Fes­tive fun with The Laughter Fac­tory

Time Out Abu Dhabi - - CITY LIFE -

IF YOU’RE LOOK­ING for a crack­ing Christ­mas night out with your pals, look no fur­ther than The Laughter Fac­tory. The com­edy club is back in Abu Dhabi in De­cem­ber with an­other three top stand-up co­me­di­ans.

This time crowds will be laugh­ing along to Ir­ish comic Rory O’han­lon, Brit Josh Howie and Cana­dian Tanyalee Davis.

O’han­lon has tran­scended the stand-up com­edy cir­cuit and now hosts a pod­cast, This Hap­pened Last Week, as well as act­ing. His rapid-àre de­liv­ery means jokes come thick and fast dur­ing his sets, which has made him a hit on TV shows in his na­tive Ire­land.

Those who haven’t seen Howie per­form are in for a real treat. A nat­u­ral sto­ry­teller, his rou­tines are con­fes­sional and move peo­ple be­tween cry­ing with laughter and squirm­ing with em­bar­rass­ment. His BBC Ra­dio 4 sit­com Josh Howie’s Los­ing It is a crit­i­cal suc­cess and a big hit with lis­ten­ers.

Davis is mak­ing her Laughter Fac­tory de­but and club founder Gail Clough can’t wait for au­di­ences to see her. She says: “Tanyalee is 3ft 6ins of com­plete and ut­ter hi­lar­ity. You’ll be watch­ing in awe as such a tiny per­son dom­i­nates the room and leaves the au­di­ence beg­ging for more.”

It’s prob­a­bly best that the eas­ily shocked pre­pare them­selves for Davis’ set – as the comic is known for her no-holds-barred per­for­mances.

Since mov­ing to the UK from Canada in 2013 she’s stormed the com­edy scene and has ap­peared on TV shows in­clud­ing Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg and The John Bishop Show, as well as sup­port­ing Frankie Boyle (an­other Laughter Fac­tory alum­nus) on a UK tour.

The Laughter Fac­tory rolls back into Abu Dhabi on De­cem­ber 12.

→ Dhs150. Wed Dec 12, 8pm.

Park Rotana, Khal­ifa Park area, www.the­laugh­ter­fac­tory.com

(050 878 6728).

“The au­di­ence will be beg­ging for more”

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