Stand-Up Comedy and Open Mic Hosted by Mohanad Elshieky

Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Mediatheque

Mohanad Elshieky is a stand up comedian based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the comedy scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion on everything. His comedy has been described as genuine and thought provoking. He has recently been named as one of Team Coco’s Comics to Watch at the New York Comedy Festival and been featured on the Lovett or Leave it Podcast, NPR, Buzzfeed, Put Your Hands Together Podcast. You can see him on the docuseries “Unprotected Sets” by producer Wanda Sykes on EPIX. He has recently been named one of the Top Three Funniest people in Portland and been called an Undisputed Genius of Comedy by the Portland Mercury. Mohanad has opened for National touring acts such as Colin Quinn, Emily Heller, Andy Kindler and Sarah Schaefer. He is also a co-host of Portland’s most powerful comedy show Earthquake Hurricane.

Featuring Sara Hennessey

Sara Hennessey is a comedian now living in Brooklyn, New York. Sara has shot multiple stand up tapings at JUST FOR LAUGHS Montreal, and is the co-star, creator & writer of the CBC COMEDY series TERRIFIC WOMEN. Sara is a Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand Up, and has two comedy albums available on iTunes: THEY KNOW TOO MUCH (2018) & TROUBLE IN SARADISE (2015). Sara writes and performs for television, the internet, and the stage.