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LaughFest announces Lily Tomlin as 2014 headliner

1:17 PM, Nov 12, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids is pulling out all of the stops for the 4th annual LaughFest comedy festival.

Monday morning, the group announced the 2014 headliner will be Lily Tomlin.

Gilda's LaughFest, is partnering with Broadway Grand Rapids to bring Lily Tomlin to the 10-day community-wide festival of laughter. She will present her one-woman show, An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at DeVos Performance Hall.

Tomlin, a Detroit native who studied drama at Wayne State University, is one of America's foremost and award-winning comediennes.  But across the span of her stage, screen and theater career she hasn't performed in Grand Rapids.

The signature gala event for LaughFest will feature Tonight Show host Jay Leno.

Also included in this year's lineup:

  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Chris Tucker
  • Sinbad
  • Judah Friedlander
  • Jen Kirkman
  • Todd Berry, Rory Scovel, Nick Thune
  • Milkshake
  • Miranda Sings
  • The Tenderloins

LaughFest will run March 6 -16, 2014.

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