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Contest Seeks to Crown World's Funniest Person

At a time of seemingly ever-escalating conflicts around the world, one man is trying to bring peace though humor. Jamie Masada, Iranian-born founder and owner of the famed U.S. comedy club chain The Laugh Factory, has scoured comedy festivals from Afghanistan to South Korea and Egypt to Israel in search of the “Funniest Person in the World.” Online voters will help narrow the list from 10 semi-finalists who will perform at the Hollywood Laugh Factory and before a worldwide Internet...

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