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Salma Hindy

Salma Hindy is a graduate of Stand Up Comedy from Second City Toronto. With her fast rise to comedy, Salma has opened for Maz Jobrani, Ken Jeong, Beth Stelling, James Adomian, performed at JFL NorthWest, the SF Sketchfest, the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, the Chicago Women Funny Fest and the Arab-American New York Comedy Festival. Salma has been featured on the CBC, Globe and Mail, CityNews, Refinery29 and more. She just did a taping for CBC Gem's "New Wave of StandUp" and will be doing another CBC taping at the Halifax Comedy Festival and Winnipeg Comedy Festival later this year. She gave a Tedx talk about her emotional journey in comedy titled "Why People Pleasing is Hurting You." Salma is the star of her own name-sake documentary "Salma" as she explores different facets of her identity as a stand-up comic and a biomedical engineer - two very niche and male-dominated industries. This documentary was featured at Toronto Shorts Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Austin Revolution Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, and Women's International Film Festival. Her comedy flavours range from politics to her experiences as the child of immigrant parents. The only terrorism Salma partakes in is shooting down stereotypes on stage.
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  • Nov 30 2020

    82 – Therapy 101 w/ Salma Hindy

    Abbas Wahab chats with Salma Hindy (Comedian) about the youngest-child dynamic, doing therapy and how it works, the benefits of it, the "onion" analogy and how shame is formed, the Muslim "scoreboard" and haram police, and funny Egyptian insights.
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