AWAN Festival 2023: Arabs Are Not Funny!

16 March '23 at 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Farah Sharp (MC)
English-Egyptian comedian based in London. She has performed around the UK as well as in Sydney, Australia. Her stand-up is a mix of quirky opinions and anecdotes, often based around her upbringing or relationships and what she has (or hasn’t!) learnt from them.

Ella Al-Shamahi
Yemeni British, Ella is a National Geographic explorer, TV presenter on the BBC & Channel 4, and Neanderthal specialist fossil hunting in caves in unstable and hostile territories… she also happens to be a stand-up comic.

Palestinian and Irish comedienne Nadz brings hilarious real-life experiences to the stage, following performances across the UK and Los Angeles.

Celya AB
Originally from Paris, France and of Algerian origins, Celya has been making a huge impression on the UK comedy scene. With her sharp writing and likeable stage presence Celya is destined for the top.

Janine Harouni An award-winning comedian who’s ‘ready for her Netflix special’. Her critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh hour ‘Stand Up with Janine Harouni (PleaseRemain Seated)’ was nominated for the prestigious ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The evening is presented by Arts Canteen


The Elgar Room

Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Arts Canteen

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