Comedians Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan have joined the lineup for the 19th annual Comics Come Home benefit on Saturday, November 16, it was announced earlier today. The two are the latest additions to yet another amazing group of comedians performing for the show, which is hosted by Denis Leary and will support The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
Fallon and Morgan will share the stage with Lenny Clarke, John Mulaney, Robert Kelly, Tom Cotter, Gary Gulman, Kenny Rogerson and Leary as they come home to Boston, as they have for the past 19 years, to support the Foundation with the gift of laughter. Since its first year, the event has grossed approximately $6 million to help cancer patients and their families during treatments. Comics Come Home is the longest-running fundraising comedy event in the U.S., and proceeds from this year’s show will in part benefit the $1.5m renovation of The Marlene Neely Endoscopy Suite at Tufts Medical Center.
The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was launched in 1995 by Cam Neely after the passing of his parents, Marlene and Michael Neely, from cancer. This experience created the inspiration to help others living with cancer. With the dream of honoring his beloved parents and the hope of helping others, The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was created to help cancer patients and their families during treatments. As millions of Americans will be diagnosed this year with some form of cancer, an understandable sense of urgency propels the Foundation's mission. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care is a support- driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families through initiatives and programs sustained by donations. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $27 million from donations of all sizes, impacted thousands of cancer patients and their families and continues to dedicate themselves to sustaining The Neely House and designing, funding, and completing construction projects that will deliver immediate and tangible results. Visit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care online at www.camneelyfoundation.org.
The 2013 Comics Come Home takes place on Sunday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Agganis Arena at 925 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The benefit is presented by DCU for Kids and co-sponsored by Raptor Capital Management, the Boston Herald, Comcast, Dav El Chauffeured Transportation, Game On! Sports Cafe, The Improper Bostonian, Kiss 108, The Liberty Hotel and WAAF 97.7/107.3.
To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800)745-3000.