Joke Off Takes Stage Tonight

    GRAND RAPIDS — The 18th annual Grand Rapids Magazine Joke Off has rolled into town again and the hilarious lineup will benefit Indian Trails Camp as this year’s primary charity.

    Tonight’s show, at The New Intersection, is sponsored by the Walker Chapter AMBUCS.

    This year’ lineup includes Steve Kelly, of The Steve and Sabrina Show on WSNX; Dwight Hamilton, humor writer for Grand Rapids Magazine; Radio Daze, WYCE; Bill Simonson, The Huge Show on WBBL; Hunter Scott and Sean Kelly, Man Made Radio on WKLQ; and Ron and Don, The Ron and Don Morning Show on WKLQ.

    The event will be emceed by hometown comedian Curtis Fortier and headlined by Steve Iott.

    The media personality comedians will be judged by a panel that includes The Coffee Dunkers of America-West Michigan Chapter, and are vying for the coveted Grand Rapids Magazine Joke Off trophy.

    Doors will open at 7 p.m. for those 18 and older. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and include a sampling of Fortier’s comedy, performances by all the media personalities and a performance by Iott.

    During the show a silent auction also will take place and feature an array of donated items that include dinners, cooking classes, Rampage and Griffins tickets and a full package from the Whitecaps that comes with use of a suite, tickets for 15 people, a hat, shirt and autographed baseball. Auction proceeds also benefit Indian Trails Camp.

    Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at The New Intersection box office for $20.    

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