Laugh Factory Hollywood

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    Mon Feb 08 2010

    Jessica H Presents **FREE tickets for my list.** To get these tickets you MUST: RSVP AT Jessicas VIP Los Angeles Guestlists on Facebook SO I CAN HAVE YOUR NAMES AT THE WINDOW (if you have a different name then what your facebook name is, let me know) PLUS HOW MANY PEOPLE WITH YOU Line up: Bill Dawes (I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Maz Jobrani, and more to come! We have different comics each week to keep you laughing. **FREE ON MY LIST!** To get these tickets you MUST: RSVP AT Jessicas VIP Los Angeles Guestlists on Facebook SO I CAN HAVE YOUR NAMES AT THE WINDOW (if you have a different name then what your facebook name is, let me know) PLUS HOW MANY PEOPLE WITH YOU Show starts at 8PM BUT YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR TICKETS BEFORE 7:20 and say you're on Bill Dawes' comp list. <---- Laugh Factory 8001 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA

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    Tue Jan 12 2010

    Jamie Masada is a cock. I left for about 5 minutes to have a smoke after being walked in by the host, then seated by a hostess/waitress. I came back in and had to buy two more tickets because I left my jacket at my seat and my tickets on the table. The host at the front recognized me, but the girl who sat me told her boss she didn't remember me from 5 minutes ago. When I checked the tickets were gone and I had to buy two more. Soooo L.GAY. The seating is close together, but if your not incredibly over weight then you should have no problem feeling comfortable in the front. Always laughing throughout the show and had a great time despite dropping $200 on food and a few drinks.

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    Thu Jan 07 2010

    I enjoy going to the laugh factory! I have not laughed so hard since I was in high school. My wife and I enjoy sneaking away for a good laugh. We shall return!

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    Wed Nov 25 2009

    We went to the Laugh Factory about two weeks ago. Overall it was a good time and most of the comics were very funny and had good credentials. They said there was some surprise guest but I guess that person never showed. The host was an albino guy who wasn't funny at all, (I think he thought he was a lot funnier than he really was). The comics didn't pick on people too much, although the host (the albino guy) started picking on someone's race which I thought was pretty stupid considering Kramer's tirade. I'm not a fan of talking about race, especially since every comic brought it up and I felt sorry for the one or two African American guys in the audience who had to pretend that they weren't embarassed. Two drink minimum was silly considering it was a $25 cover AND they cram you in like sardines so there are almost no tables to use which means you have to hold your drinks in your hands. The comics were FUNNY though for the most part, except for all of the racial stuff which I t... Read more

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    Fri Sep 18 2009

    We had a great time overall, but our evening got off to a bad start when we arrived around 7:15 for an 8pm show. Doors to the box office were closed and we had no choice but to stand in line, waiting for somebody to open up and collect our money. Because the line wrapped around the corner of the building, we couldn't always see what was happening at the door and nobody who worked there bothered to help us out. When we finally realized they had opened the doors (well after 7:30) I asked one of the women working there how we can buy tickets. She told me to just wait in line. I went back and waited for over twenty minutes. It was about ten minutes 'til show time and the line wasn't moving, they were only allowing VIP guests into the theater, and we still had no tickets. I decided to go ask somebody for further instructions, only to find out that the bouncer had been letting people in, a few at a time to buy their tickets! Nobody had told us that we could go inside to buy tickets! So by t... Read more

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    Thu Aug 06 2009

    Close friends of mine, crazy Los Angelinos, knowing how much I love comedy, took me to Hollywood Laugh Factory two weeks ago – telling me it was “the hottest” comedy joint in town, and, although it was mid-week (a Thursday night) I was certainly not disappointed. The club was clean, spacious, and well organised but, for the life of me, I still can’t understand the two drink minimum. What is that all about?????? In Scotland this would never happen (as two drinks only just warm us up!!!!! It should be a four drink minimum if you ask me, hee hee!!!!!!). The atmosphere, even as we queued up beforehand, was very cool and friendly (helped by the delicious weather of course). The show was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat, and definitely had an ‘anything goes’ vibe about it -- which is always my favourite!! I loved it. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages!!!! Being a wee Scottish lassie, I’d never heard of any of the acts before, but I can assure you that they were all top drawer. And as a... Read more

