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Many clubs claim to be world famous, but Laugh Factory actually earned the title.
June 2005
Jamie Masada's Laugh Factory changed the comedy industry.
June 2005

Comedians From 20 Countries Vie To Be Crowned 'Funniest Person In The World' In A New Global Competition Presented By The Laugh Factory

Posted on July 10, 2014

 CONTEST IS VOID IN NORTH KOREA DUE TO COUNTRY’S LACK OF SENSE OF HUMOR (HOLLYWOOD, CA) Legendary comedy impresario Jamie Masada, whose landmark Sunset Blvd. Laugh Factory comedy club over the past 35 years has helped launch the careers of countless comics marks this milestone anniversary with an international search for the Funniest Person In The World. Masada is intent on proving true the lyric, “When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you.”  ... Read more

Comedy Camp Helps Underprivileged Youth Find the Laughs in Life

Posted on May 14, 2014

Laugh Factory provides a welcoming space for at-risk youth passionate about comedy with a 10-week summer camp beginning July 8th. The Laugh Factory Comedy Camp provides youth from inner-city neighborhoods a no-cost outlet to build their self-confidence, public speaking skills and develop creativity through the healing power of laughter. Inspiring youth for 29 years, Laugh Factory Comedy Camp begins on July 8th and culminates in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, September 3rd where each chi... Read more

Patron Dies from Laughing: Dave Chappelle and the Laugh Factory charged with murder?

Posted on April 24, 2014

MEDIA ALERT - For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) - Wednesday night, comedy's hide 'n seek genius Dave Chappelle did over a 75 minute non-stop juggernaut of a performance at the Laugh Factory. The Owner of the Laugh Factory, Jamie Masada, has encountered a new predicament. The audience was screaming with laughter and the night manager JW Williams was busy sliding between the tables asking people not to record Chappelle on their phones or other devices. When she asked one patron to ... Read more

Laugh Factory Combines Online Streaming and Comedy to Create a Special Series

Posted on February 18, 2014

 HOLLYWOOD, CA - The Laugh Factory has kick-started the careers of several well-known comedians through traditional standup routines. But now, the L.A. comedy club is making a foray into online distribution with a series of specials released on YouTube and Amazon. Launching this series are The Laugh Factory Presents Tim Gaither Live from Las Vegas and The Laugh Factory Presents Raj Sharma Live from Las Vegas, both of  which are now available to rent for 99 cents or purchase fo... Read more

Caustic Comic, Dom Irrera, Returns to Long Beach

Posted on February 18, 2014

Dom Irrera headlines Laugh Factory Long Beach for Two Shows Only February 28th, 2014 and March 1st 2014. Long Beach, CA – Dom Irrera, a longtime Sunset Strip favorite, returns to the Laugh Factory Long Beach for two shows only on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st. Known for his caustic-style wit and no-barred approach, Dom Irrera will be playing the 600-seat Long Beach Laugh Factory after a successful season at the Tropicana in Vegas. Dom has performed on The Tonight Sh... Read more

Laugh Factoria Presents a Spicy New Monday Night, Caliente Mondays!

Posted on February 18, 2014

Divertirte with Hot Lineup of Latino Comics Including Paul Rodriguez, Felipe Esparza, and Erik Rivera. Hollywood, CA – Laugh Factoria launches a new Latino comedy night Caliente Mondays! Hosted by Sebastian Cetina, the show will feature top comics such as Paul Rodriguez, Felipe Esparza and Erik Rivera, mixed in with comedy stars including Whitney Cummings and Rob Schneider. Beginning Monday, March 3rd at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, this show promises to be spicy! Producer an... Read more

Charlie Hill fundraiser featuring Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr & Paul Rodriguez

Posted on December 17, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA– Charlie Hill, groundbreaking Native American comedian, needs your help in his battle against cancer. The Laugh Factory will be having a benefit show for Hill onThursday, December 19th at 8PM with Roseanne Barr, Jay Leno and Paul Rodriguez among others. Hill has been battling lymphoma cancer for over a year: all proceeds from ticket sales and any additional donations help Hill's family take care of him at home and support themselves during this difficult time. His imm... Read more

