Since opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as the #1 comedy club in the country. The Chicago venue, located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, opened in 2012 following a $5 million renovation designed to capture the atmosphere of the original club in Hollywood. Creating specialized shows and scouting the best comics in Chicago, The Laugh Factory has quickly grown to be the city’s destination club for comedy's top stars, and today's brightest emerging talent. Our mission is to bring you the best entertainment Chicago has to offer and commit to making the city we love laugh. The theater holds 250 people on the main floor, and an additional 60 people in the balcony—both spaces are included in a theatre rental. Included in your rental price, you will receive access to our iconic stage, lighting options, AV (with on hand techs), bar and wait staff, two microphones, a full sound systems and a FREE comedy show featuring Chicago's top comedians hand picked for your event.