The Laughter Factory Volume 1518
The Middle East’s longest running night out will be hitting the town with a comedy sledgehammer this August. Headlining this wrecking ball of a show will be Australian bad boy Ro Campbell. Described by’ the List’ as ‘Effortlessly Brilliant’ The Middle East is in for a real comedy treat.
Rising star Scott Bennett will be making his debut performance at the Laughter Factory, this versatile and confident performer never fails to deliver a truly fantastic set of stand up.
Finally Dave Fulton is quite possibly the angriest American you will ever come across. His humour isn’t dark, it’s a complete blackout.
If you scare easily, this isn’t the show for you.
Where and when
The Laughter Factory, August 2019 tour dates
Thursday 8th August – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM
Wednesday 14th August – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM
Thursday 15th August–Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai 7:30PM
Thursday 15th August – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai 9PM
Friday 16th August – Dukes Dubai, The Palm 7PM
Friday 16th August – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 9PM
Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT
Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 1st August.
Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.
Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.
Meet the comics
You may remember Ro Campbell from his role as Darryl the nasty bully who beat up a deaf boy and stole his hearing aid in 1988 Emmy award winning film Captain Johnno, but its highly unlikely.
Following a brief spurt of child acting breaks in the 80’s Ro forgot all of his lines in a high school play and vowed never to set foot onstage ever again .
His late teens and 20’s were spent traveling Australia and the world doing a litany of jobs including cook, fisherman, sheep shearer and Golf Sale sign holder, before spending a number of years as a stagehand/roadie working behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. He was almost fired for running across the stage at a KISS concert in a G String and a Bra.
In 2004 Ro found work, rigging venues at the Edinburgh Fringe and for the first time found himself immersed in the world of stand up comedy. Something clicked and after a 12 year hiatus he decided to get back onstage, but this time as himself.
Since then the UK based Aussie has carved a reputation as one of the hardest working comedians on the International Circuit, creating waves of laughter in over 40 countries with his relentlessly entertaining brand of cheeky slightly dark humour.
Ro has headlined every major comedy club in South East Asia and in 2019 was invited to be part of Magners Comedy Festival Asia.
He has also performed solo shows at the last 12 Edinburgh Fringe festival’s and has made The Scotsman’s pick of Best Jokes of The Fringe. In 2010 he was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year (slighty controversial being Australian and all).
He has written for British TV and Radio, featured regularly on BBC Radio in topical panel shows, history shows and live stand up recordings and has made numerous solo show appearances at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, NZ Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and performed extensively on the club circuit in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.
Ro supported Live At The Apollo Star Tom Stade on his 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 UK Theatre tours and highly acclaimed Edinburgh Award winner Russell Kane on a number of his 2010/2011 tour dates. He recently opened for Kevin Bridges in Australia and has regularly appeared at Kevin Bridges and Friends live at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow.
From 2013 to 2015 Ro co-produced 5 Star hit show Comedian Rap Battle at the Edinburgh Fringe ‘***** – The most exciting late-night format since Set List’ – Bernard O’Leary – The Skinny
Ro now writes regular feature articles for Music Republic Magazine and you can read his latest articles here:
COUNTRIES PERFORMED IN PROFESSIONALLY:
UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Spain, Malta, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Seychelles, Korea, Japan, Phillipines.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE TO SAY:
“One to watch…he’s really good” www.musicrepublicmagazine.com 2017
‘Campbell is the hidden gem of the Fringe … mixes all of his worldy experiences together into one hour of pure hilarity’ **** RipItUp.com.au, Adelaide Fringe 2015
“His laugh-per-minute ratio is one of the highest I have seen this festival… and he makes it look effortless! Because Ro Campbell is really bloody funny” – NZ Theatrereview, NZ Comedy Fest 2013
“Great Stand Up and exceptional storyteller” The Skinny, Edinburgh 2011
” Proper emphasis on punchlines, while still telling a tale…and given extra lift by the professional performance.” Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk”
