Union activist, award-winning digital media strategist, and stand-up comedian, Shelina Merani can bring her hilarious brand of comedy to your stage.
She uses stand-up to build bridges between communities and share halal beefs.
Merani brings a revealing approach to how communities and organizations are at the root of eliminating systemic discrimination and at the forefront of reinventing how we build solidarity.
Shelina covers a variety of topics in her jokes, including interfaith marriage, bad breath during Ramadan, border and airport profiling
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Languages: English, French
Shelina Merani is an activist, award winning digital media strategist and amateur stand-up comedian.
She uses standup to build bridges between communities, reinforce stereotypes and share halal beefs.
In her first professional experience on stage in Calgary, Shelina had the lead role as an immigrant Iranian girl in a play called "Skin". It was for mature audiences only.
Soon after, she won first prize in a lip-synch contest performing the song "Kiss" by her favorite singer Prince. The doves are still crying.
In Quebec, Shelina won a public speaking contest for relaying the true story of how she crashed her dad's car into a 7-11. Oops.
Today, those hips don't move the way they used to but despite that, America's got Talent came to her doorstep to audition for their season 12 show. The competition was stiff. How can you compete against a singing and dancing dog? The Ottawa Citizen was there to cover it, putting her on their front page.
When Shelina doesn't halal chicken out, she covers a variety of topics in her jokes including access to equal space in mosques, interfaith marriage, bad breath during Ramadan, PTSD (please don't take desert) and responds to that universal question: What's that called on your head?