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Comedian Mike E. Winfield wins $10,000 at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

Comedian Mike E. Winfield wins $10,000 at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

By | March 17, 2013 at 1:42 am | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- After two days and eight performances, comedian Mike E. Winfield snagged himself $10,000 in the third annual Gilda's LaughFest national stand-up comedy competition. Winfield and four other finalists -- James Adomian, Jamie Lee, Brendon Walsh and Julian McCullough...

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Gilda’s LaughFest review: Lewis Black makes our imminent demise fun

Gilda’s LaughFest review: Lewis Black makes our imminent demise fun

By | March 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS – Despite the insanely vigorous national touring schedule – including many stops in Michigan – he’s maintained over the years, it has been a long time since Lewis Black has set foot in Grand Rapids. Leave it to the organizers at Gilda's LaughFest (of which...

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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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Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

By | November 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments

When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival's third installment, yet it's wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during...

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Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

By | February 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | No comments

You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda's Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I'm not about to try to convince you that we've been unbiased in our editorial coverage, our Tweets and our Facebook links; we're...

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Gilda’s LaughFest adds Sinbad, Bob and Tom showcase, $10k stand-up contest, more

Gilda’s LaughFest adds Sinbad, Bob and Tom showcase, $10k stand-up contest, more

By | November 15, 2011 at 5:00 am | 4 comments

Having already named a long list of headlining and up-and-coming stand-up comedians last week, Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI early today announced a second round of talent, including veteran comedian Sinbad. The second annual festival will run from March 8 - 18. Ticket...

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Video interview: Lisa Landry at Laugh Fest

By | March 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm | One comment

Earlier today over a nice little brunch provided by the Laugh Fest folks, I chatted with comedian Lisa Landry, who landed on our Top 10 Comedy Albums list in 2008. She's just released a brand-spanking new live DVD, called Brazillionaire. I'm not going to give away the punch line...

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Video interview: Kyle Kinane eats fruit, drinks coffee!

By | March 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Over the last two years, Kyle Kinane has become one of the most talked-about up and coming comedians in the country-- and for good reason: he's fucking funny. He's in Grand Rapids right now to perform at Laugh Fest, where I was able to shove a camera in his face while he was...

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Video interview: Tammy Pescatelli

By | March 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments

Earlier today, I caught up with Tammy Pescatelli, who's in Grand Rapids to perform at Laugh Fest. You probably know Tammy from her appearances on Last Comic Standing and more recently as the star of her own reality show on WEtv, A Stand Up Mother, which will return in a few...

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