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Laugh Factory brings people together through 'Funniest Person in the World' contest

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Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada has been on a quest to find the funniest person in the world. It's a search that has attracted comedians of all backgrounds, from all over the globe. 

Masada's inspiration for the contest came after a night at the comedy club, with a show lineup featuring both orthodox Jewish and Arab comedians. That night he saw these two groups of people come together through laughter. 

And Monday, the legendary club hosted the semi-finals for its "Funniest Person in the World" competition. It was a show that proved that laughter can really bring people together. Mr. Masada himself joined Take Two to talk more about the competition. 

You can watch and vote for your favorite comedian here: Funniest Person in the World Competition. Voting will end on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. PST.