Pat Burstcher, Andy White and Markus Birdman headline the UAE’s comedy club this month…

Planning a night out? Why not make it a fun one filled with tonnes of belly laughter and stitches (the good kind).

The Laughter Factory, the Middle East’s longest-running comedy club, are back again to provide you with fun nights out with their hilarious tri-factor of stand up comedians.

This month sees Pat Burstcher, Andy White and Marcus Birdman providing the humour guaranteed to tickle your funny bones from Thursday, September 12, to Friday, September 20, 2019.

Meet the comedians

Pat Burtscher

The comedy never stops with Pat Burtscher who, according to Facebook, is a janitor at the Pentagon and Buckingham Palace. The Canadian funnyman has been touring the world since 2004 and will be heading to the region for the first time this September. Burtscher was a finalist in both the prestigious Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions and has also performed at various festivals worldwide including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and more.

Andy White

Andy White’s previous job was at a call centre, which he left and to become a stand up comedian. His first trip to the region, you can expect his performance to contain a lot of silly voices and funny faces when he takes to the stage this September 2019. The Birmingham native’s comedy style ranges from clever, cheeky, sick or just plain silly.

Just an FYI – anything could happen when Andy gets on stage – don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Markus Birdman

Birdman’s website describes him as a comedian, columnist, dad, daydreamer and doodler (and not necessarily in that order). He has a long list (literally, its long) of festivals, tours, radio and television appearances and more behind him and has travelled the world performing his brilliant stand-up sets. He’s been described by the BBC as an “all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made us laugh so hard it hurt.”


The three comedians will be performing at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, September 18 at 8pm.

If you miss them in Abu Dhabi however, the details of their shows in Dubai are listed below:

Thursday, September 12, 7.30pm – Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai

Thursday, September 12, 9pm – Movenpick JBR, Dubai

Friday, September 13, 9pm –Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai

Thursday, September 19, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai

Friday, September 20, 7pm – Dukes Dubai The Palm

Friday, September 20, 9pm – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai

Tickets are available here and are priced at Dhs160.

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, August 8 to Friday, August 16, Tel: (050) 878 6728,

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