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‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy crew The Tenderloins kill at Gilda’s LaughFest

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy crew The Tenderloins kill at Gilda’s LaughFest

By | March 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Things you don't see in a church: an extreme close-up photograph of someone's left testicle projected onto a giant screen, a video of a man eating dog shit and 1,500 people watching with rapt attention to both. That is, unless it's day nine of Gilda's LaughFest...

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Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest

Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest

By | March 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Ever since news broke in 2009 that he owed the government a few million in back taxes, comedian Chris Tucker unfortunately became a constant presence on TMZ instead of on the big screen or on stand-up stages. In 2007 he starred in the third and what would become...

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Kids telling jokes at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

Kids telling jokes at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

By | March 15, 2014 at 10:55 am | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- As part of the 10-day Gilda's LaughFest here, a much younger crop of upcoming comedians had the chance to sling jokes at the public library. This is a very brief glimpse of one of the many great, free events throughout the festival. If it doesn't make you smile,...

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Kevin Bozeman gives Gilda’s LaughFest an education in comedy

Kevin Bozeman gives Gilda’s LaughFest an education in comedy

By | March 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- If you haven’t heard of Kevin Bozeman yet, you will. The 14-year comedy vet is close to releasing his third album and was a huge highlight of this year’s Gilda's LaughFest. One of the many events throughout these 10 days of comedy festivities was an...

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Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

By | November 12, 2013 at 11:15 am | No comments

Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year's Gilda's LaughFest. The nation's first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the...

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Gilda’s LaughFest accepting comedian submissions for 2014

Gilda’s LaughFest accepting comedian submissions for 2014

By | October 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Gilda's LaughFest, named after the late comedienne Gilda Radner, is one of the largest comedy festivals in the country, known for its all-star schedule of the nation's top headliners. A few of the seemingly countless names featured in the the last three years are Lewis Black,...

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LaughFest photo gallery with Garfunkel & Oates, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, more! (Exclusive)

LaughFest photo gallery with Garfunkel & Oates, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, more! (Exclusive)

By | April 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

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...

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Laughspin Podcast special episode: Cy Amundson interview from Gilda’s LaughFest

Laughspin Podcast special episode: Cy Amundson interview from Gilda’s LaughFest

By | April 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm | No comments

In this special edition of the Laughspin Podcast, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian Cy Amundson in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the third annual Gilda's LaughFest. The fast-moving chat covers Cy's rise from local Minnesota comedy hero to the nationally known...

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Gilda’s Laughfest breaks fake mustache world record

Gilda’s Laughfest breaks fake mustache world record

By | March 8, 2013 at 11:01 am | 4 comments

To kick off the third annual Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids yesterday, organizers attempted to break the Guinness world record for – wait for it – the largest gathering of people wearing fake mustaches. And while the folks at Guinness will need to certify those efforts,...

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