As The Laughter Factory chalks up another anniversary, it has a trio of comics ready to blow out some candles.
Hailed by many critics for his playful, provocative and bold, sometimes acerbic style - and once described by one simply as “the future of British comedy” - this lad has a lot to live up to.
Then he has the TV and live theatre accolades to flesh out the positive comments, stretching back 10 years.
Sporting what some cite as a firebrand style of comedy, Alfie has forged his material from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation, combined with natural stage presence.
Greg Morton is no stranger to moving with the times either, having first called upon his witty disposition to diffuse situations in schoolyard conflicts.
Going on to win first prize in the, ‘So You Think You’re Funny Contest’ a stand-up comedy career beckoned.
Having found his voice he went on to direct and voice more than 20 cartoons. His former mobile disc jockey days also inform his comedy routines - he’s served up song parodies on nationally syndicated radio shows and even opened concerts for Celine Dion and Luther Vandross.
Finally for June comes Fern Brady whose “fearless writing and lighting fast wit” have seen her pen the sitcom 'Radges' for the BBC3 Online Comedy Feeds and has perform on numerous TV shows, including Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Live from the Comedy Store, the Russell Howard Hour, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland’s new series Brexit Stage Left.
Prior to embarking on her comedy jounrey, Fern was a journalist and has also spoken about topical issues on Radio’s 4’s The Today Programme.
Looking ahead, you can catch British humour heavyweight Jason Manford back in action in late July with his Muddle Class Tour, which has already clocked up 200 shows in the UK.
THE June tour begins this Thursday at Movenpick JBR, Dubai, 9pm with Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights the next night, also beginning at 9pm.
On Wednesday it shifts to Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, for an 8pm before returning to Dubai on Thursday June 20 and TRYP by Wyndham, also Barsha Heights at 9pm. The tour concludes the following night at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, also 9pm start.
TICKETS cost AED 160 (including VAT), but party and group discounts are available by calling 0508786728.
CLICK on www.thelaughterfactory.com to make a booking for that and Jason Manford tickets (priced AED 230).