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Arabs Are Not Funny!  
AWAN Edition
16 March at 9.30pm (Doors: 9pm)
Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, London SW7 2AP

Join us at the Elgar Rooms for a special edition of our acclaimed comedy night with five female Arab comedians, as part of the Arab Woman Artist Now (AWAN) Festival 2023.


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 territo-ries… she also happens to be a stand-up comic.

NADZ 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. She has written for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central, and recently appeared on BBC 2’s Funny Festival Live.

Janine Harouni An award-winning comedian who’s ‘ready for her Netflix special’ (The Times). Her critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh hour ‘Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)’ was nominated for the prestigious ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe and recommended by the critics at The New York Times.

Fatiha El-Ghorri  
Cockney Stacking Doll

Friday, 17 March at 7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
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The hilarious Fatiha El-Ghorri is bringing her Work In Progress comedy show to Rich Mix!

Fatiha is a British-Moroccan writer, actor, and regular on the UK comedy circuit. 

Her observational stand-up and wonderful witticism take you on a whirlwind journey that pulls apart Muslim stereotypes and challenges people's views on Islam, Muslims, and Muslim women. She tackles some tough subjects like Islamophobia and dating by sharing her own experiences which are funny, thought-provoking and honest! 

When she is not doing stand up you may see Fatiha on your tv screens, where she has made TV appearances on shows including The Jonathan Ross Show and Russell Howard Comedy Hour.

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