Ms. & Mr Standing Ovation

Ms. & Mr Standing Ovation

Described as ‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ Alfie Brown is the hottest young talent to hit the Laughter Factory stage since they opened 23 years ago this month. 

Organizer Gail Clough, say she is thrilled that Alfie has agreed to come for their 23rdanniversary.

Question? What did Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross have in common, apart from music to slit your wrists to? They all opened their shows with America’s undisputed ‘King of Slapstick’, Greg Morton. Guaranteed to tear the roof off every night, perhaps those A list crooners felt people needed a good laugh before they grabbed their Kleenex.

Finally Fern Brady is an award winning Guardian journalist. Fern, has used her in depth knowledge of current affairs and intellect to establish herself as one of the sharpest wits on the UK comedy circuit

So in a nutshell,

‘This line up has something for everyone!

Where and when

The Laughter Factory, June 2019 tour dates

 

Thursday 13thJune – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM

Friday 14thJune – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights9PM

Wednesday 19thJune – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM

Thursday 20thJune – TRYP by Wyndahm, Dubai 9PM

Friday 21stJune – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 9PM

 

Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160including VAT

Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 6thJune.

Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.

Visit www.thelaughterfactory.comto make a booking today.

 

Meet the comics

 

Alfie Brown

“Quite simply the future of British stand-up”

★★★★★Brian Donaldson – The List 

 

Alfie’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation.

Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage.

Constantly evolving and striving for ways to innovate, Alfie can move from hour-long idea driven shows to tight sets in various clubs effortlessly.

His material touches on introspective thoughts and considerations of the human condition as well as broader observations on social-political issues. All done in an accessible and hilarious way.

An assertive, acerbic and compelling voice, Alfie has garnered critical acclaim throughout his career and continues to grow a fan base here and throughout Europe.  With the benefit of being a young act with years of experience the future is bright for this phenomenal talent.

 

Television

 

Roast Battle

Jokes (Pilot)

Brexit Stage Left

Worst Dates

Game Face

The Funny Thing About

Love Music Presenter

Channel 4 News

 

Comedy Central

ITV2

Viceland

BBC3

E4

Channel 5

Channel 180

Channel 4

 

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2015

2014

Most Annoying People of 2008 BBC3 2008
Grumpy Guide to Teenagers Liberty Bell / BBC2 2008

  

Live

-ism Soho Theatre, London 2015
-ism Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
Divorced from Reality (and my Wife) Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
Divorced from Reality (and my Wife) Soho Theatre, London 2014
The Revolting Youth Soho Theatre, London 2014
Soul for Sale Soho Theatre, London 2013
The Revolting Youth Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
Soul for Sale Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012
The Love You Take Just the Tonic, Edinburgh FringeFestival 2011
The Lunchtime Club Just the Tonic, Edinburgh FringeFestival 2009

 

Press

★★★★- “Like a British Doug Stanhope” The Guardian

★★★★ – “the perfect combination of big laughs and big ideas” The Evening Standard

★★★★- “Alfie Brown has evolved into an extraordinarily impressive comic”The Scotsman

“Thrilling … extremely funny … a distinctive dissenting voice”

★  ★  ★★   Evening Standard

“All the potential to be one of this country’s best comics: perceptive, provocative, political, and playful. And, most of all, damn funny”

★  ★★  ★ Chortle

“One of the most exciting comedians around”

★  ★  ★  ★   Beyond The Joke

“In an age when conformity appears to be a prime commodity, Alfie Brown creates work that is truly intoxicating and a boon to those who want their stand-up to actually mean something”

★  ★  ★  ★ The List

“Brown’s is one of the boldest new voices I’ve encountered… mapping a route to a different class of humour”

★  ★  ★  ★Brian Logan – The Guardian

“Breathtaking… a unique, provocative voice”
★  ★  ★  ★Bruce Dessau – Evening Standard

“Establishing himself as one of the gutsiest, most compelling voices on the comedy circuit”
★  ★  ★  ★   Ben Williams – Time Out

  

Writing

The Left Is Going To Eat Itself Huffington Post 2014
Truth Springs From Arguments Amongst Friends

 

Huffington Post 2012
The Comedy Industry Is Its Own Disease The Independent 2012

 

Twitter: @abcomedian

Facebook: @alfiebrowncomedian

Insta: @alfiebrowncomedian 

 

 

GREG MORTON 

Greg Morton had only two choices in schoolyard conflicts. Learn the

ways of the force, or use his wit to diffuse situations. That wit would soon

lead to winning first prize in the, ‘So You Think You’re Funny Contest’ and

the beginning of his stand-up comedy career. He was no longer the shy

introverted kid, drawing cartoons in the corner. He had finally found his

voice. A voice he would later use to direct and voice over twenty Saturday

Morning cartoons. This former mobile disc jockey, who used to play songs

at weddings, now sings song parodies on nationally syndicated radio shows,

like the Bob and Tom Show. Take his Obama Man, sung to the tune of

Candy Man, which has racked up over 4 million hits on YouTube. Since the

debut of his two minute Star Wars mash-up on Just for Laughs and

Comedy Central, he has gone on to entertain audiences worldwide opening

for Celine Dion and Luther Vandross at Radio City Music Hall. A noble

choice of career young Padawan. Trading light sabers for laughs. This way,

no one looses an arm.

MEDIA QUOTES:

Las Vegas Tour Guide

“Completely entertaining”

The Gazette – Montreal

“A whining cross between Jerry Seinfeld and Jerry Lewis”

The Montclair Times

“Mr. Standing O”

London Free Press

“Fast, Slick, Hyper, Energetic, Intelligent, bizarre, Original, slick, and

spontaneous!”

 

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjQRAYLF8hk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnNaLb7yhNs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkFkGGXHgWc

Social Media:

Greg Morton is using Twitter, Instagram and Vine and Facebook.

His handle is @GregMortonComic

 

 

Fern Brady

Fearless writing and lighting fast wit make Fern an exceptional comedian.  She wrote the sitcom ‘Radges’ for the BBC3 Online Comedy Feeds and has performed Stand Up on numerous TV shows.  She’s been featured on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Live from the Comedy Store, the Russell Howard Hour, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland’s new series Brexit Stage Left. God. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and State of the Nations and BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News.  Her recent show Suffer Fools is being broadcast as part of the Live from the BBC. Prior to entering comedy Fern was a Guardian award-nominated journalist and has also spoken about topical issues on Radio’s 4’s The Today Programme

In 2018 alone she has written and starred in online shorts for the BBC, filmed Live from the BBC, as well as Live from the Apollo and is gearing up to take her new show “Power and Chaos” to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

 

Twitter: @fernbrady

Facebook: @fern.brady.14/

Insta: @fernfrombathgate

 

 

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 Dubaiin 2013.

 

 

Media contact

Gail Clough (co-founder)

+97150 100 3074

gail@thelaughterfactory.com