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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 seen on MTV’s Guy Code. For details on each show, keep reading. And honestly, why wouldn’t you want to read about more events that will make you laugh?

Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge: This free fun-filled competition will send teams racing across downtown Grand Rapids, engaging in fun and exciting challenges that require quick thinking, fast acting, and lots of laughs. Designed for ages 12 and up, and all athletic abilities (or none at all!), the event takes place March 16, with on-site registration beginning at noon at Grand Rapids Community College’s (GRCC) Ford Fieldhouse. To pre-register, please click here.

People and Pets: Taking place at GRCC’s Ford Fieldhouse on March 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., this event brings the entire community together to celebrate how entertaining and funny pets can be. This free event will feature pet look-alike, best trick, and costume contests, as well as activities such as a photo booth, Yesterdog hotdogs, giveaways, and more. This event will appeal to even the most serious of pet owners. All pets are welcome.

Blackout Diaries: An interactive show featuring stand-up comedians and regular people telling true drinking stories, while the audience asks questions. Described as being a “bit like adding tequila to the Socratic Method,” this show was created by its host Sean Flannery (Comedy Central, NPR and more) and routinely sells out in his home city of Chicago. Blackout Diaries takes place on March 9 at Perrin Brewing Company. Tickets are $30 and include two beer tickets, a sampling of appetizers, and the show. The menu is customized for event attendees and everything is made from scratch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Carly Aquilino, Chris Distefano, and Andrew Schulz as seen on MTV’s Guy Code: The show’s seriously funny cast is coming to Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Kirkhof Center – Grand River Room on March 13 at 9 p.m. This show will focus in on the different codes that exist between girls and guys in a snappy and entertaining fashion. Presented in conjunction with GVSU’s Spotlight Productions, this show is free with a Fast Pass. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. A Fast Pass guarantees a seat at the event as long as the holder is seated at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the show. Fast Passes can be picked up beginning February 17 at LaughFest Central in the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM).

Stay tuned as we announce more seriously funny shows and events coming to West Michigan in March!