We are so excited and happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Gilda’s LaughFest for the release of a stand-up compilation Gilda’s LaughFest: Seriously Funny. The album is available today!
Comedians on the compilation include Kermet Apio, Joe Zimmerman, Louis Ramey, and John Novosad. Four fantastic comics taking on the universal subjects of relationships, food, sports, aging, and more, with all the witty observations and absurd notions, with nary an f-bomb in earshot. It makes for a family-friendly album from everyone from the driver of the family car all the way back to the third row.
When Saturday Night Live debuted in 1975, one of its breakout “Not Ready For Prime Time Players” was the zany, lovable mop-haired Gilda Radner. Following her tragic passing in 1989 of Ovarian Cancer, her husband Gene Wilder and others formed Gilda’s Club, a cancer, grief, and emotional health support community of children, adults, families, and friends.
One of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ most enduring fundraising events is the annual LaughFest comedy festival, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now in its 10th year, the festival brings together comedy fans from around the country to celebrate the enduring spirit of Gilda Radner, and support her cause by focusing on laughter. The theme of laughter as a means for good emotional health and a way to increase the dialogue around emotional healthcare are just some of the positives to come from this very important event.
Today at 3pm ET you can head to SiriusXM’s LaughUSA Channel 98 to hear the compilation premiere for the first time. In addition to SiriusXM, you can also stream the compilation on Pandora, stream here. Proceeds from this album will help support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, which runs entirely on donations. Its comprehensive program, delivered by professionals, includes education, structured sharing times, networking, lectures, workshops, and social activities. The organization has approximately 400 year-round volunteers, ramping up to 1,000 during LaughFest.
You can visit the Laughfest: Seriously Funny compilation on our TLB Records page.