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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces Fifth World Record Attempt [Audio]

Four years, four world records.

Can Gilda's LaughFest 2015 make it five?

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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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Laughfest 2015 to Feature George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt – Will Celebrate #FiveYearsOfSmiles

Today, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows for the festival’s fifth year which will be held March 5 to 15, 2015. The announcement included performers that are new to the festival, as well as some past favorites returning to take part in the festival’s fifth year.

The headliners announced Tuesday include: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes and LaughFest veterans Bo Burnham, YouTube star and singer/songwriter comedian; Pete Holmes, who will be perform two shows and record a live podcast; and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Ticket packages for the festival will go on sale Friday, November 14.

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Todd Barry at LaughFest This Weekend! [Audio]

It's more Gilda's LaughFest fun!

Todd Barry and Rory Scovel are on the LaughFest stage at the Pyramid Scheme at 8 p.m. Friday. The performance is sold out.

Nick Thune was supposed to join them. But Nick got called away to shoot a TV show pilot, so he has been replaced by Ted Alexandro.

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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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Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, and Chris Tucker To Headline Gilda’s Laughfest 2014

Tuesday morning the Grand Rapids Art Museum was a sea of yellow as folks gathered for the announcement of 2014's Laughfest lineup. An early announcement was made that long-time comedian Lily Tomlin would be featured as one of the festival's headliners, but who else will be coming to Grand Rapids March 6-16?

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LaughFest 2013 Comedians Talk About First Weekend Of LaughFest On Twitter

LaughFest 2013 is off to a seriously great start after the first weekend!

Relive the laughs, sold out shows, and adventures of visiting comedians through Twitter.

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LaughFest Kicks Off With A World Record Breaking Stunt

LaughFest 2013 kicked off last night, March 7th in Rosa Parks Circle.  Over 1,500 people from all over West Michigan came downtown to help break an odd world record.  The record they were trying to beat was the most people with fake mustaches in one area at one time.

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LaughFest Lineup To Be Announced Tuesday!

Almost as exciting as this past Tuesday's election is this upcoming Tuesday's announcement of the LaughFest 2013 lineup.

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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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