Here's Why The Laugh Factory Is The Place To Be In Comedy

The place to be in comedy.


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Where It All Started - In 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by such high-profile media as USA Today. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)


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Up-And-Coming Stars - Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale) and Long Beach (opened in 2008) comedy's top stars, as well as today's brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage. (Photo: Jason Kirk/Getty Images)


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Legends Have Performed There - Among the comedians who have performed at the club are George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin, Martin Lawrence, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Bernie Mac, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Chris Tucker and many more. (Photo: Steve Grayson/WireImage)


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No N-Word Allowed - In response to a racial outburst at the club, the club banned comedians from using the "n-word" in their acts. Less than a month later, the first incident under the new rule occurred with Damon Wayans dropping the word 16 times in a 20-minute set. He was fined $320 ($20 for each offense) and banned from performing at the venue for three months. (Photo: Michael Schwartz/WireImage)


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Jamie Masada - Founder Jamie Masada, the driving force behind the Laugh Factory, is revered as a pioneer and innovator and is an iconic name on the comedy scene. His knowledge and expertise have made him the leading authority on all things comedy. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)


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Summer Camp For Good - Every year, the owner of Laugh Factory reaches out to underprivileged children in the community to join the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. The camp provides a safe haven for at-risk or underprivileged children and inspires them to transform their great energy into something positive. One of our favorites once attended the camp. Her name? Tiffany Haddish! (Photo: Steve Grayson/WireImage)


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Guinness World Record - On December 8, 2010, at 4:38 p.m., the Laugh Factory broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Stand-Up Comedy Show (Multiple Comedians). 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. (Photo: Michael Schwartz/WireImage)