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Laugh Factory Comedy Club Sues Comedian Harith Iskander for Over 10 Million Dollars in Alleged Breach of Contract and Copyright Infringement Case


LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Laugh Factory Comedy Club, one of the world's most recognized and respected names in the comedy club business over the last three decades, has filed a ten-million-dollar-plus law suit against Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander in a "massive breach of contract and copyright infringement" case according to Laugh Factory lead attorney, Clifton W. Albright. The attorney predicts that, "The impact of this case will be significant and far-reaching for comedy clubs and the protection of their brands, reputation and trade secrets."

Meanwhile, Clifton W. Albright has filed a lawsuit against Iskander and any "business partners" for over 10 million dollars. The lawsuit alleges that Iskander and his wife, with the support of business partners, stole Laugh Factory's intellectual property while pretending to make preparations for opening Laugh Factory comedy clubs throughout Asia.

"In 35 years, I've never once sued a comedian," states Jamie Masada, owner of Laugh Factory, "I'm standing up for all the comics that have had their work or intellectual property stolen in the past."

"It has been very frustrating and unfair for the many honest and hard-working people of the 'Laugh Factory,'" continues Masada, "several websites online are targeting the Laugh Factory as the aggressor in this story. With this lawsuit, the truth will come out so we can get back to doing what we do best: providing laughs for those who need it most."

Jamie Masada, known as the driving force behind the Laugh Factory, is revered as a pioneer and innovator and is an iconic name on the comedy scene. He's been instrumental in launching the careers of many of today's biggest comics, with The New York Daily News calling him the "Real King of Comedy." His knowledge and expertise have made him the leading authority on all things comedy and his advice is highly regarded by the entertainment industry's top power brokers.

The Laugh Factory originally opened its doors in 1979, and has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by such high-profile media as USA Today. With Southern California locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale) and Long Beach (opened in 2008), comedy's top stars as well as today's brightest emerging talent shine on its legendary stage.

Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-1336

Case No.: 2:19-cv-01076-MWF-JEM
(Assigned to Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald)


SOURCE Aurora DeRose

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