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A Night of Comedy:
A Benefit for the Ava Roy Fund

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Approximately two hours

Event Description

The Worcester Fire Fighters Local 1009 presents a night of comedy featuring Kendra Cunningham, James Dorsey, Jimmy Dunn, Chris Tabb and Tony V. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Ava Roy Fund. Come out and enjoy this great event with some of the funniest comedians on the East Coast, while honoring fallen hero and firefighter Christopher Roy.

Tickets are $28 or $43, with VIP tickets available for $100. VIP tickets include a pre-show party beginning at 6:30 PM with the comedians. The VIP party is generously catered by The Flying Rhino Cafe, 278 Shrewsbury Street, Giovanni's Bakery, 207 Hope Ave and Pepe's Italian Restaurant, 274 Franklin Street. VIP party offers a cash bar. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information

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About Kendra Cunningham
Boston bred and Brooklyn based, Kendra Cunningham has been named as a comic to watch by Time Out New York and has been compared to Groucho Marx and Mae West by the UK’s Chortle. A regular on the New York and Boston comedy scene, she has previously been in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and The Glasgow Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival for two years in a row. She has twice appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” gaining two spots in the top 100 jokes of the season. Currently she has a monthly solo show, “This Could be You,” at Don’t Tell Mama. She founded Malarkey Pictures along with her sketch partner, Vicky Kuperman, and went on to produce dozens of short films, including the award-winning short, “LonelyGirl48.”

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About James Dorsey
James Dorsey was the national winner of the Catch a New Rising Star competition, the winner of the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and has performed at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival. James has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Patrice O’Neal, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black, Joe Rogan, Gilbert Gottfried, Lenny Clarke, Mick Foley and Steven Wright. He can be seen in every major comedy club in New England and will remain in your head and heart long after he has made his exit from the stage.

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About Jimmy Dunn
Jimmy Dunn is an actor and comedian who is most recognized from the CBS sitcom “The McCarthys,” where he co-starred as Sean McCarthy. He got his start in the comedy world performing stand-up at a bar in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he was paid in beer and fried clams. Since then, Jimmy has gone on to perform on some of the comedy world's biggest stages, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan” and Comics Come Home with Denis Leary. Boston Sports fans know Jimmy from his many appearances on NESN (The New England Sports Network). Jimmy is also a published author. 

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About Chris Tabb
Like a shot from comedy cannon, Chris Tabb comes at you full blast with the intent of bringing “the whole show.” Honing his craft in the comedy-rich Boston, MA, Chris has followed his dreams and his passion to create his own brand of humor, which he simply describes as "everyone is included in the fun.” Chris’ hilarious performances and huge stage presence have led him to appear on television shows such as “NESN Comedy All Stars,” BET’s “ComicView” and even The Food Network’s “Cake Challenge.”

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About Tony V
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. Tony’s streetwise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986, Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler, Eric Roberts, Ice T, James McDaniels, Conan O’Brien and countless other friends and nationally known acts. He has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett.

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