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.
Since then Gibran has been featured on MTV, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. Gibran was also the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny. He has been featured nationally in the prestigious New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Limestone Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, Texas, The Big Sky Festival in Billings, Montana, Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and won 1st place in the Hoboken Comedy Festival.
Recently Gibran was 1 of 6 individuals selected out of 1,000 submissions to be a part of the exclusive NBC Universal Late Night TV Writer’s Workshop as well as a finalist for NBC STAND UP - a national talent search for the television network. Currently he can be seen featured as part of MTV's Promotional Campaign #BeyondtheWall for the 2016 elections as well as touring nationally for private events and performing locally in New York City.
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