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
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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
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
"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
Global Pillage comedy podcast panelist May 2018
Comcompod extra November 2018
Comedy Brockley she/her November 2018
The guardian https://t.co/njsjUnof2E
‘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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07f
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