2019 Applications are now being accepted! Click HERE to apply!

There is a small application fee to assist with festival costs. The fee is now $25 until applications close at the end of the day on December 16, 2018. Apply early as applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For your application fee you’ll receive…

Access to networking events

$5 discount on select LaughFest tickets

An automatic $5 donation to the High Five campaign that benefits Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids


Other things to note:

Showcase shows are assigned to performers, there is no option to choose your own shows.

Due to the projected high level of participation by performers and limited spot availability, you may be placed on a wait list.

All showcases will be non-ticketed, free of charge events for LaughFest fans to attend. At the show attendees might be asked to to make a $5 High Five donation.

Please know if you’re looking to participate in the National, Best of the Midwest, or Clean Comedy Showcases, they have already been booked for the 2019 Festival.

Showcase participants are not compensated for their performances and are responsible for their own travel and lodging.


Please refer to How to Apply for Showcases for additional instruction.


For questions about LaughFest showcases please contact us at showcase@laughfestgr.org.