Missing Garry Shandling
Comedy Is the Theme of This Private Tour of L.A.
Los Angeles can be considered a comedy capitol. We have wonderful and famous comedy clubs that arose from the nightclub era in the late ’60s and have flourished ever since. Future comedians always make their way to Los Angeles to play these clubs and await their opportunity to be invited onto late night talk shows and other venues as they make their way to stardom. One great club we pass by on the Sunset Strip near Hollywood is the Laugh Factory. Opened by Jamie Masada in 1979 this warm and welcoming venue (right next to Greenblatt’s Deli and Wine Shop) recalls to us that everyone who is anyone in the comedy world has been listed on the marquee. On this particular day we were reminded that Garry Shandling had just passed away and we really appreciated the sentiment. We spoke to our guests of how tight-knit the comedy community is and how much respect they hold for one another. The Laugh Factory is known for its Thanksgiving dinners for comedians, both local and visiting, to ensure the community is well fed and happy when most people are home with their families. Our private custom tour of Los Angeles allows our guests a chance to see the great comedy clubs and then make plans to enjoy the show while they are visiting Southern California.