You’re invited to the Gilda’s LaughFest launch party

Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Laugh your way to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) on Nov.11 where Gilda’s LaughFest will announce their headlining artists for 2015 at 7:30 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Past LaughFest headliners have included: Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker, Bill Cosby, Mike Birbiglia, Margaret Cho, Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Epps, Rodney Carrington, Martin Short, Kevin Nealon, Wayne Brady, Jim Breuer, Joel McHale, Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Anjelah Johnson.

In addition to the announcements, attendees can purchase a “LaughFest Friend” membership at the event. A LaughFest Friend membership purchase can also be made online at, or in-person at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids1806 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49504 and at LaughFest Central GRAM, 101 Monroe Center NW when it opens mid-February.

There are three levels of membership available and each provides different features, such as early access to Fast Passes for events, an exclusive tee shirt designed by The Mitten State, Smile Pass Book with special offers and other perks.

Gilda’s LaughFest is the nation’s first community-wide festival of laughter. Designed to celebrate the health attributes of laughter, the event includes free and ticketed activities, such as stand-up, improv, film, community showcases, and more. It runs March 5 -15.

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