LaughFest 2024 is returning to West Michigan March 6-10, and this year it's featuring a stellar lineup of comedians and entertainers.

Daniel A. Terpstra for Laughfest via Facebook
Daniel A. Terpstra for Laughfest via Facebook

Organized by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, LaughFest aims to bring joy to the community while supporting the free cancer and grief emotional health support program provided by Gilda's Club. This year's events promise a diverse range of seriously fun experiences for all ages.
LaughFest features a variety of side-splitting events, including:

  • LaughFest: Night at the Museum
  • LaughFest Trivia Night of Stars
  • KaraJOKEe
  • Pop Scholars
  • River City Improv
  • The Dirty Show

Red Door Gala

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Tom Papa headlines the Gilda’s Club annual Red Door Gala, an exclusive event held on March 14. This glamorous night of laughter and entertainment takes place at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

LaughFest performers for 2024

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Tammy Pescatelli, Josh Johnson, Piff the Magic Dragon, and Demetri Martin will be coming to Grand Rapids for special performances to benefit the Gilda Club's mission.

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Ticket Information
Tickets for all events go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 12 p.m. and can be purchased at For those looking to attend the Red Door Gala featuring Tom Papa, dinner and show tickets will be available at
Proceeds from LaughFest, presented by Gun Lake Casino, and LaughFest’s High Five Campaign directly benefit the free cancer and grief emotional health support program offered by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino, expressed pride in their twelve consecutive years of partnership, emphasizing the extraordinary impact of Gilda’s Club in providing support for those affected by cancer and grieving death.

Don't miss the chance to be part of this laughter-filled extravaganza. Purchase your tickets, support a worthy cause, and join the community in spreading joy through laughter at LaughFest 2024!

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