FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CHICAGO: On Tuesday, September 24th, you have the right to remain laughing! The City of Chicago has over 12 thousand police officers. They are known for their service and bravery, but usually not for their levity. Laugh Factory Chicago is interested in changing all that with a new stand-up comedy night: Laugh Patrol - a competition to find the funniest police officer in the Windy City.
Laugh Patrol is a night of "all-cop comedy" which will be open to Chicago's finest in all 23 districts. During the evening, 20-25 officers will have 3-5 minutes on the world famous stage to serve up some laughs for the community. Laugh Factory will provide the audience; all of the night's proceeds will go towards the 100 Club of Chicago, providing for the families of law enforcement and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Contestants will be judged by a panel of professionals, and the winner will receive $1000 worth of Laugh Factory gift certificates to distribute. Second and third place finishers will receive vouchers worth $500 and $100, respectively.
“Police officers put their lives on the line every day, dealing with everything from the ridiculous to the sublime,” said Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada. “This is a chance for them to share the funny aspects of their lives.”
Join Laugh Factory Chicago in celebrating the hard work of the Chicago Police Department with a night of fun, charity, and of course, laughter!
Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
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.
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