TUNE INTO LOCAL LAUGHS
This is pretty amazing news for local comedians: There’s now a show on Comedy Central featuring homegrown talent. Comedy Central Presents was recorded at Stereo Arcade in Dubai last month and premieres on the channel on Sunday, February 5. The stand-up show features 30 Arab comedians – professionals and amateurs – performing in Arabic and English. The 10 half-hour episodes are hosted by UAE comedy veteran Ali Al Sayed (right) and Arab-American Mo Amer. If you love heckling (or being heckled) it’s got to be live. Laughter Factory’s three international comedians this month are Canadian Peter White, British-Nigerian Funmbi Omotayo and Aussie Damian Clark, on February 9 and 10 at Mövenpick JBR at 9pm; and February 16 at Grand Millennium Barsha Heights at 9pm. Tickets Dh140 at thelaughterfactory.com.