13-11-7 High Five

High Five

Join us in our effort to raise $100,000 of additional funds for children living with cancer or grief, and for our in-school emotional health programs. Give us a “High Five” (a $5 donation) and your gift will be matched (up to $50,000) by five corporate partners: Terryberry, Feyen Zylstra, Pioneer Construction, Eenhoorn, and American International […]

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West Michigan (Unofficially) Broke the Record!

Did you wear your sunglasses at night and help us kick off LaughFest? Thank you if you did! It was a seriously good time and you have unofficially broken the world record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark! The fourth annual festival of laughter kicked off with 1,675 people wearing sunglasses to […]

2014-03-03 Community Kickoff update

We want to set another world record!!

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! Drum roll please… It’s time for you to find out what world record LaughFest will need your help breaking on Thursday, March 6. And we hope you like to wear your sunglasses at night because we want to break the Guinness World Record for the most people […]

14-3-4 Nick Thune and Colin Kane replacement

Nick Thune and Colin Kane to be replaced by Ted Alexandro and April Macie

Nick Thune and Colin Kane have regrettably canceled their respective LaughFest appearances. Thune has been picked up for a TV pilot which will be filming during LaughFest. He was slated to perform alongside Todd Barry and Rory Scovel on March 7 and 8; he will be replaced by Ted Alexandro. “Due to a development deal […]

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Kendall College of Art and Design teams up with LaughFest!

Four students from KCAD were selected to create their own unique LaughFest designs. The students who took part in this first ever collaboration were: Abby Bedford, Graphic Design sophomore Abby Bedford knows that what makes LaughFest great is that it isn’t just a comedy festival; it has ties to music, art, literature, and even Ping-Pong […]

14-02-18 LRX

LaughteRx: Laughter for the health of it!

Are you tired of the snow and cold?  Then here’s some warming news: we’ve added MORE shows to the LaughFest line-up!  Please welcome the LaughteRx series to LaughFest 2014! These shows have a “laughter for the health of it” spin.  These very entertaining and funny shows touch on the importance of laughter and how it […]


LaughFest Central is now open!

LaughFest Central is now open! We are inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) located at 101 Monroe Center. LaughFest Central is the festival headquarters and will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. From February 17- March 5 our hours will […]

14-2-13 blood drive

Michigan Blood Hosting Benefit Blood Drive for Gilda’s Club!

As the saying goes, “laughter is good medicine” and Michigan Blood, in partnership with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, Gilda’s LaughFest, Blue Care Network of Michigan, and the High Five sponsors, are out to prove it.   Together, we will host a special day-long blood drive to support the children who turn to Gilda’s Club Grand […]

13-11-7 LFF

Become a LaughFest Friend!

LaughFest Friends Membership is an exclusive program that gives fans the opportunity to get even closer to the festival, get their hands on great stuff, and make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer or grief by supporting programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. For just $25, each member will receive: […]


Volunteer Meeting Tonight Is Still On!!

The Volunteer Kickoff Meeting scheduled for 6:30 pm at Steelcase will still be happening.  If you are planning to join us, please use lots of caution when you bring your smile to the meeting!

14-1-21 More shows added to LaughFest

LaughFest Announces More Shows Added to the Festival!

LaughFest announces more shows added to the festival! We have some thrilling news! With the festival less than two months away we’ve just announced the addition of four shows and activities! These shows include: the Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge, People and Pets, The Blackout Diaries, and Carly Aquilino, Chris Distefano and Andrew Schulz as […]

14-1-16 FUNderwear run

FUNderwear Run added to LaughFest!

Have you heard?  LaughFest has added a FUNderwear 5K Run, presented by Universal Forest Products! Join us on Sunday, March 9 sans your Sunday best as we invite you to wear your finest (and funniest!) underwear over your running clothes in support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids!  Forget that black tie because there is a […]

14-1-9 Individual Tickets on Sale Now

Individual Tickets On Sale Now!

Do you need a little laughter in March? Are you looking for a way to break up the winter and cold? Of course you are, so buy some LaughFest tickets!   Here is how to get your tickets: 1. Visit and search LaughFest 2. Call 800-745-3000 3. Go to a Ticketmaster Retail Outlet 4. […]

14-1-6 Individual Tickets on Sale Friday

Get Your LaughFest Tickets This FRIDAY!

Do you need a little laughter in March? Are you looking for a way to break up the winter and cold? Of course you are, so buy some LaughFest tickets this Friday, January 10!   Here is how to get your tickets: 1. Visit and search LaughFest 2. Call 800-745-3000 3. Go to a […]


Want to volunteer for LaughFest?

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!! The following roles are available for individual volunteers during the festival. We’re certain that you’ll find a role that fits you!   Back of House Team: Responsible for all behind-the-scenes work to make events run smoothly at various LaughFest venues. This may include set-up and tear-down of staging, technical support […]

13-11-25 Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday!

Are you looking for Cyber Monday deals? You’ve come to the right place-no joke! Today, and for today only we have some exclusive deals: If you purchase a Late Night Ticket Package (shows included: Judah Friedlander, Maria Bamford, and Jen Kirkman), you will receive a free LaughFest sweatshirt!   If you purchase a Clean Comedy […]

13-11-14 Ticket packages on sale NOW

Ticket Packages On Sale NOW!

Interested in getting the first seats to your favorite shows? Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone or even yourself? Ticket Packages are now on sale! They are the perfect way to give the gift of laughter. This is also your opportunity to get the best seats available to some of the […]


Mike Birbiglia Added to Lineup!

We’ve announced someone new to the lineup. Welcome LaughFest alum Mike Birbiglia! Mike was at LaughFest in 2011 and has returned with an all new show and will be a part of ticket packages. With two successful Off-Broadway shows, three Comedy Central specials and four comedy albums under his belt, Mike is a critically acclaimed […]

13-11-7 Announcemene of artists

LaughFest Announces 2014 Festival!

Get seriously excited! We announced our first round of key talent and shows for the fourth year of LaughFest. The nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter will be held on March 6-16, 2014. So who did we announce? One of America’s foremost comediennes, Lily Tomlin; American actor and comedian, Chris Tucker; and LaughFest veterans, Jim […]