4 LOL-worthy comedy shows in Dubai
Heckles at the ready, Dubai’s comedy season has officially started. With two shows courtesy of Max Amini, who is a big name on the international comedy circuit, and a fantastic line-up of UAE acts, there’s plenty of laughter to be had. Here’s our ShortList of the most important dates for your diary.
The Laughter Factory
What: Bursting back onto the new scene, The Laughter Factory is back for a new season of side splitting entertainment. Thursday kicks things off with a line-up of comedians including Dave Fulton, Sean Hughes and Funmbi Omotayo.
Where: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR
When: Thursday July 23, 9pm
Details: AED140, www.thelaughterfactory.com
Authentically Absurd to Max
What: Ductac’s Summer Surprises is bringing American-Iranian comic Max Amini to Dubai. The funnyman is renowned for his sharp cultural observations and comparisons.
Where: Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
When: Friday July 24, 7pm & 9pm
Details: AED250, 7pm to 9.30pm, +971 4 341 4777, www.ductac.org
What: We’re big fans of Dubai Laughing here at ShortList, so much so that they even gave us a crash course in becoming a stand-up comic. If you fancy seeing how the professionals do it, head down to JLT for an evening packed with laughs. The line-up includes the men behind Dubai Laughing, Salman Qureshi and Ray Addison.
Where: McGettigan’s, JLT
When: Tuesday July 28, 7pm
Details: AED75, www.dubailaughing.com
What: Get a taste of how the perfect set is put together with this comedy night featuring up and coming performers. The UAE based stand-ups will be testing their new material in front of a live audience to see which jokes get the biggest laughs.
Where: 1Up Champions Bar, Tecom
When: Wednesday July 29, 7pm
Details: Free, www.dubailaughing.com