43: Have The Balls To Be Yourself A Comedians Perspective

   

“Opening for @pattonoswalt… That was huge for me” - @emanifique Click To Tweet

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini.

In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio.

During this episode, Eman will share how she grew the courage to be her authentic self in a space where nobody else truly accepts you. Expect to hear her advice to all aspiring stand up comedians and how you can improve your craft. Listen to the end to find out Eman’s inspiration, motivation, and life goals that may just surprise you.

“Being a comedian is definitely a different ball game than joking amongst friends” - @emanifique Click To Tweet

“The world would have been a lot better off if people were closeted about their religious beliefs and open about their sexuality” - @emanifique Click To Tweet

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  • 01:49 – Eman El Husseini’s background story
  • 09:30 – “Opening for Patton Oswalt… That was huge for me” – Eman El Husseini
  • 14:40 – Financial education and the school systems
  • 17:05 – Can anybody be a comedian? Should you curse during bits?
  • 17:20 “Being a comedian is definitely a different ball game than joking amongst friends” – Eman El Husseini
  • 23:01 – Advice to young aspiring stand up comedians
  • 26:10 – How to improve your craft as a comedian
  • 30:00 – Being your authentic self when nobody accepts you
  • 34:40 – Growing up learning about the Islamic Religion
  • 38:27 – “The world would have been a lot better off if people were closeted about their religious beliefs and open about their sexuality” – Eman El Husseini
  • 45:10 – Pushing yourself to the limits!