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Giggle With Gilda Tickets On Sale!


February 20, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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KC NATIVE JASON SUDEIKIS

AND THE SECOND CITY NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY

TO HEADLINE GIGGLE WITH GILDA 2013

The Midland by AMC, Sat., April 20, 2013

 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Tickets are on sale now for the fourth Giggle with Gilda fundraiser benefitting Gilda’s Club Kansas City. The comedy-improv benefit featuring Saturday Night Live actor and Kansas City native, Jason Sudeikis will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Midland by AMC.

Sudeikis will perform with the renowned comedy improv troupe, The Second City National Touring Company of Chicago. The comedy-improv fundraising show, also featuring the gifted Kansas City entertainer, Missy Koonce, as emcee, will benefit Gilda’s Club, a Kansas City cancer support community offering support groups, educational opportunities, social events and workshops in a home-like setting. Legendary Kansas City musician Lonnie McFadden will also perform with his band, trumpet and signature tap dancing onstage.

“As a cancer survivor and Gilda’s Club board member, I couldn’t be more proud and thrilled to have our son come home to headline this event for a third time,” says Kathy Sudeikis, Overland Park resident and mother of Jason Sudeikis. “Gilda's Club's comprehensive program of support, education and knowledge is invaluable to anyone in our community facing cancer. But, because we also know that often laughter is the best medicine, there is no better way to raise funds than through this fabulous event.”  

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KC NATIVE JASON SUDEIKIS

AND THE SECOND CITY NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY

TO HEADLINE GIGGLE WITH GILDA 2013

In addition to Kathy Sudeikis working on the Giggle with Gilda planning committee, Kimberly Winter Stern is chair with Elizabeth Alex serving as vice-chair of the 2013 event.

Tickets are on sale now for $80, $65 and $45. A very limited number of $200 VIP tickets, which includes access to the private after-party with special guest, Jason Sudeikis, are also available. (A portion of the VIP After-Party ticket is tax-deductible. Service and facility fees may apply.) Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

All ticket levels may be purchased through GildasClubKC.org, Ticketmaster.com or The Midland Box Office, 1228 Main Street.

The evening will also include a GiggleRaffle and live auction of a once-in-a-lifetime Giggle New York Experience. The NYC package includes two tickets to the Saturday, May 4, 2013 performance of Saturday Night Live and a backstage tour given by Jason Sudeikis. 

All proceeds from Giggle with Gilda will benefit Gilda’s Club Kansas City, which is an affiliate of The Cancer Support Community. In 2012 Gilda’s Club KC officially opened its doors to become the 55 North American affiliate with the mission of ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Located at 21 W. 43rd Street in Kansas City, Mo., just northeast of the Country Club Plaza, Gilda’s Club offers social and emotional support to all people — men, women, teens, and children — living with ANY cancer, along with their families and friends, as a critical complement to their medical care. The program is always offered free of charge and the core components include support, education, healthy lifestyles, social connections, resources and referral.

For more information about Gilda’s Club Kansas City, visit GildasClubKC.org.

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JASON SUDEIKIS

Jason Sudeikis grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission West. In 2003, Sudeikis was hired as a Saturday Night Live writer while performing with Second City Vegas. He became an SNL cast member in 2005 and is famous for his impersonations of Senator Joe Biden and Mitt Romney, among many others. In addition to SNL, Jason’s big-screen credits include Hall Pass (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), and coming this August, We're the Millers, co-starring Jennifer Aniston.

THE SECOND CITY NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City National Touring Company has become the premier training ground for the comedy worlds best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy: Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Joan Rivers, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and countless others.