Jenanistan (Work in Progress)

Independent work in progess comedy solo show

14 Mar
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Jenanistan (Work in Progress)

BBC New Voices winner 2019, 291 club talent contest runner up, 2018 finalist of the 99 comedy club award and ladies panelist from the BBC Asian Network, Jenan Younis brings you a work-in-progress show of what it means to be "ethnic" in woke-ish modern Britain.

Jenan's father is Palestinian, her mother Iraqi, but the closest to the West Bank she's got to is the west bank off the River Thames in Surrey. Growing up Middle Eastern in middle class middle England makes it pretty tricky being your ethnic self.

But now Jenan finds herself in a world where you can't say ethnic any more (oh no it's "person of colour" now) and Stacey Dooley knows more about her motherland than she does, not to mention the fact that every British fridge has a tub of hummus (or is it humous?) Jenan decides to outwardly start wearing her ethnic self on her sleeve; but it's not without difficulty.

"Sharp, hip smart comedian - not to be missed!" The List

"Unique viewpoint" Chortle

"She's hot to trot!!! Witty, dry current humour" The Monday Club

"Sharp wit and satire" The Hip Hop Magazine

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Jenanistan (Work in Progress)

Independent work in progess comedy solo show

Dates & Times

Saturday 14 March Sat 14 Mar 15:30 £7.50 Book Now

Jenanistan (Work in Progress)

Independent work in progess comedy solo show

Press & Reviews

Comedy CV to date:

BBC New Voices winner 2019

Runner up 291club talent competition 2019

BBC new comedy award nominee 2018

99 Comedy club finalist 2018

South east comedian of the year finalist 2018

Breaking Thru' finalist 2018

Funny women regional finalist 2018

Leicester Square new comedian of the year semi finalist 2018

Get up stand up semi finalist 2018

Amused moose semi finalist 2019

So you think you’re funny semi finalist 2017

Colour House Theatre Comedy award December 2018

Radio/TV/online appearances:

BBC Big Asian comedy night try out 2018

BBC woman’s hour debate killing eve and violence on screen March 2019

BBC Asian network April 2019 debate is the term person of colour problematic ?”

BBC radio 4 extra NCA heat 3 June 2018

BBC Asian network the big debate - Racism September 2018

We are global vision performance May 2019

BBC Asian network - interview on stand up comedy and surgery November 2018

BBC Asian network - ladies panel January 2019

Resonance FM comedy and identity February 2018

AlJazeera English Al-Arabiya: Host for comedy for Palestine day December 2018

Writers room: Cowgirls and Indians 2018 online series in development

BBC Three:

"What's the best and worst things about being Asian/Middle Eastern?" short film Birmingham, September 2018

We are global vision - Not the Eurovision Party; comedy factory May 2019

Podcast appearances:

Global Pillage comedy podcast panelist May 2018

Comcompod extra November 2018

Comedy Brockley she/her November 2018


The guardian

‘Only 12% booked me under my real name’ : BAME performers at the fringe August 2019

The independent (Persian)

The funny women awards August 2019


Bbc three counties radio

Yasmeen Khan show: July 11 2019

Jenanistan (Work in Progress)

Independent work in progess comedy solo show

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