Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first community-wide festival of laughter, has added LaughFest returning comedian Mike Birbiglia to the 2014 festival lineup.  Now is the time to buy tickets as ticket packages went on sale Friday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. Individual tickets and table sponsorships to the “Signature Event with Jay Leno” will also be available.
With two successful Off-Broadway shows, three Comedy Central specials and four comedy albums under his belt, Birbiglia, is a critically acclaimed performer and an audience favorite. His Off-Broadway show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and was named a Critics Pick by The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out New York. Both The Onion and USA Today named Birbiglia’s album, My Secret Public Journal Live, one of the Best Comedy Albums of the Decade. He will appear during LaughFest on Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets to see Birbiglia’s show are a part of the ticket packages that go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m. He last performed at LaughFest in 2011.
Ticket packages will be sold online at laughfestgr.org or by calling (616)735-HAHA (4242) through Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Individual tickets sales will open to the general public on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The 10-day festival of laughter will open in Grand Rapids, March 6, 2014 and run through March 16, 2014.