Our History

Opening its doors in 1979, the world-famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as the “#1 comedy club in the country” by USA Today.

From its flagship location on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the Laugh Factory has sparked laughter from millions of people across the globe. It’s where LA natives and tourists alike can go for a guaranteed smile, and it’s where comedy’s biggest stars go to feel like they’re a part of comedy history. From its comedy magazine to its historic stage, Laugh Factory has elevated the careers of countless comedians and continues to foster up-and-coming talent. Since 1979, Laugh Factory has opened additional locations in Chicago, Long Beach, San Diego, Las Vegas and Reno.

To learn more about the club’s incredible history and backstory, click here.