Comedians from above the border

Saturday July 1st, 2023 - 10:00PM

Location : West Side Comedy Club NEW YORK, NY

Two drink minimum.  Lineup subject to change. 

Michael Harrison
Paula J. Leon
Salma Hindy
Orli Matlow
Hoodo Hersi
Eman El Husseini
Jess Salomon

Utilizing a smart, honest, and silly observational style, Michael Harrison has been one of the busiest standup comedians in North America. Whether it’s a college, corporate, church, comedy club, cruise ship or bar, Michael’s diiverse act appeals to a wide audience that is always left craving more.

Orli Matlow is a comedian and writer. She is a Creative Consultant on SundanceTV’s Indefensible with Jena Friedman, streaming now on AMC+. She is also a writer on the upcoming Cold War docuseries from Voyage Pictures, From Yalta To Malta. Orli has written for Adult Swim, McSweeney’s, and Reductress, and can be seen on Amazon Prime Sports Talk’s comedy and sports show, Game Breakers. She has performed at Carolines on Broadway, The Women in Comedy Festival, the Alaska B4UDIE Comedy Festival, and for many a synagogue on Zoom.

Salma Hindy is a first-generation Egyptian-Canadian Comedian, Writer, Actor and Performer who has recently moved to New York City. Salma has opened for Ken Jeong, Ramy Youssef, Beth Stelling, and most recently was a regular opener on Chelsea Handler's Peoples Choice Awards Winning Tour: Vaccinated & Horny. Salma will be opening for Chelsea on her new tour, Little Big Bitch, in late December. Salma is currently voicing a Series Regular character on Golden Globe Winner Ramy Youssef's new A24/Amazon adult animated series, #1 Happy Family. She has written for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Salma is currently developing her own half-hour scripted comedy series with Crave (Bell media). Salma's debut comedy album, Born on 9/11 has received rave reviews on Hype Magazine, The Star, Comedy Cake, Patron and Pearl and The Manitoban. You can watch Salma on New Faces at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, CBC's Laugh Out Loud, CBC Gem's "New Wave of StandUp" , Comedy Night with Rick Mercer, CTV’s Stand Up with Jon Dore and Seasons 1 & 2 of Roast Battle Canada (which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for). Salma has her own episode on True Dating Stories where she chronicles going on a blind date chaperoned by her Imam father. She has also given a TEDx talk about her emotional journey in breaking away from her religious family and pursuing comedy, titled "Why People Pleasing is Hurting You."

Paula J. Leon is a first generation Peruvian-Canadian NY based Comedian, Actor and Award Winning Filmmaker. She was a selected Participant at the PIT SOLOCOM Fest in 2021 and performs all over the city various nights a week. Her award winning film She Knows Her Place (available on youtube) was screened at the Angelika Film Center and is currently developing new projects.

Hoodo Hersi is a NY-based comedian, who after making her late night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers is currently writing on A24/Amazon’s Untitled Ramy Youssef Animated show. Since being selected as a New Face: Canada at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, one of CBC’s 15 Comics to Watch, and an Audible New Voice at SF Sketchfest, Hoodo has performed in clubs and festivals all over Canada and the United States. She has performed alongside Hasan Minhaj, Lil Rel Howery, Roy Wood Jr., Nicole Byer, and Maria Bamford, among others. She also had the distinct honors of hosting the TEDxToronto Conference and featuring in Sephora’s national “Get Lippie” lipstick campaign in partnership with Fashion Magazine, where she was profiled as one of the three Female Comedians Taking Canada by Storm Right Now.

Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who recently made the move to New York with her Muslim wife because she has excellent comedic timing. She's done cool festivals in America like the Laughing Skull Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest and the Boston Comedy Festival. In Canada she's been in Just for Laugh's OFF JFL and on the hit radio show CBC's "The Debaters". Her stand up has been on CBC Television and can be heard on SiriusXM. Fun fact: before comedy Jess used to be a U.N. war crimes lawyer. The jury is still out on whether this was a good move.