Laugh Factory Chicago Holiday Toy Drive

Posted on December 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CHICAGO: Through the month of December, Laugh Factory Chicago is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive. We understand that families all around the city are facing hardships and the holiday season can be especially stressful on families with children. From December 17th to the 23rd, we will open our doors and donate gifts to anyone who could use a little help making their family happy this holiday season. We encourage all parents who are having trouble making ends meet to st... Read more

Laugh Factory Hosts 34th Annual Free Christmas Dinner & Toy Giveaway

Posted on December 10, 2013

Open to the community. Festivities include performances by top comedians and a toy drive for children.   HOLLYWOOD, CA - The world-famous Laugh Factory will host its 34th annual Christmas dinner and toy drive on Wed, December 25th - free of charge – welcoming the underprivileged, the homeless and anyone alone for the holiday – for free food, fun and comedy.   Top comedians such as Dane Cook, Dom Irrera, Kevin Nealon, Paul Rodriguez, Rob Schneider, Arsenio Hall and... Read more

Illinois Tornado Relief - Illinoisans to Help Their Fellow Citizens

Posted on November 21, 2013

CHICAGO, IL – The Laugh Factory Chicago is urging their fellow Illinoisans to come together and help all those that were affected by the tornadoes in central Illinois including the towns of Washington, Pekin, and Peoria. Starting on Monday, November 25, 2013, the Laugh Factory Chicago will be hosting a 3 day supply drive to support those impacted by the 43 tornadoes that swept Illinois on Sunday, November 17th. There will be trucks parked in front of the Laugh Factory Chicago club at B... Read more

Dom Irrera, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr and More In Relief Charity for Australia Bushfire Emergency

Posted on October 23, 2013

Veteran Comedians Band Together In Response to Australian Bushfires LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 2013 at 8p.m. in Hollywood the Laugh Factory will host Dom Irrera, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr and more as comedians hold a special charity night to support the Australian Red Cross in assisting victims of a bushfire that has devastated much of New South Wales. All proceeds for the event will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. Donations and ticket sales will help aid victims a... Read more

Laugh Factory Hosts 34th Annual, Free Thanksgiving Day Feast

Posted on October 14, 2013

Open to the Community, Festivities Include Performances By Top Comedians HOLLYWOOD – For Immediate Release - The world-famous Laugh Factory will host its 34th annual Thanksgiving Feast, free of charge.  Laugh Factory welcomes those away from home, those who might be lonely, homeless, or simply in need of a warm meal, a hug or a laugh. Top comedians including Dane Cook, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold and Brad Garrett will join other celebrities in helping to serve each gu... Read more

Rob Schneider Headlines Star Stand-Up with Chris D’Elia, Bill Burr, Brent Morin, Whitney Cummings, Chris Kattan

Posted on September 19, 2013

Rob Schneider & Friends Take TV to Stage at Laugh Factory LOS ANGELES – Rob Schneider will join a host of stars such as Chris D’Elia, Bill Burr, Brent Morin, and Whitney Cummings for six weeks of celebrity stand-up this fall starting Sept. 19 10p.m. at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.  Celebrity guests from television and film take their talent to the stage as the Laugh Factory hosts stand-up comedy from Whitney Cummings, star of NBC’s Whitney and creator of ... Read more

Laugh Factory Hits the Streets of Studio City to Help Making Strides in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted on September 18, 2013

Team Bust Out Laughing Walks in 5k Breast Health Fundraiser LOS ANGELES – The Laugh Factory’s official fundraising team, Bust Out Laughing, will join 17 other teams in the Making Strides of Studio City 5k to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer on Oct. 6, 2013, 8a.m. at CBS Studios in Studio City, Calif. Team Bust Out Laughing, comprised of Laugh Factory staff members and well-known comedians, will walk to help raise awareness in reducing... Read more

Free High Holiday Services at the Laugh Factory

Posted on August 26, 2013

For Immediate Release [Hollywood, CA] – The Laugh Factory, L.A.’s premiere comedy club, ushers in the Jewish New Year with its joyous gift to the Jewish community – free High Holiday services. This will be the 30th year the Laugh Factory will open its doors to the Jewish community for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory said, “Two of the main reasons I love doing this is it gives so many actors, writers, comedians, and the entire... Read more

