Janine Harouni has won the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competition 2018.
New York born Harouni now lives in London. She is a LAMDA trained actress, writer, stand-up comedian and one-third of sketch comedy group Muriel. As a stand-up, she has previously been a finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 and was selected for the Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2018.
This year's competition featured over 1000 entries, with the grand final featuring the best 12 acts, selected from heats around the country. Harouni impressed the panel of judges most, to earn first place.
The other acts in the final - which took place last night (3rd December) at The Bill Murray in London - were Jen Ives, Toussaint Douglass, Eryn Tett, Mustafa Fecto, Joseph Emsilie, Nicolas Everett, Cordelia Graham, Akin Obit, Adam Woollard, Leo Gallagher and Ciaran Chillingworth.
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