Forget those January blues – there’s new wave of comedy coming to the UAE, and who doesn’t want to kick off 2020 with plenty of laughs? These stellar comedy nights will certainly do the trick.
It’s time to welcome in the new decade in fits of roaring laughter and with some chuckle-worthy entertainment.
Big Fish Comedy
Prepare to be entertained as three UK comedy artists are bringing hilarity to the UAE this month. Kicking off from Wednesday January 22 until Friday January 24 at multiple locations throughout the country, comedy fans can expect comedy legend Mick Miller, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg and rising star Noel Brodie. Need other reasons to go? Mick Miller performed in front of royalty at one of the most highly acclaimed variety shows in the world, ‘The Royal Variety Performance'. Let the laughter commence…
Dhs120 (before Wed Jan 15), Dhs150 (general admission). Wed Jan 22-Fri Jan 24. Timings and locations vary, dubai.platinumlist.net.
Comedyfest at McGettigan’s JLT
Back for its tenth year and taking place on Thursday January 16 and Friday January 17, Comedyfest 2020 is promising the beat those January blues with four funny men in one craic-ing show. So who can you expect to see? The line-up includes Karl Spain, Danny O'Brien, Al Foran and Joe Rooney – all big names on the Irish comedy scene. Tickets for the show come in at a pocket-friendly Dhs50 and include one house drink and if you’re looking for more ways to save cash this month, McGettigan’s will also be offering a range of mixed drinks, hops, grape and food items for just Dhs20 each between noon and 10pm for the first 20 days of 2020.
Dhs50. Thu Jan 16-Fri Jan 17, 9pm. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT, www.mcgettigans.com (04 356 0470).
US comedian Jo Koy is bringing his Just Kidding world tour to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Monday January 20. It will be the first time the comedy star has performed in Dubai and tickets start at Dhs195. In 2018, Koy was named “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and in 2019, the comedian reached number one on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle. You may also know him from US talk show Chelsea Lately, in which he’s appeared in more than 140 episodes. Don’t miss your chance to see him live in Dubai.
From Dhs195. Mon Jan 20, 7pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street, www.coca-cola-arena.com.
The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is kicking 2020 off the right way – and by that, we mean with a line-up of top comedians who’ll have you in stitches. The Start 2020 Completely Wrong! tour will see compere extraordinaire and multi-award winner Stephen Grant take to the stage for a set that promises to have you chuckling to yourself for hours afterwards. The tour will also see Matt Reed hitting the stage for his UAE debut performance and the trio is completed by Peter White – one of the biggest names to come off the ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival in Montreal.
From Dhs160. Thu Jan 9-Fri Jan 17. Timings and locations vary, www.thelaughterfactory.com (050 878 6728).