In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club.

A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”

Practically all of the country’s most acclaimed comedians have performed at the Laugh Factory and undoubtedly they have offended politicians and other well-known personalities with their standup routines. Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Roseanne Bar, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Martin Lawrence, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez are among the big names that have headlined at the Laugh Factory. The First Amendment right to free speech is a crucial component of the operation, though Masada drew the line a few years ago banning performers—including African Americans—from using the “n-word” in their acts.

Masada told Judicial Watch that, as soon as the video got posted on the Laugh Factory website, he received a phone call from a “prominent” person inside Clinton’s campaign. “He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said. The Clinton staffer, who Masada did not want to identify, also demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appear in the video. Masada refused and hung up.

If she wants the job, she better get used to it.

  1. Martin says:

    We’ll see who’s still laughing when I become president my little pretty.


  2. Five O'Clock Shadow says:

    Hey Hillary… grow a set.

    Oops, too late!

  3. MikeN says:

    Well they went after a rodeo clown successfully for making fun of Obama.

    This is just an extension of the last time she was in the White House where she had an operation to monitor the press and went after all their critics including with IRS audits.

  4. Wayne R says:

    I’d like to hear Obama criticize Hillary Clinton like he did Republicans who couldn’t handle a few tough questions and criticism.

    If Clinton wants to be president she should be used to this kind of humor

    • MikeN says:

      Obama doesn’t like it either. Comedians are scared to tell jokes about Obama, as Seth Meyers admitted.
      They kind of tell it as ‘there’s just no angle to make jokes about him.’

  5. jpfitz says:

    Funny set of jokes. Hillary should thicken her shin.

    • MikeN says:

      No, this is a warning shot. She wants the same treatment Obama got, OR ELSE.

      She knows SNL will come around to her side, they practically endorsed her last time, with skit about how the media was in the tank for Obama.

  6. Hmeyers says:

    The jokes were good and in great spirit — 100% clean comedy.

  7. Mr Diesel - No more bush in the White House, Hillary's or Jeb says:

    Your typical liberal bitch.

  8. MikeN says:

    Why shouldn’t she expect that? Comedians were told that this is the type of humor that would be celebrated:

  9. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    The jokes were pure shit. Generic misogyny simply applied to Hillary as a contemporary target. NOTHING about her policies!!!!!

    Best way for Hilary to retaliate if she wanted to would be to advertise these acts which would run the club out of business in a few weeks.

    I’m surprised at yoouse guys. Just as bad at pop culture as you are at short sighted politics.

    Ha, ha.

    • jpfitz says:

      If comedians burst your bubble bobbo, you have no sense of humour, or, this video is not to your taste. George Carlin would be ashamed of you bobbo.

      From wikipedia.
      “The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context.”

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        What was your favorite joke?

        To be fair….I couldn’t hear anything the woman in the pants suit was saying. She got laughs from the audience……laugh signs?

        How funny was that old guy asking what country Wales was?

        Just like my politics……my Comedic Sense is well informed: I tell shit from shinola.

        “The Aristocrats!”

        • jpfitz says:

          Ah, “The Aristocrats”. Now that’s some long nasty comedy. Bobbo I enjoy all comedy, well maybe not so much when I’m the brunt of the punchline.

          What was funny in the video was the poking fun at Hillary being gay. Never heard comics go at Hillary that way. And the pants suit joke, funny.

    • McCullough says:

      I agree that the jokes weren’t funny, and that you completely missed the point of the post.

      • jpfitz says:

        McCullough? If the point was that the Clinton campaign was insisting on taking names and numbers…point taken. Get used to it Hillary, you are not immune to ridicule. Who the hell does she think she is, Big Brother.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        Even when I suggested the best way to retaliate if she felt the need?

        Seems right on point that includes the point of the jokes not being funny. I mean: (as usual) NO better analysis than my own.

        • Martinique says:

          Yes, you are very adept at entertaining yourself.

        • MikeN says:

          That is not the best way to retaliate. Proof is that it looks like the club owner made up this story just to get attention.

  10. Ah_Yea says:

    Us little people don’t get to make fun of our betters.

  11. (Blank) says:

    If Hillary goes after various COMEDIANS for telling JOKES about her, you just have to wonder what any more SERIOUS foes would be subjected to for simply telling the TRUTH! Unfortunately, with such a willing accomplice to our American Royalty as the traditional press is with people like the Clinton’s (i.e. liberals), the public will never know. These days, as far as the press is concerned, if a democrat farts in public it’s considered air conditioning, but with a republican it’s air pollution!

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      What was your favorite joke? That she wears shoulder pads and pants suits….or that she couldn’t have a period anymore??

      • Mr Diesel - No more bush in the White House, Hillary's or Jeb says:

        Either or maybe it’s her cankles that make me laugh.

        She’s a thin skinned liberal bitch. I know the type as I have a friend who is like that and is taking offense that the US (people) don’t want Syrian refugees here. Why don’t we care about 3 year old orphans? To that I say did Obamba give a shit about 3 year old children when al-Assad gassed and killed them?

        Just more disingenuous bullshit.

        • jpfitz says:

          Yeah, at this point it sounds like the Dems want to import Moslem terrorists in the making.

          Take a three year old Moslem male or female and add fifteen years of the allies or axis forces in MENA, firing hell-fire missiles or worse and voila, BOOM in USA.

          I will agree if we take refugees and get all of the military out of MENA, Then maybe no trojan horse scenario.

          • MikeN says:

            If these ‘refugees’ were put in Syria where Assad and Putin would kill them or gas them, Obama wouldn’t care. The whole point is to attack Republicans for opposing them.

  12. Martin says:

    Stupid Ho blowed up real good, just too bad that poor dog had to die.

