Updates from the front lines in the fight against occupational cancer in the fire service.

FCSN presents the 8th Annual Comedy Night at FDIC 2020 to battle firefighter cancer

*****This Event Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice*****

In light of the recent activities around COVID-19, we are continuing to prioritize the safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, customers and staff above all else. We are postponing FDIC International and are in conversations with the Indiana Convention Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau for new dates and we ask that you bear with us as we evaluate all opportunities.

We are in communication with the local and state authorities to ensure we are following all guidelines for the event. We know, that we are certainly not alone as many of you are also facing difficult situations in the communities you live in and serve.


Don’t miss FCSN’s 8th Annual Comedy vs. Cancer at FDIC 2020
on April 21 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown!

After two days of H.O.T. evolutions, relax and enjoy a great evening of standup comedy with your brother and sister firefighters! Have some laughs with our great co-headliners, Nick Cantone and Travis Howze. FCSN is excited to welcome back Chief Ron Kanterman as our host!

Nick Cantone

is a favorite in some of the top comedy clubs in the country. A skilled writer with a smooth style, he connects with audiences by sharing his personal experiences and unique point of view. Nick lives in New York City, and recently made his television debut on Rob Schneider’s new show Real Rob! He has performed in the Boston Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Up Next Showcase, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta) and Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Festival (Cincinnati). Nick has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, opening sold out shows for many comedy heavyweights including Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, and Lewis Black.

Travis Howze

Known as the military and emergency services’ voice of comedy, Travis Howze has become a comedic demand in multiple arenas. He has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Coming to the Stage Season 3, National Geographic, and NBC’s Night Shift. Travis was named “Artist to Watch by Young Hollywood Magazine and in 2015, his album, “Reporting for Duty” debuted at #7 of the Top 100 Comedy Albums. Although he no longer wears the uniform, he still considers himself a public servant, performing for the troops, Wounded Warriors, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and many more organizations dedicated to helping our everyday heroes.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. FCSN helps firefighters and their families cope with cancer and delivers cancer-prevention training nationwide.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Your $25 donation includes open seating and non-alcoholic beverages with a cash bar. A limited number of premium tickets that also include hors d’oeuvres, a pre-show open bar with beer and wine, and preferred seating are available for $50 each. Don’t wait – get your tickets now!

FCSN is grateful to presenting sponsor

TenCate Protective Fabrics




Event Details

April 21, 2019

7:30 p.m.: Doors open
8:00 p.m.: Show starts

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland St
Indianapolis, IN 46255
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network is extremely grateful to those who make our vital support, awareness, and prevention missions possible. For details about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Lisa Raggio at or call 818-464-5740.



FCSN’s Comedy vs. Cancer at FDIC 2019 sponsors include: