Gilda's Club Thousands of people are expected to turn out for a 10-day festival of laughter in western Michigan featuring performances by comedians Bill Cosby, Betty White and Margaret Cho. "Gilda's LaughFest" opens Thursday in Grand Rapids. Other headliners at the event created by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids in celebration of its 10th anniversary include Mike Birbiglia, Kathleen Madigan and Gabriel Iglesias.