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    Sun Jun 21 2009

    I am probably not the most unbiased reviewer because I now officially have an unabated crush on the host of this show, BUT let me say i've been to BILL DAWES COLLEGE NIGHT twice now and was amazed at how diverse the and talented the lineup was. Every comic, including Bill, is a headliner in the own right. This show was miles above any of the shows I've seen at the Comedy Store or the Improv. Plus, the ambience of the Laugh Factory, with its warm wood and amber glow, is perfect. Some clubs make me want to mainline black tar heroin - the LAUGH FACTORY makes me want to... laugh. Also, Bill Dawes does a lot of crowd work so you get the feeling every show is unique to THAT crowd, even if some of the material is repeated. He ripped on my friend and his AFFLICTION tee shirt perfectly while still making the humor light and charming. I have a feeling he might be the next big thing so catch him while he's cheap! And definitely go to the LAUGH FACTORY if you haven't, it's probably the be... Read more

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    Sun Apr 19 2009

    I absolutely love the experience! From the close-knit, small, family-oriented spot to the great service and VIP are destined to feel right at home. Even the guest celebs look forward to the block party encounter. The comedy especially on Chocolate Sundays are Hilarious!!!!!

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    Sun Apr 12 2009

    If you haven’t been to the Laugh Factory for the Josh and Myo Show, then that is definitely something to put on your bucket list. Five years and still going strong, I haven’t missed a single show since the first time I stepped foot in their set, 4 years ago. I make it a point to come back from trips in time to make their gate. Hell, I almost got divorced for these guys but I guarantee this that life will not be the same once you taste the Josh and Myo Show. I am totally hooked and there are no two ways about it. I would come to see you guys in hell, as long as you still had your free VIP passes on JoshuaEscandondotcom for me to grab.

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    Mon Feb 16 2009

    I went there with a group of people last Sunday because we heard that was the best night to go. Be prepared for very tight seating and if you're short, be very hopeful that you don't sit behind a tall person because the seating is level and it can be difficult to see the comedians when you're not in the front. My boyfriend was extremely happy about all the comedians we got to see and that completely made up for the uncomfortable seating for him. Me on the other hand, I think I would have liked to have the option to pay a little more for premium seating so that I could actually see everything that was going on.

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    Mon Jan 12 2009

    The Laugh Factory is definitely one of the best places to go to in L.A.! I went on a Friday night with VIP tickets and even though I thought it was a little bit pricey at first, it was totally worth it. I got to sit in the first row and my sister was lucky enough to be picked on by one of the comics (she LOVED it). And we got to see Paul Rodriguez!! I did not even know he was performing, but when the emcee called him up I just couldn't believe it! Customer service was great; we had no troubles at all in getting our tickets and our seats. The valet parking took a while, but it was really cool to stand outside and watch the comedians talk to some of the guests. My sister and I were too shy to approach them, but we were definitely starstruck.

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    Wed Sep 17 2008

    In Short Seems like there's always a line outside this crazy castle no matter what night it is. Comedy connoisseurs queue up early for the best seats to see both up-and-coming and big-name acts. Arrive late or without a reservation and you may be banished to upstairs Siberia. Like the Comedy Store, its rival just down the Strip, this place is legendary--and knows it. Be prepared for a bit of attitude from the staff. Infamous owner Jamie Masada runs a tight ship. You'll see white-hot TV comics, fresh from sitcoms and "Tonight Show" tapings--along with hungry young upstarts managed by Masada himself. He handpicks these stars-to-be and usually puts on quality shows. Tuesday night is open mic, which showcases "raw" talent. Laugh-out-loud revelry is not guaranteed that night, but Wednesday evening's stint with Jon Lovitz is usually a hoot.

