GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Do you have an act? Well, you're in luck. Gilda's LaughFest opening the registration for individuals wishing to perform at free shows during the 10th anniversary festival next year. 

LaughFest is accepting submissions from amateur to seasoned comics from across the country for the festival. The ten-day festival is held annually in Grand Rapids and surrounding communities. This year’s festival will take place March 5-15.

LaughFest’s free showcases include stand-up and improv/sketch. New for 2020, there will be themed showcases including Ladies Night Out, Young at Heart, Cancer Journey and First Timers. Showcases will be made up of mixed levels of talent. Individuals of all ages and groups of any size are encouraged to apply early for the opportunity to showcase their talents. Showcase spots are limited and the application deadline is December 15.

Next month, LaughFest will announce the headliners for the festival. 

Proceeds from the festival and donations raised will go to support the free cancer, grief and emotional health programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. 

Visit to register, or call 616-735-HAHA (4242) to learn more about LaughFest.


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