The world has changed irreparably, but there is one thing we all still agree on. There is nothing like a good laugh, especially with other people. It stops us from taking life and ourselves too seriously. Laughter is the shortest distance between people and closing the gap faster than a rocket to Mars, the Laughter Factory has searched the globe to bring three of the world’s most outrageous stand ups, to shake the cobwebs off your tonsils.

Playing a part in the ‘Dubai Comedy Festival’ meant that the Laughter Factory had to use their 25 years in the business, to source some of the best international comedy talent, that the region has ever hosted.

Headlining their ‘Downright Nasty!’ tour is comedy bad boy and writer Agnostino Zoida. This Italian-American-born LA resident contributed to shows such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” “Louie” and “American Horror Story”. Expect a no-holes-barred show, full of absolute wickedness, delivered by a genuinely gifted performer.

Next on the bill, fantastically funny, George Zach was lured by the idea of living in the country of Hugh Grant, Mr. Bean, and Lady Diana; Due to the family budget, however, instead of living it large in Notting Hill, he ended up in Newcastle Upon-Tyne. Get ready for your organs to burst with laughter, when you hear the tales of his unconventional journey into live stand up.

Our final act in May, hailing from Estonia and just returned from a year in Vancouver, Canada, Ari Matti Mustonen has a bright future ahead of him. With enough on-stage energy, to power a small town and punch lines to match, Ari has been enthralling audiences around the world with stories about life growing up in Eastern Europe.

Forget about your problems. Come and witness the mayhem. The time has come to be happy!!!

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

 

13th & 14th May – Movenpick JBR Dubai

19th May – Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens Dubai

20th May – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai

21st May – Grand Millennium Business Bay. 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

Agostino Zoida

Agostino Zoida is an Italian-American born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and has written for some hit network television shows such as; “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” “Louie” and “American Horror Story”. Since starting Standup Comedy at the tender age of just 20 years old, he has appeared on Seasons 1 & 2 of “Standup and Deliver” on FuseTV and is a regular on “The Church of What’s Happening Now” with Joey Diaz. Agostino is the host of his own weekly podcast titled “Home Schooled Podcast” in honor of his unique upbringing as a home-schooled child, raised by an Italian-Catholic family with old school values.  

 Agostino is a staple in the LA comedy scene, performing regularly at The World Famous Comedy StoreThe Hollywood Improv, The Ice House & HAHA Comedy Club He is always bringing the funny to the stage with a passionate and unique point of view on Marriage, Family and more. All while maintaining his likability and a Gentleman’s mentality. He has been described as stand-out, very creative, a hilarious storyteller, and a crowd favorite.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agostino.zoida.5/

Twitter: @agostinozoida            

Instagram: @agostinozoida

Video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UObLV8ktcI

George Zach

George is Greek and moved to Britain at 18 to study Biochemistry lured by the idea of living in the country of Hugh Grant, Mr. Bean, and Lady Diana; Due to the family budget, however, instead of living it large in Notting Hill, he ended up in Newcastle Upon-Tyne. 

When he was done with university, George decided lab life wasn’t for him, so whilst playing poker for a living he did his first comedy spot in 2009 in a room above a pub on St Patrick’s Day. 

Since that day he has gone on to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 5 times and in 2015 he appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

George has firmly established himself in the UK and Australian comedy circuits, has performed in various countries such as Spain, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany, and Hong Kong, and has supported Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan on their UK tours.

Outside live comedy work, George has written for and appeared on BBC One’s This Week, The One Show, and has acted in Sky’s Summer Shorts. In 2016 George also was cast as the lead in a Greek-speaking play called Aphrodite’s Wedding, which went on for a week-long sold-out run at the Enfield Theatre. 

Ari Matti

Hailing from Estonia and just returned from a year in Vancouver, Canada, Ari Matti Mustonen has a bright future ahead of him. With enough on-stage energy to power a small town and punch lines to match, Ari has been enthralling audiences around the world with stories about life growing up in Eastern Europe. Ari Matti Mustonen is the most Finnish sounding name ever (you do know what Finnish names sound like right?) but he’s a homegrown Estonian. Ari has an effortless charm (ok it takes some effort) while being unafraid to put forward his point of view.

Ari has recently returned from a year in Vancouver, Canada where he worked as a feature act and headliner for Yuk Yuks and The Comedy Mix. As a highlight of his time, he self-promoted and performed his hour “Imported Goods” at the Rio Theater in Vancouver, selling 350 seats.

In his career, Ari has spent time in Australia, becoming a regular in Melbourne and around the country. Throughout Asia, he has performed at the Bangkok Comedy Club, Bangkok Hilarious, Crackhouse Kuala Lumpur, LOL Comedy, Takeout Comedy among others. He has opened for Chris Franklin, Al De Bene, Rizal Van Geyzel, Jim Brewsky, Lawrence Mooney.

Ari’s other passion is martial arts, he has become a figure in the local MMA community in Estonia and has commentated on numerous International pay-per-view fights.

“Great comedy wit. Internationally appealing” – CHRIS FRANKLIN

“Ari is a great stand up! He has an enviable fearlessness. He’s going to go on to make many many people laugh all over the world.” – GLENN WOOL

Appearance Credits

2016 Laugh Factory competition

2016 Comedy Conference in London

Pealtnägija

Häppening news article

Raadio 2, Agenda

Raadio 2, Jon Mikiveri Show

BFM radio in Kuala Lumpur

That Comedy Podcast in Melbourne

Podcast of the year 2017

Estonian bio

Ari Matti on the web

Website: www.arimatti.com
Instagram: arimattimustonen
Twitter: @MattiPodcast
Facebook Fan Page
Ari Matti’s Podcast: Omny.fm or iTunes

Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnS_fkokaE&t=
Website:  arimatti.com

 Press

“A charismatic raconteur.. his story not only elicits laughter but is also, at times, poignant and moving” ★★★★ – The Wee Review (Edinburgh Fringe)

“Truly Terrific” – Melbourne Herald (Australia)

“Huge Laughs, George is clearly a very funny guy” – Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/georgezachcomedian

Tweeter: https://twitter.com/GreekComedian

Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znpl2guGd_c&feature=youtu.be

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)

gail@thelaughter.com

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