Irish comedian plays one of the UAE's biggest ever comedy gigs
Time Out Dubai staff
When we spoke to Dara in the run up to his live gig, he’d expressed concerns about doing a show alongside a bar, but the 39-year-old Irishman needn’t have worried. Rather to the contrary, the comedian took the stage in front of a packed audience to plenty of cheers and applause. What followed was a (mostly) clean, family-friendly couple of hours, which nevertheless had everyone in fits of laughter throughout and kept all in high spirits. While queues getting in and out snaked for hundreds of metres, and the four bars inside the stadium initially struggled to manage demand, the show itself was a great success and we doubt we were the only ones hoping he doesn’t leave it so long before his next visit.
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Michelle Mar 07, 2011 11:09 am
Totally agree with the previous comments, it was total greed on The Irish Village behalf. What we thought would be an intimate gig turned out to be a free for all!! Bar was a joke and the staff more so. Spoilt an event that we were all looking forward to!!!
Brigid Mar 06, 2011 01:22 pm
I would just like to say how fantastic Dara O'Briain was last Thursday night but how disappointed our group was to discover that his show had been falsely advertised as being at the Irish Village but instead we discovered it had been moved to the Tennis Stadium due to the overwhelming demand for tickets to the show.
Even Dara did not seem impressed with the venue as he kept commenting on it. The service was an absolute disgrace with people having to stand in line for well over half an hour to be served & missing the actual show.
Shoddy management yet again from the Irish Village.