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 free cancer and grief 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.
2019 headliners include Ali Wong, Brian Regan, Jo Koy, Ed Asner, Loni Love, Nate Bargatze, Brad Upton, Matt Bellassai, and many more!
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.
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!
Back for its seventh year, the always thought-provoking, very funny, 10-day fundraiser, LaughFest , kicks off on March 9. With comedians, speakers, yoga sessions and more there’s something for everyone
Homegrown talent is on the docket and ready to get you laughing during the sixth annual LaughFest benefitting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids March 10-20. “We have a team of locally based comics who serve as hosts and openers across the festival – they also produce some of their own shows,” Joanne Roehm, festival director for…