5 key acts to watch out for at the Dubai Comedy Festival 2015

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The Dubai Comedy Festival runs from tomorrow until October 24. Here are some of the key gigs coming your way.

• More details at www.dubaicomedyfest.ae

Dave Chapelle

After a long absence from the stage, American superstar comedian Dave Chappelle made his stand-up comedy comeback this year, with tours in the United States, Australia and London. The once reclusive actor and comic is headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival with a pair of shows that’s destined to sell out.

October 22 and 23, 8pm, from Dh295, main stage

Trevor Noah

The South African comedian is Jon Stewart's successor as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. While it may take him sometime to warm up in his new TV gig, here's a chance to catch him live in action.

October 24, 7pm, from Dh295, main stage

Mac King

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show is for the family. A Las Vegas regular, look for his sidekick goldfish, which often appears – magically, of course – above an unsuspecting audience member’s head.

October 22, 3pm, from Dh150, main stage

Mina Liccione & The Funny Girls Go Pink!

They are the first all-female comedy troupe in the region. Comedian, dancer and choreo­grapher Mina Liccione leads Rachel Hamilton, Shaima Sayed, Lamya Tawfic, Jill Saydam, Liz Zamorski and Emcee Sophie Samuelian. Seven hilarious women in a show that promises to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Saturday, 8pm, Dh75, Ocen View Hotel, JBR

Dubai Laughing Beat the Gong! Anything Goes Night!

Dubai’s up-and-coming comedians and members of the public will vie to make you laugh, with the audience having the final say. Expect music, jokes and general silliness in the search for Dubai’s funniest.

Monday and Tuesday, 8:30pm, free, Stereo Arcade, DoubleTree by Hilton