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Gilda’s Laughfest Single Tickets Are Now On Sale

Individual ticket sales for all Gilda’s LaughFest began Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place Box Offices or by visiting laughfestgr.org...

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Howie Mandel to Perform at Laughfest’s 2017 Signature Event

Gilda’s LaughFest today announced this year’s Signature Event will feature Howie Mandel. The 2017 Signature Event, a fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, will take place Tuesday, March 14, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan...

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LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts

Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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LaughFest Adds To Holland Schedule With Free Shows, Events

Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s only community-wide festival of laughter, is expanding its schedule in Holland with more free shows and events going to the Lakeshore, including the Kids Joke Time.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Crowd Goes For Ride On Pete Holmes’ Goofy Joy Train [Video]

From the onset of his hour long set at the Wealthy Theatre on Saturday night, Pete Holmes was honest with his audience.

He said: "I don't know where this thing is gonna go, but let's just get silly. Let's just have fun."

Holmes sure did, and for the most part, they did, too.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Nick Thune Talks Comedy and Gilda’s LaughFest on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio/Video]

Nick Thune's comedy is a style best probably described as having preposterous views and deadpan wit.

He spoke with me for "The Jojo Show" about a variety of topics.

Thune is appearing with Brody Stevens tonight and Saturday in four shows for Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids.

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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LaughFest Central Now Open in Grand Rapids Art Museum

Gilda's LaughFest 2015 kicks off in just a few weeks, organizers opened the doors to LaughFest Central on Monday.

Laughfest Central serves as the hub for the 10-day festival of laughter.

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Sinbad, Madigan, Breuer, Willman and Kosta to Perform at LaughFest’s Signature Event

Gilda's Laughfest announced Tuesday that this year’s Signature Event will celebrate the festival’s fifth year with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time

LaughFest also announced the remaining acts for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 15 at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland.

The Signature Event will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at DeVos Performance Hall and will be hosted by Michael Kosta, the winner of LaughFest’s 2011 stand-up competition. The event will feature headlining acts from LaughFest’s past years, including Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, Sinbad and Justin Willman.

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