Laugh Factory is a chain of comedy clubs in the United States. The chain is owned by Laugh Factory Inc. and founder and current Chief Executive Jamie Masada.

Michael Richards incident

Michael Richards went into a racist outburst during a November 17, 2006 standup comedy routine at the venue. In response to that incident, The Laugh Factory banned comedians from using the word "nigger" in their acts. The first known incident involving this new rule involved Damon Wayans (himself an African-American), who used the word 16 times in a 20-minute show. He was fined $320 ($20 for each offense) and given a 3-month ban from the club. The ban actually lasted just a month as he was back performing in January. 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''.

Endurance record

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:

Guinness World Record

On December 8, 2010 at 4:38pm the Laugh Factory broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Stand Up Comedy Show (Multiple Comedians). 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 10:38pm 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.


Outlets of the chain are located in: * Chicago * Hollywood * Las Vegas * Long Beach * Reno

Notes and references

External links

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