Dubai Comedy Festival is Back Enter a World of Laughs as Dubai Comedy Festival Returns from May 13 to 22

  • After the massive hit and sold-out season in October 2020, Dubai Comedy Festival is back with a ten-day comedy extravaganza presenting some of the planet’s funniest comedians this May. 
  • The festival will feature world-class stand-up sets, variety shows, activations, and non-stop laughs from May 13thto May 22nd
  • Over the course of ten days, Dubai will welcome the very best global and local comedic talent across the city’s hotspots. 
  • Bigger and funnier than ever, stay tuned for the stand-out line-up announcement very soon. 

Laugh goes on as Dubai Comedy Festival returns for a 10-day city-wide takeover of world-class multi-lingual stand-up sets, activations (comedy bazaar), and a world of laughs from May 13th to May 22nd. Presented by Dubai Calendar and produced by BRAG, Live Nation, and Dxb Live – Dubai Comedy Festival will take place in multiple hotspots across the city.

Setting the benchmark for successfully hosting a major live event with sell-out shows in a safe and enjoyable environment in October 2020, Dubai Comedy Festival has previously seen a jampacked line-up of global comedic talent, including Gad Elmaleh, Michelle Wolf, Mo Amer, Ali Al Sayed, Nemr, Vir Das, Gaurav Kapoor, and Mina Liccione.

This year, Dubai Comedy Festival doubles the laughter with ten full days of the world’s funniest individuals as their shows land on Dubai’s shores. Laugh-out-loud with your family, friends, and loved ones, as you witness hilarious stand-up sets, unforgettable variety shows, and, of course, a world of laughs. Bigger, better, and funnier, this year’s festival will have lots of  new elements to look forward to and plenty of surprises coming your way.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), commented, “We welcome the return of the much-awaited Dubai Comedy Festival after a triumphant 2020 edition, which saw a diverse mix of comedic talent bring communities together. As one of the first cities in the world to resume live events under strict safety  guidelines,  the latest comedy carnival reaffirms the city’s position as a global events destination. As we continue to work with our stakeholders to further enhance our events offering, we encourage residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant cultural scene and celebrate the art of comedy while continuing to adhere to health and safety measures at all times”.

As well as setting up the stage for the world’s best in comedy, Dubai Comedy Festival is proud to present local and regional talents an opportunity to showcase their skills through their platform while transcending all cultures, backgrounds, and ages, as good comedy should.

The return of Dubai Comedy Festival is set to bring the laughs, yet again, and establish Dubai as the region’s Laughter capital as well as an international hub for comedy and entertainment while further strengthening its worldwide reputation as a home to outstanding talent.

Stay tuned for the big reveal as we announce what’s in store for the 10-day extravaganza of the world’s funniest stand-up sets, variety shows, activations, and of course, a world of laughs.

About Dubai Comedy Festival

There may be over 200 nationalities living in Dubai, but they all speak the same language: the language of laughter! The Dubai Comedy Festival brings the city non-stop jokes by some of the planet’s funniest men and women. As well as attracting the world’s best in comedy, Dubai Comedy Festival also serves as a platform for local and regional comedians to showcase their skills while transcending all cultures, backgrounds, and ages, as good comedy should! The cat’s out of the bag; Dubai has become a regional and international hub of humor and entertainment, home to outstanding talent…and the Dubai Comedy Festival is proof!

About BRAG (Festival Management & Marketing Partner)

Brag is a UAE-born experiential collective, creating new social patterns that push boundaries and the perception of what you think an event should be. By fostering that creative energy into Brag-worthy content, the company generates events and live activations that build brands and communities. The innovative company’s portfolio consists of iconic projects like Dubai Fitness Challenge, Fashion Forward, Sole Dxb, Meet d3, Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen, and The Pointe’s live concerts of Enrique Iglesias, Dua Lipa, and Robbie Williams.

About Dubai Calendar

With an average of 150 events listed at any one time, and 35 new events added every week, Dubai Calendar is an all-access pass to ‘what’s on’ in Dubai.  Dubai Calendar’s website and app is a free resource that allows residents and tourists to dive into the heart of the city and discover upcoming events and offerings. Tickets can also be bought quickly and securely through the app’s purchasing platform.

Live Nation (Programming & Ticketing Partner)

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship.

DXB Live (Production Partner)

DXB Live, Dubai World Trade Centre’s experiential agency, is at the forefront of innovation in the events industry, offering turn-key event solutions powered by an award-winning team of industry experts.  The extensive 360-degree services and solutions DXB Live offers range from exhibition concept and design, to stand build, lighting, and audiovisuals, utilizing world-class design and technical production to create and host spectacular events and capture decisive moments throughout the UAE and worldwide.