“Top Notch” Scotsman
“Effortlessly brilliant” The List
“Biggest laugh of Rockness Festival” Emily Mackay, NME
“Mad and bad, peddling savage lines – **** Three Weeks, Edinburgh
“Shoots straight to the funny bone” Beat, Adelaide Fringe 2010
“He’s ace; unassuming, filthy, and bloody funny. I love his work” FestivalFreak, Adelaide 2010
” Although still unapologetically ocker, his material is never clichéd” The Skinny, Edinburgh 2012
” Silly, slightly unhinged fun, a strain of dark humour lurks behind the harmless facade” Gigglebeats, Edinburgh 2012
“The belly laughs kept coming so fast that tears were starting to flow.” The Shetland Times
“Has a very amusing and really enjoyable method of hosting” Youth Review, Edinburgh
“Very wrong, rather funny” Julia Chamberlain, Chortle.co.uk , Hackney Empire Final
“One of the funniest men on earth” DNA, Indian National Paper
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2010 Scottish Comedian Of The Year
2009 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Final
2005 So You Think You’re Funny Semi-Finalist
2005 Winner Big Tickle Comedy Festival Competition, Northern Ireland
2018: Punching Sideways – solo show at Edinburgh Fringe
2018: If Ned Kelly Were King – solo show at Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2018: Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut – solo show at Perth Fringeworld
2017: 6x6x6 – Comedian’s Theatre Company Production – Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe
2017: Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut – solo show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2017: Asian Comedy Invasion – co-producer and host of Asian Comedy Showcase at Perth Fringeworld
2016: Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut – Solo show at Edinburgh Fringe
2015: Road Warrior – Solo show at Perth Fringe and Adelaide Fringe
2014: Kevin Bridges and Friends at The Stand Comedy Club – Regular guest
2014: Co-producer Comedian Rap Battle – Edinburgh Fringe
2014: Exercising Demons – Solo show Edinburgh Fringe (2nd solo show of 2014)
2014: You Take The High Ro, I’ll Take The Low Ro – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe
2013: Solo Show at NZ Comedy Festival, The Classic Comedy Club, Auckland
2013: Co-Producer hit Fringe show Comedian Rap Battle in association with Wee Man Entertainment. weemanentertainment/youtube
2013: Ro Campbell – Never Had It, Still Got It. Edinburgh Fringe
2012 Midnight Meltdown – Solo Show, The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe,
2011 Tom Stade National Tour – Support Artist UK Theatre Tour 47 dates
2011 Russell Kane National Tour – Support Artist on select dates on UK Theatre Tour
2011 Uttering Bad Shillings – Solo Show, The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe
2011 Best Of Scottish – Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe
2011 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2011 Alibi – Solo Show, Glasgow International Comedy Festival
2010 Russell Kane National Tour – Support Artist on select dates in National Theatre Venues
2010 Best Of Scottish – Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe
2010 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2010 Shooting From The Lip – Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe
2009 Wild Colonial Boys – Compilation showcase at The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe
2009 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2009 Full Power – Solo Show, Glasgow International Comedy Festival
2008 Keith Richards And I – Solo Show, PBH Free Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe
2008 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2007 Tony Woods @ Green Room – Edinburgh Fringe, full season Warm Up Act.
2007 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2006 4 Men and A Little Lady – Compilation showcase at Glasgow International Comedy Festival
TV AND RADIO
2018:BBC Radio Scotland – Breaking The News – Topical panelist recorded in front of live audience in Glasgow
2018: Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Podcast – guest on the popular London based podcast
2018: Nothing’s Really Real Podcast – Guest on South Korea’s most popular English language pod
2017:BBC Radio Scotland – Breaking The News – Topical panelist recorded in front of live audience in Glasgow
2016: BBC Radio Scotland – A Funny Kind Of World – Stand Up spot recorded live at BBC tent Edinburgh Fringe
2014: Regular Guest on Kevin Bridges and Friends shows at The Stand Comedy Club
2014: BBC Radio 2 – Kohli’s Caledonian Commonwealth – Guest with presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli – Glasgow Commonwealth Games
2014: BBC Radio Scotland -, Commonwealth Voices – Broadcasting to the Commonwealth during the Glasgow Games
2014: Eddie Ifft Talkin Shit Podcast Live at Adelaide Fringe- Guest panellist on popular US podcast
2013: Wrote and Featured in 2 x Radio Commercials for S+K Mine Services, Western Australia