Laugh Patrol - The Search for Chicago's Funniest Police Officer

Posted on August 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CHICAGO: On Tuesday, September 24th, you have the right to remain laughing! The City of Chicago has over 12 thousand police officers. They are known for their service and bravery, but usually not for their levity. Laugh Factory Chicago is interested in changing all that with a new stand-up comedy night: Laugh Patrol - a competition to find the funniest police officer in the Windy City. Laugh Patrol is a night of "all-cop comedy" which will be open to... Read more

Sidewalk Comedy Kicks Off Summer at Laugh Factory! Saturday, June 22: 12–5 p.m.

Posted on June 20, 2013

For Immediate Release (Chicago, IL) - For decades, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been providing world-class, cutting edge comedy to patrons of its clubs across the country. When the sun comes out, though, who wants to stay inside? That's why this summer; Laugh Factory Chicago is bringing comedy to the streets of the Lakeview neighborhood with an outdoor summer show, “Sidewalk Comedy!” It's a one-of-a-kind, quirky, totally interactive chance to catch live comedy, win ... Read more

Laugh Factory Showcases Comedians that will Make Chicago Residents Proud - June 11th-16th

Posted on May 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CHICAGO --- Chicago is known as the Windy City, the Second City and the Third Coast, but we all know it's always been a Mecca for Comedy. “The first time the comedy festival came to Chicago, we thought it would spotlight some of the brightest and talented comedians in Chicago," said Chicago's native son and Laugh Factory Chicago partner, comedian Tom Dreesen. "Instead, it became a venue for big business to charge high prices by bringing in outs... Read more

Playstation 3 Application Released - Only 10 cents a day keeps the doctor away. Bring a smile to the face of a hero!

Posted on May 21, 2013

For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) - America sends men and women - many of them young - to war. Oftentimes these young people are subjected to harsh conditions, separated from their friends and families, and suffer bouts of depression, along with physical injuries. Many soldiers are finding that the healing power of laughter provides a way to cope with their experiences. Laugh Factory and PlayStation3 are supporting these troops by offering to share these smiles with them. The purch... Read more

Laugh Factory Comedy Camp Tryouts - An Escape for Kids Who Shouldn't Have to Escape

Posted on May 20, 2013

For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) - On Saturday June 22, 2013, the World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for its annual Comedy Camp from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tryouts are open to disadvantaged children from lower-income neighborhoods between nine and sixteen years of age. For the past 28 years, the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp has helped over a thousand children in need, build self-confidence by developing their humor and creativity through the healing power of laughter. During the ... Read more

A Dime a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! Laugh Factory YouTube Paid Channel Launches

Posted on May 09, 2013

For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) - America and its allies send men and women - many of them young - to war. Oftentimes these young people are subjected to harsh conditions, separated from their friends and families, and suffer bouts of depression, along with physical injuries. Many soldiers are finding that the healing power of laughter provides a way to cope with their experiences. Laugh Factory is supporting these troops by bringing a smile to the faces of their fellow soldiers as we... Read more

Lance Koenders, former executive for Intel, joins Laugh Factory as President of New Media

Posted on April 11, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(Business Wire)--The Laugh Factory announced today that Lance Koenders, former executive for Intel Corporation`s Digital Home Group, has joined the company as President of Laugh Factory New Media. "The Laugh Factory is excited to be working with Lance Koenders," says Jamie Masada, the Laugh Factory`s Founder and CEO. "He obviously has the business and technical savvy for the job. More importantly, he understands comedians and their p... Read more

Millions of gamers to receive free laughs via Laugh Factory’s application available exclusively on PlayStation 3 (PS3™)

Posted on September 01, 2012

For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) – The Laugh Factory today announced that the Laugh Factory LIVE application will be available exclusively in the U.S. and Canada for the PlayStation 3 (PS3™) system. Hollywood’s famed Laugh Factory has presented the titans of American comedy for the past three decades including Richard Pryor, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Russell Peters, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield and Jerry Seinfeld and now, they are bringin... Read more