Dubai is becoming a hub for live entertainment and artists from around the world have performed in the city. Over the years, the residents of Dubai have enjoyed performances by singers, actors, comedians and more! Performing arts has found a home in Dubai and stand-up comedy is no different. International comedians regularly visit Dubai and have given the city a great taste of entertainment. If you’re in the mood to laugh your head off, take a look at the best shows of stand up comedy in Dubai in 2019.
Top shows of stand up comedy in Dubai not to miss
As a multicultural city, the people of Dubai get to enjoy the work of talented comics from across the world. Residents will find plenty of Indian stand up comedy in Dubai, while those who enjoy Arabic stand up comedy won’t be disappointed either. Those with a taste for British humour will enjoy the English stand up comedy shows in Dubai, too.
With such a vibrant and thriving stand up comedy scene in Dubai, residents can expect some side-splitting shows and performances this year! Take a look at the biggest stand up acts coming to Dubai in 2019. Forgot all the worries, because your favourite comedian will be landing on the shores of Dubai soon!
Russell Peters – Deported Tour
Search for “stand up comedy shows near me” and there’s no doubt that Russell Peters’ show will be at the top. Taking place this June, this will be the highlight show of stand up comedy in Dubai in 2019. Russell Peters will be stopping in Dubai as part of his current world tour ‘Deported’. The Emmy award-winning comedian has already toured 29 cities and thousands of fans have enjoyed his unique style of comedy.
Russell Peters has made a name for himself for his take on how people from different ethnic backgrounds interact with each other. As a multicultural city, this show is bound to resonate with Dubai residents, who come from across the globe. Russell Peters’ shows also involve plenty of audience interaction, so be prepared to laugh at yourself if you’re in the front rows! It won’t be wrong to say that stand up comedy in Dubai will get a new life with his show.
This stand-up comedy event will also mark the opening of the new Coca Cola Arena Dubai – the city’s fabulous live entertainment venue! The Russell Peter stand up comedy show tickets are selling out fast, so don’t wait any longer.
- Venue: Coca-Cola Arena
- Date and Time: 6th June 2019, 9 pm
- Russell Peters – Stand up comedy tickets: Diamond: AED 998, Platinum: AED 682.50, Gold: AED 525, Silver: AED 367.5, Bronze: AED 210
The Laughter Factory
Front Row Laughter Nights ft Queens of Comedy
Because of its large South Asian expat population, stand up comedy in Dubai is a home away from home for many Indian artists. The Laughter Factory, in particular, has brought several Indian stand up comedy acts to Dubai in the past.
Get ready to laugh your head off with Kaneez, Neeti Palta, Sumukhi Suresh, and Prashasti Singh, an all-female group set to dazzle Dubai. Kaneez is India’s first female improviser and has taken part in many skits, while Sumukhi has over 100 shows in India and Europe to her credit. Award-winning Neeti will be bringing her own flavour of comedy, enthralling audiences across India, Australia and beyond.
Can you expect them to take patriarchal culture head on? Of course. Don’t miss out on this chance to witness an all-female Indian stand up comedy in Dubai.
- Venue: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
- Time and Date: 08:00 pm, 3 May 2019
- Front Row Laughter Nights stand up comedy ticket: 60 AED
Life doesn’t get any better than this Tour
Laughter is the best medicine they say, and you will get plenty of it at The Laughter Factory. Three brilliant comedians, Daliso Chaponda, Dana Alexander & George Zach, will be bringing the European flavours of comedy to Dubai in 2019
Daliso Chaponda is a Malawian stand up comedian who placed third in the iconic Britain’s Got Talent. Watch him perform, and you’ll be in stitches! People often accuse Dana Alexander of laughter riots in multiple countries. Now, she brings the same passion for laughs to Dubai. Alongside him would be the Greek performer George Zach. His global style of comedy has been very well received and hilarious acts will make you cry of laughter. You have been warned!
- Date and Time: 09:00 pm onwards, 2 May 2019; 09:00 pm onwards, 3 May 2019
- Venue: 2 May 2019: TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights, 3 May 2019: Seafood Kitchen Jebel Ali Recreational Club
- Tickets: Regular Ticket: AED 160, Early Bird Discount: 140 AED
The fun continues at The Laughter Factory post-Ramadan. In June, Alfie Brown, Fern Brady and American legend Greg Morton will be teaming up to make the audience go crazy. Their lighting quick wit, charismatic presence and innovative material make for thrilling performances. They’ll make you laugh and maybe even revaluate your life choices. But only for a little while, worry not.
Date, Time and Venue
- 09:00 pm onwards, 13 June, Movenpick JBR
- 09:00 pm onwards, 14 June, Grand Millennium Barsha Heights
- 09:00 pm onwards, 20 June TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights
- 09:00 pm onwards, 21 June, Hilton JBR, Dubai
July brings more hoots and larks as The Laughter Factory assemble another team of dazzling performers in Stuart Mitchell, Allyson June Smith and Cory Michaelis. All three world-class comedians will work their charm and hilarious wit to make you forget that terrible work situation and any other worries!
Date, Time & Venue
- 09:00 pm onwards, 11 July, Movenpick JBR, Dubai
- 09:00 pm onwards, 12 July, Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai
- 09:00 pm onwards, 18 July, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Height
Tickets: 160 AED
Wissam Kamal Live in Dubai!
Stand up comedian and filmmaker Wissam Kamal is venturing outside Lebanon and is coming to Dubai for his first international performance! His dark humour has become the talk of the town and his stand-up special Shashma is viral among Arabic audiences. Alongside Wissam Kamal, Alie Iskandar, an upcoming comedian and voice-over artist will also entertain the crowd. Bringing a unique voice to the table, Wissam’s material is driven from everyday experiences that everyone can relate to.
- Date and Time: 10:00 pm onwards, 3 May 2019
- Venue: El Barrio Bar & Resto, Hyatt Place, Al Rigga
- Tickets: 100 AED
This wraps up Bayut’s list of top shows of stand up comedy in Dubai in 2019. If you’re looking for local talent, you can visit the Courtyard Playhouse or Dubomedy. These places sometimes host a free stand up comedy show in Dubai. Life always has its ups and downs, so have a laugh whenever you can! The stand up comedy scene in Dubai has come far and that’s great news for residents. Being able to laugh and smile together as a community is what makes Dubai great.
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