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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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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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LaughFest Adds More Acts

Gilda's LaughFest is adding more great shows to the 2014 lineup! Some are family friendly and some, well, probably should leave the kids at home. Here's info on a few family-friendly events that have been added:

The Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge as part of the Meijer Family Friendly Series.  It happens Ma

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Gilda’s LaughFest Adds “Funderwear Run”

Gilda's Laughfest is getting set for their biggest and best year yet!  They've added some impressive acts to their lineup this year and even more fun with the "Funderwear Run" on Sunday March 9th!

West Michiganders (and everyone who supports Laughfest) are invited to wear their finest and funniest underwear over their running clothes in support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker And More Coming For LaughFest 2014

The nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for the festival’s fourth year to be held March 6 to 16, 2014.

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Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, and Chris Tucker To Headline Gilda’s Laughfest 2014

Tuesday morning the Grand Rapids Art Museum was a sea of yellow as folks gathered for the announcement of 2014's Laughfest lineup. An early announcement was made that long-time comedian Lily Tomlin would be featured as one of the festival's headliners, but who else will be coming to Grand Rapids March 6-16?

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Grand Rapids Loses Fake Mustache Record, LaughFest Loses Bet

Grand Rapids no longer holds the world record for most fake mustaches worn at one time.

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Iowa Cyclists Will Try To Break LaughFest’s Fake Mustache Record [Video]

1,532 people wore fake mustaches at LaughFest in Grand Rapids on March 7.

It was a new Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of people wearing false mustaches".

On July 26, a group of cyclists in Iowa will attempt to break that record.

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LaughFest 2013 Brings In Over 53,000 People

LaughFest 2013 brought in thousands of people and raised thousands of dollars.

In other words, LaughFest 2013 was seriously successful!

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Matt Milhouse
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Kid Comedians Take The Stage At LaughFest’s Kids Joke Night In Grand Rapids

Knock!  Knock!

Who's there?

Hilarious kids at LaughFest on Thursday night!

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LaughFest 2013 Comedians Talk About First Weekend Of LaughFest On Twitter

LaughFest 2013 is off to a seriously great start after the first weekend!

Relive the laughs, sold out shows, and adventures of visiting comedians through Twitter.

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LaughFest Coloring Competition For Strawberry Shortcake Tickets

Once your kids' cheeks turn red and the hot chocolate is gone, turn your attention to another snowy day activity...

A LaughFest coloring contest for Strawberry Shortcake tickets!

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