For the third year in a row, I had the privilege of attending Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI, a 10-day festival featuring some of the biggest names in comedy as well as some of the best up-and-coming comics around the country. The proceeds of all the shows go to benefit Gilda’s Club-Grand Rapids, which — like the other chapters across the country — provides support for cancer patients and their families. Lewis Black, Jim Breuer, D.L. Hughley, Loni Love, Brian Regan and Bill Burr are just a few of the comics who performed this year. And although the festival ended last month — LaughFest #4 is already in the works — we’re happy to share this amazing photo gallery of some of the participating talent.
All the photos were taken by Brian Kelly (check out more of his work here) during the festival at different venues or outside in Grand Rapids. So, check out the gallery below and let us know in the comments section which photos you like best. Be sure to click each thumbnail to view the photos much larger. Enjoy!
Brian Kelly Photography & Film / LaughFest