‘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
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.
Meet the comics
WITH SELL OUT SHOWS IN MOST EVERY CITY IN THE U.K, NUMEROUS APPEARANCES ACROSS THE GLOBE INCLUDING THEFAR EAST & MIDDLE EAST,
ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCES AT CAPETOWN,ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE,NEW ZEALAND, EDINBURGH FRINGE AND DERRYS EXCLUSIVECOMEDY FESTIVAL,
SPECIAL GUEST ACTFOR 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.
“Everything he says is funny….he looks like he was born onstage, under a follow spot, with a mic in his hand………………………………..................THE GUARDIAN
“Relaxed and happy to banter with the crowd …the stand out of the night…………………………..MELBOURNE-THE AGE
“Atop comedy turn and a right funny bloke…………THE SUN
One of the best things about watching live comedy is seeing a comedian finally find their comic voice. Some comics never find it, but when one does, there's no mistaking it. Suddenly, that ordinary bloke behind the mic becomes a cartoon version of himself. Everything he says is funny, and anything that happens to him is more material for his act. It's partly about finding out who you really are, and how the punters really see you, but the main part remains a mystery. Yet whatever that mystery consists of, John Fothergill has just found it. He's always been a solid comic, but now he looks like he was born on stage, under a follow spot, with a mic in his hand.
He started out in showbiz in a band called One Hand One Heart, managed by Chas Chandler of Slade,
Animals and Jimi Hendrix fame. They weresigned by Epic, then Sony, and after they were dropped, he went to work on a gas rig. It's my guess that this cocktail of toil and rock'n'roll is what made him a comic.See for yourself.
William Cook-The Guardian Guide
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/fothergill.john/
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.
As an Actor, Lateef has a string of Feature Film, TV, Radio and Theatre credits both in the UK and internationally and has recently just completed writing, starring, and producing his own comedy sketch show pilot "HeSaidSheSaid".
Lateef has achieved great commercial success too, being selected as the new face of the ITV Hub and was head hunted to be the official commercial mascot for major energy brand U Switch, playing the role of 'Coach' seen across TV and all major digital platforms; the commercial has already amassed over 5 million views on YouTube.
( Live Stand-up clip)
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.
Her show 'Dear Daughter' was Winner of Best Comedy Show at the Greater Manchester Fringe, her show 'School of Riason' was Nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was later turned into a radio show for BBC4, and Ria Lina’s show 'Taboo Raider' can be seen on NextUp Comedy on Amazon Prime. She is currently working on her latest show 'Resting Twitch Face'
"fearless, provocative and very funny" Scotsman
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 different 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 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.
Gail Clough (co-founder)
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