We’ve seen a fair few big-name comedians swing through the city this year (Adam Hill and Jason Manford, to name a few, plus Sean Lock’s just announced a visit).

Which is why we’re pleased to announce that this trend seems set to continue.

McGettigan’s in JLT has just announced it’ll host some of Ireland’s best comedians for the Irish pub’s annual Comedyfest over January 12 and 13 next year.

It’s pretty easy on the pocket, too – for Dhs50, you’ll be granted entry as well as a free drink or BBQ burger (not bad, eh?).

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The show will be headlined by up-and-coming youngster Al Porter, a 23-year-old who’s been making quite the name for himself on the UK and Irish comedy circuit.

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Returning to the McGettigan’s Comedyfest is also Limerick comedian Karl Spain, who’s been around the comedy scene for the better part of two decades.

A whizz in self-deprecating humour and ‘lad culture’, Spain’s toured with some of the UK’s best, including Ed Byrne and Kevin Bridges.

Comedyfest will also welcome to the stage Irish Republic of Telly star Kevin McGahern, who plays the character Sim Card on Irish TV series The Hardy Bucks.

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Lastly, comedian Eric Lalor will play MC for the event, and is bound to get the crowd riled up for what seems to be an evening of laughs.

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McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, next to Bonnington Lakes Tower, Dubai. Thursday January 12 and Friday January 13, doors open at 8pm. Tel: (04) 3780800. 

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