Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school at New York University. While attending school he was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on the national TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was a 2-time recipient of the UCB diversity scholarship. Gibran is the only comedian to ever be chosen as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected over 1,000 submissions. Gibran has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, and Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. Gibran was the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny. He has been featured nationally in festivals across the country as well as winning 1st place in the Hoboken comedy festival. Gibran is a staple among college campuses and travels throughout the year. He can also be seen on season 2 of Better Things on FX.
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Tickets For Upcoming Shows
- Tue | September 26th - 8:00PM | East Village
- NICE TRY, Michael Kosta, Ashley Austin Morris, Gibran Saleem, Meghan Walsh
- Comedy is hard. Don't believe it? Then come to NICE TRY w/ Michael Kosta and watch professional stand-ups try out their new jokes for the first time. Kosta, a Daily Show correspondent and stand-up veteran (who closes the show each week), created the show to celebrate the most important part of crafting a good joke: failing at it. So stop by, have a drink, lower your expectations, and watch comedy get created the only way it can: by trial and error.