No Laughing Matter – October 14, 2022

New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South


Friday, October 14th, 7 PM

Dinner Chair – Tara Lipton

After an incredibly successful event in 2021, our annual “No Laughing Matter” comedy night fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, October 14th, returning to the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. 

This year, the Children’s Brain Tumor Project is proud to honor Veronica Marsano and her family for funding the launch of a comprehensive precision medicine program for children with brain tumors at Weill Cornell Medicine. Their generous gift in memory of Veronica’s son, Patrick, has enabled the lab to define individualized cancer therapies for children with rare and inoperable pediatric brain tumors. The precision medicine program has expanded over the years thanks to the continued success of the comedy night fundraiser.

This annual event draws 300 attendees from New York City and the surrounding areas to enjoy performances by famous comedians, including Jim Gaffigan in 2018, and other great performances, such as special Tony-Award winner, Freestyle Love Supreme in 2021. This year, we welcome friends and supporters of all ages to enjoy another laugh-out-loud lineup, including Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show, among other comics, while helping support critical research into pediatric brain tumors.

This unique event is essential in supporting the important research of Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Mark Souweidane. They co-founded the Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Medicine to enable the scientific discovery of safer, more effective treatment options. This event is critical to fund this groundbreaking research that will improve outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumors. It is the support of generous sponsors and ticket holders who bring HOPE to these children and their families.

Tickets are available for purchase at It is the support of our generous sponsors and ticket holders who bring HOPE to the children and families facing the heartbreaking diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor.