Gilda’s LaughFest organizers today announced Jeff Foxworthy will headline the 10th anniversary Signature Event. The 2020 Signature Event, “A Night with Jeff Foxworthy,” is a fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and will take place Saturday, March 14, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the U.S. The Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books, is widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.
Tickets for “A Night with Jeff Foxworthy” are currently available for purchase.Table sponsorships start at $3,000 for tables of eight. Individual tickets, which include dinner and a tax-deductible gift to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, are available for $250. Show-only tickets are available for $75.
Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter celebrating its 10th year, will be held March 5-15, 2020. Headliners previously announced, include Maria Bamford, Adam Cayton-Holland – “Happy Place,” Ralph Harris, Russell Peters, JP Sears, Miranda Sings and Justin Willman. They will join Jim Gaffigan, who will open LaughFest on March 5. LaughFest officials also announced artists performing during the Best of the Midwest All-Stars Showcase and the Clean Comedy All-Stars Showcase. Other shows announced include Hen Sap & Friends, The Dirty Show hosted by Adam Degi, LaughFest’s Best, Pop Scholars, River City Improv, Rockin’ Homegrown Jam featuring the Legal Immigrants, Grand Rapids Roast Battle hosted by Mike Logan and a variety of shows by The Comedy Project.
During the 10-day festival, LaughFest 2020 will include more than 150 free and ticketed events featuring over 100 artists at more than 40 venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell, Holland and Wayland’s Gun Lake Casino.
LaughFest Packages are now on sale to the general public online or by calling 616.735.HAHA (4242). Packages are priced at three levels and will allow individuals to create customized ticket options for shows before individual tickets go on sale. Packages allow attendees the best seats to the best shows of the festival, and will include access to other perks, such as early access to additional single ticket sales and merchandise discounts. Orders received by December 11 are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas gift giving.
Gilda’s LaughFest was created by the team at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in 2011. Designed to celebrate laughter for the health of it and raise visibility and funds for Gilda’s Club mission. LaughFest features free and ticketed events including stand-up, improv, film, showcases and a variety of seriously funny stuff. Past LaughFest headliners have included Ed Asner, Lewis Black, Wayne Brady, Jim Breuer, Margaret Cho, Mike Epps, Billy Gardell, Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Holmes, Iliza, Anjelah Johnson, Jo Koy, Bert Kreischer, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Loni Love, Kathleen Madigan, Howie Mandel, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers, Kevin Nealon, Trevor Noah, Brian Regan, Amy Schumer, Martin Short, Sinbad, Wanda Sykes, Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker, Betty White, Ali Wong and “Weird Al” Yankovic.