The World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for itsâ€™ 33rd annual Laugh Factory Comedy Camp onÂ June 17, 2017 from 11am to 3pm. Tryouts are open to disadvantaged children from lower income neighborhoods who are between 9 & 16 years of age.
Created in 1984 by Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp has helped over a thousand children in need to build self-confidence by developing their humor and creativity through the healing power of laughter.
The 8 week program is free of charge for those who are selected. Previous instructors have included: Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Chappelle, Jon Lovitz, Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, and Gabriel Iglesias to name a few.
All the aspiring young comedians are interviewed and evaluated based on their desire to perform stand-up comedy.Â At the end of the camp, each child performs a six minute comedy set on stage in front of friends and family.
One of the campâ€™s incredible success stories is Tiffany Haddish, star of â€œThe Carmichael Show,â€Â and star of the new Will Packer Universal Pictures feature film â€œGirls Tripâ€ which also starsÂ Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada Pickett Smith. Based on the fantastic buzz Tiffany is receiving for this film, she was hired to co-star in the new Tracy Morgan sitcom.
In addition to Haddish, Nick Cannon is also a Laugh Factory Comedy Camp alumnae. Comedy Camp was featured in the PBS documentary, “Standup: A Summer at Comedy Camp,” which aired nationwide.
â€œLaughter heals and gives these kids the self-esteem to overcome obstacles that many of us donâ€™t have to face and to accomplish whatever they set their hearts and minds to,â€ says Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada
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