Mishu Hilmy

Mishu Hilmy is an American comedian, writer, actor, impressionist, and playwright.[4] He most recently wrote, performed, and executive produced the Netflix-parody comedy special Trapped in the Netflix.[1][5] He has contributed to and appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2014, alongside Eric Simon, he co-wrote the Annoyance Theatre play Good Morning Gitmo.[6][7]

Mishu Hilmy
GenresImpressionist, sketch comedy, observational comedy, satire, pop-culture[1][2]
Subject(s)American culture, everyday life, human behavior, pop culture, American politics[3]

The Chicago Reader has described Hilmy's humor as "something I happily cannot unsee."[8] The Chicago theater and entertainment industry publication, Performink, stated: "Hilmy’s skill with impressions and interweaving of social commentary form a strong core to this solo sketch show with a definitive voice."[1] His comedy special included over 30 characters and impressions.

He was part of the Chicago ensemble based comedy theater Under the Gun.[3][9][10] While there he performed in a sketch revue alongside Empire's Antoine McKay.[8] Hilmy has also performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, iO Theater, Annoyance Theater and The Second City.[6] In 2016, Hilmy founded The Comedy Fellowship.[11]

Some of his impressions have included Jon Hamm, Martin Scorsese, Adam Driver, and Malcolm Gladwell.[12]


  1. Willett, Bec (December 17, 2017). "Trapped in the Netflix at iO". Performink. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  2. LaMagna, Maria (January 21, 2018). "How trading bitcoin could actually ruin your mental health". MarketWatch. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  3. Jakes, Dan (April 14, 2016). "Out to Get You". Chicago Reader. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. Fierberg, Ruthie (September 11, 2017). "13 Theatre Works That Responded to 9/11". Playbill. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  5. Fox, Matt (Director) (March 15, 2018). Trapped in the Netflix (Documentary Comedy Special). United States: Ohh Maybe.
  6. "Annoyance Theatre – People". The Annoyance Theatre. Annoyance Theatre. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  7. Hayford, Justin (September 18, 2014). "Good Morning Gitmo". Chicago Reader. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  8. Cutie, Jena (November 12, 2015). "A Series of Random". Chicago Reader. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  9. Wancket, Drew (February 2, 2015). "F%cked up Family Reunion @Under The Gun Theater".Archived March 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Chicago Stage Standard. Retrieved on March 23, 2018
  10. Hayford, Justin. "Not Suitable for Textbooks". Chicago Reader. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  11. "Fellowships". The Comedy Fellowship. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  12. "Mishu Hilmy Performs Six Impressions Live". YouTube.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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