How to St. Patty’s Day:

LaughFest Style

St. Patty’s Day falls on Friday, March 17th this year. However, the festivities don’t end that day – they continue all weekend long! There are events scattered across West Michigan, but most importantly it’s the final weekend of LaughFest!! So, if you are looking to have a seriously fun time, here is a quick guide of how to spend your St. Patty’s Day weekend: LaughFest style!



First, you should make sure to have the right attire. Don’t worry, we have you covered! Head in to LaughFest Central to get your St. Patty’s Day t-shirt and shamrock beads.

As you can see on our festive volunteer, this outfit is a must have for the weekend!







THURSDAY March 16th


Kick off the weekend on Thursday night with The Irish Comedy Tour at 20 Monroe Live! This show will be packed with all the Irish you could want AND in Grand Rapids’ newest venue! The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. Check out the video below for a small preview of what’s in store for this hilarious show!


If your Friday and Saturday are going to be full of Irish festivities, then check out Samuel Comroe on Thursday at 7pm which is also at The BOB. He’s hilarious, LaughFest is excited to have him this year and we know you’ll love him too. See for yourself!



Friday, March 17th


You might be in for a long weekend. So why not start it with some healthy, feel-good exercise? Our Laughter Yoga class at 10am is sure to stretch your laugh muscles in preparation for a weekend full of all things funny and Irish. You can meet some new friends and if you haven’t already, you’ll be able to see what Gilda’s Clubhouse is all about!

At 6pm head over to The BOB for dinner and a show with the National Stand-Up Showcase! These comedians are some of the most up-and-coming and talented in the country. You’ll want to catch them now, because who knows how big they’ll be next year!

End your night with some serious laughing at The Pyramid Scheme with Rory Scovel at 9:30pm followed by the 5th Annual Dirty Show at 11:59pm.


Saturday, March 18th


Do you have little leprechauns running around your house? Bring them to Baby Loves Disco and have them dance off some energy in the cutest way possible! This dance party will take place at 11am and again at 2pm.


Pete Holmes is back again this year at Fountain Street Church! His new series, Crashing, recently began airing on HBO so this is a PERFECT time to see him! NEW THIS YEAR we will be having the Fountain Street Beverage Garden before the show. So, give an Irish toast to one of your favorite comedians!


For those who might be sampling the green beer that is sure to be around Grand Rapids, you might be fan of Beerfest. If that’s the case, then head over to Wealthy Theatre for Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan, two of the Broken Lizard members and creators of Super Troopers and Beerfest. There are shows at 7:30pm and 10pm so you can end your busy day on a hilarious note!

How great would it be to have some of the best comedians from the weekend all in one place? Well, LaughFest’s Best is just that. This mystery grab bag of comedians could feature comedians from National Showcase to some of our headliners. Talk about Irish luck!

LaughFest is looking forward to being a part of your St. Patty’s Day weekend. Always remember to have fun and be safe!