March 8-18, 2018
If it has to do with funny...you 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 features laughter in all its forms from comedy, performance, and improv to film, dance and a variety of seriously funny stuff. Each year has drawn an average of 50,000 attendees to Grand Rapids and West Michigan for free and ticketed events.
Entertainers announced for LaughFest 2017 include: Howie Mandel, Iliza, Sinbad, Joel McHale, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, and Pete Holmes as headlining acts. Katt Williams, in partnership with Smash Productions, will headline an encore performance on March 26. For full artist and event listing visit laughfestgr.org
LaughFest includes the Greater West Michigan region, with the hub of the festival centered in a variety of venues downtown Grand Rapids. In previous festival years, over 65 venues have been featured ranging in size from 50 seats to 3,300 seats.
Check out LaughFestGR.org for up to date ticket information!
Call for Volunteers:
On average over 800 people volunteer with LaughFest each year! The festival 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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