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.

“LaughFest fans will be able to pick up ‘Fast Passes’, which guarantee a seat for free LaughFest shows” said Joanne Roehm, festival director. “These passes are a great way to take part in LaughFest while saving money. In addition to ‘Fast Passes,’ LaughFest Central will provide access to many of the great things happening during the festival.”

“Fast Passes” will be available for pickup at LaughFest Central, Hope College Ticket Office in Holland (for Holland events) and Springrove Variety Store in Lowell (for Lowell events). LaughFest Friend members will have a chance to get “Fast Passes” from LaughFest Central before they are available to the public. Members of the program can pick up “Fast Passes” at the GRAM from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 14 or Sunday, February 15. Signups for LaughFest Friends are available at LaughFest Central and