Since her comedy debut Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive list of credits.
Traveling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics,
from how lesbians are the new gentlemen to her parents’ wedding anniversary landing on, you
guessed it, September 11th.
A media darling of sorts, Eman has been featured in major Canadian newspapers such as The
National Post, The Toronto Star and The Montreal Gazette. She has also appeared regularly on
radio stations such as CJAD, CBC, and CKUT. Her TV credits include a half hour comedy
special on CTV, Comedy Network and the iChannel.
She has just launched the *podcast Unheard Of: Sex, Religion and Politics at the Dinner Table. Interviewing a wide range of ordinary people with unconventional lives. Her guests vary from a former Jehovah’s Witness, to people who are transgender and asexual, to a convert to Islam and a porn actor, to name a few.
Her latest credit; a follow on Twitter by Margaret Cho!
Jess Salomon is a former UN war crimes lawyer turned stand up comic.
The Montreal Metro has called her comedy “charming and intelligent”.
Jess’s festival credits include Just for Laugh’s OFFJFL and ZOOFEST, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Laughing Skull Festival, Boston Women in Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the Ice Breakers Festival.
Other stuff! She’s recorded a TV special as part of the iChannel’s “No Kidding” series and in 2015 was a semi-finalist in SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition. This Spring she’ll be recording a gala for CBC at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Also! She’s written and starred in three solo shows at the Montreal Fringe: Doing Good, Obsession, and IMO (In My Opinion), appeared on CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, on Sun News Network’s Straight Talk as a contributing pundit, and in major Canadian papers such as The Toronto Star, The Montreal Gazette and The National Post, as well as on CBC, CJAD, The Beat, and CHOM radio. Her writing has also appeared in VICE and The Beaverton and her stand up has been featured on SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs and CBC’s Laugh out Loud.
One last thing! When she’s not writing and performing Jess likes to check in with her old colleagues in The Hague. She enjoys hearing how sad the war criminals are without her observational wit and storytelling to keep them going. She believes they are jealous of her comedy audience and regret what they have done.