THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
‘Money CAN buy happiness tour’
Anyone who claims that ‘money can’t buy you happiness’ needs to purchase a ticket to the Laughter Factory. You don’t need to buy a Ferrari or go trekking through a rain forest, just some brilliant live stand up comedy and a room full of open minded people and (yes you’ve guessed it!) ‘instant happiness!’
To ensure this happens, fans of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights will remember tiger- faced young Kenny who has just helped raise a whopping 5 million pounds for comic relief, Justin Moorhouse is a seriously impressive live stand up comedian who can rival any household name when it comes to making a room full of people sit up and beg for more.
Dominic Holland is not your average comic, this exceptional writer has several best selling books and never fails to deliver a unique set that has just popped into his head. Yet sounds like he’s been performing it for years. Dominic should be hailed as the undisputed ‘King of improv’
Finally bring your party hat, your silly hat and your clever hat and wear them all, while Funmbi Omatoyo takes you into some ridiculously new mental territory.
Where and when:
The Laughter Factory, March 2020 tour dates
Thursday 5th March – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM
Friday 6th March – Studio One Hotel, Dubai 9PM
Wednesday 11th March – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM
Thursday 12th March – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9PM
Friday 13th March – Dukes, Dubai The Palm, A Royal Hide Away Hotel 9PM
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT
Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 26th February.
Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today
Meet the comics
Comedian. Actor. Dog Walker. Parent. Sometimes on your telly, never on your drive. Has own teeth and is left-handed. Veggie.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Coronation Street. Series regular on The Premier League Show and 5Live's Fighting Talk.
It’s been a busy 18 months for Justin, he brought back tiger-faced Young Kenny for the record-breaking run of Phoenix Nights Live at The Manchester Arena, which raised over £5 million for comic relief; told fantastic tales about Australia and Manchester on Live At The Apollo; won The Champion of Champions on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk; and appeared as Dean the rival cricketing landlord on Coronation Street. All this as well as helming his own critically acclaimed podcast About 30 Minutes, No More Than 45.
His comedy has taken him on tour to Australia, China, Japan and the Middle East. He has performed stand up comedy on television a number of times including, several series of The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), One Night Stand (Dave) and was Michael McIntyre’s guest on his Blackpool leg ofComedy Roadshow (BBC1).
Other TV/ Film credits include; Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Max and Paddy’s Road To No-Where, Shameless, and he was a winner of Celebrity Mastermind.
Justin was a regular presenter on Key 103 for over a decade and is still very active on radio. He’s written and starred in two series of his own Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin and often pops up on The News Quiz on Radio 4, and TalkSPORT, as well as contributing regularly to both Shaun Keaveny’s breakfast show and Radcliffe and Maconie in the afternoons both on 6 Music. Justin’s podcast – About 30 minutes never more than 45 can be downloaded for various platforms here. He has recently released the 100th episode and it has been downloaded over a million times.
Justin regularly performs at private and corporate events, including company awards, AGMs, Christmas/ end of year parties, weddings and birthdays. He is available for both after dinner comedy sets and as a host. Justin is particularly in demand as an awards host, his cheeky, irreverent yet professional approach proving a popular fit for bookers and audiences all over the UK and internationally.
Justin has also worked on branded TV and online campaigns for MUTV, O2 and DFS. In August 2016, he presented the Rio Olympics for Team GB and DFS.
Chortle Award winner 2017
About me? I won Celebrity Mastermind on the 30th December 2011 on BBC1 –my chosen subject was Les Dawson.I’m a vegetarian, dog owner, father of two and I like Batman quite a bit.I’m a comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter. I’m not very good at juggling or triple jump.I’ve done a couple of pantomimes and more theatrically I’ve done two very lovely plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.I write and appear in the Radio 4 sitcom called Everyone Quite Likes Justin –it’s oftenrepeated on Radio 4 ExtraI’ll be popping up here and there doing gigs all over the place. I’m on tour and all the dates are on my website.I’m very good at hosting corporate events and doing after dinner stuff. You can ask my agent for nice letters people have written about me (I’ve got my own black suit and everything)I delivered a car to Sally once on Coronation Street. I was Doug, she told me to do one. I did one. Then I went back to Weatherfield for 3 episodes as Dean Upton the landlord of The FlyingHorse in Summer 2014 –a role I still play (completely off screen).
Multi-award winning, Dominic Holland has been a professional comedian for more years than he cares to recall.
With countless television and radio credits, including multiple appearances on HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU and THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE, as well as THE NEWS QUIZ, Dominic has written and performed four BBC Radio 4 series including the THE SMALL WORLD OF DOMINIC HOLLAND which won a Comic Heritage Award.
A Perrier Best Newcomer and Award Nominee, Dominic has performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival, most recently in 2018 and he continues to tour the UK and beyond with his unique take on life. Described by The Sunday Times as ‘the UK’s master of observational comedy‘ and by The Daily Telegraph as ‘a top notch stand-up who everyone should see.’
Despite Dominic’s best efforts and his considerable achievements in show business, the cruel reality is that he has been severely out-starred by his eldest son, Tom. Tom Holland is 22 and is better known as Peter Parker and even better known as Marvel’s Spider-Man. Dominic accounts for his son’s meteoric and ‘overnight’ success as a fluke in his hilarious book, Eclipsed which is available in hard and digital formats.
Dominic has published four novels, Only in America, The Ripple Effect, A Man’s Life and Open Links, all of which can be purchased at Amazon and he will publish his latest novel, I’Gabriel this summer.
Dominic has written for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Mail-on-Sunday, The Independent, The Sun, Daily Mirror and a raft of trade journals.
He has written comedy material for household names like Sir David Frost, Bob Monkhouse, Harry Enfield and Lenny Henry. He has written key-note speeches for CEO’s and sports celebrities and he wrote two episodes of WARREN for ITV, the UK’s very first fully animated sit-com.
He is married to Nikki. They have four sons and a dog. They live in West London, in a house which is messier than he would like and where laundry is a constant bone of contention.
Stand-up / Actor
Funmbi Omotayo’s friendly, instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He has since gone on to win the prestigious Leicester Square New Act of the Year competition in 2012; shortly after becoming joint winner of Amused Moose’s Laugh Off Competition in the same year. Gently paced stories and anecdotes are delivered warmly and confidently from this relative newcomer. Funmbi is creating a huge storm on the comedy circuit with tales of living in Hackney, his Nigerian roots and his hilarious day to day observations.
Funmbi has also appeared on television shows including Comedy Central At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Sniggers With Attitude (London Live) and Tramadol Nights (MTV).
“A charming young comic…he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands” Time Out
“Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy” Chortle
“A classy young stand-up and, a headliner in the making” London is funny
About The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is the Middle East's longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997.
The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three top professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit USA and 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, Russell Peters, Michael McIntyre, Dara O'Brien, Mickey Flanagan, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican, 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 several’ best comedy night’ awards from Time Out Dubai.
Gail Clough (co-founder)
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