Gilda’s LaughFest has announced this year’s Signature Event will feature Howie Mandel. The 2017 Signature Event, a fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, will take place Tuesday, March 14th, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Howie Mandel has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is the executive producer of NBC’s Take It All and Howie Do It; TBS’s Deal With It; and FOX’s Mobbed. He currently serves as a judge on NBC’s summer talent competition series, America’s Got Talent. Previously, Mandel received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for Deal or No Deal. He also has done countless comedy specials on talk-shows, hosted The Howie Mandel Show and continues to perform over 200 comedy shows a year.
In addition to his accomplishments in the television industry, Mandel is a New York Times Bestselling author for his comical memoir, Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me. Mandel revealed his on-going struggle with OCD and ADHD and how it shaped both his life and career.
“Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum and we are excited to have such an industry leader headline The 2017 Signature Event,” said Joanne Roehm, director of strategic initiatives and LaughFest.
Signature Event tickets are currently available for purchase right here.
Previously announced headline acts for LaughFest 2017 include: Pete Holmes & Friends, Joel McHale, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Iliza and Sinbad. Katt Williams, in partnership with Smash Productions, will headline an encore performance on March 26th.