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Award winning Canadian comedian, Kate Barron is the brutally honest, unfiltered voice in your head. After a lifetime of being told she is too big, too loud and too vulgar, by everyone from strangers to teachers, she decided to step on stage and start wearing those labels as badges of honour. Kate doesn’t do self-deprecating. She’s that confident friend you wish you had on speed dial when you need to be pumped up.

Described as “simply a scream.” by The Telegraph, Paddy Lennox has a warm Irish charm and a twinkle in his eye that can make the twists and turns in his jokes come as a laugh-out shock. A regular at all the big comedy clubs, Lennox has a couple of Edinburgh Festival shows under his belt and a great future ahead of him. 

Finally, Liz Bains reached the semi-finals in the 2023 UK Funny Women Awards and was labelled ‘one to watch’.

So, catch the next arena acts up close and personal, while you can.

When & Where:
The Selfdrive Laughter Factory, November 2023

17th Friday & 18th Saturday – Movenpick JBR, Dubai

23rd Thursday – Hyde Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai

24th Friday – Radisson Hotel DAMAC Hills, Dubai

25th 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)

gail@thelaughterfactory.com

Meet the comics

Kate Barron

A hilarious and unfiltered take on sex, dating and relationships.

 Canadian comedian, Kate Barron is the brutally honest, unfiltered voice in your head. Her hilarious stories on dating, sex, and being happily childless are not for the faint of heart.

Award winning Canadian comedian, Kate Barron is the brutally honest, unfiltered voice in your head. Kate fought (and partied) through her naive 20-something phase of trying to find herself, and came out the other side. Now in her 30s, she’s a fiercely loyal woman with a strong bull s#!t detector and the experience to back it up. After a lifetime of being told she is too big, too loud and too vulgar, by everyone from strangers to teachers, she decided to step on stage and start wearing those labels as badges of honour. Kate doesn’t do self-deprecating. She’s that confident friend you wish you had on speed dial when you need to be pumped up.

Socials: @_katebarron (Instagram), @Kate_Barron (Twitter)

Video clip: Kate Barron – 9pm – Downstairs – Saturday 2nd October 2021 – YouTube

Paddy Lennox

Paddy Lennox is a stand-up comedian and actor. 

He has worked at The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with Mark Rylance, slipped off this mortal coil in Holby City and been pulled faces in many television commercials across the EU.

Paddy earns a crust on the UK Comedy Circuit and plays all the great clubs: The Comedy StoreThe Glee ClubThe StandBarnstormers and many other clubs. 

He lives in Hertfordshire and runs The Great Dunmow Comedy Club and The Laughing Bishops Comedy Clubin Bishop’s Stortford.

“A scream…” The Telegraph

​”Northern Irishman Paddy Lennox has some extremely funny material. I’m sure this guy has a great future.”one4review.com****

​Paddy Lennox, who not only does a great job rousing the audience but whose gentle Irish lilt belies a mischievous sense of humour. Comedy the way it should be: a laugh-a-minute which leaves the audience wishing the show was just a little bit longer. Fest Mag

****

TELEVISION 

Officially Special.

Doctors (Edward Marks) BBC, Dir. Gloria Thomas 

Holby City (Rory) BBC, Dir. Shani Grewal 

Small Potatoes (Mark) with Tommy Tiernan.Channel 4 (Hat Trick) Dir. Paul Duane 

Numerous commercials including Lyons Tea, Eircell, Tayto CrispsBT, Haribo, Kavli, Hyundai.

THEATRE 

Perfect Wedding (Bill) Mill at Sonning Dir Ron Aldridge The Golden Ass (Timinos) Shakespeare’s Globe, Dir. Tim Carol A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug/Wall) The Globe, Dir. Mike Alfreds 

Don’t Just Lie There Say Something The Mill at Sonning, Dir. Leslie Lawton (Barry Ovis) 

Ring Around the Moon (Romainville) Kings Head, Dir. Phil Wilmot 

One For The Pot (Hickory Wood) The Mill at Sonning, Dir. Leslie Lawton 

Emma (Mr Elton) The Olympia Dublin, Dir. Robin Midgley Translations (Lt Yolland) The Lyric Belfast, Dir. Robin Midgley Epitaph for the Wales (Sunao) The Gate London, Dir. Kazuyoshi Kushida Measure for Measure (Pompey/Provost) BAC London, Dir. Gregory Thompson Language Roulette(Joseph) The Bush London, Dir. Tim Loane The Desert Lullaby (Eddie) The Lyric Belfast, Dir. Caroline Fitzgerald Pygmalion(Freddie) The Lyric Belfast, Dir. Robin Midgley The Tinker’s Wedding (Priest) Juno Theatre Co., Dir. Paul Lloyd She Stoops To Con (Hastings) Eye Theatre Suffolk, Dir. Tom Scott RADIO Talksport Radio, (St. Patrick’s Day special) 2008 Spanking New, BBC Radio 7 The Bomb Damage Sale Wedding Dress BBC Radio 4, Dir. Roland Jaquarello (Harry) VOICE-OVERS Numerous commercials including Microsoft Accenture IMPROVISATION Whose Line Is It Anyway? Lyric Belfast

Paddy trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.   

Theatre credits include: 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

THE GOLDEN ASS 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 

THE MONKEY BUTLERS SKETCH SHOW 

Edinburgh Festival, 

DON’T JUST LIE THERE, SAY SOMETHING, 

ONE FOR THE POT, 

PERFECT WEDDING and 

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY 

The Mill at Sonning Theatre, 

EMMA 

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 

EPITAPH FOR THE WHALES

Gate Theatre, 

TRANSLATIONS, DESERT LULLABY and PYGMALION

Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 

LANGUAGE ROULETTE

Bush Theatre and Irish Tour.

Film/Television credits: 

JOLLY BOYS LAST STAND, 

HOLBY CITY, 

DOCTORS and Tommy Tiernan’s SMALL POTATOES.

With fresh material and lightning-quick audience interaction, Paddy Lennox has a warm Irish charm and a twinkle in his eye that can make the twists and turns in his jokes come as a laugh-out shock. A regular at all the big comedy clubs, Lennox has a couple of Edinburgh Festival shows under his belt and a great future ahead of him. 

**** ‘comedy the way it should be: a laugh-a-minute which leaves the audience wishing the show was just a little bit longer .’ Fest

**** ‘Excellent stand-up… Vastly entertaining.’ Three Weeks

“simply a scream.” The Telegraph

Clips:
Comedy Store set

Paddy Lennox Comedy Channel

Liz Bains

Liz Bains is a British comedian based in Dubai. She won best act in the 2017 Dubai Short & Sweet Comedy Festival. A regular MC and headliner at comedy nights across the UAE, she has also performed stand-up in the UK, US, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq. She reached the semi-finals in the 2023 UK Funny Women Awards and was labelled ‘one to watch’.

Instagram @Lizaarrd

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