Easter Brunches! Oh, and Jason Byrne hops along, too!

Wahey! We’ve partied through another great St. Patrick’s Day and we hope you did, too! It’s time now to focus on Easter! If you’re in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, hop along to one of our Easter Brunches:

PrintGet the gang together and celebrate the start of the Easter Holidays with 4 hours of unlimited food and drinks from 12-4 p.m. On Friday, 25th March, tuck into our impressive buffet including perfectly roasted seasonal meats with all the trimmings plus your choice of fantastic a la carte dishes and a wide range of house beverages including Guinness and Magners!

Make the most of your weekend and keep the party going with our Friday-Funday Drinks Package. Enjoy free flow house drinks between 5-8 p.m. for just AED 149!

For more info, click: Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Jason Byrne in Dubai

Looking a little further ahead, McGettigan’s JLT & The Baggott are proud to present Jason Byrne Live on 21st & 22nd April 2016.

We’re delighted to have critically acclaimed Irish comedian Jason Byrne return to Dubai for 2 fantastic shows in The Baggot on Thursday 21 and Friday 22nd  April 2016 as part of his ’20 Years A Clown’ tour. Jason first travelled to Dubai to take part in the inaugural McGettigan’s Comedyfest and headlined the 4 day comedy marathon. Demand for the comic was so high that he returned to Dubai to perform sellout shows at The Baggot last year. He returns with his brand new tour celebrating 20 years at the fringe which has received rave reviews.

The brilliant comic puts on a unique and interactive performance that is guaranteed to have the audience in stitches. Don’t miss this opportunity to see ‘The outright king of live comedy’ The Times.

Tickets are just AED 120 and available from Platinum List by clicking here. Doors open 7 p.m. Show 8.30 p.m.

That’s 2015 done. Must be time for some laughs in JLT!

PrintWe’re hugely excited to announce that the annual McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for another year! Comedyfest has been a benchmark in the Dubai calendar every January for the past 5 years and 2016 will be no exception.

This year’s Comedyfest line-up is stronger than ever with favourites such as Eric Lalor from RTE’s Fair City TV show, Karl Spain, and Après Match star Barry Murphy. This year, we’re also excited to welcome the immensely popular comedy three-piece Foil, Arms & Hog to the shows! For those who haven’t heard of them: Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms), and Sean Flanagan (Hog) form Irish sketch group Foil, Arms & Hog. They met each other at university and since their formation have been touring and doing live shows in Ireland, the UK, the US, and Australia.  Over the last eight years and they’ve  received critical acclaim and we can’t wait to see them perform live on stage in The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT.

The festival takes place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January 2016 at McGettigan’s JLT at the Bonnington. The laughs kick off at 9 p.m., but door open at 7 p.m. already.

Tickets are available in the pub and are only AED 50 each – for that, you’ll get great comedy, and either a complimentary house beverage or a BBQ burger.

Live and Laughing – Comedy nights at McGettigan’s DWTC are starting 27th October!


McGettigan’s DWTC is proud to announce a new edition to the weekly line up – Live and Laughing comedy night every Tuesday from 7.30pm. The first night kicks off on Tuesday 27th October – everyone needs a good laugh, especially on hump day!

We welcome Canadian MC and comedian Dave Marosi who’ll be hosting the evening. Dave has taken UAE comedy scene by storm with his brand of sharp observational humour which has gained him fans of all nationalities. Every week Dave will show off the best of local comedy talent with fantastic stand ups that are bound to get you roaring with laughter. There is no better remedy for the mid-week blues!

To make your night even better you can enjoy an exclusive ‘show special’ main course and glass of wine (or house beverage) for only AED99, it’s definitely not to be scoffed at!

We’re all about the craic at McGettigan’s and this night is not be missed! Enjoy an evening of top class stand-up comedy which is guaranteed to see you through to the weekend.


The McGettigan’s Comedyfest 2015 is coming!

The annual McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for its 5th year running at McGettigan’s in Dubai’s JLT neighbourhood!

As always, it features a heavyweight lineup of some of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. The 2015 lineup includes headline act Barry Murphy from Irish television feature “Après Match” alongside Karl Spain, Eric Lalor, Gearoid Farrelly, and Colum McDonnell.

Comedy Fest 2015 FB Flyer

This year the Comedyfest will be held in an all-new room at McGettigan’s JLT. It will be the very first event held in this new venue. The new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.

 “We have a serious demand for events and concerts in JLT, so we have designed a purpose-built venue at the pub to house these shows. The new room at JLT is an exciting new addition to the venue and we are extremely excited to show it off”, said McGettigan’s CEO, Dennis McGettigan.

The McGettigan’s Comedyfest 2015 takes place on the 8th and 9th January with tickets priced at just AED50 which includes the show and a free drink or BBQ burger.

In keeping with tradition, McGettigan’s has kept the ticket price for the Comedyfest low as an annual “thank you” to everyone for all the support shown to McGettigan’s throughout the previous year. Tickets are priced at only AED50 including entry to the comedy gig and a choice of a free drink or BBQ burger on the house!

