Sebastian Sykes25 Jul 2019 AT 10:46 AM

Three brilliant stand-ups to perform on QE2

Laugh-A-Thon 3.0 is bringing talented comedians Varun Grover, Abhishek Upmanyu and Aakash Gupta to Dubai
Sebastian Sykes25 Jul 2019 AT 10:46 AM
Three brilliant stand-ups to perform on QE2

Think you have what it takes for a Laugh-A-Thon that’s been upgraded to 3.0? Of course you do, and the QE2 is the very place to test your, erm, comedy stamina.

The iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 is bringing in talented stand-up comedians for Laugh-A-Thon 3.0, including Varun Grover, Abhishek Upmanyu and Aakash Gupta, and one of them is even offering a masterclass storytelling workshop.

First up, on Friday July 26, is Varun Grover, a comedian and lyricist who is not only known for his brilliant storytelling skills, he’s also won the award for best lyricist at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015.

That’s not all, as Grover will also be hosting a special one-off masterclass on the night. The writer of Netflix series Sacred Games will teach attendees all about writing and narrating a good story that keeps the audience involved. We’re pretty sure he will have some good tips.

The workshop is priced AED100, and will also feature a Q&A session afterwards.

If you can’t make the date, don’t fret, as there’s still two stand-up shows to look forward to. Abhishek Upmanyu will be performing a one-night show on Friday August 23, while Aakash Gupta will finish off Laugh-A-Thon 3.0 on Friday September 13.

Early bird tickets to the show start at AED75, but be quick, as tickets are already selling out. There’s also a season pass to all three priced at AED450.

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If you’re up for a laugh and a bit of grub at the same time, you will definitely want to check out the Faulty Towers Dining Experience on the QE2. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

There’s more laughs to be had at The Laughter Factory this August, with three top comedians including Ro Campbell, Scott Bennett and Dave Fulton.

Let the hilarity commence.

Price: From AED75 (early bird ticket), AED450 (season ticket), AED100 (masterclass).
When: Friday July 26 (Varun Grover); Friday August 23 (Abhishek Upmanyu); Friday September 13 (Aakash Gupta). 8pm-10pm.
Where: QE2, Port Rashid
Tickets available at