Comedian, actor, writer and New York native living in London. Seen & heard on: Comedy Central, NPR, ITV2, BBC Three, and BBC Radio Four.
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 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 racked up over 50 million views and remain BBC Three's most viewed, shared, and liked 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)'
‘Ready for her Netflix special’ - 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