St. Louis' fake mustache record broken in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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By Chris Zoladz

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A seriously funny event is officially here. The third annual LaughFest kicked off Thursday night in downtown Grand Rapids with another world record.

St. Louis' record of 648 participants donning fake mustaches in September 2012 was shattered when 1,544 people put on fake mustaches at Rosa Parks Circle. The record will need to be certified before the record becomes an official Guinness World Record.

In addition to this mustache record, LaughFest also holds two other Guinness World Records. Last year, 607 people performed the chicken dance wearing chicken beaks and other animal noses. In 2011, 925 rubber chickens were tossed in the air, shattering the previous record of 265 set near Boston, Massachusetts.

LaughFest continues through March 17 with more than 200 free and ticketed shows, including this year's main event with entertainer Wayne Brady. The festival, which benefits Gilda's Club Grand Rapids will also feature Grammy award winning comedian, Lewis Black; Saturday Night Live alum, Jim Breuer; Breaking Bad actor and comedian, Bill Burr; E! network host and actor, Joel McHale; and comedian, Brian Regan.


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