Christopher Titus to perform at Wealthy Theatre January 15

by (sassaria)

Submitted 01-14-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is a city for comedy: our city sees a lot of great comedians every year, thanks to our local comedy scene and big events like LaughFest. Few are as good as Christopher Titus, and he's coming to town this Thursday for a show at the...

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

by (DisArt)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by: Christopher R. Smit PhD, Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   Organizing and producing any...

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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Comedy team to give live commentary on B movie screening at Wealthy Theatre

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will recognize a not-so-subtle nod to the cult television show in the Wealthy Street Theatre's March 13 comedy event, WST3K presents "Black Fist." Both shows share a common premise: as an audience...

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Cub reporters enjoy LaughFest

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 04-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Press Club now has two levels for our young journalists. Students start out as cub reporters, and work toward full reporter status in the Andy Angelo Press Club. Cub reporters who have published 10 stories on The Rapidian are then graduated to...

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Stand-up legend Marc Maron hits Wealthy Theatre

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under NEWS

LaughFest 2012 brings to Grand Rapids some big names in the comedy world, as part of its second annual festival of all things funny. Among them is veteran stand-up master Marc Maron, who headlines at the Wealthy Theatre tonight at 10 p.m. ...

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Catalyst Radio: Gilda's Club's 2nd annual LaughFest kicks off March 8

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW LaughFest was a bold fundraising move for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids last year to create an alternative funding stream for the nonprofit that...

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Serious Funny Business

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 03-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Bill Cosby landed in private jet at the Grand Rapids airport. A LaughFest host and a driver greeted him, then tried to respect his privacy in case he was not interested in chatting. However, he ...

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LaughFest's Bra Auction: A Creative, Supportive Event for Gilda's Club

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether you are a woman who prefers your bra to be adorned with sparkles or prefer it just plain taupe or prefer no bra at all -- it won’t matter on Monday, March 14 when both women and men pack the Crush cocktail lounge at The B.O.B. for the...

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UICA Creates Mini-Golf Course For LaughFest

by (UICA)

Submitted 03-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will feature 19 unique and inventive mini-golf holes created by regional and national artists, from March 5 to 31. This mini-golf course was organized in cooperation with LaughFest, a “festival of...

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