Though the Laugh Factory Hollywood claims this famous neighborhood as home, it's actually located outside the zip code, but visitors should be happy to learn that’s not keeping any comics away. Top stars from Dave Chappelle to Jerry Seinfeld have entertained audiences here. The club's showcases are a great way to see LA’s brightest up-and-comers.
You should prebook tickets to Laugh Factory Hollywood, since shows from popular comics may sell out. For the best value, stop in for an open mic—cover charges are typically heavily discounted, and there's no drink minimum. Regardless of when you check out a show, you can grab dinner at one of the hip Sunset Strip eateries before you visit the Laugh Factory.
Things to know before you go
- Aspiring comics can visit the club's open mic events, hosted weekly on Tuesday nights.
- Buy advance tickets to save a few dollars, since tickets at the door are typically pricier.
- Laugh Factory shows are for guests aged 18 and older; you need a government issued ID for entry.
- Most shows have a two drink minimum.
How to get there
Laugh Factory Hollywood is located toward the end of the Sunset Strip, at the corner of North Laurel Avenue. The most convenient way to get to the club is to drive. You can find paid lot parking nearby, but street parking may be hard to come by. The club also offers valet parking for a fee.
When to get there
Shows at the Laugh Factory Hollywood are typically in the evening, and late-night shows are often hosted over the weekend. Arrive at least 30 minutes early, since seating is first come, first served. Expect more crowds for weekend performances, and when a big act takes the stage.
Seeing the Sights on the Sunset Strip
Since Laugh Factory Hollywood is located on the must-see Sunset Strip, you should plan to explore this hip stretch of Los Angeles before your show. Hollywood sightseeing tours are a great way to see more of the neighborhood in less time. Tours typically cruise the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive, visit top sights like the Walk of Fame, and pass celebrity homes in the Hollywood Hills.