Laughfest Is Bringing Back The Laughs for Grand Rapids in 2022
Gilda’s LaughFest, presented by Gun Lake Casino, returns to in person for the first time since 2019 on March 16-20.
Two hilarious headlining comedians will be returning to make up 2020 appearances, so if you held on to your tickets you'll be able to see them.
Fortune Feimster returns this year on Friday, March 18 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Fountain Street Church. After her 2020 LaughFest show was postponed, the stand-up comedian, writer, and actor is excited to show off some new material. Tickets from the 2020 show will be honored at the 7pm showing.
Maria Bamford, Standup comedian and star of the Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite will be performing on Saturday, March 19 at 7 and 9:30 p.m, at the Wealthy Theatre.
(Please note: These shows have been rescheduled from 2020. Original 2020 tickets will be honored for corresponding showtime only.)
Tone Bell, actor, writer and comedian will be at the Listening Room on Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20 at 7 and 9 p.m. Tone Bell starred as John Levy in the award-winning film The U.S. vs Billie Holliday. His other roles include playing Richard Pryor in BET’s American Soul.
Other events announced include the Clean Comedy Showcase on March 16, 17 and 18 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Wealthy Theatre. The Clean Comedy showcase features six different comedians performing clean shows that are non-vulgar and sure to make everyone laugh, guilt free.
Additionally, Justin Willman, magician, comedian and creator of Netflix’s Magic for Humans, will perform during Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ 20th anniversary Red Door Gala on March 15.
Tickets for all events will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at laughfestgr.org or by searching LaughFest at www.ticketmaster.com.
And the laughs are all for a great cause: According to their website, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.
They provide in-person, virtual and hybrid support options through its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Mich., and community programs in various schools and community centers.