Ray Addison is a British television producer, comedian and booker who has worked with some of comedy's best known names, including Richard Herring (Heads Up with Richard Herring), Iain Lee (Celebrity Soup), Danny Wallace (MTV Flux) and Trisha Goddard (The Trisha Goddard Show)... Although she wasn't intentionally trying to be funny.
Addison kick-started his own stand up comedy career by jointly winning a competition to open for American comedian Aron Kader with just his second ever performance, going on to successfully perform in front of over 300 people.
Since then he's been named a 'Top Comic' by AhlanLive.com, performed in two successful shows at the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival and appeared in 'The Road to Edinburgh', nominated by Time Out Dubai as Best Comedy Show for 2013.
In the same year Ray was hand-picked to join the FunBassadors of Comedy, touring the Middle East with the regions top comedians.
As well as performing regularly at comedy nights in the UK, UAE and wider Middle East, Ray runs his own gigs through production company Dubai Laughing, MC's a weekly open mic night at Bert's Cafe in The Greens and is a regular commentator and stand-in host on talk radio station Dubai Eye 103.8.
Passionate about helping to grow the UAE's burgeoning comedy scene, Ray works closely with Salman Qureshi, one of the region's leading comedians, to develop the stand up skills of new acts through www.DubaiComedyWorkshops.com
The Comedy Store - King Gong
The Comedy Lab
One Night Standup
The Comedy Bin
Pearshaped at Fitzrovia
Stand Up Showdown
Aron Kader Live in Dubai
Get Up Standup!
The Road to Edinburgh
The Rock Bottom Comedy Show
Fresh Faces at the Free Fringe
Hair of the Dog
Big in Dubai!
Sit Down Stand Up
Joker's Wild Comedy Night
Open Mic Bahrain with Imran Al Aradi
The Funbassadors of Comedy
Mind The Gag
The Stand-Up World Cup
Open Mic @ The Lime Tree
Open Mic @ Bert's Cafe
WHAT THEY'VE SAID:
'genius... I can still hear myself laughing' - Reviewologies
polished and professional Anarcomedy
'honest and amusing' - BroadwayBaby.com
'tight and energetic... packed with amusing local references' - Time Out Dubai
Top Comic AhlanLive.com
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