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Gilda's Laughfest Kicks-Off Today-In Person

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After going virtual in 2021… Laughfest is back--in person for 2022 and it kicks off today.

After going virtual in 2021… Laughfest is back--in person for 2022.

The nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest makes its return in person today. The full festival of laughter will run today through March 20th.

Brent Morin, star of NBC’s show “Undateable” and Netflix’s “Merry Happy Whatever” is at Gun Lake Casino tonight… and the Clean Comedy Showcase with six all-star comedians is also tonight.

This year’s festival will feature nearly 50 events and seriously fun and funny events for all ages. In addition to headlining acts, there will be free events as well.

If you plan on attending any “in-person” events… you should know you’ll need to present a valid government issued photo ID and a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test.

LaughFest provides added awareness of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ mission of emotional health support for those on a cancer or grief journey. Additionally, the proceeds from the festival help ensure Gilda’s Club services remain free and available to anyone who needs them.

You can find more information at laughfestgr.org .

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.