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…


Markus Birdman

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”

The Stage

 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

*Edinburgh Reporter*

“Delightfully comic… topical, controversial and personal”

*The List*

“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.



Carey Marx

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 Ryan

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


Twitter @andrewryan_

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