In this episode, Daniel and Alex dive into a topic that doesn’t get a lot of traction in the cancer community — comedy! They discuss how Daniel, a comedian and actor, incorporates his craft into his cancer experience, and how he managed to create a one-man show and write a book about it. You do NOT want to miss this episode!
Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Daniel Stolfi, is an established actor, comedian and cancer patient advocate.
In March of 2008 Daniel was diagnosed with acute Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer requiring equally aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments over the next two years of his life. Through his ongoing battle with the disease, Daniel created his simultaneously heart warming and hysterical Canadian Comedy Award winning one-person show, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This. To date, the show has been performed over forty times in almost every major city across Canada, has helped raise over $100,000 for health-related charities and organizations, and even made its Off-Broadway debut in New York City.
Although the staged version of Cancer Can’t Dance Like This is no longer in production, Daniel has recently penned a raw, funny and heart-warming memoir called The Comedian Vs. Cancer, which recounts his two year battle with cancer, while finding hope and love in places he never could have imagined.
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