In March, I had the great pleasure of attending the second Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 10-day event raises money for the city’s chapter of Gilda’s Club, which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Founded in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club locations can be found across the country. While I was busy taking in shows and interviewing as many comedians as possible, photographer Brian Kelly was running around the city, setting up shoots and capturing some of your favorite comedians in a series of amazing photographs, which you can view below.
From left to right, the list of performers: Anjelah Johnson (also, above), Anthony Jeselnik, Bo Burnham, Hannibal Buress, Jim Gaffigan, Kathleen Madigan, Laurie Berkner Band, Marc Maron, Moshe Kasher, Patch Adams, Sinbad, Kevin Nealon, Martin Short and Whoopi Goldberg. Click each thumbnail for the full size version.