LaughFest In Grand Rapids Announces Performers
Organizers have released a list of some performers for
“We want to showcase laughter in all of its forms so that everyone in the Midwest will have a reason to come to Grand Rapids during March,” Leann Arkema, president and CEO of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, said in a statement
Other entertainers that organizers said are scheduled to appear include Kevin Nealon, Mike Epps, Rodney Carrington and Jim Gaffigan. LaughFest will include 200 free and ticketed shows that feature 60 artists at more than 40 venues in Grand Rapids.
Comedy, stage shows and films are planned, as well as a family-friendly series of events. Additional details about events and performers are expected later.
This year, the 10-day inaugural LaughFest raised $330,000 for the cancer and grief programs offered by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Organizers said the event drew more than 55,000 people to the West Michigan city. Headliners included Betty White and Bill Cosby.