06 May
FIREFIGHTERS VS. CANCER Presents "Firefighters Fighting Cancer With Comedy!" (Boston, MA.)



Firefighters Fighting Cancer With Comedy!

Competing To Be New England’s Funniest 

One Night Only!

A One-Of-A-Kind Comedy Competition For A Cause 

Date of Event:

May 17, 2024 at 7:00pm

Special Event to be held at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Boston, MA 02122


Tables and single tickets are on sale now at FirefightersvsCancer.org.


Contact Venue for Most Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Information.



Firefighters Fighting Cancer With Comedy, competing to be New England’s Funniest!

Press Release:

New England’s bravest will battle it out to see who will be named the funniest firefighter in the region during a special fundraiser for FIREFIGHTERS VS. CANCER

Legendary New England stand-up Tony V will host the America’s Funniest Firefighter New England Region Finals as six firefighters from departments across the area compete for bragging rights, a $5,000 grand prize and a chance to compete to be America’s Funniest Firefighter

All of the money raised at the event will go to FIREFIGHTERS VS. CANCER, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides free cancer screenings for firefighters. 

The standup competition will pair six firefighters with six seasoned comedians from New England

The professional stand-ups will mentor the firehouse favorites as they craft a five minute comedy set. 

A panel of celebrity judges will pick a winner. 


The 2024 FIREFIGHTERS VS. CANCER Stand Up Comedy Contestants:  

Mark “Larry Legend” Lawrence (Freetown, MA.)

Mark represents the Freetown Fire Department

Mark describes himself as a perpetual force of chaotic good, gleefully serving the public at large for a safer, better, brighter, and funnier tomorrow! 

Tony V will mentor Mark as he prepares his set. 

Robert “Bobby” Reardon (Yarmouth, MA.)

Bobby is a long time member of the Yarmouth Fire and Rescue Department, cracking up his co-workers for the better part of 30-years

When he isn’t on the job, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife Brenda and his six grandchildren. 

Bobby will be working with comedian Jimmy Dunn

Jonathan Williams (Leominster, MA.)

A 12-year veteran of the Leominster Fire Department, Jon is married with four awesome sons. 

He is also an Army vet and an avid outdoorsman. 

Jon will be working with Mark Riley

Tim Sevigney (Biddeford, ME.)

Hailing from Biddeford, Maine, Tim is a 27-year firefighter and paramedic. 

Tim will be paired up with Will Noonan

Craig “Rock” Nicholas (Malden, MA.)

Craig is a 28-year firefighting vet with the Malden Fire Department

His buddies at the department call him "Rock," and, when Rock isn’t on duty, he is spending time with his three kids and two granddaughters whom he says have him “wrapped around their little fingers.” 

Craig will be coached by Dan Crohn.  

Chance Seymour (Springfield, MA.)

Chance is a 38-year-old firefighter working in Springfield

He is a father and loves to make people laugh. 

Chance will be coached by Damian Speranza, a fellow firefighter with the Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department in Groton, CT. who also performs standup across New England.  


Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




FIREFIGHTERS VS. CANCER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing 1.2 Million North American firefighters about the life-saving necessity of cancer screenings and providing financial support to perform the much needed screenings. The tests are incredibly important and can cost firefighters hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket.  

“About 40% of all firefighters working today will be diagnosed with cancer during their careers,” says Mike Foley, Boston Fire Lieutenant Ret. “Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment and survival.”