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    Fri Aug 22 2008

    The biggest joke about the Laugh Factory is expecting customer service. The cashier will say anything to sell you a ticket (promising a certain comedian will perform). Then she will give you an attitude explaining that line ups can change. I did not know that line-ups could change in a matter of seconds. I mean I understand that everybody wants to make some money but don't say that someone is going to perform if you know that they are not. Even the manager seemed like she was in on it. Their attitude is: "You paid to see comedians and you did ". Actually, I paid to see a certain comedian (Dane Cook) and I did not. You guys blatantly lied to my face and gave me the cold shoulder. It was awesome how you scammed all of us for VIP tickets. You knew that you would not sell as many tickets if you told people that Dane Cook would not be performing so you decided to lie to everybody to make that sale. Also, I have never experienced such a rude staff- It is one thing to be misleading but to be... Read more

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    Mon Jul 28 2008

    The Laugh Factory is fairly famous in the LA line of stand-up venues, and for good reason. The place has a great atmosphere and a great wait staff. I've never had a problem here, but it does definitely depend on the act. If the act falls flat so does the place it seems like, but if the energy and mood are up it's a great place.

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    Wed Jun 04 2008

    I have been going to the Laugh Factory for the past 25 years and I have taken my 21 year old daughter and 22 year old son with me. They wanted to see Dane Cook, and Dave Chappelle, and they have seen them many times and are hooked on them. Myself, I have different tastes and I love Job Lovitz and Bob Saget and David Spade and Howie Mandel and Chris Rock and I?ve seen them all at the club. My wife and I used to go every Saturday night, to their first show and we would always see our favorite comic of all time, may G-d bless him, Rodney Dangerfield. Even the comedians on the shows that I haven?t heard of are some of the best I?ve ever seen. I love comedy and I consider myself a comedy connoisseur. I recommend the Laugh Factory highly to everybody.

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    Sun Jun 01 2008

    Laugh Factory has gotten to be nothing short of RIDICULOUS!!! I used to go there about 4-5 years ago on a pretty regular basis to see their acts and found it to be worth the drive from Inland Empire. Last couple of times I attended, I was stunned by the difference. First of all, the lineups are atrocious. There were a couple of comics who went up with no act at all. Mind you, they admitted they had NO ACT. But this was no self-deprecating intro, this was the truth. Who the hell allowed them to go on, then? This last time, my BF and I ended up spending about $150 just on drinks and food to get hammered because the show was too pathetic to watch. Guests were called ?whor*s,? others were told to give blowjobs right there to some guys that paid for drinks, they LIED about the lineup on their site and when I called to straighten things out, nobody would respond. I left a few messages with the management but nothing came of it. Our waitress was nice and they usually are, so I don?... Read more

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    Fri May 23 2008

    The new Kosher Comedy night is phenomenal! Sunda is the host and Elon Gold , Modi and the Verizon Guy (Jimmy Harris) are very funny. They also have food now which changes everything and the show is early enough that you can still get your kids to bed early and get your laff on! OY! You have to go!

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    Sun Apr 27 2008

    I went to the laugh factory on a date this past Saturday night. I had read previous bad reviews, but it turns out that we had a great time! When we arrived, there was a line wrapped all the way around the building and down the block. Thank goodness we had VIP tickets because we were able to walk right past the line and inside to will-call to pick up the pre-purchased tickets. We were about 20 minutes early for the 10:00 show, but that was no problem. The hostess immediately showed us to the upstairs lounge where we waited for the previous show to finish. We could see the comedian and stage as he was finishing up his set. It took about 20 minutes for the previous show to conclude and then for the staff to clean up the seating area, then they let us all downstairs to choose our seating. We got to choose seats right up front about 10 minutes before they let everyone else in so that was cool. The 10:00 show started at about 10:15 and included 4 very funny comedians. 2 were up & c... Read more

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    Mon Jan 14 2008

    the laugh factory gets some awesome acts, but its location is less than optimal. to see a show you have to venture in to the heart of hollyw...

