This Selfdrive Laughter Factory is seriously punching this March by getting co-founder of the groundbreaking ‘Axis of Evil’ tour. Ahmed Ahmed on the bill. Promoter Gail Clough says ‘this is a huge coup for the club. ‘Axis of Evil’ broke the comedy mold. It was the comedy link between East and West. They say that laughter is the shortest distance between two people and this show proved it, We can’t believe our luck having Ahmed Ahmed in our little club.

Next on the bill, four time ‘Scottish Comedy Award’ winner, Chris Forbes, who was also the star of Scottish Bafta winning comedy show ‘Scot Squad’

Described by The Herald as ‘Brilliantly observed…laugh-out-loud stuff…A natural comedian.’

Finally, Rick Kieswetter is a Japanese man, brought up in the states by a German and an Italian and is now living in England. It’s no surprise his humour is ethnically diverse. His act is a subtle, clever, subversion of all those stereotypes fused with some hilariously funny gags.

So, round up some people you like and maybe a few that you don’t. Let’s mix things up. Come and laugh with some delightful people at the very best in live stand-up comedy. 

When & Where:
The Selfdrive Laughter Factory, March 2023 tour dates

3rd Friday & 4th Saturday – Movenpick JBR Dubai

9th Thursday – Hyde Hotel, Business Bay Dubai

10th Friday – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

11th Saturday – Dukes 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

Meet the comics

Ahmed Ahmed

Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian/American/Muslim who started his acting career at the age of 19. After several  years of being typecast as terrorists and cabdrivers he decided to shift into stand-up comedy to have a voice and this is where he made a name for himself. He is an internationally touring comedian and been in the comedy business going on 30 years. He’s also the co-founder of the groundbreaking Axis Of Evil Comedy Tour which aired on Comedy Central and later went on to make history taking that tour all around the Middle East performing for over 20,000 people. Ahmed has been seen on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has 2 Showtime comedy specials, Vince Vaughn‘s Wild West Comedy Show, WEEDS, Swingers, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan and Iron Man. He’s been in dozens of news articles and press including The View, CNN, Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, TMZ, NY Times and Post, Newsweek and GQ to name a few. He made his directorial debut with his award winning documentary called Just Like Us which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and had a life on Netflix, Starz, Showtime and other various streaming platforms. This documentary garnered him an invite to the White House to have dinner with President Barack Obama. Following  his documentary he was cast by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley to star in TBS’s Sullivan and Son which aired for three seasons. Currently Ahmed can be seen in the recent documentary that just came out called TOO SOON on Vice TV and is developing several tv shows and films. 





Acting reel:

Stand up comedy:

“Martin Lawrence – 1st Amendment Stand Up” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TZQSEXC-HRI

“Lewis Black and Friends”

“Comedy Cellar”

“Gotham Comedy Club”


“Hermosa Comedy Magic Club”

“Hermosa Comedy Magic Club”

“Malaysian Convention Center”

“Ice House”

Some Press:






Animated 911 call



IG: @AhmedAhmedComedy

TikTok: @TheAhmedAhmed

Chris Forbes

S Star of Scottish BAFTA winning comedy show, ‘Scot Squad’,, Chris Forbes is also a four time Scottish Comedy Award winner. He has gigged all over the world from America to Australia and has supported Kevin Bridges on tour. Chris is also known for creating a series of sketches as his comedy character Duncan, The Other Murray Brother, with legendary tennis Mum, Judy.

‘He’s brilliant company – honest, insightful very funny.’
The Scotsman ****

‘You’ll spend an hour with a big stupid grin 
​plastered across your face’
The List

‘Brilliantly observed…laugh-out-loud stuff…A natural comedian.’
The Herald


  • Best Writer – Scottish Comedy Awards 2014
  • Best Actor – Scottish Comedy Awards 2016
  • Best Actor – Scottish Comedy Awards 2017
  • Best Actor – Scottish Comedy Awards 2018
  • Nominated for the Fringe World Comedy Award 2018

Social Handles:

Twitter: @Chris__Forbes

Facebook: Facebook.com/chrisforbescomedian

Instagram: chrisforbescomedy

Feel free to use any other info you might need from my website too



(Feel free to use any of the videos in this thread)

Rick Kiesewetter 

Rick was raised in New Jersey and emigrated to the UK in 1993. He was in the US Army and then worked in advertising before starting a career in stand-up and acting in 2010. 

He regularly performs at comedy clubs across the UK and Europe and has taken 2 shows to the Edinburgh Festival: Chink and No More Mr Rice Guy. 

Rick is just a New Jersey guy, living in London and telling jokes. 

“Subversive observations” The List “Enjoyable stand-up” Three Weeks “Punchy observational gags” Bruce Dessau 

Not So New Comedian of the Year 2022 Finalist Last Comic Standing 2006
Beat The Frog World Series 2005 Finalist 

BBC Comedy Awards Last Comic Standing 

RK social media links:




Top Secret Comedy https://youtu.be/YNOqjuVQW_k 


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