Eddie Griffin, Gad Elmaleh, Maz Jobrani, and Nemr will headline Dubai Comedy Festival

Eddie Griffin, Gad Elmaleh, Maz Jobrani, and Nemr will headline Dubai Comedy Festival



Prepare for some serious belly laughs with the return of Dubai Comedy Festival next month.

There will be belly laughs aplenty this May with the return of Dubai Comedy Festival. Running for ten fun days from May 13 to 22 in multiple hotspots across Dubai, the festival will unleash a jam-packed line-up of some of the world’s funniest comedians

This year’s line-up features the planet’s funniest people, including Eddie Griffin, Gad Elmaleh, Maz Jobrani and Nemr, as well as popular Russian comedians Alexander Revva, Mikhail Galustyanand Yevgeniy Chebatkov.

A comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan-base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. He has gone on to play The Pastor opposite Dave Chappelle, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 2018’s Academy Award Winning feature film A Star is Born. His Showtime Comedy Special Eddie Griffin: Undeniable debuted on Showtime in February 2018 to rave reviews.

Also headlining will be Gad Elmaleh, a French-Moroccan stand-up comedian and actor who has achieved widespread notoriety in France, Morocco and the United States. He has starred in several feature films, including Coco, Priceless, La Doublure, and Midnight in Paris. Voted the funniest person in France, he was named ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the Minister of Culture. In 2019, he released the Netflix series Huge in France.

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Nemr is a Lebanese-American stand-up comic who is a pioneer of the stand-up comedy scene in the Middle East. In 2017, Nemr premiered his hugely successful comedy special, No Bombing in Beirut, across the United States and Canada. He has written and performed seven full feature shows, the latest of which was a world tour. He has also released two feature specials as cinematic experiences, EPIC (2014) and Victorious Secret (2016).

Last but by no means least, Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and host of his own podcast. Gaining recognition as the Iranian-American founding member of THE AXIS OF EVIL comedy tour, he has made many television appearances, starred in award-winning films, and has also been a regular guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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Additionally, the Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah, along with its surrounding bars and restaurants, will host Dubai Comedy Festival’s Comedy Bizarre for the first time, bringing ten nights of laughter, live entertainment, music, food, and much more to one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite TV game shows of the 80s and 90s, The Comedy Bizarre will immerse families and friends alike in a world of fun, games, prizes, and surprises.

Produced by BRAGLive Nation, and DXB Live, the Dubai Comedy Festival will be taking place in various soon-to-be-announced hotspots across Dubai. The city will be alive with the very best local and global comedic talent and rising stars. 

Comedy is the best remedy in 2021, so stay tuned for the reveal of more hot-off-the-circuit acts and comedy names. Dubai Comedy Festival is known for bringing outstanding talent to the city, and this year's edition looks set to be the best yet!

GO: Visit www.dubaicomedyfest.ae for more information.