Dane Cook was banned from The Laugh Factory after years of performing at the famed standup club in Hollywood, Calif. And still, people are questioning why he’s not allowed to perform again at the comedy club, according to Examiner.
“Cook got into a fight with the owner of the popular comedy spot,” a source said.
When Dane was first approached by the owner to settle down, his attitude got even worse, and the two subsequently got into an argument. Cook allegedly told the owner, “I own this place!” What happened next is still up for debate, but a source said the 43-year-old used vulgar and offensive language towards a waitress.
Cook has been a regular at The Laugh Factory for several years and made it his home base to work on new material. Known for breaking records, on April 10, 2007, he set the factory’s endurance record by performing on stage for three hours and 50 minutes.
Although fellow comedian Dave Chappelle broke that record five days later, Cook made history there again by performing on stage for seven straight hours on Jan. 1, 2008.
Meanwhile, Dane Cook will continue to perform at other clubs, including the Hollywood Improv, according to Mediate.
Dane Cook isn’t the only comedian banned from the establishment. There have been others, including the famous “Kramer” from “Seinfeld.”
In 2006, Michael Richards’ had a meltdown at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles after he used the n-word in his comic material. The “Seinfeld” co-star lost all credibility with audiences and industry alike, despite numerous efforts to publicly apologize.
“I busted up after that event… It broke me down. I took it too personally. I should have just said, ‘Yeah, you’re absolutely right. I’m not funny’,” Richard said after he was banned.
As Dane Cook is banned permanently from the comedy club, many people wonder if this was a publicity stunt. Only time will tell if Cook makes it back on stage.