Individual ticket sales for all Gilda’s LaughFest began Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place Box Offices or by visiting

The 2017 festival runs from March 9-19 and will include free and ticketed events featuring over 100 artists at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland. Headlining acts include: Howie Mandel, Pete Holmes & Friends, Joel McHale, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Iliza and Sinbad.  Katt Williams, in partnership with Smash Productions, will headline an encore performance on March 26.

Additional acts include Keith Alberstadt, Samuel Comroe, Hen Sapp, and Rory Scovel, Jeannette Rizzi, Blackout Diaries, The Dirty Show, Homegrown Show, The Irish Comedy Tour, and PechaKucha.

The Best of the Midwest Competition, the National Stand-up Comedy Showcase, the Clean Comedy Showcase, FUNderwear Run, and Seriously Funny Adventure will return for the 2017 festival.  Baby Loves Disco and Super Saturday Kids Zone will also return as part of the Family Friendly Series presented by Meijer. For more information on events and performances, visit, or call 616-735-HAHA (4242).

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