Harun Musho’d started performing stand-up comedy as a full-time mature student at university in 2013. He ran and compered his own comedy club for three years in London, and has taken four shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, including three solo shows.
He mines both political events and his complex family background involving multiple ethnicities, religions and fluid morality for his brand of dark comedy.
Harun's debut solo show, HARUN WITH A VIEW (2016-7), received the following reviews:
"A great comedian. I would highly recommend it" ★★★★ Views from the Gods
"When so many newer comics are Stewart Lee wannabes, at least this bears comparison to the original." Chortle
"A likeable and funny comic" The Reviews Hub
His second show, DARK SIDE OF HARUN (2018-9), got these reviews:
"Excellent Show. Sharp and witty comedy from a rising star" FringeReview
"If you get a chance to see this and miss it then you are a fool!" ★★★★★ Radio Faversham
Harun's third show, WHY I DON’T TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT TERRORISM, which debuted at Leicester Comedy Festival in February 2020 before being forced to hibernate in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was revived for a successful run at the Brighton Fringe in 2021 and went to a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 where it got this review:
"His use of irony and repetition has previously drawn comparison with Stewart Lee. And that’s on full display." The Scotsman
WHY I DON’T TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT TERRORISM, has since sold out Faversham, Ludlow and Durham Fringes, and the Nottingham Comedy Festival and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe to even greater success in 2023, so much so that Harun is planning to bring the show back to Edinburgh in a bigger venue in 2024.
Harun is also working on a new show provisionally called HARUN MUSHO'D REVIEWS BAD POLITICAL MEMOIRS which will debut as a work-in-progress show at the 2023 Faversham Fringe in October 2023.
Also, in September 2023 Harun relocated to Glasgow and became a director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.