Laugh Factory will open Chicago venue this summer

By | May 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Laugh FactoryIn February, we reported that the Los Angeles-based comedy club, Laugh Factory would open a new location in Chicago, taking over the now abandoned space that once was the Lakeshore Theater. Today, we hear the new space will be ready for business in the summer.

“To be able to bring the Laugh Factory to my ‘hometown’ is a dream come true and I could not be more thrilled,” says Emily Meador, VP of business development of the Laugh Factory, who is a Lake Forest, Ill. native. “Some of the greatest comedians have come out of Chicago and it’s important that we create another platform to continue this trend. ”

Meanwhile, the former owners of Lakeshore have been producing comedy shows in Chicago at a space called Mayne Stage.

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  • Tony J

    I recently moved here from LA, and am so stoked Laugh Factory is gonna be in Chi town. I am HUGE comedy fan, and was always at the Hollywood club. So happy to have my favorite comedy venue in Chicago. Thanks guys- awesome move!

  • Shimmer S

    Can not wait to see how the club turns out…it is going to be AMAZING if it is anything like the other 2 clubs that Jamie owns!

  • Kat Rey

    Is the windy city ready for all the laughs the Laugh Factory will bring?? This is going to be AWESOME!!!

  • Bella

    I can’t wait to check it.

  • Colin Prat

    You guys rock. My friend knows Emily Meador and Jamie Masada and he said they were so cool and were so excited about coming to Chicago- love the hometown pride Emily! I heard the opening is going to be sick!!!

  • Brittany

    Last time I was at Laugh Factory in Hollywood I got to see Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Dov Davidoff, Bryan Callen, Tony Rock, and Kevin Nealon. It was amazing! I can’t wait to see all these guys in my hood. Wahoooo! Thanks Laugh Factory for coming to Chicago- you guys are AWESOME!!!!!

  • David

    Excited Laugh Factory is coming to Chicago! This is going to be awesome. They’re the best! Thanks guys for coming here- can’t wait for it to open.

  • Amy Moore

    I am so excited to check out the new Laugh Factory in Chicago… I have been to the one in Hollywood and it was one of the best experiences I have had at a comedy club!

  • JB

    W00t! Dey ain’t ready.

  • Miguel

    Finally Chicago will have something to laugh at after all THAT went down.

  • Jenna

    I cannot wait for Laugh Factory to come to Chicago! Every time I go to LA I am always at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood- they have the best comedians! It’s about time we have a club like Laugh Factory in Chicago. Can’t wait!

  • Kathy Fruitowski

    I live right down the street and have been watching the progress of the rehab. If they are able to offer a show before October it’ll be a miracle. I wish them luck, but seriously, if the Lakeshore couldn’t make it there, nobody will. Lakeshore had the best programming ever!

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