THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
‘Axis of Silliness’ tour
Once again it’s time to hold on tight, as the Laughter Factory comedy club is about to enter the joyous topsy-turvy world of a 3 foot 6 adult.
Irrespective of size, Tanyalee Davis is indisputably one of the best American stand-up comics touring the globe. This non-stop giggle machine makes Joan Rivers look positively pedestrian. Her mantra is ‘be brave, be very brave’.
Making his debut in the Middle East. Stephen Carlin, is hailed by Stewart Lee and Stephen Merchant as one of the best comedians performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. His sell out tour ‘Pickwickian’ has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. He is increasingly expanding his following on the international comedy scene performing this year across Asia, Europe and of course joining the Laughter Factory in the Middle East.
Finally, Omid Singh will take you on a journey of laughs through his half Iranian, half Indian heritage. This former UAE resident has established himself as one of America’s top multicultural voices.
This seriously impressive act will tear the roof off his Middle East tour.
With such a diverse line up, prepare to expect, the unexpected.
For serious comedy fans that like to meet the acts and discuss the show. There is a wonderfully sociable after party where like-minded people with a good sense of humor can get to know each other.
Where and when:
The Laughter Factory, April 2020 tour dates
Thursday 9th April – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9 PM
Friday 10th April – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 9 PM
Wednesday 15th April – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8 PM
Thursday 16th April – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9 PM
Friday 17th April – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai 9 PM
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT
Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 1st April.
Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today
Meet the comics
The Blame Game – BBC N.Ireland 2017
Live at The Apollo – UK 2015
The John Bishop Show – UK 2015
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival ” Rest and Relaxation” – Canada 2015
The Last Leg – Channel 4. – UK – 2013
Jongleurs Live – UK – 2012
I’m Spazticus -Channel 4 – UK 2011-12
Pit Boss – TLC – UK 2012
SuperHuman: Worlds Smallest People – Documentary UK 2008
Outsiders – Documentary – Sweden 2007
Seeing The Funny Side – documentary U.K. 2007
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival “Best Medicine” – Canada 2007
50 Most Shocking Moments – Channel 5 – UK – 2006
Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour – Live at the House of Blues – USA – 2005
Abnormally Funny People – SkyTV – UK 2005
MTV ‘s BASH of Carson Daily – MTV – USA – 2003
Last Comic Standing – NBC – USA – 2003
Upfront 7- Australia – 2001
Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian form Canada who is now headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout the UK, and the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy. In January 2011, Tanyalee performed her ONE WOMAN SHOW, 4 nights a week for 6 months, just off the Las Vegas strip.
Since arriving in the UK back in 2013 Tanyalee has stormed the UK comedy scene earning her appearances on prestigious comedy shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg & The John Bishop Show. Tanyalee also supported Frankie Boyle on his 2012 UK Tour
Not just content on being a comedian Tanyalee has also appeared in multiple movies including El Matador, For Da Love Of Money & Austin Powers 3: Goldmember. Tanyalee is also part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom. In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.
Abnormally Funny People -Edinburgh fringe – Aug 2015
Actual Size – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (one week Aug 2015)
Actual Size (Solo show) – Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festivals -2016
Actual Size – SoHo Theatre Feb 2015
Big Trouble in Little ‘Gina ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2013
Tanyalee Davis: Little Comedian, Big Laughs – Las Vegas residency 2010-2011
Adam Hills: Comically Challenged – Ireland – 2011
Little People, Big World – TLC – USA – 2009
Little Do They Know ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2007
Brace Tarts (with Liz Carr) – Edinburgh fringe – 1 week – 2006
Abnormally Funny People – Edinburgh fringe -2005
The US Comedy Invasion – Edinburgh Fringe- 2003
Miss Itchy Presents A Damn Midget – Melbourne Comedy festival 2001
” A master of Physical Punctuation ” – Las Vegas Sun
” Joan Rivers meets a Pile driver ” – The Scotsman
‘A captivating piece of comedy” – The Edinburgh Reporter
Recently seen on BBC’s “Comedy Underground” and Comedy Central’s “Alternative Comedy Experience”, Stephen Carlin has just completed a sell out run of his latest show “Pickwickian” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Carlin has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. He is increasingly expanding his following on the international comedy scene performing this year across Asia and Europe.
Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever” Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant & Tom Stade on their British tours.
As always, Carlin’s art lies in his ability to quarry wildly original material from the most conventional of starting points. By taking run-of-the-mill observations and then applying his relentless but warped logic. This married to his exceptional use of language and his brilliantly opinionated broadsides make for memorable routines. All skilfully delivered in his deadpan Scottish brogue.
Stephen is an experienced writer and has written for many BBC Shows including the Now Show and the Newsquiz. He is the author of a Comedy Blog, which hilariously exposes the many facets of a life lived in comedy.
“This is laconic laced with Red Bull, material so thoughtful you would put your house on (him) reinventing the knock knock joke... announcing the arrival of a new comedy original.”
One of the most inventive stand-ups on the Fringe..... knowingly cynical and hilarious ... delightfully deadpan Scot " Chortle
“If this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” Scotsman
“A cult favourite among fans of the sharper end of stand-up” Guardian
“One of the most distinctive, and funniest, new comedians in Britain”Chortle
"this capacity crowd [was] falling at Carlin's feet.”Gigglebeats
“A great comic mind at work”London is Funny
“A fierce Invention at Play” The List
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Born to an Iranian mother and Indian father, Omid Singh is one of the top multicultural comics working today. Not that he considers himself a public symbol or boundary-breaker. As he puts it onstage, “I don’t do anything scary when I go to the airport…but I do like to see how far I can walk away from my luggage.”
Singh’s childhood found him living in far-flung locations ranging from San Diego, ten years in Dubai, a year in fiercely conservative Katy, Texas, and back to the West Coast with addresses across Orange County. After hosting his fifth-grade talent show and participating in Comedy Sportz’s High School League, at 16 Omid produced his own stand-up night (for which he admittedly borrowed plenty of Eddie Izzard material). His participation in a 2008 Ice House comedy contest – this time with 100 percent original jokes – hooked him for life.
Despite experiencing stereotyping and even bullying, Singh doesn’t use his unique upbringing as a crutch. As he sees it, celebrating diversity allows him to connect with every type of audience imaginable.
Singh spent his developmental years in New York City. There he studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade, performed on 2011’s New York Comedy Festival, and was featured in Ben Affleck’s 2012 thriller Argo. Fun fact: In a scene depicting Iranians rushing the American Embassy, extras aren’t wielding U.S. baseball bats thanks to his outspoken fact-checking. 2013 short film Subway, based on his material about a post-workout commute gone awry, was voted the Audience Award winner at the annual No Budget Film Festival.
Now making his home in Los Angeles, Singh was a featured speaker at 2015’s Golden West College Peace Conference. With fellow comedian Jeffrey Baldinger he co-created storytelling gameshow Story Poker, which in 2017 received international acclaim at Scotland’s long-running Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The pair envision expanding the Story Poker podcast into an ESPN-style online series and eventually a home boardgame.
Singh also co-hosts The Patiocast alongside Meg Charles. Spontaneous and uninhibited, the weekly podcast invites listeners to eavesdrop on top talent at Sunset Strip institution The Comedy Store. Singh’s a top seed on the venue’s juggernaut Roast Battle show, a regular at Hermosa Beach’s Comedy & Magic Club, frequent host at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club on the Las Vegas Strip, and an overseas favorite at The Comedy Store in London.
Between touring clubs and colleges across the country, every April Singh curates the Comedy Stage at Broke L.A.’s indie-arts weekend. Creating opportunities for others to perform is a responsibility he takes seriously: He’s even run an open mic in his family’s downtown clothing shop. As the favorite road opener of Maz Jobrani, Singh credits the Iranian-American trailblazer for imprinting his beliefs in hard work, uncompromising values, and conveying a genuine sense of self. For Singh, being a member of the comedy community means belonging to an extended family, but also serving as a force for positive change in society at large. It’s all about striving to give his best performance possible – both onstage and off.
Video and Website: http://www.omidsingh.com/
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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