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Laugh Factory Offers Free Meals And Entertainment On Thanksgiving
If you're hungry or lonely on Thanksgiving Day, you can get a free meal, some laughs and company at the Laugh Factory. For over three decades, the Laugh Factory in Hollywood has provided a hot meal and entertainment for those without anywhere to go on Thanksgiving. This includes the homeless, the down and out, or those who don't have family nearby. All are welcome, whatever their situation.
Each guest will be greeted by owner Jamie Masada, and will be both entertained and served a turkey dinner "with all the trimmings" by celebrity guests. While this year's lineup of comics and servers has yet to be announced, previous guests have included Shawn Wayans, Dave Chappelle, Tom Arnold, Tim Allen and Kevin Nealon.
There will be servings at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Laugh Factory asks that you show up an hour before your desired dinner time. About 2,500 people were fed and entertained in 2013, according to a release.
The Laugh Factory is located at 8001 W. Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, (323) 656-1336