The time has come, to step away from your screen and join this live comedy show, that is going to restore us all, to our rightful place within the universe.

‘Laughing out loud, with each other’.

To take us all on this fun-filled adventure; The Laughter Factory has 3 spellbinding acts that guarantee an evening of non-stop belly laughs.

When Stewart Lee and Stephen Merchant go on tour, one of the few acts they trust with their carefully cultivated audience is Stephen Carlin. His sellout tour in Edinburgh “Pickwickian” is one of the hottest tickets at the festival.

When, ‘Shanghai City Weekend’ suggested that, Pierre Hollins should be made ‘Mayor of a small village’. We have to say, ’we wholeheartedly agree!’.

This published author not only writes beautifully crafted jokes but as an ex street entertainer, never fails to perform a hilarious stage show.

Finally, expect laughs a plenty from Sally Anne-Hayward. Described by ‘The Independent’ as “exceptionally funny” This fast-rising star has just toured with Sarah Millican, Russell Howard and Russell Kane.

So, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see some of the worlds finest, live, stand up in an intimate setting.

When & Where:

The Laughter Factory, September 2020 tour dates

  • Movenpick JBR – 17th Thursday & 18th Friday September (minimum spend on food AED50)
  • Zabeel House, by Jumeriah The GreensSaturday 19th September
  • Grand Millennium Barsha Heights – 24th Thursday September
  • Hilton Dubai Jumeirah –25th Friday September (minimum spend on food AED50)

One item of food needed to be purchased at Movenpick JBR & Hilton Dubai Jumeriah. 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

Stephen Carlin

Recently seen on BBC’s “Comedy Underground” and Comedy Central’s “Alternative Comedy Experience”, Stephen Carlin has just completed a sell out run of his latest show “Pickwickian” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Carlin has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. He is increasingly expanding his following on the international comedy scene performing this year across Asia and Europe.

Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever” Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant & Tom Stade on their British tours. 

As always, Carlin’s art lies in his ability to quarry wildly original material from the most conventional of starting points. By taking run-of-the-mill observations and then applying his relentless but warped logic. This married to his exceptional use of language and his brilliantly opinionated broadsides make for memorable routines. All skilfully delivered in his deadpan Scottish brogue. 

Stephen is an experienced writer and has written for many BBC Shows including the Now Show and the Newsquiz. He is the author of a Comedy Blog, which hilariously exposes the many facets of a life lived in comedy. 


“This is laconic laced with Red Bull, material so thoughtful you would put your house on (him) reinventing the knock knock joke… announcing the arrival of a new comedy original.” 


One of the most inventive stand-ups on the Fringe….. knowingly cynical and hilarious … delightfully deadpan Scot ” Chortle 

“If this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” Scotsman 

“A cult favourite among fans of the sharper end of stand-up” Guardian 

“One of the most distinctive, and funniest, new comedians in Britain”  Chortle

“this capacity crowd [was] falling at Carlin’s feet.”Gigglebeats

“A great comic mind at work”London is Funny

“A fierce Invention at Play” The List 

twitter – @mrstephencarlin

facebook – @stephen.carlin.98

instagram – @stephencarlincomedian


Pierre Hollins is a comedian and writer


Pierre Hollins has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, and has headlined clubs throughout UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

He is… always enjoyable, often inspired… THE SOURCE.

He has… an easy going joyful manner, laced and juxtaposed with pathos and reality that only an experienced comedian and earthling can bring you…TAKING THE PISTE TOUR.

He should be… made the mayor of a small village… SHANGHAI CITY WEEKEND. A hugely likeable cheekie chappie and unlikely rock god who whipped the crowd into a state of near euphoria. THE LATEST.

Random facts: Pierre Hollins used to perform as a comedy acrobat and unicyclist. His first guitar was a one-string electric squash racquet (still in use at festival gigs). He used to wash dishes in the House of Commons.

Pierre’s first novel The Karma Farmers is being published early this year by Unbound.

Social: Facebook: Pierre Hollins

Twitter: @pierrehollins

Instagram: thehollins

Video and Social: http://www.pierrehollins.com/Biography/biography.htm

Sally-Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldn’t like about your best friend’s mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper.
An accomplished radio presenter with stage and TV acting credentials (‘Absolutely Fabulous’ BBC, ‘Why the Long Faces’ Square Donkey Productions, and TV warm-up for ‘Deal or No Deal’ Channel 4), Sally-Anne’s confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian. She’s a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival, and a keenly anticipated turn on the UK and international comedy circuit.

Sally-Anne is an award-winning comedian (Holsten Pils ‘Fans of Comedy’ award) and a sought-after corporate performer (with clients including Orange and Alcatel).

She has proven her writing talents with numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and can display a depth of material that marks out the best comic talent. She has performed all over the world and is currently supporting Sarah Millican on tour, having previously supported Russell Howard and Russell Kane on their UK tours.. 
Chortle praised her “bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes” and “butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth” style. The Independent simply called her “exceptionally funny.”

Sally-Anne Hayward is a stalwart of the comedy circuit and has performed stand up comedy in all five continents of the world.  She has been described by The Independent as “Exceptionally funny”

Comedians Comedian Best MC 2019

BBC NI The Blame Game – guest panellist

BBC Radio 4 Elephant in the Room – guest panellist

Regular performances at the London Comedy Store.

“It’s easy to imagine Hayward at the O2” ★★★★ The Skinny

“innate, effusive likeability with straightforward but effective writing… a primetime act.” Chortle

Social Media

Facebook – Sally-Anne Hayward

Twitter: @sallyannhayward

Instagram: sallyannie

Video clip

 Website www.sallyannehayward.co.uk

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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