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    Sat Jan 12 2008

    I've been to The Comedy and Magic Club and The Hollywood Improv, so I decided to try the Laugh Factory because I have heard that it is a good place. I could not have been more disappointed. $45 VIP tickets at a comedy club? Only in LA. General tickets are $25. That gets you the privilege of being packed in like sardines, no table to put your drinks on, and the possibility of standing all night, as we were informed when we picked up our tickets. Amazingly bad service. We finally got seated, after waiting in line for an hour. They only had a few waitresses, so it took a good 15-20 minutes to get our first round of drinks. Pretty annoying. They only serve two beers there, Bud and Bud Light. Two beers? What a joke. And they don't take American Express or Discover. This is the first comedy club I have EVER been to that does not take either of those cards. The acts were terrible. The headliner was Dane Cook. He has to be one of the most unfunny comedians I have ever heard. ... Read more

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    Fri Jan 04 2008

    We visited the laugh factory on January 2, 2008 and it was awesome! Jon Lovitz cancelled but we had a great time seeing the comedians who...

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    Wed Aug 08 2007

    Dane Cook . . . need I say more. He was so funny and energetic, actually all the comics were. We went on a friday night (my hubby and I). We were there at 8:45pm to buy tickets. Big mistake MAKE RESERVATIONS or you will have to wait in a longer line. Luckily the awsome bouncer felt bad for us and allowed us to buy VIP tickets and let us stay first in line. We tipped him accordingly We sat second row center to the stage and sipped on awsome margaritas delivered by friendly attractive wait staff. The only downer was the wait time for our car from the valet.

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    Tue Aug 07 2007

    i just recently went to Laugh Factory for a friend's birthday and it was awesome. i had a great time. the waitresses were hot and the comedy was laugh my a$$ off funny. dane cook was there and this other comic performed who was awesomely funny. his name was dov davidoff and i now have another comic that i totally dig. the staff was awesome and even guided me to dane cook after the performance to take pictures with him. i was so nervous to meet him! but the staff person just smiled and said he was a really cool guy and she convinced me that he wouldn't mind taking a picture with me. i'm so glad she told me that. my friends and i posed with dane sporting the sufi sign that i now have posted on my myspace page. he was so down to earth and cool. he really appreciates his fans. all in all an excellent night it was such a memorable experience. good people, good comics, good drinks, good food (they have California Pizza Kitchen!) and great atmosphere. i'm going to go again next weekend!

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    Thu May 24 2007

    I found myself laughing often during the comic performances but not so much due to the content emanating from the stage as the tickling. Oh, the tickling.

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    Wed May 16 2007

    I'm glad that others see the crappy service and even city search admits it too that the customer service reaks really bad. When you make your reservations, talk to them like your're talking to Helen Keller because they are really slow (even the manager is too). I made my reservations on the phone thinking everything was swell, I went there, paid the parking $10, I stood in the line for the hour, and I got yelled at by the box office personal for no reservations. I worked with customer service for 5 years and I think I might know better on how to treat a customer and also how to do a phone transaction. The waitresses will tell you strait off that the drinks are no good unless you are ordering wine or the only beer they have is Budweiser. I had a margerita which wasn't too bad. And that siberian room city search is talking about is their "VIP" area. The only thing that makes it "world famous" is the fact of the surprise element of the comedians in which you won't know who's going to show... Read more

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    Thu Apr 26 2007

    I went to the Laugh Factory not too long ago and I waited outside for like an hour, waited even longer to get a drink, then the "comedy" show wasn't even that hot. It was a full-on waste of money and I was very disappointed with the whole experience. The ENTIRE staff was rude, the chairs were uncomfortable and unpleasant. Don't waste your money.

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    Wed Apr 18 2007

    Well I just turned 18 so I was stoked to finally be able to get into the Laugh Factory, it was well worth the wait. I went on a Tuesday night to see Jay Davis and Godfrey. I love the high energy these comics had. My advice would be to get some seats in the front for some good laughs. Besides the 2 drink minimum the place was amazing and very inexpensive. This is a must go to in LA. Ps; I've been wanting to see Dane cook, does anyone know when he's usually there?! IM me if you know, my sn is OCEANN SALT. Thanx

