Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bill Cosby Headed To DeVos Performance Hall for LaughFest

Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, named after late comedian Gilda Radner, will be offering the country's first community-wide festival focused on humor in Grand Rapids come this Spring. As part of the 10-day celebration, legendary comedian, director and actor Bill Cosby will bring all of his iconic expertise to DeVos Performance Hall! Cosby will take the stage on March 13.

Other entertainers participating in the festivities include Betty White, Kevin Hart, Kathleen Madigan and more among local performers as well. LaughFest will host performances, shows and films, plus a community talent showcase, in as many as 25 locations in town.

LaughFest, opening March 10, marks the 10th anniversary of Gilda's Club, which provides support for individuals and families touched by cancer.

For more information, click here to go to the official LaughFest website.

Gilda's Club LaughFest Brings GR's First Community-wide Comedy Festival

Need a chuckle when winter is coming to an end and the weather is looking bleak?

Come to the first ever Gilda’s LaughFest in downtown Grand Rapids! This is a community-wide festival with truly funny stuff happening in March. Celebrating laughter for the health of it — a festival of comedy, performance, film, and a variety of seriously funny stuff that makes us laugh.

Some of the performers include Betty White, Kevin Hart, Mike Birbiglia and Kathleen Madigan. But arguably the most recognizable name in the festival will make his stop right here at DeVos Performance Hall. Comedy legend and actor Bill Cosby will hit the DeVos Performance Hall stage on March 13 at 4:30PM and 7:30PM.

All proceeds will go to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, the largest and busiest of the 52 affiliates in North America. Gilda's Club is a free cancer and grief support program for children, adults, family and friends. For more information and to be updated on ticket access, go to