Janine Harouni

More Shows for London Wonderground Including Janine Harouni, Jess Robinson, Rich Hall

Underbelly has announces a second swathe of artists performing at their major new summer festival, London Wonderground, which brings live entertainment back to the world famous Earls Court Exhibition Centre site.

London Wonderground’s programme showcases the very best in circus, comedy, music and family entertainment, with performances in Underbelly’s iconic  upside-down purple cow tent, Udderbelly, and the magnificent Big Top.


Interview: Lockdown Rarely Asked Questions Special – Janine Harouni

2019 was a great year for Janine Harouni. The London-based New Yorker won the BBC Radio 4 Comedy Award, the Amused Moose Comedy Award and was shortlisted for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. 2020 was, well, not quite so good in terms of competitions and we all know why. But Harouni's online work solo and with sketch group Muriel has done well and she recently landed a part in Iain Stirling's new ITV2 flatshare sitcom Buffering, so hopefully 2021 will be ace for this bright rising star.


News: Sketch Trio Breaks Record With New BBC Three Sketch

A new clip from sketch trio Muriel has broken the record for the most views on Facebook and Twitter. 

She's Asking For It, released as part of BBC Three's 'quickies' strand last week, has already clocked up a combined 21 million views on social media, making it the most watched Quickie since the strand launched 3 years ago. The strand has released over 70 sketches.


Interview: Janine Harouni

I think it's fair to say that Janine Harouni had a pretty good Edinburgh Fringe debut this August. The London-based New Yorker won the BBC Radio 4 Comedy Award, the Amused Moose Comedy Award and was shortlisted for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. I had an inkling Harouni's tales of growing up with a Trump-supporting dad and having a near-fatal car crash would do well when I interviewed her for the Evening Standard in June.


Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated), Pleasance

Janine Harouni comes from Staten Island, where everyone talks just like the Sopranos.

At the heart of her autobiographical show is the relationship between Harouni and her Catholic, Trump supporting father.

Harouni disapproves of her father’s voting record and is distressed about his views on gay rights and abortion.

As a liberal she rails against his beliefs and despairs at what is happening to her country.


Review: BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award, BBC Tent, Edinburgh

There were five acts in this year's final, which made it a tight, fast-paced show: "I sound like this because I'm from New York," said first finalist Janine Harouni, who has already been receiving rave reviews for her solo full-length debut on the Edinburgh Fringe. Her short but sweet set here cherry picked some of her best gags, as she compared her parents to the Sopranos but without the crime or the excitement.


News: Radio 4 Comedy Award Finalists Announced

The five finalists have been announced for the Radio 4 Comedy Award. The final takes place in Edinburgh on August 15 at 6pm in the BBC Tent. Details here.






Live Review: 99 Club Female & Non-Binary Comedians’ Bursary Showcase, 99 Club, WC2

It is a truth universally acknowledged that taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe costs a packet, so 99 Club's bursary helps. Two acts making their Edinburgh full-length debut receive £500 and this year, because the standard was so consistently high, the other three acts in the showcase also received £150 each. I was a judge and while our conversation must remain private, let's just say resolving this one makes Brexit seem like a doddle.


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