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Janine Harouni is a UK based Lebanese-American 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 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's second stand up hour 'Man'oushe' premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was nominated for Best Show, and is currently taking her on 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)

WINNERBBC New Comedy Award 2019

WINNERBest Show Amused Moose 2019

WINNER: 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019

WINNERLaughing 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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