This is an increasingly popular event and was a complete sell out last year, so we highly recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be on sale exclusively from McGettigan’s in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

Kick off the New Year with lots of laughs at McGettigan’s JLT!

Comedy Fest 2014McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for its 4th year running and is bigger and better than ever. A host of Ireland’s most talented comedians will descend on Dubai this January to provide the perfect, pocket friendly cure to your New Year blues! McGettigan’s the award winning Irish bar and Dubai’s most popular stage will welcome back favorites Karl Spain and Eric Lalor as well as newcomers; Chris Kent, Colm O’ Regan and Bernard O’ Shea, star of the hugely successful satirical Irish TV show ‘Republic of Telly’.

Comedyfest 2014 will run over two nights, and all five comedians will grace the stage to entertain the masses at both events. In keeping with tradition, tickets are priced at just AED60 each and include a free pint and delicious burger from McGettigan’s brand new outdoor Barbecue menu as a thank you to regulars for their support over the past year and a great start to 2014!

Tickets are available for purchase directly from both McGettigan’s JLT and DWTC venues. Get them quickly as spaces are limited and this fantastic event will certainly be a sell out!

Jason is coming back! Get your tickets now!

Jason is back

Following his previous sell-out appearances in Dubai, McGettigan’s is kicking off Dubai’s winter season by bringing the Irish funnyman back to the city of gold for two very special performances at the Almas Tower in JLT on 10th & 11th October.

Jason Byrne’s “Special Eye” tour is supported by Eric Lalor, who’s no stranger to Dubai and McGettigan’s either.

McGettigan’s JLT is the official pre- and post-show venue and is just across the road from the Almas Tower.

Tickets are on sale now at McGettigan’s JLT or DWTC for AED 120/ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m. and shows start at 9 p.m.

2013 is just around the corner. Are you ready?

That’s it! 2012 is almost over and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2013.

Don’t forget that McGettigan’s in JLT will be serving hang-over breakfast on January 1st to get the year off to a good start.

While you’re there, make sure to secure your tickets to the first two of many events McGettigan’s will be putting on throughout the year:


Tickets for the third edition of the popular Irish Comedy Festival are now on sale and are going fast, so get yours while stock lasts.

In February, McGettigan’s has a special treat in store for all music-lovers: The Coronas are coming back to Dubai & Jumeirah Lakes Towers!

The Coronas Poster 2013

The two shows are bound to be sell-outs, so buy your tickets from McGettigan’s today!

The Laughter Factory – October 2012 Tour – See Irish funnyman Ian Coppinger in action!

The Laughter Factory is coming back to JLT! Don’t miss the best in international stand-up comedy! 9 p.m., Friday 5th October. AED 140/ticket, available via www.timeouttickets.com & www.whatsonboxoffice.com.

The star of October’s tour is Ian Coppinger, one of Ireland’s busiest comedians, a regular on the world comedy circuit who has played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just For Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington comedy festivals.

. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who has been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and has performed throughout Europe, the Middle and Far East. A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK Ian has also appeared as a support act for Ardal O Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour, including 7 sell out weeks in Dublin’s Vicar Street. Ian has also appeared on The Panel Live tour 2008 and in 2007 had 250,000 copies of his CD distributed in the Irish Press.

A noted improviser Ian is a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv (1992), where he still performs every Monday night in Dublin’s International Bar, which is Ireland’s second longest running comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Improv have recorded two hit radio shows for RTE. Ian is also a regular guest with the world famous Comedy Store Players performing alongside Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Josie Lawrence and many members of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Ian has also toured Australia, New Zealand, the Middle and Far East as Whose Line Is It Anyway? with the original British cast members. the only improviser to have been invited to perform at every Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny since 1995 where Ian has improvised alongside some of the great improvisers in the world.

McGettigan’s JLT is the unofficial pre- and post event venue, or, if you’re looking for a fine dining option prior to enjoying your stand-up comedy, check out the Bonnington’s Cavendish Restaurant.

Jo Jo Smith is coming to town!

Guess what? They squeezed in another Laughter Factory event before Ramadan and this one promises to be particularly entertaining.

It features Jo Jo Smith, who has been described as “The Most Dangerous Woman in Britain” and “A manic force, leading where male stand-ups fear to tread”  – check out her homepage here.

The show’s on Friday, 13th July at the Almas Tower, just opposite the Bonnington and McGettigan’s in JLT. Don’t be scared and get your tickets today!


Have a last laugh before the Summer! The Laughter Factory is back!

Laughter Factory June Dubai

The Laughter Factory is making another stop at the Almas Tower, just next to McGettigan’s in JLT, before the Summer really hits the city.

Come and have the last laugh before going on holiday or moving indoors to escape the heat: Friday, 8th June 2012. Tickets are available from TimeOut Tickets and the What’s On Boxoffice.

Seeing that we’re so close to the comedy venue, why not pop in for a pre- or post-comedy pint and some nibbles?