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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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Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

By | April 20, 2012 at 9:54 am | 3 comments

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,...

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Watch the Laughspin video interview with Marc Maron

Watch the Laughspin video interview with Marc Maron

By | March 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

Last week when I was in Grand Rapids taking in the second annual Gilda's Laughfest, I got a chance to catch up with Marc Maron-- in a way that seemed most natural: sitting on a clinically white sofa in front of a few cameras and surrounded by lighting rigs. We covered a lot of...

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The Laughspin video interview with Jimmy Shubert from Laughfest

The Laughspin video interview with Jimmy Shubert from Laughfest

By | March 19, 2012 at 11:04 am | One comment

While at Laughfest in Grand Rapids last week, I caught up with comedian Jimmy Shubert just before he was about to get on a plane to Los Angeles. You may know Jimmy from his appearances on King of Queens; he also just did a spot on the CBS hit series 2 Broke Girls. If you're...

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The Laughspin video interview with Christina Pazsitzky from Laughfest

The Laughspin video interview with Christina Pazsitzky from Laughfest

By | March 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- So, I've been hanging out in Western Michigan the past few days checking out the second annual Gilda's Laughfest, which raises money for Gilda's Club here in the city. I sat down with a great handful of comics, one of which was Christina Pazsitzky. She was a...

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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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Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda's LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country's...

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Inaugural LaughFest boasts Birbiglia, Cosby, Cho; will benefit cancer patients

By | February 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan isn't exactly the first place you think of when you're mentally running down the nation's biggest stand-up comedy cities (you guys don't do that?). So, when I first heard a few months ago about a new comedy festival Gilda's LaughFest taking place in the...

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