Laugh Factory Serves Holiday Meal to the Needy

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Hundreds of families and homeless men and women enjoyed a delicious holiday meal at the Laugh Factory on Christmas.

In addition to the food, the Laugh Factory’s 33rd annual holiday dinner included some good laughs from top-notch comics like Dane Cook and Tom Dreesen.

“We bring them in here, we give them a hug, we give them a little bit of dignity,” said Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory.

“That’s what it’s all about. We all came to this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing,” he added.

Tom Dreesen said that he’s been participating in the event for 30 years now.

“When I started out in comedy, I used to hitchhike up and down Sunset Boulevard,” he said. “I slept in an old, abandoned car. If there had been a place like this, I would have been eating there.”

For homeless man Elzie Alexander, an aspiring comedian who has spent 12 years on Skid Row, Tuesday’s event was especially memorable.

He was invited to perform a standup set and, moments after, Masada offered him a gig.

“It’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me,” an elated Masada said. “You happened to be here on the biggest day of my life.”

Later in the day, several other comedians took the stage, including Aresnio Hall and Paul Rodriguez.

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  • Nelson Miranda

    Who is Aresnio Hall in the following sentence taken from the last sentence in the piece above:

    'Later in the day, several other comedians took the stage, including Aresnio Hall
    and Paul Rodriguez.'.

    The answer to feeding all these ppl regularly is of course higher taxes, not jobs.