Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

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Janine's father is a lifelong New Yorker and son of Middle-Eastern immigrants. He's also an avid Donald Trump supporter. Attempting to reconcile those things makes for one tense Sunday dinner. Catch multi award-winning newcomer Janine Harouni in her debut show about standing up for what you believe in, even if you have to do it really nicely. Winner: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 and 1/3 of award-winning sketch trio Muriel. Seen/heard on Comedy Central, Comic Relief, BBC Three, and BBC Radio Four. 'Brilliant' (Chortle). **** (Evening Standard). **** (Skinny).

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  • Accessible entry: Via a driveway from the main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

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Brett Spencer 95 days ago

Best debut hour of stand up I have seen in all my years of going to Fringe. A hugely enjoyable show, that takes us from Staten Island to Croydon. Of the 14 shows I saw in Edinburgh this year, I remember more of this than anything else. Sure to be in contention for all the awards when they come down at the end of the Festival. Go see it,

Sadie Spencer 103 days ago

I loved this show - it was so funny and charming and awesome. I laughed my socks off and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

When will Joanne Harouni get to do the Ted Talk she deserves?In an unusual standup routine, Harouni devotes her hour-long performance to stories about her multifaceted father and lessons on emotional growth. You don’t change people’s beliefs by shouting at them, you change them through positive exposure to new cultures...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

Spanning several popular stand-up themes – a young comic kicking against an older relative’s regressive views; that same comic returning to spend an enforced period of adulthood with their parents; an outsider’s perspective on contrasting cultures; and confronting a life-changing personal setback – Janine Harouni’s debut still manages to be...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Janine Harouni sails through her Edinburgh set like a gleaming ocean-going yacht in a steady breeze. This is remarkable not only because this subtly complex show is the Fringe debut of this fresh-faced, amazingly relaxed, London-based New Yorker, but also because a great deal of her subject matter is not "easy" at all.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Early on in Jannine Harouni’s debut, it becomes clear this show is a love letter to that special bond between father and daughter. Ultimately they both learn to grow as people when they see things from each other’s perspective. Sounds like a schmaltzy, sentimental TV-movie where everyone learns a lesson, but...

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The List (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Accomplished and funny show about tolerance and acceptance...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

Janine Harouni’s dilemma is that the Lebanese-American’s dad voted for Donald Trump. Her show sets out to resolve it. By the end of a set conspicuously constructed for emotional catharsis, she’s done so – even if it requires a sleight of hand you barely notice till you’re halfway home. Harouni...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

The fact that this is Janine Harouni’s debut is frankly offensive - there are no teething problems, no newbie jitters and she’s also managed to craft a show with depth as well as laughs. Other performers must...

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The Times [paywall] (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

Some Fringe debutants arrive full of promise, but look a bit rough around the edges. Janine Harouni, a New Yorker turned Londoner, arrives looking ready for her Neftlix special. Her show, Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated), is a tale that so nimbly mixes laugh-out-loud lines, smart structure...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 105 days ago

Janine Harouni, as a family friend once pointed out, is “good at talking.” Very early on, however, you discover that “good” is something of an understatement as the American comic crafts a mean narrative arc, delivers spot-on impersonations of the population of Staten Island and keeps her audience laughing for...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 105 days ago

Put it down to her storytelling skills, or put it down to the prominent place that no-nonsense Italian-American New Yorkers already have in popular culture, but Janine Harouni’s Staten Island upbringing seems at once familiar and exotic. ...

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FringeReview 107 days ago

Janine Harouni was originally from New York. Following her dreams she left the family home, eventually living in Croydon. This show is about some of the key events that moved her story along. It is an honest, heartfelt account. We start at drama school. Clearly a clever student, she uses...

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