Gilda’s Laugh Fest continues to expand and draw top talent to Grand Rapids.
This year’s lineup includes Trevor Noah and John Mulaney and features the return of Ron Funches for the eighth community-wide festival.
Fans may recognize Funches from NBC’s “Powerless” and “Undateable” as well as being featured in ABC’s critically acclaimed “Black-Ish.” Funches has also had multiple stand-up performances on TBS’s “Conan O’Brien Show” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Funches last appeared at Laugh Fest in 2016.
Funches will be performing at Vander Mill Grand Rapids on March 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com when you search “Laughfest,” at the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Box Offices, or by visiting laughfestgr.org.
LaughFest 2018 will be a 10-day festival running from March 9 – March 18 and will include more than 200 free and ticketed shows featuring over 100 artists at more than 40 venues in Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell and Wayland’s Gun Lake Casino.
Gilda’s LaughFest was created by the team at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in 2011. Designed to celebrate laughter for the health of it, and raise visibility and funds for Gilda’s Club mission. The club provides education, programs, social activities, and more for those diagnosed with cancer, or are grieving the loss of a loved one.
For more information on Gilda’s Club, and how to get involved, visit Gildasclubgr.org.