The Laughter Factory’s,

‘Summer, WitTank’

Do not miss the chance to see this consistently brilliant, multi award-winning tour. The Laughter Factory, has once again found three acts that possess all the born-with-it-or-not- qualities associated with the worlds leading comics

Brand new to the region, Pat Burstcher is a firm favourite at Montreal’s,’Just for Laughs Festival’ and a regular headliner on the fiercely competitive San Francisco and Seattle comedy scene. With a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.
Another welcome newcomer to our highly dysfunctional family is Andy White. This self confessed ‘Silly Brummie’ created quite a stir on the ‘Weakest Link’. We would like to warn everyone that anything could happen, when Andy gets on stage.

Finally, following the phenomenal success of his Edinburgh run, Marcus Birdman never fails to deliver a perfectly crafted, unmissable show.

Described by the BBC “Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made us laugh so hard it hurt”

So let’s keep those happy hormones topped up, it’s one of the only things that makes perfect sense.


Where and when:

The Laughter Factory, September 2019 tour dates


Thursday 12th September –Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai 7:30PM

Thursday 12th September – Movenpick JBR, Dubai 9PM

Friday 13th September – Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9PM

Wednesday 18th September – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 8PM

Thursday 19th September – TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai 9PM

Friday 20th September – Dukes Dubai, The Palm 7PM

Friday 20th September – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 9PM

Regular Tickets, priced at AED 160 including VAT

Early Bird Tickets at AED 140 available until and including 4th September.

Parties and group discounts call 0508786728.

Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking today.



Meet the comics


Pat Burtscher

Since 2004, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.

Mr. Burtscher was a finalist in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions (and a few other competitions to boot). He was part of Home Grown Comics at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2018 which aired nationally on the Comedy Network. Pat’s also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and as part of New Faces at JFL 42.



Facebook – Pat Burtscher

Twitter, Instagram handles –  @patburtscher


Andy White

Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearances, including winning the Weakest Link comedian’s special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five-star (***** Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, ‘It Started With A Quiz’ in 2007. Most recently he featured in the Vote Now Show on BBC Radio 4 during the 2017 General Election campaign. He regularly headlines up and down the UK he’s performed overseras in Monte Carlo (Laughing Horse), Berlin (Bleu Montag) and The Hague (Impressariat).











Agent – Phil McIntyre–chris@mcintyre-ents.com  +44 7917647267

Live Bookingssally@redcomedy.co.uk  +44 7715535928

An experienced and versatile comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world.

Amused Moose Award Nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15

NZ Comedy Guild Award Nominee for Best International Artist ‘14

Time Out London – Top Ten Comedians ‘13

Netflix Special- Live from Amsterdam

“Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made me laugh so hard it hurt”


“Energetic, engaging… thought-provoking and funny”

The Stage

Praise for his Edinburgh Festival solo shows

“Probably the most absorbing show I’ve seen. Completely spell-binding”




“Birdman’s Fringe show is a triumph. He isn’t afraid to push the limits of what society deems appropriate. He has created an hour of thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up

*****Edinburgh Reporter

“Delightfully comic… topical, controversial and personal”

****The List

“Absorbing, intelligent and funny”


Comedy (UK)

Gigs for: Soho Theatre, The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, Off the Kerb, Avalon, Last Laugh, The Stand, Laughterhouse, Comedy Company, Comedy Box, Up the Creek, Screaming Blue Murder, Just the Tonic and many others.

Comedy (International)

Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.

Edinburgh Festival

Grimm Realities                               PBH Free Fringe                              2015

2B or Not to Be                               The Stand Comedy Club                   2014

Happily Ever After (solo show)                  The Stand Comedy Club                            2013
Love, Life & Death (solo show)                 The Stand Comedy Club                            2012

Dreaming (solo show)                       The Stand Comedy Club                            2011

Sympathy for the Devil (solo show)            Pleasance                                2008
Son of a Preacher Man (solo show)             Pleasance                                2007

One Step Beyond (solo show)            Pod Deco                               2004

Comedy Zone (showcase show)                  Pleasance                                2002

Imperfect (with Francesca Martinez) Pleasance                                2002

International Festivals

Melbourne International Comedy Festival    Faustus                                            2016

Perth Fringe World                          Grimm Realities                               2016

New Zealand Comedy Festival           Grimm Realities                               2015

Melbourne International Comedy Festival    Grimm Realities                               2015

New Zealand Comedy Festival           Happily Ever After                                    2014

New Zealand Comedy Festival           Love, Life & Death        (solo show)          2013

Sydney Comedy Festival                   Best of British                                  2012

Adelaide Festival                              Love, Hate, Life, Death (solo show)            2012

Adelaide Festival                              Dreaming (solo show)                       2012

Melbourne International Comedy Festival    I’mPerfect (with Francesca Martinez)          2003



The Convoy- New Zealand                                                                      2014

Best of British – New Zealand                                                         2013

Paul Sinha and Markus Birdman – On the Road                                         2009

Avalon Network – Headline                                                                     2003

Francesca Martinez – National Tour (support)                                                     2002/2003

Andy Zaltzman – Avalon Network (support)                                                      2002

Noel Fielding – Avalon Network (support)                                                2001



BBC Radio 4 – Son of a Preacher Man                                                     2007

BBC Radio 4 – 28 Acts in 28 Minutes                                                      2006

BBC Radio 4 – Loose Ends                                                                     2004

BBC Radio 5 Live – Gaby Logan Show                                                    2008

BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan Show                                                2007

BBC Radio 7 – Spanking New                                                       2004

BBC World Service                                                                       2012

BBC Radio Scotland – Fred MacAulay Show                                                     2012

BBC Radio Wales – Jest a Minute                                                            2008

Talksport – Hawksbee & Jacobs                                                               2007



NETFLIX- Live at Toomler Amsterdam         Netflix                                                 2012

TV One (New Zealand)                                  Best Bits                                                          2015

TV3 (New Zealand)                            The Comedy Gala                                           2013

TV One (New Zealand)                                  Good Morning                                                2013/14

BBC1                                                  Heaven & Earth                                               2007

BBC3                                                  How Not to Live Your Life – Series 1                        2008

BBC3                                                  Most Annoying Songs We Hate to Love        2007

BBC3                                                  BBC New Comedy Awards                           2001

ITV1                                                   Blank Screen (voiceover)                                2004

ITV4                                                   And Another Thing                             2006

Channel 4                                            4thought                                              2012
Paramount (Comedy Central)              World Stands Up                                            2008

Paramount (Comedy Central)              Live at the Comedy Store                               2005

Kanal 5 (Sweden)                                           Raw Comedy Club                                          2009

Vara (The Netherlands)                                   Comedytrain International                               2007

Loaded TV                                          Jongleurs Live                                     2012

Comedy Competitions

Lewisham Comedy Festival                            Open Mic                                            Winner

BBC                                                    New Comedy Awards                        Finalist

Daily Telegraph                                               Open Mic                                            Finalist

Leicester Comedy Festival                              New Act of the Year                           Finalist



twitter – @birdmanwatching

insta – markusbirdman

FB – Markus Birman



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 different 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 Michael McIntyre, Russell Peters, Ed Byrne, Dara O’Brien, Ross Noble, Jason Manford, Sean Hughes, 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 a Lifetime Achievement Award from Time Out Dubai in 2013.



Media contact

Gail Clough (co-founder)

+97150 100 3074



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