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XX, Will Travel: A Podcast for Independent Women Travelers

Mar 2018

Traveling as a Comedian with Stand-Up Comic Mona Aburmishan

March 28, 2018

Chicago-based comedian Mona Aburmishan has lived and toured all over the world. Mona tells us about how she came to travel the globe as a comic and how she uses comedy as an instrument for unity and peace. Mona's Palestinian-American background and her work in international development give her observational humor a global spin that is often missing from mainstream comedy. Her fresh and unique voice definitely makes her someone to watch.

Mona was the first Arab and Muslim woman to perform stand up comedy in the most prestigious institutions in the United States. 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. In addition to these performances, Mona recently returned from Dubai where she headlined Comedy Central Presents for Comedy Central Arabia.


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