Janine Harouni is an award-winning comedian who's 'ready for her Netflix special’ (★★★★★ The Times). 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 prestigious 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.
Janine stars in the new sitcom Buffering on ITV2 and can be seen as Carla in the DC Comic film The Batman (Warner Bros). She was a writer and performer for ITV2's hit 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)
With over 200k followers across TikTok and Instagram, clips of her stand up and sketches have amassed over 35 million views. She's also one third of the multi-award-winning sketch trio Muriel hailed by Chortle as 'the New Smack the Pony'. Their record-breaking videos have racked up over 100 million views and remain BBC Three's most successful online sketches to date.
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 2017
WINNER: Leicester Square Sketch Off 2017
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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Praise for 'Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)'
‘Unstoppably entertaining’ - The Times
'A newcomer who’s clearly going places' - Guardian
‘A comedian who is clearly destined for bigger stages’ - Sunday Post
‘More people should witness this remarkable show' - Ed Fest Magazine
‘Thoroughly deserving of every plaudit it has received’ - Evening Standard
‘An organic masterpiece of storytelling rich in fond detail, intricately woven together’ - Scotsman