Jay LenoTonight Show host Jay Leno will perform a benefit Saturday night for Mississippians impacted by the Gulf oil spill.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Mississippi Oil Spill Recovery Fund, established to support non-profits working to help the state’s fishermen, coastal communities and wildlife impacted by the disaster.

“It’s great to be able to do shows like this,” said Mr. Leno about the benefit, which carries the long title, Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay Leno to Benefit the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

”We did it for flood victims in Iowa; we did it for auto workers in Detroit; we did it for victims of Katrina and others. We tell a few jokes and help out people.”

Tickets cost between $40 and $150 for the show at the MGM Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi. The $150 tickets include an exclusive Jay Leno meet & greet reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

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