Event 'sets rubber chicken record'
A 10-day comedy festival in Michigan has opened with what looks like a record rubber chicken toss.
The start of the 10th annual Gilda's LaughFest saw organisers try to break the Guiness World Record for the number of people tossing rubber chickens at once.
Spokesman Tyler Lecceadone said volunteers threw 925 chickens onto the Rosa Parks Circle ice rink. If certified, that would eclipse the record of 265 that the Haywire Group set on April 25 last year at Artesani Park in Brighton, Massachusetts.
The festival takes place in memory of comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.
Headline acts at the Grand Rapids event include Bill Cosby, Betty White, Margaret Cho, Mike Birbiglia, Kathleen Madigan and Gabriel Iglesias.