Jack, Founder of Crack-Up Cancer comedy show (Tampa, FL)

“I’m what you would call a ‘Masshole.’ I grew up in an Irish, Italian, and Catholic household in Massachusetts and quickly learned to have an obnoxiously sarcastic sense of humor. The most challenging time in my life was when both my parents passed from cancer, between 2003 – 2007. For my mother, treatment was a rollercoaster. Even though she knew she would die soon, her sense of humor came in handy.  In fact, I remember her saying “cancer sucks” before it was popular. My parents were courageous, had a great sense of humor, and raised their children the right way – to show compassion for all, respect everyone, and to live your life truthfully.  When they passed, I started a comedy show called ‘Crack-up Cancer’ to support various organizations in the fight against cancer.  10 years later, we’ve raised over $100,000 for the community! My approach to comedy is similar to how my parents raised me. I am not the biggest schmoozer and probably can’t land thousands of dollars promising people the world. But, I am honest and have built this event with pride for 10 years.  I know if my parents could see me now, they would be proud – this is my driver. I don’t need to raise millions of dollars, I just want to do my part to help.” 

Want to see a group of hysterical, talented comics all on one stage for a GREAT cause?  Join my friend Jack at his 11th annual Crack-up Cancer comedy show on September 30th, 2017 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL. Tickets are only $25 with proceeds benefiting cancer support programs and research. Find more information here! Please Love, Like and Share!

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