The Laughter Factory brings festive fun to Abu Dhabi

Three new comedians coming to the capital in December

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If you’re looking for a cracking Christmas night out with your pals, look no further than The Laughter Factory.

The comedy club is back in Abu Dhabi in December with another three stand-up comedians.

This time crowds will be laughing along to Irish comic Rory O’Hanlon, Brit Josh Howie and Canadian Tanyalee Davis.

O’Hanlon has transcended the stand-up comedy circuit and now hosts a podcast, This Happened Last Week as well as acting.

His rapid-fire delivery means jokes come thick and fast during his sets, which has made him a hit on TV shows in his native Ireland.

Those who haven’t seen Howie perform are in for a real treat.

A natural storyteller, his routines are confessional and move people between crying with laughter and squirming with embarrassment.

His BBC Radio 4 sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It is a critical success and hit with listeners.

Davis is making her Laughter Factory debut and club founder Gail Clough can’t wait for audiences to see her.

She says: “Tanyalee is 3ft 6ins [106cm] of complete and utter hilarity. You’ll be watching in awe as such a tiny person dominates the room and leaves the audience begging for more.”

It’s probably best that the easily shocked prepare themselves for Davis’ set – as the comic is known for her no-holds-barred performances.

Since moving to the UK from Canada in 2013 she’s stormed the comedy scene and has appeared on TV shows including Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg and The John Bishop Show, as well as supporting Frankie Boyle (another Laughter Factory alumni) on a UK tour.

The Laughter Factory rolls back into Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, December 12. Tickets are Dhs150 and on-sale now.

Dhs150. Wed Dec 12, 8pm. Park Rotana, Khalifa Park area, www.thelaughterfactory.com (050 878 6728).

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