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Magdalena Al-Ghraibawi

Vienna,9

Summary

Magdalena Fatima Al-Ghraibawi, aka Maggie, is an Arab-Muslim comedian who was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. In 2023 she moved to Chicago to study onsite with The Second City where she was rewarded with the Saturday Night Live Scholarship. Simultaneously she received an additional scholarship from the iO Theater where she deepened her knowledge and skill about long form improv.

Maggie is also a stand-up comedian and entertainer including performances and comedic videos for Vienna's "Dschungel Theater" and "Die Chefredaktion".

Her comedic style is satirical and political and she doesn't shy away from including character work during her improvisation sets.

Overview

2
2
years of professional experience

Work History

SNL Graduation Show

The Second City
2024.04 - Current
  • Writing sketches for the closing show
  • Character work
  • Writing and performing in ensembles
  • Working with a director, musical director and stage manager

IO Improv Graduation Show

IO Theater
2024.03 - Current
  • Ensemble work
  • Long form improvisation
  • Learning how to navigate 3-4 person scenes

Wem Gehört Die Bühne?

Dschungel Theater
2023.08 - Current
  • Stand-up Comedy performance for the Dschungel Theater in Vienna. "Wem gehört die Bühne" was a project for BIPOC artists in Vienna who claim space at Austria's theater stages.

Open Mic Nights

Stand Up Comedy
2022.08 - Current

Open Mic nights in several comedy clubs including

  • My Buddy's
  • The Comedy Bar
  • The Second City
  • iO Theater

Coached Ensembles

The Second City
2023.11 - 2024.02
  • Creating short form improvisation in an ensemble

"Die Chefredaktion" Collaboration

Federal Ministry Austria
2022.10 - 2023.10
  • Comedic videos were created for educational purposes as part of a collaboration with the federal ministry of austria

Education

BEd - Education

University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
07.2025

Skills

  • Leadership
  • Social media
  • Memorization skills
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Accepts direction and coaching graciously
  • Fast learner
  • Detail oriented
  • YouTube management
  • Social media management
  • Hair: Hijab
  • Height: 5'8
  • Weight 175
  • Stand up comedy
  • Accents: French, German, Austrian, Russian, Balkan, Cockney
  • Writing for sketch and stand-up

Timeline

SNL Graduation Show

The Second City
2024.04 - Current

IO Improv Graduation Show

IO Theater
2024.03 - Current

Coached Ensembles

The Second City
2023.11 - 2024.02

Wem Gehört Die Bühne?

Dschungel Theater
2023.08 - Current

"Die Chefredaktion" Collaboration

Federal Ministry Austria
2022.10 - 2023.10

Open Mic Nights

Stand Up Comedy
2022.08 - Current

BEd - Education

University of Vienna
Magdalena Al-Ghraibawi