The fifth season of the midwestern comedy festival, Gilda’s Laughfest has announced its lineup and it’s stacked.
From March 5th-15th in Grand Rapids, MI Laughfest will host some of the biggest names in stant-up comedy. This morning the festival announced its headliners, George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes, Bo Burnham, and Pete Holmes will headline the festival. Holmes will perform two shows including a podcast taping. Additionally, improv legends Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line Is It Anyway
“In planning our fifth year, we were looking to bring back some of our most popular acts from festival’s past while continuing to bring fresh faces to West Michigan,” said Joanne Roehm, festival director of LaughFest. “Following four successful years, the festival’s foundation will continue the tradition of laughter by featuring stand-up comedy, improv, music, dance, speakers, pets, children’s shows, free professional and amateur showcases, and a variety of other events that will allow everyone an opportunity to laugh.”
Other performers include Lavell Crawford, Billy Gardell, Brian Posehn, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Schlesinger, Joe DeRosa, Kyle Grooms, Ian Karmel, Randy Liedtke, Jared Logan, Alingon Mitra, Sara Schaefer, Dan Soder, Liza Tryeger, Sheng Wang, Todd Andrews, Tracey Ashley, Sid Davis, Erin Foley, Dale Jones, Joe List, Andrew Norelli and PJ Walsh
The festival will break down some special shows including a 10 Midwestern comedians battling for a $2,500 cash prize. There will also be programming for children and clean, family-friendly showcases as well.
LaughFest 2015 will include more than 200 free and ticketed shows featuring over 100 artists at more than 40 venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland during the 10 days of the festival. Festival ticket packages start at $32 and will be available to the public beginning at 9 am Friday, Nov. 14 online at laughfestgr.org, or by phone at (616) 735-HAHA (4242). A special pre-sale opportunity will be available on Thursday, Nov. 13 for members of the LaughFest Friends program at the $100 level. Information about membership is available at laughfestgr.org/membership2015.