2018 is ‘The Summer of Laughter’


Despite the hot weather, we guarantee, this summer will be the happiest time of year. The Laughter Factory will be making people laugh so hard, that their bling will come flying off!

Introducing several new pop up venues, including a return to Zinc, Dubai’s true home to stand up comedy. From Russell Peters to Michael McIntryre, dozens of househould names in comedy, have all played Zinc at least once.

However we are not dwelling in the past and are bringing fresh to the region‘ 8 Out of 10 Cats’ favorite Desiree Burch. She is about to make her debut in the Middle East and headline the June tour.

After winning the 2015 funny woman awards there has been no stopping this New York powerhouse from conquering the UK comedy scene.

Giving her a good run for her money, Joe Bor was frequently asked by Graham Norton to warm up his audiences, Norton knew that he could rely on Bor to have them in a perfect, happy place before they started filming Britain’s most popular TV show.  Joe also has regular slots on Mock the Week.

Last, but by no means least winner of ‘English Comedian of the Year’ Nick Page, has a guaranteed gag rate that the human throat can barely keep up with.

This month’s line up is going to be more fun than a 6 year olds birthday party with a case of Redbull and a box of Snickers.



Where & When:

The Laughter Factory, June tour dates

Wednesday June 20th, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Thursday June 21st, 8pm – Zinc, Crowne plaza Sheik Zayed Rd. Dubai

Thursday June 21st, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai

Friday June 22nd, 7pm (Early Show) – Senara, The Palm, Dubai

Friday June 22nd, 9pm (Late Show) – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai

 Tickets, priced at AED 150 including VAT

Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.



Meet the comics


Desiree Burch

Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant.

She has been seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘Before the Morning After’ (NBC/SeeSo). She’s been heard on ‘The News Quiz’ (BBCR4) and as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as other podcasts such as ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘Made of Human’, ‘Dumb White Guy’, ‘Friends Like Us’ and ‘Writing Excuses’.

 Her past two solo Edinburgh Shows ‘This is Evolution’ and ‘Unf*ckable’ have been sell out hits at the Fringe, with extra shows by popular demand and both transferred to the Soho Theatre.



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desireeburchfanpage/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/destheray

Instergram: https://www.instagram.com/destheray/?hl=en


Video Clips:

Live at the Apollo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UulsH0_lM

Russel Howard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H46nujSRp_Q

Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AURM-_hSgyI



Joe Bor

Joe Bor is an incredibly talented observational comedian and is highly respected on the circuit. He regularly works at many of the top comedy clubs including Glee99 Club and The Comedy Store and has also been booked as tour support for Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Alistair McGowan.

He’s also been booked for writing jobs and TV warm-up for shows including The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Still Open All Hours and Alan Carr Chatty Man.

Some of the corporate clients he’s worked for include Arsenal Football Club, Groucho Club, Proctor & Gamble and Ben Sherman.

He’s a reliable performer with a wealth of material to suit different audiences. His broad range of talent and likeable nature allow him the capability to headline, open and host gigs, and his MA in Screenwriting enables him to write for all types of comedy shows.

Joe has also worked on a range of Buzzfeed videos, writing, starring in and directing over ten viral films that have reached an online audience of millions.

“Joe Bor is a must see!” (Alan Carr)

“Natural born comic ability” (Chortle)

Website: www.joebor.co.uk

Twitter: @josephbor




Twitter: @josephbor

Instagram: joeborcomedian

Facebook: JoeBor



Nick Page

With storytelling comics there’s a moment where the audience asks themselves ‘I wonder if that’s true?’. With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time there’s the sure knowledge that every story is true, and that his is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster.

He’s definitely one of those people you shouldn’t like but do. He has an enviable gag rate, with each story and routine filled with  set ups, call backs and devastating punchlines. His stories are unique, yet relate to everyone. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system, nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV, nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.

Nick’s comedy has taken him all over the world, with performances in (wait for it) France, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey, Crete, China, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, Bali, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.

Nick placed second at ‘The English Comedian of the Year’ 2016. His debut Edinburgh Festival show had sell-out performances, critical acclaim and a host of 4 star reviews. He is in enormous demand in comedy clubs throughout the UK, as a headline act and MC, and has been for the last 12 years.



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 recognised by numerous publications, winning several accolades over its two-decade history, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Time Out Dubai in 2013.



Media contact

Gail Clough (co-founder)

+97150 100 3074



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