Dubai Comedy Festival Announces the First Names on the Star-Studded Line-up of Headliners for 2023

Dubai Comedy Festival Announces the First Names on the Star-Studded Line-up of Headliners for 2023

15 March، 2023 0 By manager

Dubai, UAE (15 March 2023): Get ready for side-splitting laughter and endless hysterics as the Dubai Comedy Festival returns for its 2023 edition, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! This year’s festival promises to be a laugh riot with an incredible line-up of headliners, including the likes of Jimmy Carr, Dara Ó Briain, Zakir Khan, and the rib-tickling duo Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams from the much-loved podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me.


Produced by BRAG, Live Nation, and DXB Live and presented by Dubai Calendar, Dubai Comedy Festival will take place across multiple hotspots across the city, including Dubai Opera, The Theatre Mall of the Emirates, Coca-Cola Arena, and more. From the 12th to the 21st of May, the Dubai Comedy Festival will host some of the funniest and most sought-after comedians from around the world for what is always one of the most popular events in the city’s cultural calendar.


With a mix of stand-up shows, live podcasts, other comedy events, and, of course, non-stop laughs, there’s something for everyone at the festival. For tickets and more information click here.


Check out some of the acts that have already been announced below:


Dara Ó Briain – English language show

Monday, May 15th at Dubai Opera


One of Ireland’s funniest funny-men, Dara Ó Briain, known for his quick wit and razor-sharp observations, is bringing his unique brand of comedy to the Dubai Opera on May 15th. Beginning With a career spanning over two decades, Ó Briain has become a household name in the entertainment industry, with numerous sold-out shows across the globe. In 2003, Ó Briain also became a regular host of the BBC’s satirical news quiz show “Mock the Week,” which quickly became one of the most popular comedy shows on British television.


His ability to blend topical humour with his own personal experiences, his intelligence, and his warming personality, have all made him a fan-favourite, and his live performances have been described as a masterclass in observational comedy. Known for his multiple appearances on panel shows across the UK and Ireland, along with his range of stand-up shows across the globe, the well-versed comedian promises to give guests a night to remember.



Jimmy Carr – English language show

Tuesday, May 16th at Dubai Opera


Jimmy Carr, one of the UK’s most renowned comedians, is preparing to descend on the Dubai Opera on May 16th, bringing with him his trademark acerbic wit and humour. Carr has been praised by critics for his ability to improvise and engage with audiences and he has a reputation as a likeable and engaging performer who is always willing to take risks and push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in comedy.


Known for his quick-fire one-liners and hilarious observations on modern life, Jimmy Carr has become a household name in the comedy world. With numerous sold-out shows across the globe, he has cemented his place as one of the most popular comedians on the circuit today. Whether you’re a fan of his stand-up comedy, his work on television including on shows like “8 Out Of 10 Cats” and “The Big Fat Quiz of the Year”, or his impeccable comedic timing, this show promises to be an unforgettable experience.


My Therapist Ghosted Me – English language show

Wednesday, May 17th at Dubai Opera


Get ready to laugh until it hurts as the hilarious comedy duo, My Therapist Ghosted Me, takes the stage at the Dubai Opera on May 17th! The dynamic comedy duo, comprising of Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams, is bringing their unique blend of humour and storytelling to Dubai. With a style that is both relatable and irreverent, their show promises to be a night of non-stop laughs.


From navigating the challenges of dating in the digital age to dealing with the pressures of social media, My Therapist Ghosted Me brings a fresh perspective to some of life’s most complicated issues. With their sharp wit and quick banter, Joanne and Vogue are sure to have audiences of all ages in stitches. Together they will give 100% unqualified, unsubstantiated but up front and honest advice on the plethora of issues they and many others continue to grapple with.


Zakir Khan – Hindi language show

Sunday, May 14th at Dubai Opera


Zakir Khan, the popular Indian comedian, is all set to tickle the funny bones of Dubai audiences with his latest 150-minute Hindi language show on May 14th at the iconic Dubai Opera. Rising to prominence in 2012 when he won Comedy Central India’s Best Stand Up Comedian competition, he has since gone from strength to strength and released three hour-long stand-up specials. Known for his anecdotal style of comedy along with his punchline “Sakht Launda”, Khan has amassed over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, clearly showing his immense popularity on the Indian comedy circuit. Guaranteed to be a hilarious and entertaining experience for all those in attendance, don’t miss out and get your tickets today.


Tickets for the Dubai Comedy Festival are available now, and they’re selling fast. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the world’s funniest comedians live on stage and stay tuned to and check out Dubai Comedy Festival’s social media channels for additional line-up details which will be revealed soon.


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