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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 2014 featured Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, Sinbad, Chris Tucker, Tenderloins, Jim Gaffigan, Jen Kirkman, Judah Fiedlander, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Rory Scovel, Nick Thune and many more!


Grand Rapids, Michigan


March 5-15, 2015

Ticket Information:

Festival ticket package information available online at or check out the brochure. Ticket Packages go on sale November 14 and single tickets go on sale January 9.

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 abov, 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 tickes 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! Or download a list of all the LaughFest events! Download PDF

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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