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Here Come the Chickens

The chickens are coming...the chickens are coming!

Yes, the Chickens are back, as Gilda’s LaughFest, announced they’ll attempt to take back the Guinness World Record for ”Largest Rubber Chicken Toss!”

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Seth Meyers Headlining Gilda’s LaughFest March, 2016

It's hard to believe, but LaughFest is set to begin their sixth year March 10-20, 2016. Six years of offering the best in "laughs" to support the free cancer support group, Gilda's Club here in Grand Rapids. This next LaughFest is going to be a doozy!

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Giving Tuesday Events in West Michigan

The craziness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season is being offset today by Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to take a break from shopping and help local organizations to raise money. Many groups in West Michigan are holding special Giving Tuesday events today.

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Giving Tuesday Blood Drive Raising Money for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood is teaming up with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids on Giving Tuesday. For every attempted donation, Michigan Blood will donate $5 to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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LaughFest 2016 is Getting Ready to Burst With Laughter

It's coming sooner than you think, so, prepare to laugh! Gilda’s LaughFest!

The sixth annual LaughFest is set in March, 2016 from the 10th to the 20th. eleven days of laughter and fun to support Gilda's Club.

In anticipation of the event, they just announced that they are now accepting sign ups for its Community Showcases, 5k FUNderwear Run, and LaughFest Friends memberships.

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Gilda’s Club West Side Walk is This Saturday

With recent business growth and new development on Grand Rapids’ West Side, this seems like the perfect time to celebrate. So, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is hosting an inaugural walk and block party this Saturday, October 3, to celebrate positive changes and create a renewed sense of community in the neighborhood.

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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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