You've heard that laughter is the best medicine.

We’re here to tell you that seeing is believing. Join us for a night of comedy with Tom Wilson, Henry Cho, and Jake Gulledge. Your $25 ticket will give you a fun evening out and help us fight against a deadly disease.

Come early and peruse our various silent auction items, such as The US Open Golf Premium Trophy Club Package at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina with a 3 night stay and airfare for two, or a trip to the MLB 2014 All Star Game and Home Run Derby, plus autographed pieces from Taylor Swift, Adele, Frank Sinatra and so much more. You can pre-bid online.

August 3, 2013

Muse Center
Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus

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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is one of the premiere standup comedians in the country, boasting a brand new one hour comedy special for Image Entertainment, called BIGGER THAN YOU, as well as appearances on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Regis, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning. Internationally, he’s appeared on Tonight Live in Australia, Good Morning, Great Britain, and hundreds of local television and radio programs around the world. He’s starred in comedy specials on NBC, Global T.V. in Canada, and has written and performed his one man show, Cowboy Tommy, to critical acclaim and sold out houses across North America.

He’s appeared in some thirty feature films, including Steven Soderbergh’s film The Informant, as well as his “Saturn” award winning performance in the now classic Back To The Future trilogy, and has recently been part of the SpongeBob Squarepants phenomena, voicing many characters in the Nickelodeon series, as well as the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie. He’s been a recurring character on many T.V. series, including Ghost Whisperer, Ed, Freaks and Geeks, Help Me Help You, Titus, Big Love, and more, and has guest starred on Reba, George Lopez, Still Standing, The Facts of Life, and many, many more.

But the stage is where he feels most at home. He’s continued performing at clubs and theatres across the country for years and for tens of thousands as an opening act for Rodney Dangerfield, and rock bands Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Missing Persons, and The Tubes. His combination of solid standup and hilarious music combines for a unique package in live performance. A pop icon who doesn’t rest on his celebrity, but reaches out to connect with and entertain every audience, Tom Wilson is one of a kind.


Henry Cho

Henry’s TV and film credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, What’s That Clickin Noise? is currently running and he can also be heard on Sirus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Some of Henry’s film credits include McHale’s Navy, Say It Isn’t So, and Material Girls.

Cho has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many others. Last spring, Henry sold a special/pilot to GAC (Great American Country) in which he would serve as host, co-writer, and co-producer. The Henry Cho Show aired in Fall 2011.

The adult but clean comedy is something the entire family can enjoy. And as Henry says, “I’m an Asian with a Southern accent. To a lot of people, that right there is funny.”


Jake Gulledge

Jake is a full time itinerate worship leader residing in Atlanta, GA. He has been in ministry for over 26 years, leading worship at churches and events all across the country. Jake has worked with many contemporary christian artists over years as a feature artist – Michael W Smith, Point of Grace, 4Him, Cindy Morgan, NewSong, and many others.

Jake is also the newest addition to the Henry Cho “FUNNY BUT CLEAN COMEDY TOUR.” As worship was the primary aspect of Jake’s ministry, his delivery of of his personal testimony became a tool as humor was the main ingredient. Because of this, Jake’s is traveling with Henry Cho as a feature artist on his tour using stand up comedy. Jake has appeared with Henry at mainstream comedy clubs, churches and theaters all across the country.

Jake has appeared on Christian Television, radio stations, and many corporate functions, as well as being a feature on many of Royal Caribbean’s ships. Jake has recorded several album projects in the past and plans to release a new CD in early 2014.

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Laugh Away SMA is a comedy event. But it’s more than that. Yes, it provides a fun evening out for the community. It also helps save the lives of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a degenerative disease that causes the muscles to waste away, which eventually leads to death.

All of the proceeds benefit Stop SMA, a small non-profit with a big heart and a big vision — to stop SMA in its tracks. Stop SMA funds groundbreaking research that is vital to finding a cure for SMA.

You’ve heard that laughter is the best medicine. We’re here to tell you that seeing is believing. Your $25 ticket will help us continue our fight against SMA. Finding a cure for SMA is not far flung theory. Researchers believe that we are on the brink of curing SMA. The finish line is in sight and we need your help to get there.

Because of Stop SMA’s all-volunteer staff, 100% of the proceeds will be used to fund research and raise awareness about the cause (so that we can fund more research).

So make sure you grab some tickets, mark your calendar, and prepare to have a hilariously entertaining night out. And pat yourself on the back because you are going to laugh away SMA.

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Laugh Away SMA

A stand-up comedy show featuring Henry Cho John Heffron, and Jake Gulledge. Proceeds benefit Stop SMA.

August 3, 2013 7:00pm


Muse Center
Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus

Ticket Information

Admission is $25. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm. Get directions. If you have any questions, please email Jeff at

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