Scott Bennett, Ro Campbell and Dave Fulton headline the UAE’s comedy club this month…
In need of some laughs once the long Eid weekend is over? Consider booking a seat to The Laughter Factory, the Middle East’s longest-running comedy club.
The comedy club has a fresh line up of stand up comedians coming to the capital on Wednesday, August 14 – a guaranteed fun night out.
Meet the comedians
Scott Bennett is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likable, with a warm and engaging delivery, the Yorkshire live wire has sharply written routines guaranteed to delight. He also caught the eye of Michael McIntyre who selected Scott to do a support slot as part of his Work In Progress shows at the Duchess Theatre in London alongside Keri Godliman, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble. Hey, if he’s got the McIntyre seal of approval, we’re sold!
Ro Campbell seemed destined to be a standup comedian. He was an actor as a young boy who decided to never step on stage again after forgetting all of his lines in a high school play. He spent his 20s traveling and doing an array of jobs from cooking, fishing, sheep shearing before he became a roadie. He ended up finding work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he found himself immersed in the world of stand up comedy. After a 12 year hiatus he decided to get back onstage, this time as himself – and he hasn’t looked back. The hardworking comedian has performed solo shows at the last 12 Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s.
Dave’s side job is building motorcycles, climbing frozen waterfalls and looking after his son – when he’s not making a living doing stand-up comedy that is. The comedian has done shows in 25 different countries including Australia, Kazakhstan, Helsinki, Tokyo, Hong Kong and even Mumbai in India. He’s also into a bit of acting and has previously written and directed a series of dark comedy short films. His on-stage humor is created from material from his chequered, crazed life, so expect to hear stories about his near-death experiences, being detained under the terrorism act and surviving an avalanche.
The three comedians will be performing at Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, August 14 at 8pm.
If you miss them in Abu Dhabi however, the details of their shows in Dubai are listed below:
Thursday, August 8, 9pm – Movenpick JBR, Dubai
Friday August 9, 9pm – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai
Thursday, August 15, 7.30pm – Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai
Thursday, August 15, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai
Friday, August 15, 7pm – Dukes Dubai The Palm
Friday, August 16, 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, August 8 to Friday, August 16, Tel: (050) 878 6728, thelaughterfactory.com