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Janine Harouni 2019 Best Newcomer Nominee

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Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

A Lebanese-American comedian with a Donald Trump-supporting father: such real-life dramas are the stuff of potential comedy legend. Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated) did not disappoint, as Harouni – who won the BBC New Comedy Award 2019 during the festival – wrung powerful laughs and some poignant take-homes from a fascinating life.