The Selfrdive Laughter Factory’s October tour showcases some of the finest comic talent from across the globe.

Back by popular demand Dana Alexander was one of the funniest acts to ever appear on Russell Howard’s ‘Good News’. Dana has a sharp take on modern politics that is not only informative but side-splittingly funny.

We are also thrilled to welcome back Jimmy McGhie. He has just completed sellout tours in New Zealand and Australia. His fresh, original, superbly written show is nothing short of genius.

If loose Women was more outrageous, Bronwyn Byrnes would be a regular guest. This outspoken, expat woman will take us on a hilarious journey of life in Dubai, over the last 20 years.

Finally, star of Netflix comedy special, Comicstaan, Miqdaad Dohadwala is gloriously silly. His unique dive into life in Dubai for an Indian resident has audiences gasping for breath in between the laughs.

So, this show is going to be the most fun you can have while sitting down. Organize some people to laugh with. The more the merrier, literally!

When & Where:
The Selfdrive Laughter Factory, October 2023

13th Friday & 14th Saturday – Movenpick JBR, Dubai

19th Thursday – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

20th Friday – Media Rotana, Al Barsha Heights, Dubai

21st Saturday – Dukes A Royal Hide Away Hotel, The Palm Dubai

Show ticket at AED 160

Show starts 8:30pm

Call 0508786728 for details.
Show tickets must be purchased on www.thelaughterfactory.com

About us

The Selfdrive Laughter Factory is the Middle East’s longest-running comedy night, making the GCC laugh since 1997.

The Selfdrive 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, Jack Whiltehall, Dara O’Brien, Mickey Flanagan, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.

The Selfdrive Laughter Factory’s commitment to comedy has been recognized by numerous publications, winning muliple accolades over its two-decade history, including several’ best comedy night’ awards from Time Out Dubai.

Media contact

Gail Clough (co-founder)


Meet the comics

Dana Alexander

Dana Alexander began her career at the age of 18 years old in Canada, before long she began touring nationally with Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs and completed 5 television galas and a handful of radio spots for CBC and Sirius XM. In 2011Dana made a move to the UK where she premiered her one woman show at  The Edinburgh Fringe Fest. After rave reviews and several nominations including “Best Comic” and “Best International Act” from Chortle and Black Comedy Awards.

It was not long before she began working in television on BBC programs like Russell Howard’s Good News and Edinburgh Comedy Fest in 2012 and featured on The Culture Show in 2013 for BBC 2.
Dana continues to tour within in the UK and Internationally in more than 40 countries including Switzerland, Croatia, France, Norway, Serbia, Bahrain, Seychelles, Hungary, Malta, South Africa and Holland. As well as for the British Troops. A must see Comic.

Refreshing and Fearless. Her comedic style has been described as ‘smart, irreverent and revolutionary’. Currently one of Britain and Canada’s hottest emerging young comedians,Dana quickly became a regular fixture on the Canadian Comedy circuit, resulting recently in her own half hour comedy special on the country’s number one Stand-up show Comedy Now and Top 10 Comedians 3 years running by NOW MAGAZINE. Dana draws her material from raw life experience with an original and hilarious outlook.

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

Instagram and Twitter – @comediandana



Jimmy Mcghie

Jimmy has just returned from his fifth tour of Australia and New Zealand. He performed in ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ to sold out crowds at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He appeared on the ABC Stand-up show ‘Brexit at Tiffanys’.Moving onto to New Zealand where he toured with the ‘International Comedy Allstars Show’ as well as a run of his 8th solo show ‘Apologia’ in Auckland as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Jimmy also appeared in the highest rated show on New Zealand Television, ‘7Days’, as well as ‘The Café’. Jimmy will be performing all over the UK this summer until he takes his 10th solo show ‘Jimmy McGhie’s Tribal Gathering’ to the Edinburgh Festival in August. 

Miqdaad Dohadwala

UAE’s foremost comedian and founder of comedy collective, VDesi Laughs

• One hour special ????Log Kya Kahenge???? was shortlisted at the Masala Awards in 2017 as one of the best live desi events of the year

• Consecutive winner of the Speechless competition presented by The Courtyard Playhouse and numerous other titles

• A pro at versatility, he has performed live at theatres seating 1000+ people, bars and corporate shows

• Easily adept at switching between English & Hindi

A corporate favourite, Miqdaad has performed for Fortune five hundred companies like WIPRO, Tata Consultancy, Mahindra & Mahindra and Noon amongst others. Not to forget, even a wedding or two. (He doesn????t enjoy those too much though)

• Varied Television & Digital appearances: Participated in the first season of Comicstaan

for Amazon Prime in India

Star Sports for #SillyPointLive a comedy show that was broadcasted before the India and Pakistan cricket match for a billion people!

30 minutes special screened on ARY TV & its YouTube Channel


Bronwyn is a freelance Australian presenter and performer based in Dubai. Bronwyn has nearly 24 fantastic years of life experience in the region.

Bronwyn is an accomplished MC and uses her humour and professional manner to represent her clients’ brand to the highest level. Her clients include Emirates Airline, ENOC, Arabian Automobiles, Unilever and GEC Media Group.

Bronwyn is a Business/Corporate Role Player and facilitator in Improvisation training and team building. She presents and acts in Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence and Sales Skills programs. Part of the sales skills program includes a Mystery Shopper service for retail clients. Her clients include Van Cleef and Arpels, HSBC, SCB, PWC, DLA Piper, Ashridge Consultants and Clyde and Co. Bronwyn has clients in the UAE, Oman and India.

Bronwyn pursues her love of comedy and drama through Standup Comedy, Improvisation and serious performances. She has performed at the Madinat Theatre, The Junction , The Courtyard Playhouse and DUCTAC.

Bronwyn is experienced in commercial acting work. Clients include RAK Tourism Authority, Atlantis Aquaventure, MBC and various corporate training films.

Bronwyn has appeared in Timeout, Gulf News, Aquarius, Good, Khaleej Times and has been a featured writer for OK! Middle East.

Bronwyn strives to be creative, positive and professional.


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