This month’s Laughter Factory is an exciting array of the very best in live stand up.

This evening of chaos, decadence and mischief will be introducing one of the most celebrated rising stars in UK television, Tez Ilyas. This British comic of Pakistani descent is now a regular face on the TV screen. Kevin Hart handpicked Tez to be a part of his revered ‘Live from Montreal’ show. Recommendations don’t get any better than this!

When it comes to Karen Bayley all we can say is ‘Brace yourself!’ This woman raises a fist with one hand and tickles you with the other. The only woman to ever win the prestigious Comedy Store, ‘Gong Show.’ Wickedly funny, punk comedy is the term that springs to mind.

Finally, Chris Betts is the most incredible man that you have probably never heard of. He loves to have a prod at taboo topics they reckon his mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous.

One of Canada’s most impressive acts, do not miss this chance to blow a few cobwebs off your brain

Where and when:

The Laughter Factory, February 2020 tour dates

Thursday 6th February – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM

Friday 7th February –  Zabeel House by Jumeirah Greens, Dubai 9PM

Wednesday 12th February – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM

Thursday 13th February – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9PM

Friday 14th February – Dukes Dubai The Palm, A Royal Hide Away Hotel 9PM

Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT

Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 29th January.

Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.

Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today

Meet the comics


Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated rising stars in British Comedy.

In 2015 Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own Radio 4 series based on the show followed, with a second series quickly being recommissioned. In 2016, his highly anticipated follow up show Made in Britain went on to sell out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe and gained spectacular critical acclaim, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017. His third show Teztify once again delivered a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up, delivering to packed out audiences night after night. 

Tez has since appeared on Live at The Apollo (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC(BBC Two), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal(LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), starred in both his own Channel 4 comedy Blap Bounty  – whichbecame the second most watched show in the format’s 10 year history  – and fronted his own satirical sketch series The Tez O’Clock Show, to huge critical acclaim. 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram handles:

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/tezilyas/

Twitter Handle: @tezilyas

Instagram: @tezilyas

video clips: https://youtu.be/uD8o3eL-Dyo

Karen Bayley

A semi-finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Warm and welcoming but also slightly scary with that delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.


“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” ­- Chortle

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on “lady issues”. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.” BBC Online.

“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch.” The List

“the night’s star attraction” Tamworth Herald

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/karen.bayley.1

TWITTER: @KarenBayley

INSTAGRAM : Karen.bayley.1


Known for being both a quick-witted MC and a superb addition to any bill, Chris Betts has received numerous plaudits for his sharp material and relaxed stage presence.  

Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness.  He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous.

Chris has opened for Tom Green and Rob Schneider and made appearances at comedy festivals all over the world including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SXSW, Rotterdam Comedy Festival and the Zulu Comedy Festival.

☆☆☆☆ “Amazingly funny” – The List

☆☆☆☆ “Outrageous and unpredictable fun” – Edinburgh Festival Magazine

☆☆☆☆ “Chris Betts is witty, charming and very funny” – Voice Magazine

“An enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics.” – The Independent

“A confident style… a glint of steelier edge.” – Chortle

“Tremendous.” – Such Small Portions

Daily Telegraph Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe

Mirror Top 25 Jokes of the Fringe

instagram/twitter: mrchrisbetts

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

Video : https://youtu.be/je-Rmv4At8I

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’Brien, 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)

+97150 100 3074



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