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Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)

Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)

By | December 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm | No comments

You may remember comedian Brody Stevens’ apparent meltdown in August. He pretty much kept us abreast of his every move through his Twitter feed @AllThingsBrody. At the time, most people didn’t know what to make of it. Laughspin writer Jake Kroeger put it this way: While his...

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Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | One comment

Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the...

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Laugh Factory will open Chicago venue this summer

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

In 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...

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Laugh Factory coming to Chicago, taking over former Lakeshore space

By | February 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Chicago, the longtime home of sketch and improv comedy fixtures like Second City and iO, will gain another institution in the near future. The Hollywood-based Laugh Factory will be opening a location in the former northside home of the Lakeshore Theater, according to the Chicago...

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Middle Eastern Comedy Festival to honor Jake Gyllenhaal

By | September 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm | One comment

Champions of Middle Eastern culture, Ronnie Khalil and Ryan Shrime are set to reinvent last year’s highly successful Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, to be held in Los Angeles, Oct. 4-7, 2010. The event will showcase stand-up comics of Middle Eastern descent, including Arabs,...

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Amanda Bynes stand-up comedy footage surfaces

By | June 23, 2010 at 10:22 am | No comments

If you already feel like you haven’t accomplished anything in life, you’re about to feel worse. 24-year-old Amanda Bynes is retiring. Yes, you read correctly, she’s retiring at 24. After starring in multiple blockbuster movies, having two of her own TV shows, and a stint...

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Laugh Factory summer camp kicks off 26th year

By | June 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm | No comments

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada knows it’s never too early to start your stand-up career. Which is why this Saturday marks the 26th year he’ll be running the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp— a free stand-up comedy program for underprivileged kids. Youngsters aged 9-16 are...

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Tony Rock guests on Kevin Nealon Show at Laugh Factory

By | June 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | No comments

It’s that time of the week again. (No, not recyclables). It’s another edition of the Kevin Nealon Show, filmed every Tuesday at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. And this week, Kevin’s special guest was Tony Rock, who most people know as the little brother of famous...

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Laugh Factory welcomes Maz Jobrani to Kevin Nealon Show

By | May 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm | No comments

The life of a multi-ethnic comic was discussed in the latest edition of the newly popular weekly series the Kevin Nealon Show at the Laugh Factory. And who better to discuss the topic than Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. While Jobrani and Nealon discuss fatherhood –...

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