Comics Against Cancer aims to support the fight against this terrible disease through the production of live stand-up comedy
shows and other related events that will assist pre-existing cancer charities in their efforts to raise funds.
Behind The Mission
Comics Against Cancer was founded by comedian Steve Burr in 2009 as a way to honor the memory of his mother, Ruth Burr who passed away from cancer seven years earlier. His goal is to help others deal with the same life-changing diagnosis she did with the best medicine available -laughter- while simultaneously helping raise funds for established organizations at the frontline of the battle against this disease.
Drawing on the relationships he has developed over his eighteen-year career as an internationally touring performer, Steve
tackles this mission by assembling some of the brightest and funniest comedians in the business today to produce live stand-
up comedy shows jam-packed with laughter from start to finish.
With proceeds raised through these events going directly to the fight against cancer, CAC helps by providing a unique fundraiser that also gives those whose lives have been affected by cancer a meaningful night of laughter and smiles, allowing them to temporarily lay their concerns aside which helps promote healing both physically and emotionally.