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STAND-UP COMEDY // Mona Aburmishan (FREE)

  • The Kennedy Center 2700 F Street Northwest (map)

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COMEDY // Mona Aburmishan - FREE

With stand-up comedian Mona Aburmishan, DCPFAF returns to the Kennedy Center for the second year to close out DCPFAF18. 

Mona Aburmishan is a stand-up comic, comedic speaker and emcee based in Chicago. She has studied improv and comedy writing at Chicago’s Second City. She has performed, emceed, and produced comedy shows, competitions and events in major clubs, theaters and universities around the world. In addition to comedy, Mona is a sought-after speaker in various socio-political topics in the United States and the Middle East, and is the first Arab and Muslim woman to perform stand up comedy in some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions: Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


Mona has a Master’s in International Development and is fluent in English, German and Arabic. Having lived in Europe, The Middle East, and Africa, Mona uses her global insight and perspectives as well as her homegrown Chicago-style to offer a fresh look at the funny that’s all around us. Mona’s experiences living in war and in peace allows her a powerful insight into the amazing impact of comedy as a vessel for peace.

This performance is featured as part of the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer:

We regret that as the theater reaches capacity, seats cannot be saved for patrons who have not arrived or are not next in line.

Free parking is not provided for this event.