Among those making their first steps into this unknown territory is Alasdair Becket-King.
He joins fellow Factory first-timer Sarah Callaghan and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Adam Bloom for an around-the-emirates adventure that begins this Thursday at Movenpick JBR.
Brandishing a more intelligent and considered flavour of stand-up, Alasdair has bagged some awards along the way with his self-deprecation and casual observations. This includes his debut solo show The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries which underlined his literal Renaissance man guise.
A graduate of the London Film School, during which time he won a student Royal Television Society award, Alasdair is currently writing his second solo show and developing a sitcom.
ABK could prove a hard act to follow or a good one to precede, which could be the role of Ms Callaghan.
That said, she comes armed with bags of attitude and a frank and fearless style .
One critic described her as a “refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke” and she certainly seems to have made the most of her time in the spotlight since being named a ‘one to watch’ by Time Out five years ago.
She made her presence felt on the comedy circuit with her critically acclaimed debut show Elephant - a confessional exploration of escape and ambition that enjoyed a run at the prestigious Soho Theatre in 2016 and on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
It sounds like her powerhouse punchlines are long overdue a UAE outing.
Completing this latest bill for the Middle East’s longest running comedy club is Adam Bloom – veteran of a string of sellout theatre shows at some of the best comedy festivals and a familiar face on hit TV show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks’.
He has written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4 while making appearances on UK TV’s The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Mock The Week, The Stand-up Show, Comedy Lab and more.
His quick wit and slanted take on life has won him a shelf full of awards and the enduring admiration of stars such as Ricky Gervais.
Watch this clip of one of Adam’s previous routines to confirm why you must go and check him out
THE March shows commence this Thursday, 9pm– Móvenpick JBR, Dubai.
THAT is followed on Friday March 15, 9pm– Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai; Wednesday March 20, 8pm– Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; Thursday March 21, 9pm– TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights; Friday March 22, 9pm– Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah.
TICKETS costs AED 160, including VAT. Visit www.thelaughterfactory.com to book.