Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael and Nitin Mirani to join Dubai Comedy Festival international-lineup
Tickets for the highly anticipated inaugural Dubai Comedy Festival go on sale today. Joining Hollywood funnyman Dave Chappelle and incoming host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah for the festival from October 15 to 24, will be American comedian Hannibal Buress and African-American comic Jerrod Carmichael on October 16.
UAE-based Indian comedian Nitin Mirani has also been added to the homegrown talent programme of the show. He will headline the ‘Desi Invasion’ on October 17, performing alongside Atul Khatri, Abish Mathew, Kenneth Sebastian and Neeti Palta.
Other comedians announced for the 10-day festival that will be held in a purpose-built 4,500 seat venue at the Dubai Marina are Saudi comic and YouTube sensation Bader Saleh, American comic and magician Mac King and Emirati stand-up comedian Ali Al Sayed.
On the sidelines of the main festival, the Comedy Strip at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Walk will host comedy nights and free street performances everyday.
• Tickets start from Dh125 and are on sale at www.dubaicomedyfest.ae
Updated: September 16, 2015 04:00 AM