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!

This year's festival is headlined by a huge group of a-list comics like Jay Leno, Lilly Tomlin, Sinbad, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan and  more!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets to the shows before they sell out.  Laughfest kicks off March 6th.

As a way to raise funds specifically to support programs at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, five community sponsors have come forward to match funds raised through the High Five campaign.

This year, the campaign aims to raise $100,000 for children living with cancer or grief, and for in-school emotional health programs. Local companies Terryberry, Feyen Zylstra, Pioneer Construction, Eenhoorn, and American International Foods will match each $5 donation, up to $50,000.

Individuals interested in donating to the High Five campaign may do so by purchasing a button at a participating restaurant or business in West Michigan, or by donating at

LaughFest 2014 will include 200 plus free and ticketed shows that feature over 60 artists at 40-plus venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell, and Holland during the 10 days of the festival. Festival ticket packages range from $60 to $175 and are available online at or by phone at (616) 735-4242.

Individual tickets are priced from $7 to $60, excluding the Signature Event. These are available starting today at the VanAndel Arena Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets through closing day of the Festival.

Gilda’s LaughFest was created by a team at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in 2011. Since inception, LaughFest has averaged 55,000 attendees per year. Proceeds from the festival will go to support the free cancer, grief and emotional health programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Visit or call (616) 735-4242 to learn more about Gilda’s LaughFest.