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Vernard "The Laugh Therapist" Hines delivers a healthy dose of comedy that fills your heart with laughter and your soul with joy. His style of comedy blends Faith, Humor, and Mental Health Awareness.


​The Laugh Therapist is the Co-Host of The Jamal Bates Morning Show, A syndicated radio show in Aiken and Florence SC, Anderson SC, as well as Augusta Ga.  He is a natural-born performer and is always excited to put his Comedian skills to the test in front of an audience. Throughout the years, I’ve been working hard to develop my own comedy voice and make sure I stand with my performances. For me, the pleasure of performing comes from forming a connection with my audience and providing a memorably entertaining experience.

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My Story

The Laugh Therapist a native of Norfolk Va. is a retired U.S. Army veteran who battles PTSD. He is a mental health advocate and trying to kill the STIGMA of seeking help one joke at a time. "The Laugh Therapist" was birthed from talking to a friend about my encounter with a therapist after returning from the Iraq war. I learned I was using Laughter to hide the pain of things in my childhood and as well as things I had experienced while in Iraq, instead of dealing with the issues I would always just laugh it off. I never dealt with or confronted issues I only ran from them. This carried over into every area of my life, laughter really kept me from harming myself and thus Laughter has been and will continue to be my Therapy. 

In 2022 Vernard started a FB Live / Podcast called P.T.S.D. Processing Traumatic Situations Differently. This podcast is to allow people to express how they have processed the trauma in their life.


He has spoken and performed for many Veteran organizations as well as the Veterans Hospital in Hampton Va. Multiple Churches, Comedy Clubs, Private and Corporate Events. He has opened up for The How Sweet the Sound Gospel Competition which featured Donald Lawrance, Jakalyn Carr, Hezekiah Walker, The Choir Master himself Ricky Dillard and J. J. Hairston


Vernard is married to his lovely wife Trish 'Mrs. Laugh Therapist" Hines. He has 5 children 3 biological, 2 bonus children and 2 dogs. 


To me, Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God!!! Keep your hope in God and


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Laughter is a Healthy Dose of Therapy.


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