is Jersey City’s full-time comedy club with four shows a week: Fridays 730 & 945 and Saturdays 630 & 9 plus special events. It originally launched as a pop-up show hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco in 2010 at Art House Productions in Hamilton Park, Jersey City featuring Jessica Kirson and Chris Distefano. Other comics that came through in the early years include Michael Che, Yannis Pappas, Dan Soder, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Tim Dillon, Yamaneika Saunders and Kevin Meaney.
The Laugh Tour name came from starting as a traveling comedy show that had ongoing monthly events in Jersey City, Catskills region and Northeastern PA. In 2018 it became a co-producer for the Jersey City Comedy Festival [originally 6th borough Comedy Festival] with headliners Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Gethard, Rex Navarrete and Marina Franklin.
In 2020 The Laugh Tour moved to zoom shows and later it produced outdoor comedy shows. In November 2021 it re-opened in its current full-time home in Jersey City at Dorrian’s Red Hand. With over 41 sold out shows and over 165 five star google reviews, it became a Jersey City Arts & Culture Trust Fund recipient in 2023.
Rich Kiamco was featured on ABC’s OUR AMERICA: Who I’m Meant To Be. He’s appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Wendy Williams Show, SeeSo and opened for Gilbert Gottfried and Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. He appeared on Apple TV’s Dear Edward and has been awarded multiple comic residencies at Broadway Comedy Club. He was a NACA Nationals selection, and received standing ovations at FACT: Filipino Americans Coming Together, the largest midwest conference of Fil-Am students and at True Colors, the world’s largest LGBTQ youth conference. He can be seen on BuzzFeed’s Follow This on Netflix and was pictured on the cover of the NYTimes with The ManKind Project, an international non-profit mens organization promoting healthy masculinity and emotional growth. Other credits include Good Day New York, Queer Eye, 3 Men and A Chick Flick, and AOL’s 2Point Lead. His Op-Eds on Kevin Hart were published in USA Today and his WTY Podcast is on iTunes.