2023 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show (Nominee)

Janine thought she knew her family. Then she took a DNA test and things got messy.

One of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed stand-up shows this year, from two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Janine Harouni – all about her Arab roots, pregnancy and what happens when your mail order DNA test does not go to plan.

Over 100 million views online

‘Ready for her Netflix special’ ★★★★★ The Times of London

‘Harouni is the smoothest of comics and delivers a perfectly wrought hour’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘An hour ripe for a standing ovation’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ London Evening Standard

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ Chortle

Directed by Adam Brace and Jon Brittain

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Janine Harouni is an Arab-American comedian based 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 UK and is available to stream now.

She stars as Thalia on the UK sitcom ‘Buffering’ and recently appeared as Carla in ‘The Batman’ (Warner Bros.).

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

This event is 21+ // Valid ID required 

Doors at 9:00 PM
Show at 9:30 PM


Seating begins 30 minutes before show time. We sit center and front sections first, side sections last. If you want a central seat, please arrive early. 

Show will begin no later than 10 minutes of showtime.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Please call the host at (617) 628-4444 to let you in through the elevator in The Gorin Building.