This Selfdrive Laughter Factory has a revolving line-up of hilarious comedians from around the globe this April. Back by popular demad, Esther Manito is an Arab Essex girl who will challenge every single preconception of what that means. Watching her perform is always an absolute treat for comedy fans..

Described by the Guardian as “Deliciously twisted, a stream of seriously good gags,  quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines” Julian Deane is a class apart. One of the UK’s finest comics will be making his UAE debut on the Selfdrive Laughter Factory.

Next we have Imah, with her no-holds-barred dissection of life as a Fillipino expat living in the UAE. This absolute gem of a comic always nails every performance.

Finally winner of “the short and sweet comedy festival’ Karachi born Tabarak, is charming, clever and simply excellent. Don’t miss his unique and highly skewed opinions on the things that he observes on a daily basis.

So if you want to laugh a lot? You’ve found the right place.

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

5th Wednesday – Hyde Hotel, Business Bay Dubai

6th Thursday – Radisson Dubai, DAMAC Hills

7th Friday & 8th Saturday – Movenpick JBR 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

Esther Manito

An Arab Essex girl who will challenge every single preconception of what that means. Esther’s rage from a stage talks stereotypes, feminism, racism, relationships and her quest to control her body hair.

Esther has supported Alan Davies, Shappi Korsandi, Sindhu Vee, Jason Mansford, Jo Brand and Al Murray.

Esther performs at most of the main comedy clubs on the circuit where her rage at daily injustices have made her a regular. Esther is also a regular performer on the Arab and Muslim circuit including the Super Muslim Tour.

Her debut hour “Crusade” 2019 was voted in the top ten shows by Funny women, and given 4.5 stars Edfest Magazine, 4 stars Funny Women and 4 Stars One4review.

Esther has written and performed stand up for the Nationwide TV campaign.

As heard on: BBC sounds Russel Kane’s Evil Genius, co-hosting radio 4 extras Newsjack Unplugged, CBBC Bitesize Parents, Drunk Women Solving Crime, Russell Kane’s podcast, Boys Don’t Cry and BBC new comedy awards 2016-19.

“Last time I reviewed Esther I described her as “the opposite of predictable” and “sublime” and the same applies now- ComedytoWatch 08/2020

**** EdFest Magazine 

**** Funny Women 

**** One2Watch 

Social Media 

Intsagram- @esthermanito     

Twitter- @esther_manito        

Facebook – Esther Manito 


Julian Deane

Deliciously twisted. a stream of seriously good gags. quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines.

Assured and brilliant. Deane is a class apart. a master of hilarious twists and turns.

It’s just a matter of time before Julian Deane gets a boost up the comedy rankings. His trick is to make you think you’re watching standard stand-up fare, then twisting expectations with sharp, original punchlines.

Video clip (link): http://bit.ly/JulianDeaneViralClipStandUp

Social handles

Insta: @juliandeanecomedian

FB: @juliandeanecomedian

Twitter: @julian_deane 


Born in Karachi and living in Dubai, TABARAK has unique and highly skewed opinions on the things he observes on a daily basis.

His quick wit, charisma, and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have made him a staple of Dubai’s local comedy circuit. He is one of the winners of the Short & Sweet Comedy Festival, Espana Comedy Games and Beat The Camel, to name a few. 

Some links to my performances:

IG / TW / YT / FB : @TabarakComedy


She is a comedic force to be reckoned with a pillar of the UAE comedy scene since 2018.

An award-winning stand-up comedian who left the monotony of 9-5 job to fully dive into the world of comedy.

With four full length solo comedy shows under her belt, all held at the prestigious The Theatre Mall of the Emirates, she’s proven to be a crowd pleaser time and time again.


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