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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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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: Mary Lynn Rajskub interview (Audio)

Laughspin Podcast special episode: Mary Lynn Rajskub interview (Audio)

By | April 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm | No comments

While at Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino interviews comedian and actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known as Chloe from the hit show 24 with Kiefer Sutherland. This laid-back chat ranges from balancing life on the road while being a parent, the...

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Laughspin Podcast special episode: Lewis Black interview

Laughspin Podcast special episode: Lewis Black interview

By | March 27, 2013 at 11:38 am | 2 comments

In this special edition of the Laughspin Podcast, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian Lewis Black in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the third annual Gilda's LaughFest. The far-ranging interview covers everything from the evolution of Black's stand-up career, his...

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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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