Comedian, actor, writer and New York native living in London. Seen & heard on: Comedy Central, NPR, ITV2, BBC Three, and BBC Radio. 

Janine Harouni is 'ready for her Netflix special’ (★★★★★ The Times). One of the fastest rising newcomers on the UK circuit, in two years she's won an unprecedented six newcomer awards for stand up and sketch comedy. Her debut Edinburgh hour ‘Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)’ was a critically acclaimed word-of-mouth hit. It was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe and sold out its entire run in the first week of the festival. It transferred for 13 sold out shows to the Soho Theatre in London's West End and will be travelling Stateside in 2021. Janine is set to star in a new sitcom next year and will be appearing in the upcoming series of ‘The Stand Up Sketch Show’, both for ITV2. 

She's also one third of the multi-award-winning sketch trio Muriel whom Chortle have hailed as 'the New Smack the Pony'. Their online videos have amassed nearly 40 million views and remain BBC Three's most viewed, shared, and liked sketches to date.


NOMINEE: Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2019

WINNERBBC New Comedy Award 2019

WINNERBest Show Amused Moose 2019

WINNER: 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019

WINNERLaughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018

WINNER: So You Think You're Funny Sketch Award 2017

WINNER: Leicester Square Sketch Off 2017

The Times

Fringe Review

The Telegraph 

Evening Standard

Sunday Post

The Skinny

The Scotsman

The List

I Talk Telly

Ed Fest Magazine 

Funny Women

Beyond the Joke

Praise for 'Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)'


The Best Comedy Shows of 2019 - Evening Standard

‘Ready for her Netflix special’ - The Times

'A newcomer who’s clearly going places' - Guardian

‘More people should witness this remarkable show' - Ed Fest Magazine 

‘A comedian who is clearly destined for bigger stages’  - Sunday Post

‘Thoroughly deserving of every plaudit it has received’ - Evening Standard

‘An organic masterpiece of storytelling rich in fond detail, intricately woven together’ - Scotsman