For the first time in the history of mankind, the Laughter Factory comedy club, will be invading your home with zoom comedy.
In 2020 the world changed irreparably, but laughter never ends. So grab yourself a drink and enjoy not 3 but 4 world-class comedians in the comfort of your own pad with the people closest to you.
Switch on your device and experience the absolute finest in stand up. Chuckle along with our regular Laughter Factory crowd (who are just as important as our comics) and enjoy the best night in town in the safest place possible. Home!
Star of stage and now screen, Danny O’Brien has become a master of zoom gigs. His ability to make people laugh whilst still sat on the couch defies all comedy logic.
Another zoomer hero, Damian Clark, is the Laughter Factory’s favorite Aussie. He no longer has to worry about his shows in Edinburgh selling out. He now has all the room he needs in cyber space, as he shoots into intergalactic stardom.
George Zach was one of the most well travelled comedians on the globe. He can now stay put and still reach his thousands of fans. This Greek comedy sensation crosses many comedy boundaries and has a show that reaches many different audiences.
Finally, Laughter Factory royalty, Stephen Grant, never fails to make people laugh like a train and his on line shows will not disappoint.
This spectacular mixed bill will guarantee over an hour of non-stop laughs.
Thursday March 11th 9pm. AED 100 per device
Meet the comics
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)
Forbidden Fruit Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Perth World Fringe
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Ravlóid (Irish speaking) Festival
Clifden Arts Festival
The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival
Magners International Comedy Festival Bangkok
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.
“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)
Aussie boy Damian Clark explodes onto stage with his high-octane observational stand up. His last two Edinburgh Fringe shows received total sell out runs & reviews were nothing but overwhelming praise. One woman physically wet herself laughing. Bring a towel.
Damian has made Ireland his home and can be seen on RTE’s IFTA Award-winning REPUBLIC OF TELLY, TV3’s THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED! plus wrote & co-starred in I DARE YA! which became the highest rating Irish comedy debut to date.
Now is the time to catch this raw talent as he stands on the cusp of stardom.
“The world’s wittiest machine gun. Amazing.” – The Scotsman
“Every joke – and I honestly do mean every single joke – is genuinely, gut-bustingly funny.” – Three Weeks
“A relentless onslaught of crippling laughs” – The Skinny
“Infectious, hilarious and highly recommended” – Kevin Bridges
“Mad as a box of lights.” – Jack Dee
‘The world’s wittiest machine gun’ The Scotsman
‘His sunny observational humour is perfect’ Three Weeks
‘A relentless onslaught of crippling laughs’ The Skinny
‘Bladder burstingly funny… unforgettable stuff’ Chortle
‘Infectious, hilarious and highly recommended’ Kevin Bridges
SOLD OUT GLASGOW COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013-15
SOLD OUT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2011-16
WINNER BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2011
RUNNER UP BEST COMEDY SHOW – LATEST AWARDS 2010
NOMINEE BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2010
FINALIST BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009
FINALIST – COMEDY WRITER – MIPTV CANNES 2009
WINNER BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2008
WINNER BEST COMEDIAN – JUICY AWARD 2003
FINALIST – DAILY TELEGRAPH OPEN MIC AWARD 1998
FINALIST – SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? 1997
A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grantis one of the hardest working comedy performers and writers in the UK. He is the host of the Krater Comedy Club at Komedia, which has won Best Comedy Venue in the South for an unprecedented amount of times and is a regular headliner at The Comedy Store in Leicester Square.
He possesses an energy and intellect which combined with his eight years in the corporate world make for a perfect experienced host and entertainer for any event. Clients often return to Stephen for repeat engagements due to his ability to vary his content and material, often tailoring it specific to the client’s requirements and industry.
Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country, as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store, deputizing presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio, warming up and performing on some of the biggest comedy shows on TV. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging onto his every word. It is this that led Stephen to writting for Rob Beckett on Mock the Week and for writing for Russell Kane on Live at the Electric as well as forLee Nelson’s Well Good Show for Avalon TV and Seann Walsh for Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week.
Tour support for Russell Kane
Regular compere at Krater Comedy Club, Komedia
Regular act at Tag Comedy, Komedia
Regular contributo & guest at The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store
Stephen is in great demand as a compere and headliner at all the major clubs in the UK and also regularly performs overseas including several return trips to China, Singapore, Dubai and Budapest and a run on a Mediterranean Cruise.
