Individual tickets for Gilda’s LaughFest are on sale NOW! Get them while they're hot!

Tickets for the 10-day festival featuring headliners Brian Regan, Jo Koy, Ai Wong, Matt Bellassai, Ed Asner, Nate Bargatze, Loni Love, and other seriously funny events can be can be purchased at, (search LaughFest), the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place Box Offices, or by calling 616-735-HAHA (4242).

New shows and events have been added, too, and include several shows at the Comedy Project, and the return of the FUNderwear Run, Kids Rock Hip Hop Dance Party and Super Saturday Kids Zone.

The Comedy Project will feature several shows throughout the festival including Ctl Alt Deflect, a Second City-style comedy revue that will run March 8, 9, 15, and 16. Quintin Hicks’ “Fish Dinner” will take place March 15 and 16. MSW3, (Murder, She Wrote), a Riff Trax and Mystery Science Theater style show will happen on March 8. Finally, The Million Dollar Variety Show featuring comedian and juggler Will Oltman, vaudevillian performer extraordinaire Audria Larsen and comedian and magician Trino, will take place March 14.

Returning this year is the FUNderwear Run which begins at 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 10, downtown Grand Rapids. The FUNderwear Run is a .6 mile course that will start and end at New Holland Brewing Company’s Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St. NW. All racers are encouraged to wear their most hilarious and finest underwear over their running clothes, all to help create laughs and smiles.

Volunteer registration is now open and runs through February 4 for both new and returning volunteers. Volunteers interested can sign up at

Gilda’s LaughFest was created by the team at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in 2011. Designed to celebrate laughter for the health of it and raise visibility and funds for Gilda’s Club mission of free emotional health support for anyone on a cancer journey or grieving a death due to any cause.

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