The Laughter Factory is coming back to Abu Dhabi

Comedian Ben Norris. Courtesy of Laughter Factory
Comedian Ben Norris. Courtesy of Laughter Factory

Good news comedy fans — the much-missed Laughter Factory will make a rather welcome return to Abu Dhabi.

Recently celebrating 18 years of bringing quality comedy to the emirates, the monthly funny fest has been sadly absent from the capital since May 2014.

The comedy institution kicks off a new residency at the Park Rotana/Park Arjaan by Rotana on Wednesday, January 7.

Expect the usual format of three top comics, with this month’s show starring Ben Norris, a veteran of 20 years who has guested on top UK shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks, They Think It’s All Over and Mock the Week.

Also on the bill is Joe Lycett, winner of Chortle’s Best Newcomer award in 2010, and Edniburgh Fringe regular Gorden Southern.

Organisers have said it’s not yet clear if the event will take place every month moving forward — so fans should do their bit and get out there to support live comedy.

Dubai dwellers are still, of course, spoilt for choice on where to catch some laughs. Check the full list of dates below.

• Thursday, January 8 and Friday, January 9 — Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach.

• Saturday, January 10 — The Els Sports Club, Dubai Sports City.

• Wednesday, January 14 — Al Badia Golf Club by Intercontinental DFC

• Thursday, January 15 — Grand Millennium, TECOM

Tickets for all dates are Dh140 from For more information, visit or call 04 355 1862.

Published: December 29, 2014 04:00 AM