GET, SET, LAUGH: Chris Tucker, Andrew Schulz set to tickle your funny bone at Abu Dhabi Comedy Week

Abu Dhabi Comedy Week will take place on Yas Island between May 18th and 26th, hosting a myriad of shows

This May, Abu Dhabi is getting the biggest infusion of funny it has ever seen and now fans of great comedy have even more reason to be excited. Lovers of a good laugh should prepare themselves as the iconic American stand-up comedian and actor Chris Tucker will be taking to the stage at Etihad Arena – Yas Island on May 25th and the American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster Andrew Schulz will light up the arena on May 22nd, as part of the highly anticipated Abu Dhabi Comedy Week.

Presented by Live Nation Middle East, both shows promise an abundance of sarcasm, observational humour, quick wit, and everything in between for comedy enthusiasts across the region to enjoy.

Chris Tucker
2023
Photos By Denise Truscello

Chris Tucker – May 25th
Late show following Tom Segura

Chris Tucker, renowned for his boundless energy and impeccable comedic timing, first captured audiences’ hearts in the 1990s with his appearances on the HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam. Since then, he has starred in numerous hit films including “Friday,” “The Fifth Element,” “Money Talks,” and the much-loved “Rush Hour” series alongside the iconic Jackie Chan.

Tucker’s journey to stardom began in local Atlanta comedy clubs before he made the leap to Los Angeles in pursuit of his stand-up comedy career. His talent and charisma quickly propelled him to the forefront of the comedy scene, earning him widespread recognition and acclaim. Originally known for his spot-on impressions, his repertoire has now grown to see him becoming a multi-faceted comedian who touches on a range of hot-button topics throughout his sets.

An award-winning stand-up comedian and actor, Chris has continuously garnered critical acclaim for his acting roles over the years. Having received several accolades and nominations of note during his illustrious career, including for Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and much more, Tucker’s comedic prowess continues to captivate audiences worldwide. This is your chance to witness a comedy legend live and in person at Etihad Arena – Yas Island.

When: May 25th – late show following Tom Segura’s performance
Where: Etihad Arena – Yas Island

Andrew Schulz – May 22nd

New York native and internationally touring stand-up comic and podcaster, Andrew Schulz is known for his hilarious and unfiltered comedy. Schulz capped off his last North American tour, Infamous, by selling out the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall twice in one night. In addition to the 150,000+ fans who came out to the tour, Schulz’s stand up and podcast content receives 12 million views across YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok per week.

 After rejecting creative notes on his recent special by the streamer, Schulz purchased the project back himself and distributed it through his own website and subsequently put it up on YouTube. 16 million views later, it is the most-viewed comedy special on YouTube. Andrew also created and starred in Netflix’s “Schulz Saves America,” taking on 2020’s most divisive topics in a fearlessly raw and irreverent four-part special. The special was inspired by his weekly ‘Turn Your Phone’ rants, which exploded during the pandemic. In the podcast sphere, Schulz’s wildly popular show, Flagrant, is viewed by 2 million devout fans per week. He also co-hosts Brilliant Idiots with legendary radio & television personality, Charlamagne tha God.

Nothing is off limits for Schulz, from culture to race to politics. His audiences are some of the most diverse among any working comedian, with fans vying to sit in the front rows of his shows to experience his merciless and masterful crowd work. There’s only one rule at his shows—everyone gets these jokes.

Join Schulz as he takes you on a comedic exploration of existence in all its messy glory at Etihad Arena – Yas Island on May 22nd. Get ready for a never-before-seen journey through the complicated mind of Schulz, as he explores the realms of current events, politics, and the beautiful chaos of creating life.

When: May 22nd
Where: Etihad Arena – Yas Island

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