About Me


Nora Panahi is a Boston-based Iranian-American Muslim-Buddhist stand-up comedian with great bangs and an okay body.

She made her comedy debut in the fall of 2015 at one of Boston University’s Flat Waffle Comedy Hour shows, shortly after joining BU’s Stand-up Club. She has since performed at the Gotham Comedy Club and the Metropolitan Room in New York City, and has opened for comedy superstars like Chris Hardwick and Hannibal Buress.

Nora is known for her satirical take on everyday life, politics, and the challenges of growing up as the ‘teacher’s daughter’ at an all-girls’ boarding school in Massachusetts. She brings her background as a singer/song-writer into most of her sets, singing and riffing about the absurdity of life, while entertaining the crowd with her mad ukelele skills.

In March 2016, she became the first female comic to win ‘BU’s Funniest’ and everybody who knows her is very tired of hearing her talk about it…and how this makes her a “feminist icon.” She is not like other girls.