The Laugh Factory


Seeing Stars: Live on Stage

8001 Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA. / (323) 656-1336

Also on the Sunset Strip, and less than a mile away from The Comedy Store is the Laugh Factory.

Richard Pryor got started here, as did Steve Landesberg, Stephanie Miller and many more. Other major comics who have performed here include Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Mel Brooks, Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Howie Mandel, Garry Shandling, Don Rickles, Bob Saget, Jason Alexander, Dennis Miller, Paul Rodriguez , Martin Lawrence, Buddy Hackett and Eddie Murphy.

Robin Williams was recently quoted as saying that his favorite moment on stage came at the "Laugh Factory," when he and Richard Pryor shared the spotlight.


In November of 2006, there was an unfortunate incident at the Laugh Factory, when comedian Michael Richards (who played 'Kramer' on the hit show "Seinfeld") lost it on stage when he was heckled by someone from the audience and began hurling racial epithets at the two men who had insulted him. Suffice it to say, that performance didn't exactly help Richard's career...

They tape "Comic Strip Live" here on Saturdays. (And on Thanksgiving, the club serves free meals to struggling performers, which is certainly worth a mention.)

Dining. Phone to see who's booked.

 Getting there: the Laugh Factory is located on the north side of the Sunset Strip, just a block east of Crescent Heights (three blocks west of Fairfax.)

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