LaughFest is almost here.  It kicks off on March 8th and runs for 10 days, until March 18th, in Grand Rapids.

The LaughFest folks want to get it started in record style, Guinness World Record style.  How?  Laughing, of course, by having the most people wearing animal noses.  Everyone who can make it will wear fake chicken beaks. 

Crazy?  Silly?  Yes, but last year they broke a Guinness World Record for the number of people tossing rubber chickens at one time, so this should be easy, you don't have to toss anything, just look wacky.

The event will be at Rosa Parks Circle, downtown, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8th.

The good news is LaughFest will even provide an 'official' LaughFest chicken beak.

LaughFest runs March 8-18, and is sponsored by the nonprofit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and honors the memory of comedian Gilda Radner.