‘To Laugh, or not to Laugh’? That is the question?
If Shakespeare was alive today we reckon he would probably be a stand up comedian. There is no finer art, or better time spent wobbling around on this planet, than having the ability to make people around you laugh and hence, elevate the mood of your fellow human beings.
Opening brand new venue at Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah, The Laughter Factory is expanding it’s empire, in a quest to eliminate boredom from our lives. Making sure this happens, Geordie funnyman, John Fothergill will provide non-stop laughter, from the minute he gets on stage, until he gets off. “Everything he says is funny….he looks like he was born onstage, under a follow spot, with a mic in his hand says ‘THE GUARDIAN’ about “A top comedy turn and a right funny bloke, say ‘THE SUN’. (It’s good to see them get something right). Making his debut in the desert, Lateef Lovejoy is one of the most distinctive acts on both the black and international comedy circuits and has headlined some of the best clubs around the world. Also debuting in the UAE is Ria Lina, her Philippino heritage gives us a hilarious insight into living in the UK as an Asian woman and smashes the stereotypes apart.
Where and when
The Laughter Factory, Febuary 2019 tour dates
Thursday February 14th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai Friday February 15th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai Wednesday February 20th, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi Thursday February 21st, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights Friday Februuary 22nd, 9pm – Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available a week before the first show
Meet the comics
WITH SELL OUT SHOWS IN MOST EVERY CITY IN THE U.K, NUMEROUS APPEARANCES ACROSS THE GLOBE INCLUDING THE FAR EAST & MIDDLE EAST, ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCES AT CAPETOWN,ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE,NEW ZEALAND, EDINBURGH FRINGE AND DERRYS EXCLUSIVE COMEDY FESTIVAL, SPECIAL GUEST ACT FOR LITTLE BRITAIN LIVE AND ED BYRNE’S LIVE TOUR , T.V. APPEARANCES INCLUDING “LIVE AT THE COMEDY STORE’, “LIVE AT JONGLEURS” AND DUBLINS “LAUGHTER LOUNGE” ALSO VARIOUS TOPICAL COMEDY SHOWS AND A LONG TERM MEMBER OF THE “IMPRESSIVE AND INFLUENTIAL” CUTTING EDGE TEAM AT LONDONS FAMOUS COMEDY STORE , JOHN FOTHERGILL HAS PROVED HIMSELF AS A REGULAR HEADLINER AT THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS COMEDY VENUES IN THE WORLD AND ONE OF THE MOST EXPIERIENCED COMEDIANS IN THE BUSINESS.
Nominee Best Comedian Pride Of Africa Awards Nominee Leading Actor Befta Awards Nominee BECA Awards Best Male Comedian Nominee Emerging Talent Screen Nation Awards
Lateef is multi-talented Actor, Stand Up Comedian, and Creator. He is also one of the most distinctive acts on both the black, mainstream and International Comedy circuits and has been an International headliner in countries such as the US, Belgium, Nigeria, Jersey, Sweden, Norway, and South Africa.
Ria Lina has been entertaining both UK and international audiences with her dry wit and social commentary comedy songs for over 15 years. Her charm and intelligence allows her to get away with anything from the most audacious routines to subtle wordplay. A versatile performer she can as easily MC as well as headline, and has been seen at clubs around the world from Glasgow to Singapore, Seattle to Australia.