THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
‘My Big Fat Greek’ Tour’
Brought back by popular demand, Angelo Tsarouchas, an absolute mountain of a man will be treating the Middle East to a master class on how to enjoy life to the fullest.
With a list of TV credits any A list would envy from ’Madmen’ to ‘The Untouchables’ This Greek, Hollywood star will show us that there are far more fun things to do in Greece than smash plates.
In complete contrast, teeny, tiny Japanese woman Yuriko will be making her debut performance in the region. Her small demeanor has nothing, however, to do with her ability to command a stage. This multi award winning comic cannot wait to introduce some Japanese humour to a bunch of expats dying of thirst in the desert (Yes, that’s what we told her!).
Finally UK favourite Paul Thorne is a rare sighting out of London, so we are privileged, this month.
Described as a ‘Must see!’ comic by the Guardian. One of Britain’s most respected topical, headliners will be weaving his magic and making political incorrectness, something of an art form.
Where & When:
The Laughter Factory, November tour dates
Wednesday November 7th, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Thursday November 8th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai
Friday November 9th, 7pm – Jumeirah islands Club, Dubai
Friday November 9th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai
Tickets, priced at AED 150 including VATVisit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.
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Meet the comics
Angelo has appeared on hit American TV shows such as “Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, and “Blue Mountain State”. This sought after comedian headlines comedy clubs and tours worldwide. He has been touring with Russell Peters World Tour, Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show” and is also featured on Just For Laughs. His Showtime special “Bigger is Better” received more than 14 million views and His portrayal of “Vinnie”, in the award winning indie comedy “Fred and Vinnie” received rave reviews. Most recently he just finished filming his latest one-hour comedy special to a sold out audience in Athens, Greece. Funny and approachable, this native Canadian currently lives in Los Angeles.
Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian and the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner.
Kotani began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as "One To Watch" by Time Out in 2015. She went on to become first runner up in So You Think You're Funny 2015, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015, and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016. She has supported Joe Lycett, Rob Delaney and Puppetry of the Penis on their tour.
In 2016 Kotani appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central.
"leftfield rising star" - Time Out
Paul Thorne is a topical comedian, whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-up talents. A well respected headliner and skilful compere, Paul is also a regular member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge team; performing material based on the week’s news in this prestigious long-running topical show.
A wonderfully assured performer, Paul’s provocative topical gags; spontaneous wit, and surreal comedy songs have earned him a reputation as a quality live performer. A truly world class act, Paul has performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan and Australia and many places in between. In recent years, he has also enjoyed two critically acclaimed tours of Canadian Fringe Festivals with his solo show.
Paul’s TV credits include The World Stands Up (Paramount), The Stand Up Show (BBC One) and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). He also served as Team Captain on three series of the Montreux Award-winning comedy panel game Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment (Channel 5). On Radio, he’s guested on Cabaret on Four (BBC Radio 4), The Lost Weblog of Scrooby Trevithick with Andy Parsons (BBC Radio 4) and Hold the Front Page (BBC Radio 5).
After years of headlining across the UK circuit, Paul completed a successful residency in London’s West End in 2014, performing a brand new topical solo show at The Leicester Square Theatre. Paul headed to the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 with an updated version of the show This Month’s Apocalypse; performing for the month of August at the esteemed Stand venue.
In this new show, Paul takes a sideways look at modern evil; using a mix of brilliant stand-up, music and selectively offensive tirades to depict a world falling apart, where institutions have failed us and celebrity and money are the new Gods. Topics range from bigots to bankers, the seven deadly sins to Radicalised Agnostics, the 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse and The Three Fundamentalist Teddy Bears. Truly capturing the zeitgeist of current times, the show truly cements Paul’s reputation as a creative and prolific writer.
Paul is planning to tour the show across the UK this year – and has recorded an album of finely crafted comedy songs inspired by the show. Available now on iTunes and www.cdbaby.com.
“A MUST-SEE COMEDIAN” Guardian “AMIABLE CHEEKINESS AND EASY BANTER MAKE HIM A HIT WITH AUDIENCES...
MASTERFULLY DELIVERED” Chortle “PAUL THORNE’S SATIRICAL SONGS, WITH HIS OWN GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT,
A WASPISH, SWEARY PLEASURE” Telegraph “MAKES WORKING AN AUDIENCE LOOK EFFORTLESS” The Stage
“A SHARP AND FAST-PACED COMEDIAN WITH JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF EDGY POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS. NO ONE IS LEFT UNSCATHED DURING A HILARIOUS HOUR-LONG SHOW” Toronto Sun
Review of This Month’s Apocalypse, August 2016 - www.edfestmag.com
EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION Comedy Store Management, The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon St, London, SW1Y 4EE +44 (0)207 930 2949 email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org www.comedystoremanagement.com www.paulthorne.com
“A FANTASTIC MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT DOOM, GLOOM, THE INEVITABLE END OF THE WORLD AND THE NUMBER OF WAYS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN. DESPITE THIS, IT’S A BRILLIANT WAY TO SPEND AN HOUR AT THE FESTIVAL. THORNE HAS A GIFT FOR STORYTELLING, INCORPORATING HIS AUDIENCE MAKES THE SHOW EVEN BETTER. HIS COMICAL TALES FLOW NEATLY INTO SONGS, HE’S SATIRICAL, CYNICAL AND VERY FUNNY...FULL OF DARK TWISTS FROM APOCALYPSE’S TO FUNDAMENTALIST TEDDY BEARS, A WONDERFUL WAY TO COME TOGETHER AND LAUGH AT OUR OWN NEGATIVITY.”
Link to clip is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1D-2P17vWE
About The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is the Middle East's longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997. 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 familiar stars of the screen on hit UK TV shows.
With a reputation for quality and a sharp eye for talent, The Laughter Factory has showcased reams of A-list comics on their way to superstardom, including Michael McIntyre, Russell Peters, Ed Byrne, Dara O'Brien, Ross Noble, Jason Manford, Sean Hughes, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.
The Laughter Factory's commitment to comedy has been recognized by numerous publications, winning several accolades over its two-decade history, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Time Out Dubai in 2013.