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    Sat Mar 17 2007

    We went last night and saw Dane cook .. every act on before him was amazing, i haven't laughed as much as i did last night in a while... the "VIP" is a joke though they crowded us in like sardines upstairs.. the overweight usher whatever she was screaming at the top of her lungs ever five minutes "MOVE TO THE BACK.. I NEED YOU TO MOVE TO THE BACK" so there are about 100 people + crammed into the small room upstairs it seemed like the A.C. wasnt even on... after 45 minutes of feeling like a sardine and having some guys hot breathe on my back it was all worth while to see the show

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    Sun Mar 11 2007

    I went to Chocolate Sundaes a couple weeks ago. A sorority was there and the jokes were just outrageous. The comedian that went last, David Arnold, was HILARIOUS. I haven't laughed so hard in I don't know how long. The 2-drink minimum hurt since I don't drink, but my lemonade counted, so I made that a double. My server wasn't very attentive, she kept giving my change to the people sitting next to me. Since I was wary of her skills, I declined the wings she offered.

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    Sat Aug 26 2006

    the following is a letter i sent to the laugh factory... i should pretty much say it all. I went to the Laugh Factory this saturday night...

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    Wed Jun 07 2006

    This is a great place with great staff. The comedians are very funny. I would recommed this place to anyone.

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    Fri May 26 2006

    I went to the show yesterday and laughed more than I ever can remember. I woke up feeling like I did a million sit ups. My friends and I were celebrating his birthday, and was dying to see Bob Saget. Yes, it is true. Bob Saget was so raunchy. It was great! Not only was Bob Saget there, but John Meyer showed up and did stand up comedy for the 1st time! And the best surprise ever, Dane Cook showed up! It was literally a FULL HOUSE!

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    Tue Apr 11 2006

    Yes, it really is the funniest corner on the Sunset Street! My friends and I went to see Dane Cook last night and we had such a great time. I would definitely go back for more shows. There are always celebrities in the booths and in the VIP area. It's just a good time for all!

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    Wed Mar 15 2006

    I checked out the "Life of the Party with Jay Davis" last Tuesday night and I would love to inform EVERYONE that this showed was awesome. Jay Mohr showed up as a surprise, to open up the show. It was a great surprise. The other comics were great as well. The Laugh Factory definitely provides the best comedy in LA.

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    Wed Mar 08 2006

    I went to The Laugh Factory with my husband Tuesday night and we had an incredible time. We were sitting right next to Laura Prepon and Danny Masterson from That 70's show. The other times we were there we also saw celebs like Vince Neil from Motley Crue, and Ryan Cabrera and Ashlee Simpson. The atmosphere is really nice and the service is great. It's an over-all good time!

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    Wed Mar 01 2006

    Last night, a few buddies and I went to The Laugh Factory to see Lovitz perform. He was so funny. We all admire his career and now that he has his standup show at The Laugh Factory, all of his fans have to go and check it out! It's a really good time and I know all people would love the show!

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    Tue Feb 28 2006

    I've been to many other comedy clubs from the east coast to the west coast, and a few friends and I went last night and had an awesome time. After having a few glasses of wine, we were laughing histerically. They really do bring in a great line-up of comics whether you go on a week night or a weekend. You must stop there if you are on the Sunset Strip!

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    Sun Feb 26 2006

    I was at the Laugh Factory this past weekend and had an amazing time. They had super-funny comics and the service was wonderful. It's a great night out for a group of friends. Go to the Laugh Factory.... you will NOT be disappointed!

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    Thu Feb 23 2006

    I checked out the Laugh Factory's College Night on Tuesday and I just wanted to let everyone know how much fun it was. A few girlfriends and I went to the club and got to hang with MTV's Theo! We had a blast while having a few drinks. I would definetly go again on a Tuesday night, or perhaps make it there EVERY TUESDAY!

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    Sun Feb 19 2006

    I had a really good time at this club. I went to see Dane Cook and was given really great seats near the front of the stage. The drinks were great. Dane is really hot, and the comics that opened for him were hilarious. If you're into clubbing like me it's a great place to go to before you hit the other night clubs.

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    Mon Feb 06 2006

    Paying extra for VIP tickets gets you in earlier so you can hang out in the lounge and get preferential seating as opposed to waiting outside in line. It's so not worth it - you're upstairs with people already occupying tables for the first show and you can't even get bar service. It got really crowded and hot with so many people in that "lounge." Aside from that, the comics were great.

