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'Laughter Saves Lives' Coming to RVC

Charity comedy show will take place Dec. 16 at Manhattan Lounge.

The Laughter Saves Lives Foundation is stopping in Rockville Centre on Dec. 16 at the Manhattan Lounge.

The evening will be hosted by Laughter Saves Lives founder John Larocchia, a retired FDNY firefighter of 21 years and stand-up comedian. Also performing will be comedians Eric Tartaglione, Scott Schendlinger, John Consoli and Tyler Gildan.

Tickets are $10, plus a $10 food and drink minimum. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Pocket Change to Make a Change community group, which will be collecting toys to distribute to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

For tickets, email Larocchia at nyfirecomic@gmail.com or call (516) 972-9943. You can also put your name on the reservation list with a bartender at Manhattan Lounge.

According to the Laughter Saves Lives Facebook page, the foundation was initially established after Sept. 11, in memory of over several FDNY members lost that day.

The LSLF's main goal is to raise money for charities and foundations related to, but not limited to, Police, Firefighters, EMS, and Military. The money raised by the Laughter Saves Lives Foundation will be used to support organizations like the FF Cancer Foundation but also may be used to help an individual emergency responder who has suffered some type of injury or illness.

The foundation's homepage reads: "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 tour."

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