Mona Aburmishan

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Mona Aburmishan

Comic, speaker, emcee

Mona AburmishanMona has performed, emceed, and produced comedy shows, competitions and events in major clubs, theaters and universities around the world. In addition to comedy, Mona is a sought-after speaker in various socio-political topics in the United States and the Middle East.

Mona has a Master’s in International Development and is fluent in English, German and Arabic. Having lived and performed in Europe, The Middle East, and Africa, Mona uses her global insight and perspectives as well as her homegrown Chicago-style to offer a fresh look at the funny that’s all around us.

Mona’s experiences living in war and in peace allows her a powerful insight into the amazing impact of comedy as a vessel for peace.<

Recently Mona became the first Arab and Muslim woman to perform stand up comedy in the nation’s most prestigious institutions. She was featured at Carnegie Hall in New York City as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Similarly, Mona was featured in the first ever US Consulate sponsored Comedy Festival in the West Bank on 2015, 2016 and soon in 2017.

Locally, Mona has been featured on Chicago’s #1 day-time talk show, Windy City Live!

Mona maintains her love for Chicago by running 3 of her own stand up comedy shows. “The Comedy Bowl” which is a comedy &  trivia showcase, “Funny Friday’s” at The Tamale Hut on the west side of Chicago as well as the first ever Arab American comedy showcase called “The South Side Comedy Show” in the heart of Chicago’s South suburbs.

She also runs a kids comedy class and workshop throughout the inner-city called “Lil Comix” that teaches kids the art of stand up comedy, improv and comedic writing; with a collective school performance as the course finale – this is in addition to her regular performances throughout the globe.

Mona is currently touring across the country and headed for the U.K., Middle East & South Africa later this summer.

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