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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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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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