The Laughter Factory announces
‘We are going to hell’ tour
With a list of TV credits as long as the Sheik Zayed road, from Nextflix to BBC1, this months Laughter Factory line up, includes comedy superstars Markus Birdman, Carey Marx and Andrew Ryan.
One of our biggest gigs of the year, with three top comedians, on tour for five gigs throughout Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts, Markus Birdman never fails to have the room in pieces. Watch him shine on Netflix, but bear in mind,the screen is no substitute for live stand up. ‘Don’t miss the real thing!’, warns Gail Clough, The Laughter Factory promoter, who tries to watch as little comedy on line as possible. ‘It’s like having a bath with your clothes on, you can’t really enjoy it. Come down and feel the energy of your fellow humans loving life. There is nothing better. It’s like everything in life, you can only do so much alone’.
When a brush with death becomes a 5 star Edinburgh show, you know, this is no ordinary comic, Carey Marx, is so dark, it’s sometimes wrong to laugh, but you will anyway and that is why we are going to hell. Marx,leaves other comics wondering, ’How the hell did he get away with that?’
Finally an absolute crowd stormer on Russell Howard’s ‘Good news’, Andrew Ryan is the best storyteller to come out of Ireland since Tommy Tiernan. Don’t miss the chance to see this rising star before we can’t afford to book him in a small room anymore.
The Laughter Factory, October tour dates
Thursday, October 5th – Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, Dubai show starts 9pm
Friday, October 6th– Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, Dubai show starts 9pm
Saturday, October 7th – Senara The Palm, show starts 8pm
Monday, October 9th – Jekyll & Hyde Currency House DIFC, show starts 8pm
Wednesday, October 11th – Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, show starts 8pm
Thursday, October 12th – Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, show starts 9pm
Tickets, priced at Dh140, are on sale now
Pre-show dinner and drinks packages, from Dh140 thelaughterfactory.com
Introducing the comics…
An experienced and versatile comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world.
Amused Moose Award Nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15
NZ Comedy Guild Award Nominee for Best International Artist ‘14
Time Out London – Top Ten Comedians ‘13
Netflix Special- Live from Amsterdam
“Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made me laugh so hard it hurt”
“Energetic, engaging… thought-provoking and funny”
Praise for his Edinburgh Festival solo shows
“Probably the most absorbing show I’ve seen. Completely spell-binding”
“Birdman’s Fringe show is a triumph. He isn’t afraid to push the limits of what society deems appropriate. He has created an hour of thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up
“Delightfully comic… topical, controversial and personal”
“Absorbing, intelligent and funny”
BBC Radio 4 – Son of a Preacher Man 2007
BBC Radio 4 – 28 Acts in 28 Minutes 2006
BBC Radio 4 – Loose Ends 2004
BBC Radio 5 Live – Gaby Logan Show 2008
BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan Show 2007
BBC Radio 7 – Spanking New 2004
BBC World Service 2012
BBC Radio Scotland – Fred MacAulay Show 2012
BBC Radio Wales – Jest a Minute 2008
Talksport – Hawksbee & Jacobs 2007
NETFLIX- Live at Toomler Amsterdam Netflix 2012
TV One (New Zealand) Best Bits 2015
TV3 (New Zealand) The Comedy Gala 2013
TV One (New Zealand) Good Morning 2013/14
BBC1 Heaven & Earth 2007
BBC3 How Not to Live Your Life – Series 1 2008
BBC3 Most Annoying Songs We Hate to Love 2007
BBC3 BBC New Comedy Awards 2001
ITV1 Blank Screen (voiceover) 2004
ITV4 And Another Thing 2006
Channel 4 4thought 2012
Paramount (Comedy Central) World Stands Up 2008
Paramount (Comedy Central) Live at the Comedy Store 2005
Kanal 5 (Sweden) Raw Comedy Club 2009
Vara (The Netherlands) Comedytrain International 2007
Loaded TV Jongleurs Live 2012
Winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, and Leicester Comedy Festival nominated (Best Show) comic returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his 11th solo hour.
This year Carey turned 50. We fear our birthdays all year round and when they come we celebrate. We drink alcohol and eat cake, celebrating being alive by doing things that will speed up our deaths. A show about indulgence and like all fun things, it’s probably not good for you.
Through tales of an upside down birthday, bears that fall on foreigners, a stranger who made Carey watch her clean her ears out, temporary alien arm syndrome, and an obscenely sexual plane hijacking, Carey develops his new life Theory of Unimportance. In this search for humility, Marx discovers he’s humbler than everybody else on this earth. A true hero of the people.
Marx oncocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His willful disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. An international multi-award winner, Carey is no stranger to screen or radio with credits ranging from Channel 4’s Gas to BBC One’s The Stand Up Show as well as his own radio sitcom Intensive Carey (BBC Radio 4) adapted from his wildly successful 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show of the same title in 2015. With such a unique voice it is no surprise that Marx has written for the likes of Newzoids (ITV) and Nick Doody’s Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4). Join Carey this Fringe at his life-pondering, behaviour-dissecting, twisted, brutal and honest best.
“Anecdotally debauched” Herald ★★★★★
“A comic at his gleeful best” Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★
“Highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerizing” Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
“Supremely crafted comedy” List ★★★★
“The mocking stance and unremitting march of cold logic will reduce you to howls of laughter” Daily Mail ★★★★
“My undiscovered gem for this year’s Fringe” ScotsGay ★★★★
“Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was.” Chortle ★★★★
“Comedy at its best” Fest ★★★★
“Thoughtful, shocking and hilarious” The Skinny ★★★★
“Obscenely funny, hilarious and curiously intelligent” Informed Edinburgh ★★★★
“A truly fantastic comic” London Is Funny ★★★★
“This is a brilliant, deeply personal performance. A brush with death really shouldn’t be this funny” The Scotsman ★★★★
“As usual, Marx’s style of dark humour punctuated with his mischievous grin captivates his audience from the outset” One4Review ★★★★
Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural observational stand up. He performed his debut hour show ‘Ryanopoly’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, receiving rave reviews (‘Illuminating debut ★★★★’ – The Metro). In 2014 he returned with his latest show ‘The Life of Ryan’ playing to packed out rooms (‘Going to be a huge star ★★★★’ – Timeout). In 2015 he was at the Edinburgh Festival with his latest show ‘Perfectly Inadequate’. Selling out his run at the Festival and having to put on extra shows.‘Hard not to enjoy’ ★★★★ Daily Record. ‘An hour of hilarious comedy’ ★★★★ Edfestmag.
In Ireland Andrew have performed at Kilkenny Cat laughs festival, Ivy Gardens in Dublin & Galway Comedy Festival.
He has performed stand-up on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Best of the Edinburgh Festival Live on BBC3, Live at The Comedy Store for Comedy Central, & Live for MIND on Comedy Central. The Blame Game BBC1
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