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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’s Amateur Comedy Showcase Introduces Us to Lots of Great Comics

I love the Amateur Comedy Showcases, not because they're non-stop hilarity, but because you never know what you're going to get!

Gilda's LaughFest hosts several amateur showcases every year during the festival, and I got check out a few and see some local and regional comics working hard on their sets.

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LaughFest’s National Comedy Showcase Featured Six Fantastic Comics

On Saturday night, I got to help host the National Comedy Showcase at Dr. Grin's for Gilda's LaughFest.

There were five touring comics and a great local comic who did a great job of keeping the laughter going.

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Big Jay Oakerson, Ben Roy, David Dyer, Adam Degi Rocked The Orbit Room for LaughFest

GRD got to give away a bunch of tickets this week so people could get in to see the Big Jay Oakerson show with Ben Roy at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.

It was all part of Gilda's LaughFest on Thursday night.

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Big Jay Oakerson and Ben Roy Bringing Laughs to The Orbit Room On Thursday! [Video]

On Thursday, Gilda's Laughfest and Bud Light is prepared to bring smiles and laughs to The Orbit Room.

Featured on Comedy Central's This is Not Happening, Big Jay Oakerson is headlining a night of laughs along with comedian Ben Roy as a special guest. The performance is 8 p.m.

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Gilda’s Laughfest Amateur Showcase Gives Great Exposure to Up and Coming Comics

On Sunday at The B.O.B., I got to help introduce the Amateur Stand-up Showcase with a bunch of great local and not-so-local comics hitting the stage for laughs.

Fourteen up and coming comics each had five minutes to make people laugh, and that takes a lot of guts!

It's a really cool thing for Gilda's LaughFest to have these amateur showcases, getting hard-working comics the chance to perform at a great event, with some of the big names in comedy.

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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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Kathleen Madigan Talks Gilda’s LaughFest, Jokes About Family and Family Names [Audio]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we got a chance to talk to comedian Kathleen Madigan.

She was the very first comedian Free Beer and Hot Wings ever interviewed nearly 15 years ago!

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Get Your Free Tickets to Laughfest Presents: Big Jay Oakerson at The Orbit Room!

 

Gilda's Laughfest has so much to offer to make sure you are laughing this season! While there are some big names coming around this area for the event that can cost you a penny or two.

We have a box full of tickets to a great Laughfest event at the Orbit Room!

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