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The June Laughter Factory will probably be the funniest show you will see this year.
Making his Dubai debut, Tom Elwes, is one of the rare Instagram, TikTok, stars who is equally funny live. During lockdown you are bound to of seen some of his clips, so make sure you get to see Tom perform comedic brilliance on stage.
Phillip Simon will also be bringing his hilarious debut show to Dubai, one of the most respected stand ups on the UK club scene and writer for ‘Mock the Week’ he will guarantee a fun packed show.
Described as ‘Compelling voice of a rarely heard African perspective’ by Fest Mag, Njambi McGrath is the winner of multiple awards and is often described as trailblazing. This important voice is a must see comedian.
So round up the people you like and bring them for a good laugh.
When & Where:
The Laughter Factory, June 2022 tour dates
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June – Movenpick JBR Dubai
Wednesday 8th June – Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens Dubai
Friday 10th June – Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai
Saturday 11th June – Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hide Away Hotel, Dubai
Show ticket at AED 160
Show starts 8:30pm
0508786728 for details.
Show tickets must be purchased on
Meet the Comics
Tom Elwes is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. As a life long Londoner, he uses a combination of storytelling and acute observations to make sense of his chaotic existence. His quick wit and high-energy charm make him one to look out for in the future. Tom is one of the newest comics to break through on the comedy circuit. He is a regular at the Top Secret Comedy Club and Vauxhall Comedy Club.
Tom spent most of 2020 developing a strong online presence and now has 10s of thousands of followers on Instagram, TikTok, and facebook and his sketches have been viewed millions of times.
He runs the weekly ‘All I Do Is Fail’ Podcast with fellow comedian Ali Woods. Previous guests include Dane Baptiste, Tony Law, Elf Lyons, Sadia Azmat, Ola the comedian, Uncle Ed.
He is currently working on a web series for Pulped.
Philip is one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He has written for Mock the Week, Newsjack and Newsrevue. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland.
WINNER of the
Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy/Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015
'Philip Simon is never less than hilarious' (The Stage)
'With Philip Simon as compere comedy is guaranteed.' (The Jewish Chronicle)
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram handles - @PhilipsComedy for all Social Media
Njambi McGrathis an award-winning comedy star with a hit BBC Radio 4 Series, selected for BBC Radio 4 Comedy of the Week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09ws280. Her legendary comedy specials have had successful Soho theatre and Edinburgh runs and now on Amazon Prime and NextUp. Njambi has performed all over Europe and Africa with a tour of Dubai scheduled. She is currently supporting Jason Manford on tour. She won the coveted Hackney empire New Act Of The Year (NATYS) Award 2019. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze.
Njambi’s work has been featured on BBC iPlayer and BBC Two’s Edinburgh Nights as well as BBC Radio 4, Amazon Prime Virgin Trains.
She was in the original line up of the (ARIA) Radio Awards hit BBC World comedy show ‘New Year’s International Comedy Celebration. Since her debut in 2010, she was voted 1 of 5 top up and coming female comedians 2012 by Fabulous magazine barely 14 months later. She was shortlisted for the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards x 2 a year later. She guested shows like BBC Two Edinburgh Nights, BBC One Sunday Live, Channel 4, Saturday Live BBC Radio 4, Loose Ends and ½ hour profile on BBC World service and has been showcased on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4Xtra. She has been profiled in the Evening Standard, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman, Daily Nation (Kenya) featured on Arise TV. She reached the finals of many comedy competitions.
Praise for Njambi on writing
“Written with poetic fortitude, Through The Leopard’s Gaze reveals that the hardest part of survival is not the experience of violence but the pressure you feel to make sense of it. Bravely sharing her own attempt to confront the past, Njambi McGrath’s memoir is a stunning portrayal of human brutality and human resistance – heart-breaking and empowering in equal measure.” David Lammy MP.
‘Beautifully written’ Clive Anderson BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends.
“McGrath’s book is a courageous contribution” Big Issue North.
“Britain is traumatised by it’s history” The Evening Standard
Njambi is currently writing her debut fiction novel.
Praise for Njambi’s comedy
“Smart and Sardonic” The Guardian
“Compelling voice of a rarely heard African perspective’ FestMag.
“Important Voice” The Times
“Deliciously Tart lines” The Evening Standard
“Cutting edge confident comedian” FringeReview
“A must see” The Scotsman
“Trail blazing” The Guardian
“Potentially major comedian” JOHN FLEMING
BBC Two Edinburgh Nights
BBC One Sunday Live
Star of the BBC International Comedy celebration
STV Edinburgh Festival
ITV 1 6 clock news
Radio 4 series Becoming Njambi
BBC Radio 4 Front Row
Star of the BBC International Comedy celebration
BBC Radio 4 extra
BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live
BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends
BBC Radio Word service
BBC 5 Live
Colourful radio London GUEST
Standup sit-down show presenter
BBC 3 counties radio
OnFM Drivetime Show June 2012 presenter and guest)
Winner NATYS 2019
Finalist International Delphic Comedy Oct 2017 Johannesburg
Finalist Laughing Horse 2015
2nd Place Piccadilly New Act Competition
Quarter finalist BBC Radio 2 New Comedy award
Semi-finalist Laughing horse new act 2013
Semi Finalist Funny Women Competition 2012 / 2013
Finalist Costa Coffee Comedy Challenge 2011 – performed at the Comedy Store
Quarter finalist Leicester square new act of the year 2011
About The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory hosts a fresh bill of three top professional comedians every month, many already familiar stars of the screen on hit USA and 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, Russell Peters, Michael McIntyre, Dara O'Briain, Mickey Flanagan, Jason Manford, Sarah Millican, 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 several’ best comedy night’ awards from Time Out Dubai.