The Laughter Factory turns 21 with awesome August line-up

A trio of rib-tickling comics will descend on Abu Dhabi's Park Rotana

The Laughter Factory turns 21 with awesome August line-up

The Laughter Factory is celebrating its 21st birthday with a rib-tickling trio of funny folk guaranteed to give you a great night out.

A bona fide UAE institution, the ever-popular monthly comedy show is bringing three hilarious comics to the capital for an amazing August offering.

And just like the rest of us, they are hoping to mark their big milestone in style.

Gail Clough, co-founder of The Laughter Factory said: “It’s been an incredible 21 years, and now that we’ve reached maturity, it’s time to grow up and show that we’re still taking the funny business as seriously as ever.

“We’ve never been afraid of a little nip and tuck.”

The Laughter Factory started out in humble beginnings in 1997, when comedy-lovers Gail and business partner Duncan Jones came together to bring regular stand-up to the UAE’s nightlife scene, kicking off with a gig in Dubai’s Hyatt Regency.

And they’re still going strong, having just picked up the Time Out Music & Nightlife Awards 2018 Best Comedy Gig gong for British comic Jason Manford’s awesome set at the Park Rotana last year.

On August 8, the tour rolls back into the Park Rotana, in the Khalifa Park area, with three brilliant bookings.

Kicking off the fun is a UK rising star, Dane Baptiste, who has starred at comedy heavyweights ‘Live at the Apollo’ and’ 8 out of 10 Cats’.

His sold out tour ‘Citizen Dane’ has had two runs of sell-out theatre shows, as well as five-star Edinburgh Festival reviews.

Also appearing this month, Sean Collins is firmly established as one of the best UK headline acts.

Hailing from Canada, but now living in London, Collins, is almost impossible to get a date on never mind several, so UAE comedy fans are in for a real treat this month.

Finally, coming all the way from the Bronx in New York City, Jackie Fabulous is going to leave you laughing in the aisles.

We’ve no doubt the ex-lawyer will live up to her name.

Dhs150. Wed August 8, 8pm. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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