Comedy Camp Helps Underprivileged Youth Find the Laughs in Life
Posted on May 14, 2014
Laugh Factory provides a welcoming space for at-risk youth passionate about comedy with a 10-week summer camp beginning July 8th.
The Laugh Factory Comedy Camp provides youth from inner-city neighborhoods a no-cost outlet to build their self-confidence, public speaking skills and develop creativity through the healing power of laughter.
Inspiring youth for 29 years, Laugh Factory Comedy Camp begins on July 8th and culminates in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, September 3rd where each child performs a six-minute comedy set on stage for friends, family and celebrity comedians. Campers are mentored every week by celebrity camp instructors, such as Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Neal Brennan and owner of the Laugh Factory, Jamie Masada.
"Laughter heals and gives these kids the self-esteem to overcome obstacles that many of us don't have to face and to accomplish whatever they set their hearts and minds to," says Jamie Masada.
Comedy camp graduates who found successful careers in comedy include Nick Cannon and Tiffany Haddish. Previous camp instructors have included comics Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Chappelle, Jon Lovitz, Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, and Dane Cook.