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The Best in International Stand Up Comedy Grand Hyatt DOHA Oct. 17
Fresh from the Fringe: The Laughter Factory’s hot October line-up
Larry Dean and Allyson June Smith to make regional debuts for long-running comedy institution
A garrulous Scott, an over-sharing Canadian and a neurotic Englishman walk into a comedy club. What happens next?
We hope you’ve already clocked the punchline – because The Laughter Factory’s October tour is one of dazzling diversity, mixing of-the-moment upstarts with veteran talent, and British reserve with North American reveal. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe is the fiercely original Larry Dean.
This utterly unexpected talent burst onto the scene when he was named Scottish Comedian Of The Year in 2013, before hitting it huge with last year’s solo show Out Now!, which enjoyed an acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh run. Dean makes his Dubai debut fresh from premiering hyped follow-up Farcissist.
Also making a first Laugher Factory appearance is the outrageously outspoken Canadian comic Allyson June Smith, who arrives fresh from warming up Jason Manford’s UK tour, who quipped “I think I need a different less-good support!” after having to follow her onstage. Happy to delve into the most intimate details of her personal life, Smith’s brash delivery has made her a celebrity at home, nominated numerous times for Best Female Stand-up at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
The bill is rounded out by upcoming English stand-up Nick Dixon, an overnight sensation who has earned a reputation for showing wit and spark while exposing an unhealthy vulnerability and self-deprecation. After smashing it on his last tour, Nick returns to The Laughter Factory fresh from recently taping his second appearance for TV network Comedy Central.
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