GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - One of the most anticipated names in LaughFest, comedian and actress Betty White, performed downtown Tuesday night.
"My agent told me that when I accepted the wonderful invitation," White said. "It was on the news that night. And I said, on the news? Things must be very quiet in Grand Rapids."
More than 2,000 people stormed DeVos Place for a good laugh.
White's show, which started at 8:20 p.m., was held in the Steelcase Ballroom.
The performance also was simulcast into DeVos Performance Hall, where fans got a special surprise 'thank you' in person, when the Golden Girl herself stopped for a brief hello.
"Her humor is natural," Phil Paul said. "It's not put on, it's natural."
When asked if there is anything else White would like to accomplish, she joked, "Robert Redford."
LaughFest sold more than 1,400 tickets to see White. The event released an additional 200 in February, which sold out in 10 minutes.
LaughFest is a 10-day comedy festival that started Thursday. The festival ultimately benefits Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, which provides free cancer and grief support programs.
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