LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  It’s an annual tradition for the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood — serve up some laughs, and food, for the less fortunate on Thanksgiving.

KCAL9’s Jennifer Kastner watched the show and talked to some of the comics who made the crowd laugh.

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“You know why turkeys never eat?,” comedian Frazier Smith said, “Cause they’re always stuffed! Guys, come on!”

Comedians dished out material and hot Thanksgiving dinners as well. For the Laugh Factory, this is the 36th year they’ve hosted the event.

Celebrity comedian Paul Rodriguez was on turkey duty.

“These turkeys have no cholesterol and no drugs. These are drug free turkeys,” he quipped.

Comedian Justin Martindale told Kastner he almost slipped in gravy.

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“That would have been the worst way to go,” he said, “Death by gravy. Death by turkey I could do, but not death by gravy. That’s just a mess.”

Many of the comics left the stage to help serve meals.

“I think at this time in America it’s a great escape to be able to have some laughter, to have some fun. It’s not just about the food, it’s about a little chuckle,” said comedienne Sunda Croonquist.

The line for the dinner and show wrapped around the corner and up the block.

“The food is important but also it’s a festive spirit and they get to like you say, forget about problems for a little while and listen to some jokes,” said Smith.

It was a night of good food and good fun — cracking jokes and cracking smiles.

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The Laugh Factory’s owner — Jamie Masada — told Kastner he hopes to keep the dinner going for many years to come.