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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 will feature 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! Be sure to check to see the complete schedule and to purchase tickets. 


Grand Rapids, Michigan


March 6-16, 2014

Ticket Information:

Festival ticket package information available online at or check out the brochure. Single Tickets on sale now.

Community Kick-Off: LaughFest Sunglasses at Night!

LaughFest seeks to break the existing Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark! We want to see you at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 PM.

The current Guinness World Record for largest number of people wearing sunglasses in the dark was achieved in July 2012 by 1,642 participants at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. Individuals wishing to help break this existing record at the LaughFest 2014 opening night will be provided with official LaughFest sunglasses, which are being supplied by Baudville (Thanks Baudville!).

Here's the run down for the night:

6:00 PM - pre-kickoff activities, line-up

7:00 PM - world record practice and preliminary instructions

7:15 PM - official attempt to break the existing record

We need your help, so come on down to Rosa Parks Circle with your friends, family, kids, anyone you've ever met! Let's kick off LaughFest is big way!

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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