Janine Harouni: Man'oushe

Comedy (stand-up)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath
  • 18:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Show And Tell in association with Curtis Brown
  • Warnings and additional info: This show may contain distressing or potentially triggering content surrounding the topic of pregnancy.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Janine thought she knew her family. Then she took a DNA test and things got messy. The highly anticipated second hour from Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee Janine Harouni. The quick-witted New Yorker returns with a show that explores her Arab roots, pregnancy and what happens when your mail order DNA test does not go to plan. Star of her own Amazon Prime stand-up special and ITV2 sitcom Buffering. Seen and heard on The Russell Howard Hour, The Now Show and more. 'Ready for her Netflix special' ***** (Times). **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Wendy Reakes 116 days ago

Wonderful talent and very entertaining and touching relating her personal experiences....felt quite touched to be able to share some memories with her, being a mother of 4. Combining humour with grief a true talent. Good luck Janine, and enjoy motherhood X

Steven Reakes 116 days ago

Fantastic show. Her gift of combining great comedy with with personal grief and taking the audience with her is quite something. Do not miss

Niamh Kerr 117 days ago

Absolutely incredible show, funny from start to finish, a masterful storyteller who will carry you through a wonderfully crafted hour of comedy. And doing so whilst 8 and a half months pregnant. Just go and see it!

Laura B 117 days ago

Absolutely believe the hype! I was taken aback by her sheer talent! You would be missing out on something special if you didn’t watch this comedy mastermind at work. I’m only gutted I’m no longer at the fringe to watch this show again. Janine is incredible, and that is the hill I will gladly die on.

Eloise G 118 days ago

An incredibly funny and touching show. Also being from a mixed Middle Eastern background, it was lovely to have a show full of recognisable cultural moments! However, this show is so much more than just an exploration of background and pregnancy through comedy. It is hilarious, and had the whole audience rolling in their seats, but is balanced with incredible emotional weight, particularly in a moving twist at the end. It's rare for a comedian to be able to fit perfectly crass anecdotes and exploration of grief into a single show without it feeling disjointed, but Janine made the light and dark moments fit seamlessly together. She is not only a great comedian, but a very talented storyteller and performer. The show was structured beautifully, with no thread left loose by the end. I cannot recommend this show highly enough and completely loved it

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

An hour ripe for a standing ovation.

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Beyond The Joke (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

Very funny. A show that really delivers (sorry, on a deadline, maybe I'll think of a better childbirth pun to finish on later).

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