The final month in our ‘Summer of Laughter’ season
When it comes to live comedy, what a truly magnificent summer we have had, so far? Acts and audience members from every corner of the globe have created so much happiness in the room, we are almost dreading the good weather.
It’s not quite over yet! Our final tour for the ‘Summer of Laughter’ will not disappoint.
Brand new to the region Laura Lexx has a trophy cabinet that would make Tiger Woods feel like an underachiever. This is a comic on her way to the top at rocket speed.
Speaking of trophies, Tom Wrigglesworth is not behind the door with his list of accolades. This Edinburgh darling has received countless 5 star reviews is not only an accomplished TV presenter, but also an established star of BBC radio.
Our final act, brought back by popular demand. Rob Deering never fails to bring the house down. Your mind will be permanently scarred with his rendition of ‘Coffeeeee’ a song that you will be singing for literally years after you have heard it.
Where & When:
The Laughter Factory, September tour dates
Thursday September 13th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai
Friday September 14th, 7PM – Jumeirah Islands Club
Friday September 14th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai
Wednesday September 19th, 8pm – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Thursday September 20th, 7:30pm – ON42 Media One, Dubai Media City
Thursday September 20th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai
Friday September 21st, 7pm (Early Show) – Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
Friday September 21st, 9PM ( Late Show ) – Jebel Ali Club
Tickets, priced at AED 150 including VATVisit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.
Meet the comics
Laura Lexx is a critically acclaimed comedian and writer, nominated for the
Chortle Best Compere Award 2016, 2017 & 2018 as well as the Amused Moose
Comedy Award in 2016 for her show Tyrannosaurus Lexx. In 2017 Laura was
voted Comic’s Comic Best MC by her peers and is described by critics as “one of
the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see.” (GQ) She’s a hot
favourite at festivals such as Latitude, Bestival, V Fest and Green Man, she’s an
exceptional live act who delivers “real comedic steel” Guardian.
More recently Laura has been working on her new show “Trying” for the
Edinburgh Festival 2018 as well as having had a comedy drama series optioned
“a joy… roars of laughter” The Independent
“superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality” TV Bomb
ROSE D’OR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING AWARD – BEST RADIO COMEDY NOMINEE 2014
SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARD WINNER 2011
CHORTLE BEST SHOW – WINNER 2010
BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER – NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL WINNER 2010
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD – MAIN AWARD NOMINEE 2009
TIME OUT BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – WINNER 2009
CHORTLE – BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE 2004
CHANNEL 4′S ‘SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?’ – WINNER 2003
Sharing a birthday with, and from the same hometown as Michael Palin, Yorkshire man Tom Wrigglesworth is now firmly established as one of the UK’s most distinctive and sought after talents. Since his Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2009, he’s continued to gain momentum as a phenomenal live performer, accomplished TV presenter and star of BBC Radio. He’s enjoyed several nationwide tours with live shows, has written and starred in 4 self-titled series for Radio 4, and been invited to perform at comedy festivals across the globe including the prestigious New Zealand, Sydney and Montreal Comedy Festivals.
Tom’s debut at the Edinburgh festival came in 2006, performing in a double headline show with Tom Allen, entitled‘Allen and Wrigglesworth’. He also compered the prestigious‘Big Value show’ the same year – truly cementing his status as a formidable and accomplished MC. In 2007 he returned to the Edinburgh festival and performed to sell-out audiences in the compilation show ‘AAA Stand Up’. In 2008 he returned with his eagerly-awaited full length solo show ‘I’m Struggling to See How That’s Helping’. His breakthrough came the following year, with his stunning show ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter to Richard Branson’. Truly cementing his position as an Edinburgh darling and an inspired writer and performer, the show received countless five star reviews, a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award and won the Chortle ‘Best Show’ Award. Tom toured the show nationally to before returning to the festival the following year with ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Nightmare Dream Wedding’, which also went on to tour the UK. Following a hiatus, on account of his TV and radio commitments, Tom made a welcome return to the festival in 2013 performing once again at the Pleasance with his latest show: ‘Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe’. It was well worth the wait, and Edinburgh audiences were in for a real treat as Tom once more skilfully blended emotion and humour into one hilarious and poignant show that packed a real emotive punch. Once again proving himself to be a charismatic wordsmith, the show was met with critical acclaim, Tom accepted an invitation to perform at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and embarked upon a full UK tour.
On TV, Tom was a presenter on the recent BBC 4 seriesElectric Dreams – a show which enabled him to indulge his inner geek, exploring how the technological revolution of the 70`s, 80`s and 90`s has transformed Britain`s homes. The series was well-received and later transferred to BBC 2. He was subsequently invited to co-present BBC 2`s Engineering Giants, revealing the inner workings and hidden secrets of the world`s most enormous machines including a jumbo-jet, north sea ferry and a gas- rig.
Indulging his love for science, Tom has been a resident expert on three series of the science entertainment show You Have Been Warned, for the Discovery Channel. Featuring bizarre and outrageous clips, the show explored the world’s top YouTube homemade science stunts and experiments, employing experts to explain the what, how and why of the biology, physics, and chemistry that made the experiments and stunts possible. In a similar vein, Tom later joined the cast of Deadly Dilemmas; a 10 part series also for the Discovery Channel; using science to settle some of the most outrageous, bizarre and perplexing dilemmas imaginable.
