Laugh Factory Brings Jokes and Coats To Chicago

Laugh Factory Chicago Brings Jokes and Coats to Chicago

September 22, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CHICAGO – In the months of October and November, Laugh Factory in Chicago will be accepting lightly used coats in exchange for show tickets. Laugh Factory is teaming up with One Warm Coat in order to provide proper winter attire for hundreds of students who do not have proper winter gear.  

Laugh Factory has been a staple for live entertainment in Chicago since 2012, but it is also active in giving back to the community.  Curtis Shaw Flagg, the Director of Operations at Laugh Factory, is also the Creative Director for the organization Open Books, which supports provides appropriate and high-quality books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland.


Now, Laugh Factory plans on expanding their community outreach and support of education by providing appropriate winter attire for students across Chicago.  With the help of the organization One Warm Coat, Laugh Factory will be collecting coat donations from October 1st through November 22nd.


If you are interested in donating a coat, Laugh Factory will be accepting donations 7pm to midnight through the months of October and November.  If you bring a coat to the box office, you can exchange it for a pair of tickets.   




About Laugh Factory Chicago

Located at 3175 N. Broadway in the Lakeview East neighborhood, Laugh Factory Chicago is the fourth location founded by Jamie Masada, who opened the first comedy club to pay comics in 1979 Los Angeles, when he was still a teenager. Following a $5 million renovation of the former Lakeshore Theatre, the space seats 350 people, serves food from local restaurants and has a full bar. The club hosts charity shows every week and Masada is committed to giving back to the community. They have served food to the homeless every year on Christmas and Thanksgiving for the past decade. In addition to his love of philanthropy, Masada has been instrumental in launching the careers of many of today's biggest comics. The New York Daily News called him the "Real King of Comedy." His knowledge and expertise have made him a leading authority on all things comedy and his advice is highly regarded by the entertainment industry's top power brokers.


About One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat’s inception in 1992, we have worked with our volunteers to host more than 27,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.


Contact Info Name: Curtis Shaw Flagg

Phone: 773-327-3175