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    Wed Nov 30 2005

    I work in comedy so I tour all the comedy clubs on a weekly basis and I have to say that, without a doubt, this is the best place to see a good show. The Laugh Factory is the showcase club of LA which means that comedians wont even try to get on stage before they have perfected their act because they know there can always be some big studio exec in the audience. They cant miss their chance at the big shot and must really pack their 20 minute sets with laughs. Chances are that if a guy is on stage and you have never even heard of him, he will be famous in two years and have his own sitcom in five!

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    Mon Nov 21 2005

    I had the most horrible experience there. We had a big group, and management was extremely rude to me, and I wasn't even complaining about anything! Further, the whole back section is filled with horrible seats, where the bar noises are so overwhelm ing that you cannot hear ANY of the jokes! I would never ever go there again! There are many other comedy clubs out there where they don't treat their customers like garbage. Oh and did I mention the long line outside in the cold and rain to get in?

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    Tue Nov 08 2005

    While at the Laugh Factory we were able to see one of the Stacked (with Pamela Anderson) TV stars, Elon Gold. He was very amusing and perso...

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    Sun Oct 09 2005

    I went to the Laugh Factory for my 21st birthday and it was awesome! The waitresses were friendly and gorgeous, and Dane Cook even sang me HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (He is SO hot!) My friends (who are comedy club regulars) loved it and said the Laugh Factory beats those "other" comedy clubs HANDS DOWN!!! I would DEFINITELY reccomend the Laugh Factory for a night on the town and a sure fire good time!

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    Wed Sep 14 2005

    I just want everyone to know that this is the place to go. I been there just a couple of times and each time I went, I really enjoyed myself. I've went to watch a Friday show and ROBIN WILLIAMS dropped in. I also wanted to comment about VIP admission, it is soooo worth it, the last time I went I got to seat next to TOBEY MAGUIRE (he smells so good) : ) thanks for the laughs. See you soon!

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    Wed Sep 14 2005

    Can I just say that I LOVE the Laugh Factory! I went on a Tuesday night and it was far better than I expected. The line to get in was kind of crazy, but once we were inside it was like stepping back in time to some crazy fun house. Once seated I looked up to see JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE sitting a few chairs away, and to my right was ASHLEE SIMPSON and RYAN CABRERA! That was just the beginning of the celebs! I was so exhausted from the excitment i almost forgot why i was there! But that was nothing compared to the show that night. It was HILARIOUS!! I haven't laughed that hard in my whole life. I am definitely planning to return, but next time I think I'll buy the VIP tickets so that I don't have to wait in that crazy line.

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    Tue Sep 13 2005

    I went there on a Tuesday night and I had the best time in the world. The upstairs bar was amazing! The girls were amazing! I came in from Ohio and I was able to get past the door guy easy. I was rubbing elbow's with some of Hollywood's A-list Industry people. I am going back tonight for the Wednesday show! This club has a different vibe to it since the last time I came in. I think the comedy, drinks, and waitstaff might be the best I have ever seen in a comedy club.

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    Tue Sep 13 2005

    I was very excited to check this place out - went in with a good attitude and ready to laugh - but I left disgruntled, annoyed and cheated. Owner/manager is pure evil, talent is medicore and service (parking, drinks, will call - you name it) is non-existent. I don't know where to find good comedy in Los Angeles, but this place isn't it! I wouldn't go back if they paid me. And that's what they should do, considering I was the funniest person there - and I am not a comedian.

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    Mon Sep 12 2005

    I had given up on comedy clubs after a horrible experience at the Comedy Store but then some friends convinced me to go to Jay Davis' Tuesday 10pm show at the Laugh Factory. This show is HILARIOUS!!! I've been going for a month now and I got to see Pablo Francisco, Jon Lovitz, David Allen Grier and Dane Cook! It's so cool to see these amazing guys at the top of their game in such an intimate setting. A MUST in LA! Oh and it's the perfect place to go on a date ;)

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