Arabs Are Not Funny - Unity Theatre

Arabs Are Not Funny

Saturday 13th July

7.30pm

 

 

Prince Abdi

Prince Abdi is an internationally renowned comedian, who has appeared on TV screens across the globe. A British-Somali Muslim who lives in London, Prince has built up a solid reputation as one of the circuit’s defining voices. His career has seen him provide tour support to iconic names like Trevor Noah, Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock and Jack Whitehall. As well as performing at festivals such as The Edinburgh Fringe and Cape Town Comedy Festival.

 

Fatiha El-Ghorri

Underneath Fatiha’s colourful hijab is a mind full of cutting observations and engaging witticism of the life and times of a British Muslim woman. Fatiha smashes the Muslim stereotypes and challenges people to think about what they think they know about Islam, Muslims, Muslim women especially. She tackles some tough subjects like Islamophobia and dating by sharing her own experiences which are funny, thought provoking and honest!

 

As seen on ITV’s ‘The Jonathan Ross Comedy Club’ 2020

As seen on Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe’ 2020

 

Janine Harouni

 

Lebanese-American comedian Janine Harouni is one of the fastest rising comics in the UK. Her most recent stand up hour ‘Man’oushe’ was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe and is currently taking her on a world tour. Her last hour, ‘Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)’ was filmed as a special for Amazon Prime and is available to stream now.

She stars as Thalia on the ITV2 sitcom ‘Buffering’ and recently appeared as Carla in ‘The Batman’ (Warner Bros.). Other TV appearances include: ‘The Russell Howard Hour’, ‘The John Bishop Show’, ‘Comedians Giving Lectures’, ‘Question Team’, and ‘The Stand Up Sketch Show’.

 

Clips of her stand up have gained her over half a million followers across Instagram and TikTok and have been viewed 100 million times.

 

‘Unstoppably entertaining’ – ★★★★★ The Times

‘A comedian clearly destined for bigger stages’ – ★★★★ Sunday Post

★★★★ – Guardian

★★★★ – Evening Standard

★★★★ – Scotsman

★★★★ – Telegraph

 

Maria Shehata

 

Multi-award winning Maria Shehata is an Egyptian-American comedian based in London. She’s been seen on Comedy Central’s The Watch List and Comedy Central Live, Dave Channel’s The Comedy Guide To Life, and Showtime’s Bridging the Gap.

 

Winner of Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, Maria was tour support for Bill Burr, shortlisted as one of the Five Best New Acts at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by The 99 Club and showcased as Pick of the Fringe at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.

She is co-host of the weekly comedy podcast 2 Non Doctors.

Winner – Best Comedian, Hollywood Festival of New Cinema

Finalist – Best New Act of the Edinburgh Fringe, 99 Club

Pick of the Fringe – Edinburgh Fringe 2019

 

Please note that line-ups are subject to change.