THE LAUGHTER FACTORY
‘Tickle Your Funny Bone’ tour
If you want to make someone extra happy, tickling their funny bone has proven to be one of life’s greatest rewards.
And to help your reach that often hard to find spot, we have three of the world top tickling specialists.
Making his debut in the Gulf multi award winning Alasdair Becket-King will be treating the region to a master class intruly intelligent stand up.
Another first timer on the Laughter Factory is Sarah Callaghan.
Armed with bags of attitude, we are about to get a much needed wake up call about women in stand up. Sarah Is fast gaining a reputation as one of the funniest comics currently touring the UK.
Finally,Edinburugh Fringe favourite Adam Bloom boasts a string of sellout tours at the world best comedy festival. This “Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ regular, has one of the fastest comedy minds on TV.
Where and when
The Laughter Factory, March 2019 tour dates
Thursday March 14th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai
Friday March 15th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai
Wednesday March 20th, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Thursday March 21st, 9pm – TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights
Friday March 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
Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017
Finalist Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017
Winner, NATYS 2014
Runner Up, Laughing Horse New Act 2013
3rd Place, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian 2013
Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny? 2013
Radio 4 Extra - Performer, BBC New Comedy Award Heat
Radio 4 Extra - Sketch Writer, Newsjack
Alasdair Beckett-King was named Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 and won the NATYs New Act of the Year in 2014.
His debut solo show The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries was a finalist in the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017. It made Dave's top 10 jokes of the fringe, and went on to sell out at the Soho Theatre.
ABK is a literal Renaissance man. A man for two seasons (autumn and winter). A stand up comedian and animator, ABK has written and performed for BBC radio, and for several indie video games. His stand up clip for 'BBC Scotland Short Stuff' went viral in 2017, with over 2 million views, and you wouldn't believe how little that impressed his dad.
Alasdair has performed stand up across the UK, in Germany, Norway and Romania, at the Utrecht Comedy Festival, at Glastonbury, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe.
A graduate of the London Film School, he won a student Royal Television Society award and was nominated for a Student Oscar in 2013. But he hardly ever mentions it.
Alasdair is currently writing his second solo show, and developing a sitcom with Rockerdale Studios, the production company behind 'Bobby and Harriet Get Married' on Sky.
"One to watch” Time Out
“Delicious writing and exceptional observations” Chortle
“Clever and quirky without ever being inaccessible” Beyond The Joke
Press Coverage for 2017 Fringe Debut 'Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-KIng Mysteries'
"Beckett-King is a master of observing the world from a different and yet entirely relatable perspective....Book tickets now as he’s likely to sell very well” ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
"Incorporated into an elegantly crafted script, this immaculately performed hour is a copper-bottomed, copper-topped enchanter of an introductory show." ★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman
"The kind of hour you'd expect from such a distinctive act." ★★★★ Fest
"Alasdair’s deliver is dry and measured, but alongside the vocabulary and the wit, it combines into an enjoyable and fun hour." ★★★★ One4Review
"...the distinct style was refreshing and innovative." ★★★★ Voice Mag
“Likely to be one of the best debut shows around this year” Chortle
"Proving you don’t need to swear to get laughs, Alasdair Beckett-King’s debut show is a wonderful hour of gentle comedy that would feel at home on Radio 4." ★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh
Dave Award Funniest Joke of the Fringe - Top Ten
Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer who has taken the comedy scene by storm with her frank and fearless style.
The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special ★★★★★ The Mirror
Armed with bags of attitude, she’s a refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke ★★★★ The Herald
In 2014 she was named as ‘One to Watch’ by Time Out magazine and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant played to packed houses and received great reviews across the board. Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Earn A Million Quid’. She also appeared on E4’s Virtually Famous as a guest on Seann Walsh’s team. Elephant subsequently toured to the prestigious Soho Theatre for a run of shows in 2016, again to acclaim, and then on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in Australia.
In 2016 Sarah was a guest on @elevenish (ITV2) and she returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with her eagerly-awaited show ‘24’, followed by ‘The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush’ in 2017 and ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan in 2018.
Since then Sarah has performed all over Europe in places such as Brussels, Norway, Estonia, Andorra and many more. She also took her new show ‘The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan’ to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival earlier this year which was very well received. She continues to take the circuit by storm.
A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage… radiates confidence ★★★★ Chortle
Adam Bloom is one of Britain's most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at the ‘96, ’97, ’98, ’99, '01, '04 & '07 Edinburgh Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theatres at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington & Cape Town. In July '13, Adam made his fifth appearance at ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal, including being part of 2004 'Just For Laughs Comedy Tour', playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4.
tv credits include
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Channel 4)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2)
Mock The Week (BBC2)
The Stand-up Show (BBC2)
Edinburgh Nights (BBC2)
Head On Comedy (BBC1)
Comedy Lab (Channel 4)
Comedy World Tour (Comedy Central)
The World Stands Up (Comedy Central)
The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)
Awards & nominations
1998 Winner - Polygram Video Punters Comedy Award
1998 Winner - Time Out Award (Best Stand-up)
1999 Nominee - Stella Artois Award
2011 Winner - Shooting People Comedy Award -London Short Film Festival *
2012 Nominee - Chortle Awards (Best Club Comic)
"A light-speed wit, focused over years at the pinnacle of stand-up"
Steve Bennet, Chortle.co.uk
"His mission is to convince you that he's the greatest comic ever and he makes a surprisingly good case"
"Bloom is perhaps the perfect comedian"
"He makes me laugh out-loud, I can't wait to see him live"
Sir Ian McKellen
“For pure stand-up, firing out well-written lines and riffing with an audience, Bloom remains in the highest division"
"He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years. Bloom not only has meticulous, brilliant lines, but also an intense and fragile honesty"
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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