Gilda's LaughFest

LaughFest started in 2011 and has featured comedians like Betty White, Martin Short, Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, George Lopez, and Kathy Griffin.

LaughFest started in 2011 and has featured comedians like Betty White, Martin Short, Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, George Lopez, and Kathy Griffin.

In 2011, Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids had a crazy idea to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Now, LaughFest has become one of the most popular events in Michigan attracting an average of 50,000 people every year. Luke sat down with LaughFest Director Joanne Roehm to talk about the festival's history, uniqueness, and how their staff pulls it off every year. PLUS Rapid News featuring the neighborhood summit, Start Garden leadership, and the Wild Wild West Side.

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