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.

People of all ages and groups of all sizes are encouraged to apply for the Community Showcases at laughfestgr.org/communityshowcase. During LaughFest 2015, officials hosted more than 100 community showcases and other free events at various locations in downtown Grand Rapids, Lowell, and Holland. The categories for these showcases included stand-up comedy, music, short-film, sketch/improv, dance, and kids’ jokes. Applicants chosen for the 2016 festival will be notified in January.

Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest

Runners, joggers and walkers interested in participating in the third annual 5k FUNderwear Run can sign up at laughfestgr.org/funderwear-run. This walk/run will be held on Sunday, March 13 in downtown Grand Rapids and racers are encouraged to wear their finest (and funniest!) underwear over their running clothes to create a hilarious and one-of-a-kind moment in support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Registration is $30 prior to February 19, and $35 after this date. Registered participants will receive an official race t-shirt and finisher medal.

In addition to these events, LaughFest organizers also announced that LaughFest Friends memberships are now available. LaughFest Friends memberships give fans of LaughFest opportunities to connect with the festival year round, and are available for purchase at laughfestgr.org/membership, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (1806 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504) and at LaughFest Central when it opens mid-February.

An announcement regarding the 2016 festival headliners is expected later this year.