Want a memorable Christmas Party?

You won’t have had this much fun since you believed in Santa! 

The Laughter Factory guarantee’s the best Christmas party in town, we’ve put together a special package for group bookings in December. Combining laughs, food and drink, our festive evening brunch packages are ideal for groups of old friends and office parties alike. See below for full details of the deal.

Meanwhile, the bill we’ve put together for December is something else – starring Irish A-lister Rory O’ Hanlon is the charismatic stand-up and presenter riding a wave of acclaim as host of award-winning smash podcast An Irishman Abroad.

Straight-talking Josh Howie is a fearless raconteur, who arrives fresh from making headlines for his brashly confessional approach with this year’s Edinburgh Fringe show, Talk Hard.

Making her debut on the Laughter Factory, Tanyalee Davis is 3 foot 6 inches of complete and utter hilarity. Watch in awe, as this tiny person dominates the room and leaves them begging for more.

Christmas party details

Bookings are now open for our special festive party packages, which take place at a choice of two venues depending on your culinary preferences:

  • The Talk, the signature international eatery at Movenpick JBR, on Thursday December 13th
  • Toshi, the excellent Asian restaurant at Grand Millennium on Friday December 14th

At both venues you and your guests can sit down to a five-star buffet, with free-flowing beverages, from 7pm, before the show starts at 9pm.

Packages start from Dh300 show ticket, buffet with soft drinks (or Dh350 with house beverages, including hops, grape and short drinks) – including tickets to the show (normally Dh150).

Call 050 8786728 for Party discounts.

Where & When:

The Laughter Factory, December tour dates

Wednesday December 12th, 8PM – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Thursday December 13th, 9pm – Móvenpick JBR, Dubai

Friday December 14th, 9pm – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai


Tickets, priced at AED 150 including VAT

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


Meet the comics


Tanyalee Davis

 Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian from Canada who is now headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout the UK, and the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy.  In January 2011, Tanyalee performed her ONE WOMAN SHOW, 4 nights a week for 6 months,  just off the Las Vegas strip.

Since arriving in the UK back in 2013 Tanyalee has stormed the UK comedy scene earning her appearances on prestigious comedy shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg & The John Bishop Show. Tanyalee also supported Frankie Boyle on his 2012 UK Tour 

Not just content on being a comedian Tanyalee has also appeared in multiple movies including El Matador, For Da Love Of Money & Austin Powers 3: Goldmember. Tanyalee is also part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom. In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.


The Blame Game – BBC N.Ireland 2017

Live at The Apollo – UK 2015

The John Bishop Show – UK 2015

CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival ” Rest and Relaxation” – Canada 2015

The Last Leg – Channel 4. – UK – 2013

Jongleurs Live – UK – 2012

I’m Spazticus -Channel 4 – UK 2011-12

Pit Boss – TLC – UK 2012

SuperHuman: Worlds Smallest People – Documentary UK 2008

Outsiders –  Documentary – Sweden 2007

Seeing The Funny Side – documentary U.K. 2007

CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival “Best Medicine” – Canada 2007

50 Most Shocking Moments – Channel 5 – UK – 2006

Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour – Live at the House of Blues – USA – 2005

Abnormally Funny People – SkyTV – UK 2005

MTV ‘s BASH of Carson Daily –  MTV – USA – 2003

Last Comic Standing – NBC – USA – 2003

Upfront 7- Australia – 2001


Abnormally Funny People -Edinburgh fringe – Aug 2015

Actual Size – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (one week Aug 2015)

Actual Size (Solo show) – Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festivals -2016

Actual Size – SoHo Theatre Feb 2015

Big Trouble in Little ‘Gina ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2013

Tanyalee Davis: Little Comedian, Big Laughs – Las Vegas residency 2010-2011

Adam Hills: Comically Challenged – Ireland – 2011

Little People, Big World – TLC – USA – 2009

Little Do They Know ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2007

Brace Tarts (with Liz Carr) – Edinburgh fringe – 1 week – 2006

Abnormally Funny People – Edinburgh fringe -2005

The US Comedy Invasion – Edinburgh Fringe- 2003

Miss Itchy Presents A Damn Midget – Melbourne Comedy festival 2001


” A master of Physical Punctuation ” – Las Vegas Sun

” Joan Rivers meets a Pile driver ” – The Scotsman

‘A captivating piece of comedy” – The Edinburgh Reporter




Josh Howie

Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It, nominated for a

BBC Radio Award with its second series in production, Josh has recently come

off his latest UK tour, Josh Howie’s Messed Up. Already a much in-demand stand-up comic, performing regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK, over the previous few years Josh has also taken his distinctive brand of hyper-aware humor to India, Ireland, UAE, France, Holland, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia and America. In 2012, he was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laugh’s comedy festival in Montreal, where he filmed the internationally distributed Just For Laugh’s All Access TV show.

In addition, Josh has written and performed four solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, and most recently appeared on Dave’s As Yet Untitled with Eddie Izzard, previously recording for two series of the Comedy Central show Comedy Store, and featuring on World Stands Up and Comedy Blue for the same channel. He spent four years as the writer/

presenter of The Movie Geek on Sky Movies. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh has contributed features to The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Mail.

Howie is a name to watch.

The Times

Howie is brilliantly clever, honest, utterly engaging and absolutely fearless.

★★★★★ The Scotsman

A fabulous storyteller who can make you concentrate in silence then erupt into a

fit of giggles. He’s slick, he’s quick and he’s incredibly playful with words.

★★★★★ Metro

Great things are expected from the abrasive yet strangely lovable Josh Howie.

The Guardian

It’s refreshing to see someone like Howie tell a wider story about his life while

taking comic opportunities at every turn.

★★★★ Independent

With such wit and succession of one-liners it is impossible not to be impressed.

★★★★ Sunday Express

Excellent, intelligent stand-up…terrific.

Time Out


Social Media :

Twitter:  @joshxhowie

Facebook:  @joshhowiecomedian

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=Ctlja7oM83I

Website: https://www.joshhowie.com/



Rory O’Hanlon

Having started his career in Dublin, award winning Irish stand-up comedian and actor Rory O’ Hanlon is a firm favourite at comedy clubs across the UK and Ireland. Described by Chortle as having “presence, poise and timing” and by the Irish Times as having “a joke every 30 seconds”, his rapid fire delivery regularly has audiences crying with laughter.

A regular face on Irish TV, Rory has been seen on RTE’s New Comedy AwardsRepublic of Telly and alongside Des Bishop in Under the Influence. He is also a veteran of stage performing with 7 consecutive solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe, including performing at in The Stand’s ‘Best of Irish’ show, as well as recent appearances at both Glasgow and Cardiff Comedy Festivals.

Rory is also known internationally, having performed all over the world, from Moscow to Berlin, Monte Carlo to Brussels, and many places in between. 2016 will see Rory heading off to Australia, where he will be performing at the prestigious Perth Comedy Festival.

In addition to performing stand-up, Rory is also a prolific writer, having contributed to the Irish PostChortle and Hot Press magazine, and has recently starred in the short film Spring Clean, which reached the final of the 2013 Virgin Short Film Awards


FB: https://www.facebook.com/roryohanloncomedian?ref=hl

Tweeter: https://twitter.com/rohanloncomedy

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-happened-last-week/id1058853906?mt=2

Instagram: @rohanloncomedy

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbxCKc3qWJA


 About The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory is the Middle East’s longest-running comedy night, proudly making the GCC laugh since 1997. Thanks to a longstanding partnership with the UK’s Comedy Store, The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three different professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit 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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