Mohanad Elshieky has a special skill for making you laugh at the seemingly unlaughable. Recently named one of Team Coco’s "Comics to Watch at the New York Comedy Festival, the Libyan-born comedian combines a deceptively laid-back demeanor with his whip-smart perspective on politics and culture. The Portland Mercury called him “an undisputed genius of comedy,” and he's been featured on shows like Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save America, Harmontown and the docuseries “Unprotected Sets” Produced by Wanda Sykes. Elshieky zeros in on topics that make seem off limits - then surprises you with how hard you’re laughing.

 

Best Undiscovered Stand Up Comedians in Every State in America

“Mohanad goes on to use his laid-back demeanor and well-rounded experience to take whatever preconceived notions an audience member might have and wash them away in wave after wave of laughter.”

 
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Mohanad Elshieky Started Telling Jokes at a Radio Station in Benghazi. Now He’s Got a Shot on “Conan.”

““I want you to think I am funny, I don’t want you to think every Libyan out there is funny,” says Elshieky. “Some of them are boring as fuck, and it’s fine.”

 
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Catch Him While You Can: Mohanad Elshieky is One Of Portland’s Funniest People.

 
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HERE ARE YOUR COMICS TO WATCH FOR TEAM COCO’S 2018 NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

“Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco and the Festival will team up once again to present Comics to Watch…”