit. In two years she's won an unprecedented six newcomer awards for both stand up and sketch comedy. Her debut hour Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated) was nominated for Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2019, sold out its entire Edinburgh run in one week and received 5 and 4 star reviews across the board. It transferred for 13 sold out shows at the Soho Theatre in London's West End and will be travelling Stateside in 2020.
Janine starred in Comedy Central's sketch series Modern Horror Stories and a number of viral sketches for Comic Relief and BBC Three. She's written for Comedy Central's upcoming all female sketch series Laughing at Salad, BBC Three's Quickies, and BBC Radio Four's satirical news program Newsjack.
She's also one third of the multi-award-winning sketch trio Muriel whom Chortle have hailed as 'the New Smack the Pony'. Their debut show Bad Master premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe to critical-acclaim and a sell out run. It then transferred to London's Soho Theatre where it sold out two consecutive runs with extra dates added. Muriel's online videos have amassed millions of views and remain some of BBC Three's most viewed, shared, and liked sketches to date.
Janine is currently filming a series regular role on a new ITV2 sitcom out in June 2020. She made her professional debut as leading lady Julia in the smash hit 1984 on the West End. Broadway Box described her performance as 'an incredible, disturbing and completely buzz-worthy West End debut.' Last year she made her feature film debut as Jeanne de Caillavet in Colette opposite Keira Knightley.
She is also the long time director of musical comedy duo Stiff & Kitsch (WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Award Winners 2018, Vault Comedy Award Winners 2017) and directed and helped create the hit show Adele is Younger Than Us, which has sold-out venues across the UK and Ireland.
Janine trained at LAMDA in London and UCBT in New York. She is also a member of the Soho Theatre Young Company.