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LaughFest announces second round of shows

December 15, 2016
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Joel McHale
Joel McHale. Courtesy Gilda's LaughFest

A local comedy festival has announced the addition of four more performers to its lineup.

Gilda’s LaughFest said today that comedians Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme will perform at the festival, which runs March 9-19.

Williams, known for his standup shows and performances in films such as “Rebound,” “Epic Movie” and “Friday After Next,” will perform at 8 p.m. on March 26 at Van Andel Arena as a festival encore.

McHale, famous for his starring role on the NBC comedy series “Community” and roles in E!’s “The Soup” and “The Great Indoors” on CBS, will perform at 8 p.m. on March 11 at DeVos Performance Hall.

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, who created and co-starred in the comedy films “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest,” will perform together at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on March 18 at Wealthy Theatre.


The festival also announced that ticket packages and festival badges will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Single-ticket sales will begin in late January.

Ticket packages and festival badges can be purchased online or by calling 616-735-4242.

Gilda’s Club

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids is a free emotional health support community of children, adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving a death due to any cause.

Its programs include education, structured sharing times, networking, lectures, workshops and social activities.

The organization serves more than 10,000 people each year at its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell and at various schools and community centers.

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