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Comics Serve Food and Laughs for Homeless on Christmas

Comics serve good and laughs for homeless on Christmas

Comedians including Dane Cook, Paul Rodriguez, Jeffrey Ross and Larry Miller helped make Christmas special for the homeless at Hollywood's famous Laugh Factory on Friday.

The comedy club opened its doors on Dec. 25 for the Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner. Meals were served four times during the day and guests were able to enjoy a live comedy show while they ate their meal.

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Owner Jamie Masada pays for the catered meal each year. He says, "With this weakened economy and high unemployment rate, more and more people, especially children, need hope."

Jeffrey Ross tells "Extra," "This is the greatest crowd with the biggest laugh." He adds, "They are the most grateful." Ross, who competed on season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," says he even delayed his flight on Christmas day so he could perform at the annual event.

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Since its inception in 1979, the Laugh Factory has fed over 150,000 people through its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and has given away more than 15,000 of toys to needy children.