LaughFest closes curtain on ticket packages today


Gilda's LaughFest 2013 will be held March 7-March 17 in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland. Photo by Charlsie Dewey

Today is the last day to purchase LaughFest’s ticket packages.

The annual event offers three premium packages, a build-your-own package and several pre-built packages.

Premium ticket packages provide attendees with additional benefits, including personalized ticketing service, invitations to special receptions, unique gifts/merchandis and a number of other VIP extras, depending on the package selected, according to the LaughFest website.

Package prices range from the most expensive White Diamond premium package at $750 to the Family Friendly adult package at $41.50. Children’s family friendly ticket packages are $36.50.

The pre-built packages, which include the family friendly options listed above, include three shows.

Individual tickets go on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 11 through Ticketmaster.

More than 60 artists are expected to perform during LaughFest 2013, which is being held March 7-17, in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland. 

A special live stage show for children, Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat, with special guests The Doodlebops!, has also been announced.

The Laughfest 2013 Lineup

  • Wayne Brady, current host of CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal” and Emmy Award winner for “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
  • Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning comedian and one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Black has taped four specials for the “Comedy Central Presents” series.
  • Jim Breuer, “Saturday Night Live” alum. Breuer also starred with Dave Chappelle in the movie “Half Baked.”
  • Bill Burr, “Breaking Bad” actor and comedian, who also had a popular recurring role on the second season of the “Chappelle Show.”
  • Joel McHale, E! Network’s “The Soup” host and actor on NBC’s comedy series “Community.” He has also appeared in a slew of films.
  • Brian Regan, one of the premier comedians in the country.
  • Fortune Feimster, roundtable regular on late night talk show “Chelsea Lately."
  • Garfunkel and Oates, Los Angeles comedy duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, who have been named “2010 Top 10 Comics to Watch” by Variety magazine.
  • Gary Valentine, actor and comedian, who spent nine seasons as “Cousin Danny” on CBS’ “King of Queens.”
  • Justin Willman, host of hit shows “Cupcake Wars” and “Last Cake Standing” on the Food Network.
  • Chris Hardwick, host of the “Nerdist” podcast with Matt Mira and Jonah Ray.

Additionally, D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Finesse Mitchell and Gary Owen will perform in the Shaquille O’Neal All-Star Comedy Jam.

Visit LaughFest's website for mmore information.

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