Alfie Brown, Greg Morton and Fern Brady headline the UAE’s comedy club this month

If you’re in the mood for a fun night out filled with laughter, then check this out.

The Laughter Factory, the Middle East’s longest-running comedy club, is celebrating its 23rd birthday this June with a tour titled Mr & Mrs Standing Ovation.

It’s the Middle East’s longest-running comedy night and thanks to a longstanding partnership with the UK’s Comedy Store, The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three different professional comedians every month, many already stars of the screen on UK TV shows. This month from June 13 to 21, it is celebrating its 23rd birthday with a tour titled Mr & Mrs Standing Ovation. On the line-up will be Alfie Brown, one of the hottest young comedians from the UK; Greg Morton, North America’s undisputed king of slapstick; and Fern Brady, an award-winning Guardian journalist who uses her sharp wit and knowledge of current affairs to raise the roof every time.

Meet the comedians

Alfie Brown

Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time Alfie Brown hits the stage. The son of two of the founders of the UK’s Spitting Image comedy team, Brown is a young act but still has years of experience. He also has his finger on the pulse, not least because he drives an Uber in his spare time.

Greg Morton

You would have never suspected that Greg Morton was once a shy introverted kid, drawing cartoons in the corner. The Canadian comic is especially well known in the United States and has opened for acts like Celine Dion and Dionne Warwick. He has audiences in fits with his spot-on animated character impressions such as Buggs Bunny, Sylvester the Cat, Scooby Doo and Barney Rubble, and needless to say he’s good at it given that he has voiced over twenty Saturday Morning cartoons. He also regularly taps into the more farcical elements of US politics.

Fern Brady

This Scottish stand-up comedian and writer began her career as an acclaimed reporter for The Guardian newspaper and a Guardian award-nominated journalist and has spoken about topical issues on Radio’s 4’s The Today Programme. Now, as well as hosting sold-out shows, she writes online shorts for the BBC and tours international comedy festivals. Last year, she was the first Scottish woman to appear at Live At The Apollo.


The dates for The Laughter Factory for the month of June including timings, and locations are below for you:

Thursday 13th June, 9pm – Movenpick JBR, Dubai

Friday 14th June, 9pm – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai

Wednesday 19th June, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Thursday 20th June, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai

Friday 21st June, 9pm – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai

Tickets are available here and are priced at Dhs160 (including VAT).

It’s also worth noting that if you can rustle up five mates to join you, you’ll get your ticket on the house. Alternatively, give The Laughter Factory a call to find out about discounts for large parties.

The Laughter Factory, several locations, timings vary, from Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 21, Tel: (050) 878 6728,

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