Award winning Edinburgh Fringe comedy show coming to Dubai

Ian Smith - Live in Dubai

Multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith presents his critically acclaimed fifth solo show at Warehouse Four on Weds 27 Feb!

Craft is a multimedia stand-up show about indecision and, at long last, origami. It’s also about Ian’s time in New Zealand last year and his strange experience in the glow worm caves of Waitomo…

Getting outside and getting a hobby are important, so Ian has embraced origami. There’s stories about visiting a glow worm cave, the danger of moving the cursor when watching Netflix and a joke about a dog. Also, thanks to the legend of the senbazuru, which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods – there will be a live wish granting at the end. Exciting stuff!

“Catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time.”

– The Telegraph

“We’re super excited to have Ian perform in Warehouse Four.” Said Ian Carless, Partner – Warehouse Four. “Ian is a seasoned performer who has become a staple on the UK comedy scene. This event marks the start in our series of ‘Fringe@Four’ events, whereby we’ll be bringing top performers and fringe theatre shows from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Dubai.”  

Dubomedy’s Mina Liccione

Supporting Ian on stage will be Dubai’s ‘First Lady of Comedy’, Mina Liccione. Mina along with husband Al Al Sayed are the founders of Dubomedy, the UAE’s local comedy pioneers now celebrating 10 years of funny-making business in the desert! The pair also founded the Comedy and Urban Arts School, which puts budding stand-up comedians through their paces.

Ian’s Edinburgh Fringe shows have received critical acclaim, award-nominations and runs at Soho Theatre. In 2015 he was also part of the hugely successful, award-winning, Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot. His fourth solo show, Snowflake, was critically acclaimed, winning an Amused Moose Comedy Award and a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award. He was then invited to perform the show at New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About… He is also one third of Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett, and regularly writes on The News Quiz and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).


★★★★ Chortle

★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

★★★★ National Student

★★★★ Fringe Monkey

★★★★ Black Diamond

★★★★ Mumble Comedy

“Gales of laughter” Ed Fest Mag

“His strongest show to date” Fringe Monkey

“A thoroughly enjoyable hour” Fest Mag

“Every element of this show is precisely placed, but Smith has hidden his comedy craftsmanship behind a front of warm bonhomie” Chortle

“Smith barely gives audience members a moment to catch their breath between jokes… A show that is sure to leave you with jokes to quote for months” The National Student

“One of the best you will see at the festival.” Mirror

“A riot of sprightly silliness.”

Amused Moose Comedy Award – People’s Champion Winner 2017

Three Weeks Editors’ Award Winner 2017

Event info:

Where: Warehouse Four

When: Wednesday 27th February

Time: 8pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Door policy: Over 18’s only.

Tickets: AED 75 (Available from Ticketslover)




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