Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school for psychology 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 Iggy, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. He has been featured nationally in the prestigious New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, Texas, The Big Sky Festival in Billings, Montana and recently won 1st place in the Hoboken Comedy Festival. This summer Gibran was the focus of a new international documentary series on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny. Gibran is also the star and creator of the web series Hashtag Heroes, which is set to be released in Spring 2016.