What’s On announces stand-up comedy in Dubai from Tommy Tiernan, at the Dubai Tennis Stadium on March 26, a week after Jack Dee in Dubai.

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Comedian Tommy Tiernan is returning to Dubai for a special stand-up show.

The Irish funnyman was last in the region a year ago, when he played to a sell-out Dubai Tennis Stadium. He will return to the venue on March 26 this year.

Tiernan, a former Guinness World Record holder for the longest standup comedy show (36 hours and 15 minutes), has been on the circuit for almost two decades, scooping numerous awards and appearing regularly on television.

Starring briefly in the final episode of iconic sitcom Father Ted, he hit the big time with Small Potatoes in 1999. In it, as the lead character of Ed Blewitt, he played one of life’s losers, toiling away in a London video rental store.

Announcing the show, organisers hail Tiernan as ‘profound, dark, and silly too, with his performances mesmerising in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny’. tickets are available from the venue now, priced at Dhs175 (early bird).

It’s the second headline comedy show announced in the past month, following news that British stand-up Jack Dee, the man with credited with being able to turn ‘grumpiness into an art form’, will bring his show to Dubai World Trade Centre on March 19.

Dee has been at the top of his game for more than two decades, combining sketch show writing, radio and TV appearances – Shooting Stars, Have I Got News For You, QI – and his infamously dour one-man act. His mainstream career was launched in 1991 following the award of the British Comedy Award for Best Stage Newcomer. It spawned several shows, including ‘The Jack Dee Show’ on Britain’s Channel 4, ‘Jack Dee’s Saturday Night’, ‘Jack Dee’s Happy Hour’ and ‘Lead Balloon’. He was also the man behind the worldwide hit ‘Live At The Apollo’.

The 53-year-old’s appearance in Dubai comes in the wake of an 18-month sell-out tour, his first in six years, around the UK and Australia. British media hailed it as ‘dry and distant, exactly what we have come to expect. It does not disappoint’. Another wrote: ‘He delivered his moans with so much sardonic style it was impossible not to smile. Dee played it safe but scored every time.’