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Biography

Mina Liccione is an award-winning performing artist, comedian, emcee and arts educator hailing from New York. She has been seen on Broadway in STOMP and Cinderella Ragtime, MTV’s The Grind, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The New Pickle Circus, National Lampoon’s film Pucked, Image Nation’s As One: The Autism Project and acted as the comedy coach for Cirque Du Soliel’s Corteo.

She has toured internationally performing alongside stellar stand-up comedians including Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Michael Winslow (Police Academy Movies) and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and can currently be seen on Comedy Central Arabia’s Comedy Central Presents… TV Show airing Sunday nights on OSN.

Mina was awarded “Best One Woman Show” at the WOW Festival in San Francisco, was rated “Funniest People in 2012” by Rolling Stone Magazine, is a two time nominee for “Best female Personality” by Ahlan Magazine and was voted “Most Inspiring Woman” in the UAE by Philly Arabia. She graduated with a BFA in Dance, minor in Theater Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Performing Arts from New College of California. She is currently adjunct Professor of Theater Arts at A.U.S. And teaches comedy and rhythm workshops internationally.

In 2008, she co-founded Dubomedy Arts with her husband Ali Al Sayed which is home to the Region’s first Comedy School and all-female troupe; Funny Girls UAE. She is extremely passionate about using comedy as a tool to break stereotypes, unify diverse cultures and helping those in need. The comedy duo also founded the Clowns Who Care Project which brings joy, awareness and support to centers for children with special needs, refugee camps and hospitals.

Mina is getting ready to film her debut stand-up comedy special entitled Mina Liccione: Araby By Nature on May 13, 2017 at Warehouse Four Dubai. Follow her on social media at @MinaLiccione and check out her comical blog www.NewYorkerInDubai.com

Art+Passion=Life. La vita belllla!!!