Stand-up comedy in Abu Dhabi

All-star Laughter Factory line-up is one of its most diverse yet Discuss this article

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If there’s an event in Abu Dhabi with stand-up sets as side-splittingly funny and as brutally honest as The Laughter Factory, we have yet to find it. After two decades, the comedy club is still going strong and bringing some of the biggest names to the region.

It’s built up a reputation for playing host to up-and-coming stars who then go on to achieve worldwide fame – including the likes of Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Briain and Jason Manford – so don’t be put off if you don’t know the names on the bill because next week they’ll probably have their own TV show.

This month’s offering is one of Laughter Factory’s most diverse yet. Hailing from Australia, Canada and Nigeria, the trio of rising stars are joining forces for what should be a most memorable night. If there are any comedians you need to get to know, it’s these guys. Here’s what they’ve got in store...
Dhs140. Wed Feb 15, 8pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Park, www.thelaughterfactory.com (02 657 3333).

Damian Clark

Clark has been described by the likes of Jack Dee as being “mad as a box of lights” (whatever that means), appeared on The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, and performed two sold-out Edinburgh Fringe shows. Expect an exuberant and in-your-face stand-up set.

Funmbi Omotayo

Reality fans might recognise this up-and-coming Londoner from I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here NOW! As charming as he is hilarious, his sets discuss growing up an immigrant in East London, working in Harrods and discovering his Nigerian identity.

Peter White

No stranger to The Laughter Factory stage, Canadian Peter White’s universally relatable sets about the life of a 21st-century man have made him a star at home and abroad, with slots on Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live and at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival.

By Sofia Vyas
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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