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Laugh Factory Comedy Camp Celebrates 31 Years

For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) – On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the World Famous Laugh Factory held tryouts for its annual Comedy Camp at 11 a.m. at the Laugh Factory Hollywood. Tryouts were open to disadvantaged children from lower-income neighborhoods between nine and sixteen years of age.

Celebrating its 31st year, the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp has helped over a thousand children in need, build self-confidence by developing their humor and creativity through the healing power of laughter. This year, the Laugh Factory has partnered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles to participate in Mayor Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles' "Summer of Learning" program. Participants will have an opportunity to earn digital badges which are recognized by the City of Los Angeles and can be included on resumes and college applications.

During the ten week program, the campers will be coached by professional comedians. In previous years, instructors have included comics Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Chappelle, Bob Saget, the Wayans brothers, Eddie Murphy, Tim Allen, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Rodney Dangerfield, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, and Dane Cook to name a few.

The mentoring and encouragement that kids receive at Comedy Camp instill them with the confidence required in public speaking and to achieve their dreams.

"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 Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada.

The Laugh Factory Comedy Camp was featured in a PBS documentary, Standup: A Summer at Comedy Camp, which aired nationally.

Contact Info Name: Aiko Makino

Phone: (323) 848­2800 Ext. 227

Email: aiko@laughfactory.com