USA Today called The Laugh Factory the number one comedy club in the country.
Masada seems to always meet great success each time he has put his passion behind a project. In 1983 he launched The Laugh Factory Magazine. After two years of self-publishing, he was approached for national distribution by Warner Publishing. Although he declined to sell his magazine he still possessed a desire to work with Warner Brothers and shared his vision for an all comedy channel and comedy awards.
Masada has enjoyed a lengthy career as a consultant and producer on some of Hollywoods most successful comedy film franchises; as well as on numerous network and cable television shows. His knowledge and expertise has made Masada the leading authority on all things comedy and his advice is very highly regarded amongst the entertainment industry's top power brokers. Many in the industry seek his guidance and he remains a huge mentor to countless superstars and industry professionals.
Masada produced the late-night show 'Vibe' with Quincy Jones. Masada's knack for spotting talent and his uncanny business genius is superbly illustrated by his work with 'In Living Color.' He was instrumental in getting the producers to audition two of its biggest break-out stars, Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Masada, along with Bob Israel, were the driving forces to get 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' off the ground.
Most recently, Masada produced a film with Damon Wayans 'Behind the Smile at The Laugh Factory' with numerous popular comedians.
Masada's passion for comedy is closely matched by his charitable contributions. His work with underprivileged children won him a NAACP Freedom Award, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor for humanitarian efforts, as well as the ACLU Freedom of Speech Award, among many others.
Jamie Masada's vision to spread laughter throughout the world will continue in 2008 with the opening of The Laugh Factory in Atlanta, Tampa, Long Beach and Las Vegas.