This is technically a post about comedy, but folks, let’s get serious for a sec:

The world can be a painful place for children born with cleft palate, and those who can’t afford facial reconstruction are staring down a lifetime of being laughed at, not with. Local comedians, possibly taking a cue from former Malcom In The Middle comedy mama Jane Kaczmarek, are donating proceeds from their Bagdad showcase tonight, to Smile Train, a charity devoted to mending torn baby faces.

Culturephile’s comedy ambassatrix Virginia Jones will be there, and Tristian Spillman will host. Trust us—after you watch the following Smile Train video, you’ll probably need all 8 local comedians to cheer you back up. Quips Jones, “Come out, unless you hate surgery for children in need!”

At Bagdad Theater, 10pm. Your $10 buys one-twentyfifth of a child’s smile. For a more comprehensive list of events, visit PoMo’s Arts & Entertainment Calendar!