2013: BBC Radio Sheffield, Toby Foster Live Panel Show, Guest Panellist
2012 Comedy Zone BBC Radio Scotland
2012 Richard Herring Podcast Live From The Fringe
2011 Comedy Cafe – BBC Radio Scotland 2 Guest Appearances
2011 Greg McHugh At The Stand – BBC Radio Scotland
2011 91.3FM – Singapore
2011 Digging Up Your Roots – BBC Radio Scotland
2010 Comedy Cafe – BBC Radio Scotland
2009 Frankie Boyle Live – DVD Extra’s
2009 BBC Alba – Cul Nan Dorsan (the only Aussie stand-up to ever perform on Gaelic TV)
2007 Comedy Unit – Short Film Pilot written by and featuring myself, directed by BAFTA winner William Andrews.
2007 Off The Ball – BBC Radio Scotland
2006 Watson’s Wind Up – BBC Radio Scotland, Contributor
2005 Leith FM – Drive Time Co-Host
2002 Jon Safran’s Music Jamboree – SBS TV Australia
http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=5925 – NZ Comedy Festival 2013
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/comedy/fringe_2013/305598-rap_battles_bannermans – 5 Stars for Comedian Rap Battle, The Skinny
PRESS & MEDIA
Facebook handle: https://m.facebook.com/rocampbellcomedian/?ref=bookmarks
Video link 1: https://youtu.be/ds-pIGPcBTM
Video link 2: https://youtu.be/6ZMbQI9Ln6M
After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. In demand by many of the big clubs, Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply written routines have been delighting audiences across the country. In 2013 and 2015 he was selected to perform in the prestigious Big Value showcase show for Just the Tonic at the Edinburgh fringe, the show has previously been a springboard to success for many household names including Jason Manford and Sarah Millican.
His debut hour stand up show “About a Roy: Stories about me dad” was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. As well as receiving rave reviews, Scott was selected to perform an extract from the show as part of the famous Mervyn Stutter’s “Pick of the Fringe Showcase”. The show also received a Best New Show nomination at the Buxton Fringe Festival.
His second show “Leap Year” was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2019 and completed a sell-out run to critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A versatile and confident performer Scott regularly appears at many of established clubs including; The Comedy Store, Glee, Jongleurs, Highlight, Just the Tonic, Ten Feet Tall, Funhouse Comedy, Buzz Comedy, Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, Hilarity Bites and many other independents. He is a resident MC with Funhouse Comedy and is also making a name for himself on the corporate and after dinner speaking circuit.
Recently Scott was also thrilled to be selected to do a support slot for Michael McIntyre as part of his work in progress shows at the Duchess Theatre in London alongside Keri Godliman, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble.
Scott is also a regular writer and performer on the new “Panelbeaters” show created by Gary Delaney and Ciamh Mcdonnell. The show, presented by Jason Manford, recently completed some sell out dates at the Lowry theatre in Manchester.
In 2017 and 18 Scott supported his comedy hero, Rob Brydon on his National UK tour dates for his latest show “I am Standing Up”
In 2018 and 2019 Scott was tipped as one of the “ones to watch” by respected industry online magazine, Chortle.
As well as working as a successful stand-up comic in his own right, Scott has written for high profile acts including Jason Manford, is a writer for The Chris Ramsey show for Comedy Central and has written for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.
He has also featured on the BBC Radio 4Extra podcasts, “The Comedy Club” with Arthur Smith and “Knock Knock” with Helen Lederer.
Website – www.scottbennettcomedy.co.uk
YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottybComedyUK
Agent – http://www.fluid-thinking.co.uk/project/scott-bennett/
Twitter – @scottbcomedyuk
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/scottybcomedy
Panelbeaters Show – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/panelbeaters/id1148321866?mt=2
Twitter – @scottbcomedyuk
Instagram – scottbcomedyuk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/scottybcomedy
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/ScottybComedyUK
Started making a living doing stand-up comedy stateside back when there was only clubs and Letterman. Never envisioned it would lead to living in London England and to have done shows in 25 different countries including Australia to Kazakhstan to Helsinki to Tokyo to Hong Kong and even Mumbai India but through all that I still find time to do the occasional show back in America. Not satisfied with just stand-up and a bit of acting there’s also the series of dark comedy short films written and directed by me soon to be available on Amazon and iTunes. Television credits include numerous appearances of Live at The Comedy Store in London, Live at Jongleurs, Comedy Train International at Toomler in Amsterdam, Raymond Is Laat in Rotterdam, The World Stands Up, The World Comedy Tour filmed in Melbourne, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and They Think It’s All Over on the BBC, Brain Candy a Baby Cow Production as well as being asked as to express his views as a frequent guest on various BBC news programs both on television and on radio. Acting credits include the character ‘Glenn’ in the horror film Blood Mood and ‘Vinny’ in the UK Comedy Central 8 part sitcom I Live With Models. When nothing else is going on I’m building motorcycles, climbing frozen waterfalls and looking after my son.
Facebook: Dave Fulton
About The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is the Middle East’s longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997.
The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three different professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit USA and 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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