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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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LaughFest Central Open Doors Monday at Grand Rapids Art Museum

LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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LaughFest Deadline to Sign up for Comunity Showcases is Today

Are you funny? Do you sing, juggle, dance, spin, anything entertaining? Well this is your time to shine! Gilda's LaughFest 2015 Community Showcases could be your ticket to stardom. Okay...maybe not stardom...but a ticket to showcase your talent and have audiences see just what you are all about.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Will Announce Headlining Artists This Morning

TODAY, Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, will announce headlining artists performing at the 2015 10-day festival, which runs March 5 - 15. This morning's event is free and open to the public.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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Maria Bamford is a Funny Lady [VIDEO]

LaughFest wraps up this weekend here in Grand Rapids, and what a great ten-days it will have been.

These past ten days, I've been featuring some of the top, yet less-known, comedians appearing here.  One of the best, Maria Bamford, was in town last Saturday, and I hope you didn't miss her.

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Internet Sensation Miranda Sings at Wealthy Theatre on Friday for LaughFest [Video]

YouTube sensation Miranda Sings brings a hilarious night of comedy, hit songs, magic tricks and never before seen videos to the Wealthy Theatre on Friday night at 7 p.m. as part of Gilda's LaughFest.

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Meet LaughFest Comedian Michael Palascak [Video]

Gilda's LaughFest 2014 is officially open for business. 

For the next 10 days, we'll laugh our socks off with some of the top comedians in the country. And, we'll be supporting Gilda's Club.  What a deal!

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Meet Another LaughFest Comedian: Baron Vaughn [Video]

Gilda's Club LaughFest officially begins tonight.  Rosa Parks Circle is the place that organizers are hoping over 1600 people will show up and wear dark glasses to set a world's record for people wearing dark glasses at night.  Goofy? Yes! Funny? Yes! That's LaughFest.

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Meet Another LaughFest Comedian: Carmen Lynch [Video]

Today, my continuing series featuring comedians in this year's Gilda's LaughFest spotlights Carmen Lynch.

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LaughFest Tries for Another World Record

The nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced plans to kick off this year’s festival by inviting the community to help set another Guinness World Record on Thursday, March 6, for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.

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Ping Pong at the UICA for LaughFest

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is partnering with LaughFest to host a ping-pong tournament and drop-in play at UICA’s newly opened Art Commons during the comedy festival benefiting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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