In need of a good laugh? Then you’ll be as thrilled as we are to learn that the Middle East’s longest-running comedy night, The Laughter Factory, is finally making a return to Dubai this July, with a brilliant line-up of international comedians set to perform five nights of gigs as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.
Taking place on Thursday July 16 and Friday July 17 at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, followed by Wednesday July 22 at Zabeel House by Jumeirah – The Greens and Thursday July 23 and Friday July 24 at Grand Millennium in Barsha Heights, each performance will see three comedians hit the stage.
So, who’s bringing the laughs? Irish comedian Danny O’Brien is a comedy festival veteran, and a familiar face at The Edinburgh Fringe, with his solo show frequently selling out. Throughout 2019 and 2020, the comic has toured the world with his act, and he has a number of TV projects to his name.
No stranger to Dubai, Nick Page also returns for The Laughter Factory’s July series, bringing his outlandish storytelling and devastating punchlines with him.
And finally, rising star Peter Flanagan rounds off the trio. The Irish comedian is a regular columnist for The Irish Times, attracting acclaim for his astute takes on Irish and British politics, which has seen him land slots creating material for the BBC and Comedy Central.
Missed Dubai’s live comedy nights? Get it booked.
Tickets Dhs160. Shows start 8.30pm. Thu July 16 and Fri July 17, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (compulsory main courses priced from Dhs60); Wed July 22 at Zabeel House by Jumeirah – The Greens (compulsory Dhs140 two-course dinner to be paid on entry); Thu July 23 and Fri July 24 at Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights (compulsory main courses priced from Dhs35). For tickets visit www.800tickets.com or call for more information (050 878 6728).