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Top 5 Things Your Kids Will Love at LaughFest 2017

LaughFest returns to Grand Rapids, March 9 - 19. Here are the best ways to get out with the family and enjoy it with the kids!

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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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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces First Round of Talent and Introduces New Festival Badges

Joanne from the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, stopped by The River on Wednesday, December 7th and announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9 to 19, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, and surrounding communities. New this year, details were released regarding LaughFest Badges, which allow individuals access to various aspects of the festival depending on the level of badge purchased.

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The Best Jokes From LaughFest Kids Joke Time in Grand Rapids

Hilarious, brave kids took the stage at Grand Rapids Public Library last night for LaughFest's second of three Kids Joke Night events.

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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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Give Blood, Get Some Laughs: LaughFest Blood Drives Starts Today

Blood supplies reach critical lows during the winter months. Starting today, you can give blood, and possibly get some laughs in return as the LaughFest blood drives begin.

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Seth Meyers, Kathy Griffin, and More Headlining Laughfest 2016

This morning, Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids held their annual Laughfest Lineup Announcement at the GRAM, and boy do we have some great acts coming this year!

Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live alum and current host of Late Night With Seth Meyers will be headlining the Signature Event this year (past hosts include Betty White and Jay Leno), while Kathy Griffin, Marlon Wayans, and more will be performing throughout the festival. 

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LaughFest Will Return for a Sixth Season

The nation’s first-ever festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced Wednesday that the event will return for its sixth season.

LaughFest 2016 is scheduled for March 10 through March 20. 

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Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart-- which is what happened at Pat Oswalt's LaughFest performance on Friday night.

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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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‘Cold’ Iliza Shlesinger Heats Up McFadden’s Crowd for Gilda’s LaughFest [Photo]

"I'm so cold. It's (blanking) cold here!," Iliza Shlesinger said Friday night at McFadden's as she launched into a 10-minute bit about how women handle the cold, which isn't well.

Well, that was at least judging by how the bit ended with a group of women freezing to death after a bad group decision to forego wearing jackets.

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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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