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Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

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Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart– which is what happened at Pat Oswalt’s LaughFest performance on Friday night.

According to WZZM-13, the comedian got lots of laughs during his set at Fountain Street Church. Then, while closing his show, the stage backdrop collapsed. Luckily, Oswalt wasn’t hurt.

And his handling of the situation got him a much deserved standing ovation.



Gilda’s LaughFest continues through Sunday! Tickets to remaining events are available, any Ticketmaster outlet, or LaughFest Central.

Gilda’s LaughFest was created by a team at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in 2011. Since inception, LaughFest has averaged 55,000 attendees per year. Proceeds from the festival will go to support the free cancer, grief and emotional health programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Visit or call (616) 735-4242 to learn more about Gilda’s LaughFest.

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