As a stand-up, Tom has performed on Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Russell Howard`s Good News and The Comedy Gala for BBC Three as well as The World Stand`s Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and three series of The Comedy Store – all for Comedy Central.
Tom is now firmly established as a Star of BBC Radio. Following the success of the live show, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter to Richard Branson was commissioned for a one-off show, quickly followed by a full Radio 4 series, which transmitted in 2010. In the four-part series Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters, Tom once again tackled consumer issues by writing to figure heads or ‘captains of industry’, and venting spleen over topics such as traffic wardens, estate agents, energy suppliers, and bank managers using real life stories to highlight the grievances people suffer at the hands of consumer stalwarts. The series was met with great critical acclaim, and scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award. A second series of Open Letters quickly followed, transmitting on Radio 4 in 2011. Tom has since moved onto write and star in another Radio 4 series, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang-Ups. In this new format, Tom ‘phones home for his weekly check-in, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, background and hang- ups. The series was nominated in the ‘Best Radio’ category at last year’s international Rose D’Or Awards. Tom has since written another two series of Hang-Ups and series 3 is due to transmit on BBC Radio 4 this Autumn. Tom is now busy developing the series for TV.
Tom is a regular host of Radio 4`s Comedy Club, and has also guested on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Newsquiz, The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, Act Your Age, It’s Your Round, The Infinite Monkey Cage and You & Yours as well as BBC Radio 2’s Out To Lunch and Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show. He has had regular guest performances on BBC 6’s Jon Richardson show and has co- presented on Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 show and The Rhod Gilbert Show on BBC Radio Wales. He was also a regular panellist on BBC Radio Wales comedy series Jest a Minute, and has been a regular contributor to Fanbanta.com; travelling the length and breadth of the country reporting on all things football related for their website and podcasts.
“THE GODS OF COMEDY CHOSE TOM WRIGGLESWORTH FOR GREATNESS” Scotsman
“MAGICAL STORYTELLING…ENGAGING, INSPIRING AND EXQUISITELY PERFORMED…HYSTERICAL AND ACCOMPLISHED…COMEDY IS RARELY THIS ELEGANT”
“UNDENIABLE GIFT FOR COMIC STORYTELLING…HE HAS A LOVELY TURN OF PHRASE, AN EAR FOR ALLOWABLE EXAGERATION…AND A BORN ENTERTAINER’S GRASP OF STRUCTURE…BOUND TO GO FAR” Telegraph
Rob Deering is a comedian and presenter. He is a former BBC New Comedy Award finalist who regularly hosts The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra). He has appeared on Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Celebrity Eggheads (BBC Two) and Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One). He also won a special comedian’s edition of The Weakest Link – Rob is the only person ever to have won without getting a question wrong!
Rob is a regular contributor to Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable (BBC Radio 6 Music). His other credits include Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Out To Lunch (BBC Radio 2), My Teenage Diary (BBC Radio 4) and The Panic Room (BBC Radio 4).
Rob has toured the UK with his critically-acclaimed solo shows. He is also a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as appearing at the Udderbelly Festival (on London’s Southbank), Machfest, V Festival, Towersey Festival, Kendal Calling, Green Man Festival, Camp Bestival and Latitude. Also, his late-night music comedy pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution. Rob is in high demand both as a corporate performer and as a headliner at comedy clubs around the country and abroad.
Rob is a prolific runner – he has completed multiple marathons and has a regular podcast, Running Commentary, with fellow comedian Paul Tonkinson in which they talk about life, and running, as well as interviewing celebrities and other interesting characters…all whilst running.
Television & Radio credits
Pointless Celebrities BBC One
Celebrity Mastermind BBC One
Celebrity Eggheads BBC Two
Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford ITV
Celebrity Juice ITV2
The Weakest Link Comedians’ Special BBC One
Celebrity Total Wipeout BBC One
Inside Out BBC One
Annually Retentive BBC Three
Never Mind The Full Stops BBC Four
Sam Delaney’s News Thing RT UK
99 Things To Do Before You Die Channel 5
Out To Lunch BBC Radio 2
My Teenage Diary BBC Radio 4
The Panic Room BBC Radio 4
The Comedy Club BBC Radio 4 Extra
Podcast Radio Hour BBC Radio 4 Extra
Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable BBC Radio 6 Music
Beat This Edinburgh Fringe (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010)
Rob Deering: Musicface Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Rob Deering: The One Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour (2012)
The Rob Deering Experience Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour (2011)
Rob Deering: Boobs 2008 Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Rob Deering: Charmageddon Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour (2007)
Rob Deering: 12 Inch Edinburgh Fringe 2005
Rob Deering The Movie Edinburgh Fringe 2004
Rob Deering: Superkings Edinburgh Fringe 2003
Edinburgh & Beyond Edinburgh Fringe 2003
Rob Deering: The Facts Edinburgh Fringe 2002
The Comedy Zone Edinburgh Fringe 2001
Finalist BBC New Comedy Award 2001
” Ingenious and hilarious ”
” As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife, Rob Deering is one of the best performers on the circuit ”
” Inspired ”
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 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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