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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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See April Macie-Brad Williams Show at LaughFest with Free Tickets [Video]

Comedians April Macie and Brad Williams have a show at 8 p.m. March 11 at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.

97.9 'GRD Rocks is offering you a chance to get up to four free tickets to the Gilda's LaughFest performance, which is for ages 21 and older.

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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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All Laughs During First Ever Free Beer and Hot Wings Live Show at LaughFest 2013

It was a busy time for Grand Rapids this past weekend. Not only was St. Patrick's Day coming up, but comedy festival Gilda's LaughFest was entering the final stretch of their 10-day marathon. The first Live at Night With the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show was Friday night (March 15) at The Intersection and one of the many sold out showcases during LaughFest.

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LaughFest Kicks Off With A World Record Breaking Stunt

LaughFest 2013 kicked off last night, March 7th in Rosa Parks Circle.  Over 1,500 people from all over West Michigan came downtown to help break an odd world record.  The record they were trying to beat was the most people with fake mustaches in one area at one time.

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Individual Tickets For LaughFest 2013 Go On Sale Friday, January 11

LaughFest is only a couple of months away.  Ticket packages were on sale, those purchase opportunities are now closed.

The first chance at individual tickets arrives on Friday, January 11.

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LaughFest Lineup To Be Announced Tuesday!

Almost as exciting as this past Tuesday's election is this upcoming Tuesday's announcement of the LaughFest 2013 lineup.

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GRD Laughfest Comedy Spotlight – “WTF with Marc Maron” A Live Podcast Taping

Probably one of the funniest dudes you've never heard of but should.  Marc Maron is an icon in the world of comedy.  If you've ever subscribed to his podcast you'll know exactly what I'm taking about

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GRD Laughfest Comedy Spotlight – Nikki Glaser

I love this girl. She brings a fresh new perspective to comedy versus the usual older cantankerous, grizzled & cynical comics you're normally accustomed to hearing. Nikki's been doing the comedy thing since she was 18. Af

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GRD Laughfest Comedian Spotlight – Jimmy Shubert (VIDEO) WARNING! NSFW

Whether it’s stealing scenes in major motion pictures or blowing the roof off any comedy club from Hawaii to Halifax, Jimmy Shubert is stand-up comedy’s next breakout star.

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Laughfest Comedian Spotlight – Mike Epps (VIDEO) WARNING NSFW!

You're gonna love Mike.  One of the funniest comedians on the Laughfest 2012 line up in my opinion.  Here's some backline on Mike's career.

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Laughfest Comedian Spotlight – Anthony Jeselnik (VIDEO)

One of my favorite times of the year is March when Laughfest arrives. All kinds of comedy in many different forms takes over our city. Gonna put the spotlight on one of my favorites; Anthony Jeselnik

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