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Mollie Rehner Teaches the Guys Improv – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, Mollie Rehner, from Rehner and Nixon, stopped by to talk about her improv show at Laughfest, and then began to teach the guys how to actually perform improv. Don't forget to ask Joe if he's hungry!

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Laughfest and Free Beer Gives Away a Live at Night Spoiler – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about some of the Laughfest 2017 shows this week, and Free Beer hosting Iliza on Friday night. Then, Free Beer goes insane and tries to give away a big secret piece of the Grand Rapids Live at Night Show.

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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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Comedian Bert Kreischer Talks to Free Beer & Hot Wings About Book Writing & Flugtag While Drinking Boxed Wine [Video]

During the hour that Bert was in studio we discussed writing a book and forgetting to change the names of friends he mentioned, nearly killing himself when jumping off an aircraft carrier, and stories about fellow comedians Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and the late Patrice O'Neal.

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Jim Norton Talks Morning Comedy and Headlining at Laughfest – Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

On Friday's Segment 16, the guys spoke with comic Jim Norton about his show on Saturday night at the Fountain Street Church for Laughfest. Jim was calling from the car, after having performed a 90-minute set in the morning, and promptly made a Jim Croce plane crash joke, a Spotlight screening joke in a church, and more.

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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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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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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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