Mohanad Elshieky

Comedian. Story Teller. Part-time Libyan.


Mohanad is a stand up comedian living in Portland, Oregon. He has been featured on the Lovett or Leave it Podcast, NPR, Buzzfeed, the front page of Reddit and Livewire Radio. 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 Collin Quinn, Emily Heller, Hari Kondabolu and Sarah Schaefer. He is also a co-host of Portland’s most powerful comedy show Earthquake Hurricane and also the co-host of FlyAss Jokes. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion about everything. His comedy has been described as genuine and thought provoking. Mohanad is also the author of “The Road From Libya” blog and once had a tweet about Uber that got more than half a million likes.  

He’s the one we need right now
— Live Wire Radio
His impeccable timing and sweet nature is one of the reasons comedy watchers across the city have been perking up their ears whenever he hits the stage
— Portland Mercury