What is LaughLounge?


LaughLounge is a:

  • Live-streaming comedy network in the form of an app

  • Creating new revenue streams for stand up comics and venues

  • Analytics platform

  • Suite of audience engagement tools



Claude Shires
CEO & Founder

A Stand Up Technologist. I started my career in digital media from being a Stand-Up Comic at the World Famous Comedy Store. Having to edit my own material for review, I adapted to the post-production environment, and have been practicing these together since 2002.
I have a passion for all things technical and creative - related to image acquisition and distribution.

Having built and supported multiple production/post production systems, I love problem solving. The application of this critical thinking process is applicable to any field. I launched Stand Up Bits-the largest collection of individual stand up comedy bits on YouTube in 2013( the perfect merger of my loves) with Josef Holm, and proceeded on Tubestart, the Premium Crowd-funding platform for all forms of Film and Video.

Gilad Gershoni
CTO, Live-Streaming Specialist

I am a data-driven, digital media evangelist, with 20+ years of creative and technical experience in the live streaming, media & music industries. Leading the industry with awards for interactive marketing stemming back to 2005, I have proven that with creativity and a holistic approach to problem solving, the apparent limits of today’s technology are simply imaginary boundaries waiting to be broken.

I love the process. I love collaboration. In managing teams of all sizes, I’ve come to realize that a good leader doesn’t just manage from above, but gets down and dirty with the process from the ground up. I lead by inspiring, and motivating my team to think outside the box and realize that limitations are really just opportunities for new innovation.


Aaron James


Live Event Production Expert


Jeffrey DeChausse

Creative Director

Ziye Lin.jpg

Ziye Lin


Lead data scientist at NBC, Hulu, Amazon


Steve Bradbury