  13. The Pirate says:

    Hillary is for Dogs!
    Vote Hillary! – If you like it, she likes it!

  14. jpfitz says:

    “Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.”

    No Clinton or Bush.

  15. Hmeyers says:

    Things I have learned from this thread:

    1) Bobbo didn’t find any of the jokes funny. He thought they should talk about her policies.
    2) “Conservatives” who hate Hillary don’t like comedy either and just want to rage.

    I myself thought the 90s were the golden age of comedy.

    People weren’t uptight stiffs and you had people like George Carlin or Seinfeld or goofy bastards like Carrot Top.

    One problem with a polarized political environment is the lack of humor.

    Then again, social media is just a race to the bottom.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      HM–don’t be so kneejerk. Read exactly what I said. Its what I meant….and it still rings true.

      I HAVE a sense of humor. Thats how I know that BS wasn’t funny.

      Example of generic BS: “Do you know what Hilary Clinton has legs?” So she doesn’t leave a slime trail where ever she goes.”

      Not funny. Just generic misogyny….. even if you like snails.

      • jpfitz says:

        Hmeyers didn’t say You in particular had no sense of humor. The political schism has pushed comedy so far to each end of the spectrum, that people can’t take a joke anymore. Or, are over the top insulted by comedy not of their taste. If ya don’t like it lump it, and change the media.

        Agree with ya Hmeyers about the 90’s hosting some good comedy. I enjoyed The Dennis Miller Show and his specials. Now not so much.

  16. MikeN says:

    “Tell a joke to a liberal. Between your punchline and his laughter, there is a Progressive Comedy Pause. In this second or two, the liberal will process the joke to make sure he is allowed to laugh.”

    • Carl says:

      Q: “How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?”

      A: “That’s not funny!”

  17. Carl says:

    An atheist, a vegan and a feminist walk into a bar…I know because they told everyone within two minutes.

  18. Carl says:

    What did Princess Diana have in common with Pink Floyd?

    Their last hit was the Wall.

  19. Marky says:

    I had a good one about Jonestown, but apparently the punchline was too long.

  20. Marky says:

    A black man, a hispanic man and a Maori are in a car. Who’s driving?

    The police.

    Why doesn’t Mexico have an Olympic team? Because anyone who can run, jump or swim is already across the border.

    How many Vietnam vets does it take to change a light bulb?

    You don’t know! You weren’t there!!

    How many Feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
    “Just one, she holds the lightbulb and the world revolves around her.”

    So a Jewish boy goes up to his father and says, “Dad, I need $20.” The dad says, “$10 dollars?!?! What do you need 5 dollars for?!”

    Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food?

    Neither have they.

  21. Jonesy says:

    4 vehicles were involved in a crash in Mexico. 87 people were killed.

    How do you know when a Chinese person has robbed your house?
    Your cat is gone, your homework is done and they’re still backing out of the driveway.

    American journalist goes to Afghanistan in 2000. Everywhere he goes he sees men walking ten feet in front of women. He asks an Afghani guy about it, the guy responds, “this is our culture, where men are superior to women, and that is why they must walk behind us.” Journalist shrugs and goes back to US.
    Five years later, in 2005, same journalist goes back to Afghanistan. Everywhere he goes he now sees women walking ten feet IN FRONT of men. Journalist gets really excited, goes to talk to an Afghani guy. “This is an amazing cultural shift, and step toward gender equality!” journalist says. “What prompted this change?”
    Afghani guy shrugs. “Landmines”

  22. Tim the Shim says:

    What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
    Nothing, you already told her twice.

    A priest, a pedophile and a rapist walks into a bar. He sits down and orders and drink.

    But how many Irishmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    Two, one to hold the bulb, and one to drink until the rooms spins.

    What is the state flower of West Virginia?
    Satellite Dish.

    What is the difference between jesus and mexicans?
    Jesus doesn’t have mexicans tattooed all over him.

  23. Tim the Shim says:


    Mexican tap water
    A porcupine with a “pet me” sign
    Bill Clinton, with my teenage daughter
    A fart while fighting the flu
    An elevator ride with Ray Rice
    Taking pills or a drink offered by Bill Cosby
    A Bigfoot sighting
    A Hillary Clinton war story reported by Brian Williams
    Gas station sushi
    Jimmy Carter, with the economy or military strategy
    A Palestinian on a motorcycle
    Pete Carroll coaching decisions
    Eating an apple from an orchard at Fukushima reactor
    Hitching a ride from a guy in a goalie mask
    The ingredients in a hotdog
    Nancy Pelosi’s grip on reality
    Black Ice
    Jerry Sandusky as a Boy Scout leader
    Alien abduction stories
    Barney Frank in the shower asking you to pick up the bar of soap

  24. Tim the Shim says:

    Spike TV will cut out a joke Clint Eastwood cracked about Caitlyn Jenner at an award show on the network over the weekend, a rep for the network told USA Today.

    The “American Sniper” director reportedly made the joke when introducing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the 2015 Guys’ Choice Awards Saturday night. He compared Johnson to former athletes who turn to acting like “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody…”

    “We will remove the reference in the version that will air,” Spike TV senior vice president of communications David Schwarz told USA Today in an e-mail.

  25. MikeN says:

    They have gone from saying you should not say this to you must not say this.

  26. dave m brewer says:

    I never see JCD in here any more… He used to post a link to the No Agenda show… doesn’t do that anymore.

  27. MikeN says:

    This story looks like it might be like the 60 Minutes story about the National Guard. The club owner keeps changing his story about the call he got.

  28. laugh-track enumerator says:

    sooo… Hillary walks into disbar……..

    • Huma Abedin says:

      Ba Dum Tsh!!

      why did hillary cross the road??
      She was stapled to the chicken.

      Ba Dum Tsh!!


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