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If it has to do with will find it at LaughFest - a 10-day festival of stand-up comedy, improv, live shows, films, authors, community showcases (featuring you!) and a variety of other seriously funny stuff. All proceeds will benefit the cancer, grief and support programs offered through Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.


LaughFest 2015 included George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes, Bo Burnham, Pete Holmes,and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line Is It Anyway?


Grand Rapids, Michigan


2016 dates to be announced.

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Or, become a LaughtFest Friends with three levels of membership:

  1. $25: Includes an exclusive t-shirt designed by The Mitten State, a High Five button and other perks.
  2. $50: Includes all of the above, plus a Mitten State Smile Decal, a Smile Pass Book with special offers and discounts from partners in February 2015, and a 10% discount for merchandise at LaughFest Central and online plus more.
  3. $100: Includes all of the above plus pre-sale opportunities to buy ticket and packages beginning November 13and single tickets beginning Jan. 8, 2015 plus other perks. 

Schedule of Events:

Visiting Grand Rapids and want to know what shows you can see? Check out all the great line-ups and other LaughFest events!

Call for Volunteers:

LaughFest would not be possible without the many volunteers needed - and LaughFest has many opportunity available! Check out how you can volunteer!


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