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.