has been a Stand-up Comedian for over 20 yrs. He was
a NYC firefighter for 21 yrs., retiring in July of
2008. Over the years John has branched out from
Stand-up Comedy to Producing, Acting, Writing, Host
of a Radio Show and Keynote Speaker.
time John is working on a few key projects:
· A Screenplay & Book Titled: "Time to Laugh Again"
· Sitcom: "Suspenders"
· And his LAUGHTER SAVES LIVES Comedy Tour
To learn more about John's Stand-up Comedy
Saves Lives Foundation is a Pending 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
About J Jay Boyd
Winner of the
Cleveland Comedy Competition. Has opened for Billy
Gardell, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Robert Klein and
Bob Nelson. Has written for Lisa Lampanelli and Jeff
Dunham. Was the on air radio side kick for the
nationally syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Has
performed in all lower 48 states, Canada, The
Bahamas and cruises .
About Steve Aleva
has been a NYC firefighter for over 20 years. He
has recently written for the Friars club roasts of
Jack Black,Ricky Schroder and Dennis Rodman. He has
also appeared on the Howard Stern show and the F/X
series Rescue Me.
About Tom Dadario
had been a stand up comedian in and around New York
City for 15 years. Performing in The Comedy Cellar,
Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, The Comic
Strip, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club
and Dangerfields. Tom has been featured in the New
York Times and Daily News. Has been seen on Comedy
Centrals "Michael and Michael Have Issues"
Has had a half hour special on Sirius/xm radio.
Recently a principal character in the indi film
"Night Bird" directed by Damian Chapa
About John Santo
John Santo is
a stand-up comedian and impressionist. His
impressions include Presidents Obama, Bush and
Clinton, The Sopranos, Mayor Bloomberg, and many
other celebrities and original characters. John has
been doing stand-up and voice overs for 10 years. He
was also a Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency
Medical Technician for 9 years.
About Jeff Norris
Jeff is a energetic
whirlwind of comedy! He's a favorite in both Las
Vegas and Atlantic City, and has numerous tv and
film credits, including "Boardwalk Empire", and Oz'
on HBO, "Goodmorning America", the film "My Super-Ex
Girlfriend and played the voicefor "kelloggs mini
wheats". Jeff is one of the most quick-witted acts
working today-hardly pausing for a breath as he
tears through his act, keeping his audience alert
and in stiches from beginning to end. Jeff is a
complete pro...one of the few remaining that
recognizes the importance of showmanship and
presentation. A regular performer for Joe Piscopo
both on the road and "Club Piscopo" "Jeff Norris is
without question one of the funniest guys out there
today.He is original,hip and one of the nicest guys
in the business , equally important, the audiences
love this guy! I'm always proud to work with Jeff"
Actor/comedian Joe Piscopo
About Joe Bronzi
Joe Bronzi is a New
York comic, working professionally for 15 years. He
headlines 'A' rooms all over North America and
regularly for four cruise lines. He is also a
favorite at casinos like the Borgata, Tropicana, MGM
Grand, Mohegan Sun, and Turning Stone.
About John Consoli
A new addition to
the LSL comedy tour . In addition to producing and
hosting shows for LSL, he has performed at the
Las Vegas Hilton, The Tropicana in Atlantic City,
Side Splitters in Tampa and a number of the clubs in
NYC. “I started chasing my dream of Stand Up Comedy
late in life, so I’ve got to work hard to keep up
with the younger guys”, says John. John proudly
served his country as a US Marine, and is the father
of three young adults.
About Rob Falcone
Rob Falcone has been a comic for
over twenty years. A real character. Rob has
performed all over the country. His credits include.
Comedy Central and HBO. Also an established actor.
Rob has been featured in many TV shows including,"
Sopranos" and just recently on ABC's "Bluebloods"
Mike Keegan is a fast rising, up
and coming comic from Long Island, NY. He won a
contest for NYC's "Best New Comic of 2012". His
likeable stage presence and original humor keeps
audiences captivated and always satisfied. He has
had a passion for stand up comedy since he was a
young child, and his energy and enthusiasm on stage
shows just that. He can be seen all over New York
City, Long Island, and the Poconos and on such
legendary venues as Gotham Comedy Club and Comic
Strip Live. "Being such a new face on the scene has
made me so proud and honored to have been added to
the Laughter Saves Lives Comedy Tour", says Mike.
appearances include: Just For Laughs Comedy
Festival in Montreal, PAXTV's Marshall's Women
of Comedy with Caroline Rhea, the Boston Comedy
Festival, the New York Laughing Devil Festivals
and opened for Joan Rivers.
Kendro has made her way through the comedy scene
to cultivate a unique voice that comes from a
diverse performing background. Her standup
career began in LA where she hosted her own
weekly show in West Hollywood. Eventually
making her way back to the east coast, she
performed standup in clubs in various cities,
has performed in plays and commercials, and at
one point was a magician's assistant, and also
was formerly part of a comedy duo. Kendro has
worked on cruiseships and has appeared regularly
in Las Vegas. Now living in New York, she has
her own show at the Greenwich Village Comedy
residing in New York City, she performs at many
of the clubs and is working on writing projects.
THE LAUGHTER SAVES LIVES
FOUNDATION and the
CROSS COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR have their
roots in the aftermath of the WTC disaster. FDNY Haz-Mat
Co. 1 Firefighter John Larocchia's inspiration came
in the months that followed. John (a stand-up comic
for many years), his Firehouse Haz-Mat Co. 1 and
Squad 288 lost 19 of its members on 9/11/01,
including John's good friend and radio co-host Tom
So many people helped
John, his firehouse, The FDNY and NYC get through this time;
but it was all a blur. John remembers some of the first
times where he started to feel normal was when he started to
THE CROSS COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR
has not only been a dream of John’s to thank people for what
they did after 9/11, but to also give communities across the
country an opportunity to thank and help their own emergency
We want to show
"Laughter Can Change and Save Lives
for the Moment… and For a Lifetime!"
We also put a face to
those who risk so much right here at home to keep us safe
and secure. Each show will be in memory of two Emergency
Responders. One from NYC and the other from the community
that is hosting the show. Our goal is to support charities
who help Emergency Responders but also benefit Firefighters,
Police, EMS, and members of the Military that we meet along
The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation, Tuesday’s Children,
Nassau County Fire Fighters Burn Center Foundation and The
Burn Center at Ohio State University Medical Center are just
a few of the many charities we have supported.