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Deputising presenter on various shows on BBC SCR (2003-2008)
The Fan’s Phone In, BBC Sussex (2009)
The Stephen Grant Show, BBC SCR and podcast (2005-2008)
The Brighton Festival, BBC SCR (2002-2004)
Seven Day Saturday, BBC Radio 5 Live
The Good, The Bad, And The Unexpected, Dabster Productions, BBC Radio Scotland
Assorted characters, Aire FM, Metro, TFM, Minster FM, MFM, Fox
Assorted characters & voices, Radio 1
Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4
Political Animal, BBC Radio 4
28 Acts in 28 Minutes, BBC Radio 4
Colin Murray’s Frequently Unanswered Questions, BBC NI
Podcast: Radio Investigates
The Brighton & Hove Albion Podcast
The E4 Podcast
Voice of Paramount Comedy Festival
Various radio commercials – Southern FM/Juice 107.2
Inside Out, BBC One, 2002-03
Noise, BBC One, 2003
Brighton Festival, BBC One, 2002
The 29 Steps, BBC One, 2001
The Estate We’re In, BBC, 2001
Stephen Grant’s Journey to the Wasteland, BBC Two, 2000
When Magic Goes Wrong, Channel 5 2016
Comedy Store Series, Comedy Central 2012
Would You Rather, So Television, Pilot 2011
No Signal, FX 2009
Generation Sex, Channel 5 2008
Nuts TV Live, Nuts TV 2008
Sky Poker, Sky 2008
GMTV, ITV 2007
Britain’s Funniest Comedy Characters, Channel 5 2006
Bognor or Bust, ITV 2005
Dan & Dusty, ITV 2004
Edinburgh or Bust, Channel 4 (main character 6 eps), 2003
Cyber Café, ITV 2000-2001
Open Mic, Channel 5 1999
Comedy Nation, BBC Two 1999
Edinburgh Nights, BBC One 1999
Stand Up Live, Live TV 1998
WARM UP ARTIST
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled
Claudia Winkleman Show
Show and Tell
QI (5 series)
Have I Got News For You
Mock The Week (5 series)
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Celebrity Juice (2 series)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (3 series)
They Think It’s All Over (3 Series)
Dave Gorman’s Genius
Alan Carr’s Ding-Dong
The Omid Djalili Show
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Deal or No Deal (2 series)
Al Murray’s Happy Hour
The Kumars at No.42
Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression
So Graham Norton
Graham Norton’s Bigger Picture
National Lottery: In It To Win It
Not Going Out
Trevor McDonald’s News Knight
The Stephen K Amos Show
Kelsey Grammar’s Sketch Show
Balls of Steel
This Week Only
Dog Eat Dog
Does Doug Know
Your World Cup Pitch
Your Face or Mine
The State We’re In
Bognor or Bust
Thank God You’re Here
What The Dickens
I’m The Answer
Best in Preschool
You Be The Judge
Best of the Worst
Carol Vorderman’s Big Brain Game
Stephen Grant: Second, Sunipa Pictures 2009
Stephen Grant: Taken For Granted, Sunipa Pictures 2008
Stephen Grant: Live at the Theatre Royal, Sunipa Pictures 2006
“Right from the word go his audience were in fits of laughter as we were subjected to his relentless comedy. Comedy bordering on genius.” Three Weeks ★★★★★
“He turned his comedy focus from the larger picture over to the smaller one, mining comedy gold along the way. Perfect anecdotal material, his happiness was boisterous and infectious.” The Latest 7 ★★★★★
“He’s famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners. You’re never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh.”Chortle ★★★★★
“Engaging, warm and likeable.” Scotland on Sunday
“Genius.” The List ★★★★
“Brilliant. This show will have you chuckling to yourself hours afterwards.” The Scotsman ★★★★
“This is tight, intelligent comedy at its best. Damn funny.”Three Weeks ★★★★
“Classic stand-up of the highest order; solid, very funny and deeply incisive.” Skinny Fest ★★★★
“Excellent.” One4Review ★★★★
“Unique and hilarious.” Broadway Baby ★★★★
“An unstoppable, ebullient motor mouth. That kind of hard-to-fake passion and cheeriness is what makes comedy-goers warm to him, and what is his greatest strength” Chortle
“Grant, whose regular slot at the Brighton Komedia Club has earned him a cult status, is an engaging host and an easy person to spend an hour with.” The Independent
“Grant revels in his slick geekiness and this show is an absolute pleasure, an intelligent fast-paced whirlwind of thoughts and theories, all wrapped up beautifully with a bit of wonderfully nerdish IT.” The List ★★★★
“Consummate comedian.” Time Out