Chairman Mao used the term ‘Bourgeois, spiritual, pollution’ to describe anything that we would consider to be ‘A bit of fun!’. 

It’s a good job the Laughter Factory wasn’t in China during the 1960s. We would of been the subject of great scrutiny in Mao’s ‘Red Book.’ We are guessing that a whole chapter could have been dedicated to the harmful effects that 2 hours of nonstop laughter could do to society. Thankfully times have changed.

Laughter is now considered to be one of the best things we humans can do with each other and for each other. Making sure we get our dose of the right type of pollution this month we have multi-winning comic Gabriel Rutledge whose recent album debuted at #1 0n the iTunes comedy charts.

Another newcomer to the Laughter Factory is Rob Ryan. Audiences love that Rob not only shares the thoughts parading through his mind but he shows them, with vivid characters and spot on delivery. Rob’s intelligent witticisms combined with his infectious story telling make his shows not only entertaining but unforgettable. To tell you any more though would be giving it away.

Finally, we are delighted that the busiest comic during lockdown is back with us. Danny O’Brien was described perfectly by Glam Adelaide.  “Danny is everything you could want from an Irish comedian. A born storyteller who knows how to get the crowd roaring with laughter”-

So get your chops ready to devour this feast of worldwide laughter from some of the brightest comedy stars around the globe

When & Where:
 The Laughter Factory, September 2021 tour dates

16th & 17th September – Movenpick JBR Dubai

22nd September – Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens Dubai

23rd September – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai

24th September – Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hide Away Hotel Dubai

Call 0508786728 for details.
Show tickets must be purchased on www.thelaughterfactory.com
Ticket at AED 160 including VAT
Show starts 8:30pm

Meet the Comics

Gabriel Rutledge

“Gabriel Rutledge is a quick thinking, fast talking, hard working badass.” – Louisville Weekly

A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Gabriel has performed at the HBO/TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland Oregon, and the Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk Nebraska.

Gabriel has released 5 albums including his most recent “Good Luck in Court” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He is also the author of the book “Happiness Isn’t Funny”.

Clip: Daughters (1).mp4 – Google Drive


Twitter @gaberutledge

Instagram @gaberutledge

Facebook www.facebook.com/gabrielrutledgecomedy

TikTok @gabrielrutledge

Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan, like many comedy greats, hails from Long Island, NY and has taken New York City by storm. After graduating valedictorian from Stony Brook University Rob immediately threw out his degree and relentlessly pursued stand-up comedy. 

Winner of the “Boston Comedy Festival”, Winner of the “Last Comix Standing” competition, and Finalist in “Caroline’s March Madness” Rob Ryan has proven to at least be funnier than his peers in competitions.

He’s performed on “Laughs” on FOX and “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV. His debut album “Non-Alcoholic” has received rave reviews and is available on streaming services right now as you read.

Audiences love that Rob not only shares the thoughts parading through his mind but he shows them, with vivid characters and spot on delivery. Rob’s intelligent witticisms combined with his infectious story telling make his shows not only entertaining but unforgettable. To tell you any more though would be giving it away.

Social Media

Instagram: @RobRyanRocks

Twitter: @RobRyanRocks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobRyanRocks/


Danny O’ Brien

Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over of a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences. As the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs – his friendly, high energy and anecdotal style draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease! 

Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain – Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times. 

He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews and scooped the title of “Dublin’s Funniest Comedian” at the prestigious “Stand Up For FM104” that same year. In 2013 Danny took part in the Irish TV show    

The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show. 

He also beat sixteen of Ireland’s best up-and-coming acts to take the coveted Toilet             Duck Award at Tedfest (the now-famous Father Ted celebration). 

He has returned to The Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new hour each and every year since. His 2018 solo show ‘Lock-In’ sold out its entire run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and received rave reviews. The show toured over 60 dates all over the globe in 2019 including an extensive Irish tour as well as cities including London, Prague, Brno, Budapest, Berlin, LA and finally finishing with a month-long tour of Asia including Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His brand new show ‘Reformer’ debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival and had a series of sold-out shows in the US, Europe and a whole host of Festivals as well as a 30+ date sellout Irish and UK Tour in 2020. This year also saw him launch his own brand-new podcast ‘Danny O’ Brien’s Lunch Break’ as well as several upcoming Irish Television projects including RTE’s ‘Laughter in The Eyre’ which aired in January of this year.

Danny featured in The 2017 Comedy Central Show “Brexit at Tiffany’s” and is a regular on Irish Television and Radio. He has toured nationally with Ireland’s biggest radio stars Dermot & Dave on their sell-out live show as well as regularly opening for acts such as The USA’s David Cross and Scotland’s Iain Stirling in Ireland’s premier comedy venue, Vicar Street. In 2018 he opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

Quotes and Reviews:

“He opened for me at the 3Arena and f*cking murdered it!”— Bill Burr

“O’Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing”

– The Sunday Independent ★★★★★

“O’ Brien took to the stage like a force of nature…one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling” – The Examiner ★★★★★

“A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance”-Great Scott ★★★★★

“Danny O’ Brien absolutely nailed it!” – David Cross (Arrested Development)

 “Danny is everything you could want from an Irish comedian. A born storyteller who knows how to get the crowd roaring with laughter”- Glam Adelaide ★★★★1/2

Danny is a festival favourite and has been asked to both perform and MC shows at various Irish festivals as well as regular international performances:

The Edinburgh Fringe festival (x 8)

The Vodafone Comedy Festival (x 5)

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival (x 4)

Galway International Arts Festival (x 3)

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival (X 3)

Dublin Racing Festival (x 3)

Body & Soul Festival (x 3)

Latitude Festival (UK)

BugJam Festival (UK)

Longitude Festival

Forbidden Fruit Festival

Adelaide Fringe Festival

Perth World Fringe

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Cairde Festival

Castlepalooza Festival

Ravlóid (Irish speaking) Festival

Clifden Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

Magners International Comedy Festival Bangkok






Website: dannyobriencomedy.com

Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @dobcomedy

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 top 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, Russell Peters, Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Briain, Mickey Flanagan, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican, 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 several’ best comedy night’ awards from Time Out Dubai.

Media contact 

Gail Clough (co-founder) 



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