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Costaki Economopoulos Talks Marriage, Football Jokes and Gilda’s LaughFest on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio/Video]

Costaki Economopoulos touts himself as having "the biggest name in comedy."

Let's see, how many letters are in his last name?

Besides his comedy -- he's big on football jokes, the 45-year-old comedian spoke with me for "The Jojo Show" about a variety of topics, including his Gilda's LaughFest appearance this weekend in Lowell and getting married last year.

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Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Friends Do [Audio]

If there was a quiz about the little things in your life that make you "YOU", your friends and maybe even your spouse would lose to Facebook. Why? Because Facebook remembers EVERYTHING. Your spouse forgets everything.

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LaughFest Week Continues with Sinbad! [Audio]

He is the elder statesman of Gilda's LaughFest, as I like to call him!

Sinbad is a Michigan native from Benton Harbor and is a LaughFest veteran who hits the Fountain Street Church stage at 4:30 p.m. March 16 for his latest clean comedy show.

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LaughFest Week Kicks Off with Judah Friedlander!

Gilda's LaughFest officially kicks off Thursday at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids with an attempt to set the world record for "most people wearing sunglasses at night."

Cue Cory Hart!

And we here at Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR are doing LaughFest Week week!

Listen to win tickets to see LaughFest shows, hear LaughFest comedians and generally laugh your *** OFF!

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LaughFest Individual Show Tickets on Sale Today!

The sparkling and bubbly Joanne Roehm dropped in this morning on 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits to talk about the progress LaughFest has made in tickets so far and to let you know the individual show tickets go on sale today!

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Bob And Tom Comedy All Star Show Back In Grand Rapids!

Laughfest welcomes back the friends of comics the world over Bob and Tom to town this weekend! Kristi Lee from Bob and Tom shows hosts "The Bob and Tom Comedy All Star Showcase" Saturday night at the Fountain Street Church! Starring Drew Hastings, Tommy Johnagin and Jimmy Pardo!

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Laughfest Comedy Spotlight -Jimmy Pardo

Seventh in a series

Laughfest and 98.7 WFGR Welcome the Bob and Tom Comedy All Star Showcase, presented by Wolverine Worldwide, Saturday at Fountain Street Church! Hosted by Kristi Lee, The showcase features Tommy Johnagin, "The Mayor" Drew Hastings, and Jimmy Pardo! All on one stage for your dining and dancing pleasure!

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Laughfest Comedy Spotlight – Anjelah Johnson

Sixth in a series

Anjelah Johnson, former Oakland Raider cheerleader and MAD TV star, is on her way to Grand Rapids! Laughfest welcomes Anjelah (pronounced Angela) to the Fountain Street Church on Thursday @ 7:30! Anjelah was a live action character in the film ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL alongside Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler. Johnson was also starred in OUR FAMILY WEDDING. She plays the feisty sister of America Ferrera in this comedy about two families coming together for a wedding.

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Laughfest Comedy Spotlight – Full Frontal Nerdity

Fifth in a series.

The Midwest’s best nerd comedians strike back! The geeks shall inherit the Earth in this night of silly pop culture comedy that you won’t want to miss! TONIGHT at the Pyramid Scheme! Starring Midwest comedy star Mike Bobbit! Here's Craig Russell and Laughfest's Joanne Roehm's interview with Bobbit! Bobbit! Bobbit!

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Laughfest Is Underway! Cluck Is A HIT!

609 Beak wearing record setters. Over 250 events, 150 free. 60 different artists and countless smiley faces all over town. And, oh yeah, a whole bunch of chickens! Must be the start of the second Laughfest! 98.7 WFGR is a media sponsor and big supporter of the "festival of laughter" supporting Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids! Here's your guide to Laughfest 2012!

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Laughfest Comedy Spotlight-Patti Vasquez

Fourth in a series

Patti Vazquez returns to Laughfest with special guest Greg Morton for a first! The first Laughfest show in Lowell at the Lowell Performing Arts Center on Friday March 16! Patti is a Chicago native, and she got her start over a decade ago at Zanies Comedy Club. Since then she has gone on to perform several hit solo shows including “Pregnant Party Girl: From Stoli’s to Stirrups” and “Tequila and Shamrocks” written and performed by Patti for theater audiences. As a regular guest on the wildly popular Bob and Tom radio show, Patti reaches audiences around the world.

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Laughfest Comedy Spotlight Laurie Berkner

Third in a series.

Yes, it's true, Laurie Berkner and her band aren't comedians. You might not even know who Laurie Berkner is. Her band are kids' favs all over the world. She has appeared on Nick Jr. and the Disney Channel more times than she can remember. And her kids' CD's sell in the millions. Why is she coming to Laughfest? Because it's a festival of Laughter. And she makes kids smile and laugh. Pretty simple!

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