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LA's Legendary Laugh Factory to Open in Las Vegas

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Chelsea Handler performs at the Laugh Factory.

The comedy club—which has hosted Hollywood heavyweights Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Eddie Murphy—will open in the new Tropicana resort.

Driving down Sunset Boulevard, you can’t help but see its sign. If you listen in on any comedy writer’s room, you’re sure to hear its stories.  And if you’re among the who’s who of Hollywood comedians, you’ve certainly been on its stage.

Now, Jamie Masada’s Laugh Factory is expanding its comedy empire to the desert.  The comedy club -- that launched the career of comic legend Richard Pryor and hosted a laundry list of the industry’s most influential players -- will open its 1,000-seat theater in the new Tropicana Las Vegas later this spring as part of the hotel’s $180 million renovation.

“We hope to add lightness and laughter to [the Tropicana Las Vegas] and make the resort a world-class comedy destination,” Masada said of his fourth installment (besides Hollywood, the club owner has outposts in Chicago and Long Beach).

Masada and the Tropicana have also teamed up with west coast production company Fun World to develop a variety of programming opportunities, including monthly comedy concerts and new episodes of the DirecTV series Laugh Factory’s Supreme Court of Comedy, from the brand’s Las Vegas branch.


“We’re thrilled to welcome the renowned Laugh Factory to our property,” said Fred Harmon, Tropicana’s vp of talent and image relations. “We look forward to adding such a strong comedy brand to our exciting lineup of entertainment.”

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