3rd Annual Gilda’s LaughFest Kicks-off Next Week Thursday, March 7th
On Thursday, March 7th the 1st ever festival to celebrate laughter for the health of it, Gilda’s LaughFest, kicks-off their 3rd annual festival that spans over 10-days and features over 200 shows with 60+ artists at over 40 venues across Grand Rapids, MI.
This year’s festival features Wayne Brady, Brian Regan, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, Jim Breuer, Gary Valentine, Nerdist Podcast Live! With Chris Hardwick, Garfunkel & Oates, Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam with D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Finesse Mitchell and Gary Owen.
LaughFest also features multiple stand-up showcases and competitions: The Clean Comedy Showcases, The Best of the Midwest and the $10,000 National Stand-up Comedy Competition. This is in addition to a LaughterRx series, improv shows, regional amateur/pro showcases and kid’s events.
The heart of Gilda’s LaughFest is to spread emotional health and awareness and support Gilda’s Club which provides free grief and support programs to the Grand Rapids community.
This year the Wege Foundation is matching $5 donations, called ‘High Fives’, to turn a $5 contribution into a $10 contribution up to $50,000. You can donate right now either by texting LAUGH to 20222 and replying YES when prompted or by http://laughfestgr.org/product/high-five-donation/
This will be Funny Business Agency’s 3rd year booking the talent and participating in the festival.