Jenanistan – work in progress

14 March '20 at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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, especially when you’re an ethnicity that no one has heard of.

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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