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Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory is a chain of comedy club A comedy club is a venue—typically a nightclub, bar, hotel, casino, or restaurant A restaurant (), or an eatery, is a business Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling Produc ...s 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 be ...
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Jamie Masada
Jamie Masada ( fa, جمی ماسادا , born in Iran) is an American businessman and comedian. He is the founder of the Laugh Factory, a chain of comedy clubs in several states. Early years Masada arrived in America as a teenager. Despite the fact that he was living in a garage and barely spoke English, he combined Persian language, Persian and Hebrew and soon was working with professional comedians like Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Redd Foxx. Career Laugh Factory In 1979, Masada used a loan from Neal Israel to open the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. While other comedy club owners in Los Angeles were not paying the comedians, his goal was to create a venue where comedians could perform and earn money by "splitting the door". ''The Laugh Factory Presents'' ''The Laugh Factory Presents'' is an online stand-up comedy series, which Masada created for up-and-coming comedians to spread their material to a wider audience via YouTube and Amazon.com. Masada's plan is t ...
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles (; es, Los Ángeles; "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the List of cities and towns in California, largest city in California. With an estimated population of nearly four million people, it is the List of U.S. cities by population, second most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the List of North American cities by population, third most populous city in North America (after Mexico City and New York City). Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Cinema of the United States, Hollywood entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles lies in Los Angeles Basin, a basin in Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, with San Gabriel Mountains, mountains as high as , and High Desert (California), deserts. The city, which covers about , is the county seat, seat of Los Angeles County, the most populous County (United States), county in the U ...
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