Laugh Factory

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Coordinates: 34°5′52.8″N 118°21′52.1″W / 34.098000°N 118.364472°W / 34.098000; -118.364472

The Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory at Night.jpg
The Original Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA
Address8001 Sunset Boulevard
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OwnerJamie Masada[2]
TypeComedy club
CapacityHollywood: 300
Opened1979[1]
Website
laughfactory.com

Laugh Factory is a chain of comedy clubs in the United States. The chain is owned by Laugh Factory Inc., and the founder and current chief executive is Jamie Masada.[3]

Endurance record[edit]

The Laugh Factory keeps track of an endurance record for the comedian who can deliver the longest single set at the club. The record-holding performances are listed below:[4][5][6]

Date Duration (hr:min) Performer
1980 2:41 Richard Pryor
April 10, 2007 3:50 Dane Cook
April 15, 2007 6:07 Dave Chappelle
December 3, 2007 6:12 Dave Chappelle
January 2, 2008 7:34 Dane Cook

Acts of charity[edit]

On December 8, 2010, at 4:38 pm, the Laugh Factory broke the Guinness World Record for "Longest Continuous Stand Up Comedy Show (Multiple Comedians)".[7] The record was previously held by Comic Strip Live, who set the original record of 50 hours. The Laugh Factory surpassed 50 hours on Wednesday and continued non-stop until 10:38 pm Thursday December 9 when they stopped and set a new record of 80 hours. Dom Irrera was on stage when the record was broken, and Deon Cole was on stage when the new record was set. The event, titled "Toy to the World", was paired with a Toy Drive for Children's Hospital. Over 130 different comedians performed and the event was live-streamed over the internet. The Laugh Factory held this record until April 15, 2015, when the record was broken by jokesters at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee.[8]

Charity fundraisers have been held at the club, including benefit nights for the Red Cross, USO, Cops for Causes, Comics Without Borders, Wounded Warriors, Middle Eastern Comedy Fest, and Stand Up for Pakistan.[9]

Locations[edit]

Outlets of the chain are located in:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laugh Factory owner is serious about comedy". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Comedian Dave Chappelle and Laugh Factory Charged With Murder?". The Huffington Post. April 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jamie Masada of The Laugh Factory is Today's Honoree". Today's Honoree is The #1 Blog For Recognizing The Works of Others. August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Josef Adalian (April 16, 2007). "Chappelle pulls all-nighter at Factory". Variety.
  5. ^ "Dave Chappelle Breaks Own Standup Endurance Record". The Huffington Post. October 21, 2009.
  6. ^ "Dane Cook Breaks Dave Chappelle's Laugh Factory Endurance Record". Fox News. March 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Culture Monster". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ Conzett, Lance (April 16, 2015). "Local Comics Set the World Record for Longest Comedy Show and Aren't Stopping". Nashville Scene. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Stand-Up Comedy Bridges Boundaries Between Pakistan And India — By Crossing The Line : NPR". NPR.org. February 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "Chicago's Best Stand Up Comedy Club | Laugh Factory". laughfactory.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hollywood's Best Stand Up Comedy Club | Laugh Factory". laughfactory.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Las Vegas's Best Stand Up Comedy Club | Laugh Factory". laughfactory.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "Long Beach's Best Stand Up Comedy Club | Laugh Factory". laughfactory.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Home". laughfactory.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.

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