Dubai Comedy Festival Announce Names of Headliners for 2023

  • Publish date: Thursday، 16 March 2023
Dubai Comedy Festival Announce Names of Headliners for 2023

Dubai Comedy Festival has announced the names of their first headliners at the 2023 edition taking place from May 12th to May 21st. The incredible line-up of headliners includes Jimmy Carr, Dara Ó Briain, Zakir Khan, and duo Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams from the podcast ‘My Therapist Ghosted Me’. 

The 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. More names are expected to be announced in the weeks ahead. The festival hosts comedians from around the world for what is always one of the most popular events in Dubai’s cultural calendar.  

Here are the details of the shows announced by Dubai Comedy Festival 2023 so far:

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 humor. 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. 

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. 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.

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