Wanna hear something funny? It's the line-up for December's Punchline Comedy Club
Punchline Comedy Club has confirmed its line-up for December, with Wayne Deakin, Dave Johns and Daniel Townes coming to Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on Thursday December 5.
The trio will perform in Dubai as part of their three-date tour of the UAE, starting at Danat Hotel in Al Ain before concluding two nights later at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
So, who are the men charged with splitting your sides this Christmas?
First up is Australian-born/London-based Deakin, who enjoys regular slots at the Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Glee Clubs, as well as touring throughout the US, Canada and beyond. He is best loved in his homeland for starring and producing Channel 31’s highest ever-rating show, Tiger TV, and can be seen on the Comedy Channel with ‘Stand Up Australia’.
In this month’s issues of What’s On magazine, he revealed this earlier memory of making someone laugh was when he “started a game of kiss chase in kindergarten”.
Next is Dave Johns a veteran of the circuit and regular on British TV panel shows ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (C4). He has also appeared in the West End stage play ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest’ with Hollywood heavyweight Christian Slater.
He told What’s On that he’d want Halle Berry to play him a movie….
Finally is another Aussie, Daniel Townes, whose 2011 live recorded DVD ‘Previously’ was shortlisted for both the People’s Choice Award and Sydney’s Best Comedian.
Daniel was kind enough to speak to What’s On ahead of his appearance. And you can read full interviews with the other two funny men when the What’s On magazine hits the shelves on November 25.
Your earliest memory of making someone laugh? Primary school, I was about six I think. I had a big drink of water from my water bottle and then I did a really exaggerated ‘aaaaah’ like I’d seen my Dad do. The girl next to me thought it was hilarious.
Funniest TV programme ever? Seinfeld or Arrested Development.
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Me.
Your top three comedy heroes? Chris Rock, Carl Barron, Bill Burr.
The best thing about doing stand-up in the UAE? The experience of working in another country.
Your comedy pet peeve? Audiences who don’t even want to listen to the comedy. What’s the point of going to a show if you just want to sit and talk to your friends?
The gig you will remember forever? I did a show in front of an audience of 4,000 people in South Africa – it’s still the biggest show I’ve done.
The biggest source of inspiration for comedy material? My life.
Your favourite one-liner? Of my own? I’m not worried about dying young, I drink long-life milk.
The comedy kicks off at 9pm. Tickets for all shows are priced at Dhs150, excluding food. facebook.com/punchlinemiddleeast for more details.