About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is a stand-up comedian touring the globe to personally thank our resilient Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation!  His original Comedy ‘With a Message’ program is the #1 ranked risk-reduction and prevention program in the country and has been presented at over 300 military bases world-wide.  Created in 1995 ‘Comedy is the Cure‘ applauds our military for staying mentally and physically fit during times of challenge.  This news media followed tour a combination of his stand-up comedy material followed by his personal life experiences of destructive behaviour. .  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response, delivering tools and information to keep our units strong!  This is a program of the heart! A tale of one person’s willingness to admit his shortcomings, the courage to ‘ask for help’ and the resilience to ‘make a change’!  This sole-source program targets: RESILIENCY, SAFETY, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION & RESPECT!  ‘Comedy “With a Message’ is reducing destructive behaviors and saving lives! Empower your work force to be mentally fit and prepared for duty!  For more, please click here to read Bernie’s BIO


Click here, to view a live demo of the ‘COMEDY “With a Message’ ‘ prevention program!

 

 

Happy Memorial Day

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We here at Comedy Is The Cure remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Thank you.

Altus AFB- Forging combat mobility forces- deploying Airman warriors

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners Bryce Mollman and Dina Kampa!!

It was an honor today,  to be in Oklahoma at Altus AFB, Home of the 97th Air Mobility Wing!   Thank you for all the love and for the standing ovations.  Wow, I’m humbled by your kindness. Altus’ primary mission, as the nation’s C-5, C-17, and KC-135 Strategic Airlift and Air Refueling Training School, is to provide quality training to produce the finest combat-ready aircrew members–ensuring global reach for America.  Thank you to Christopher and Lisa Marie for bringing my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” training program here. 

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Above: a couple pics of Altus AFB, photos of the theater and today’s crowds (Thank you Chris for the photos;).  Thank you also  to Capt Arndt and Major Grimes for trusting me with a C-17 simulator….an 18 million dollar device!   

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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty Nine Palms!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Manuel Silva and Francisco Camacho!!

This week, I trek a short distance over to California to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty Nine Palms!!  MCAGCC’s two-fold mission is to operate live fire combined arms training that promotes readiness of operating forces and to provide facilities, services, and support, responsive to the needs of tenant commands, Marines, Sailors and their families. Thank you to Dave Horn for inviting me here and Bobby Piirainen for all of your efforts in planning.  I will be delivering my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program at 1000 and 1145 hrs at the ampitheater on Friday 21 April.  See you there!

 

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Above: a few pics of Twentynine Palms.  Lt Albers & Family (trying to re-size photo to include entire family…sorry!!). Right: a couple pics of the Fitz Army Metal Militia Riders (AMAZING!)

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Ft Carson- The Best Hometown in the Army- Home of America’s Best!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: 1SG John Fritz and Corey Dougherty!!

Thank you Ft Carson!!  I had a wonderful time with you today!  Thank you for coming out and hanging with me today.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves while getting credit for your training ;)    Thank you to Robert Whitaker and the SHARP staff for all their efforts in bringing me here!  Fort Carson prepares trained and ready expeditionary forces for deployment in support of Combatant Commander requirements, provides first class support to Soldiers and families, and enables unified action with community, state, and interagency partners for the greater good of our Soldiers and their mission.   

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Above: a couple photos of Ft Carson.  Right: me and my special “little” brother Sean, me on stage doing what I love! A couple photos of the McMahon theater and lobby before the 1400 training and the sunset on my way back to COS airport. 

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JB Lewis McChord- The Carey Theater was rockin’ today!!

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“I Killed” Raffle book winners: Lisa Smith, John Greer and Christopher Bass- CONGRATS!!  (Christopher: please send an email to melissa@comedyisthecure.com with your email address so we can send you information on how to obtain your book!)

What a wonderful day at Joint Base Lewis McChord!!    Thank you to everyone who attended and for all the LOVE!  I hope you enjoyed your ‘mandatory’ training:)  See pics from today below!   Thank you to MSgt Brooks and iCorps SHARP program colleagues for bringing the important message of prevention back to JBLM.   A little history on JBLM: On Oct. 1, 2010, JBLM was formally established as one of 12 joint bases worldwide.  Joint Base Lewis–McChord is a training and mobilization center for all services and is the only Army power projection base west of the Rocky Mountains. 

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Above: a couple photos of JBLM.  Right: Photos from today’s programs, me and the SHARP staff,  and two of my favrite restaurants: Pallino and Ivar’s Fish Bar!!

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Air National Guard Mishap Prevention Conference- San Antonio here I come!!

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I am PUMPED to be back in action after taking six months off for surgery.  First stop is the home of the Alamo…San Antonio, Texas!    I have the honor of presenting my Comedy With a Four Star Message at the Air National Guard Mishap Safety Conference on day one of the conference, Tuesday March 14 at 1335 hrs.    Looking forward to providing some laughs a long with an important message on safety.  See you there!!

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Veterans’ Day:Thank you to ALL our men and women who serve!

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I want to personally take a moment to thank all who serve our nation here domestically and abroad. Also to all those veterans who once served this nation, many offering the ultimate sacrifice to ensure America secures true Freedom.   I have had the honor to visit 300 military bases world wide the past ten years, and I am truly humbled to meet so many determined, noble and inspirational men and women who day in and day out, display honor and pride to the United States of America.  I will never take my freedom for granted. My family and I owe so much to each of you.  Thank you. 

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Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region – A truly amazing day!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: MSG Antonio Giuliano, PFC Lisa Santana and SPC Brandon Hutchinson!! 

What an INCREDIBLE day it was with the Soldiers, Sailors, Guard, Marines, Reserves and Airmen at the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region / Military District of Washington.   You guys were AWESOME!  I am humbled by the entire experience and more grateful than ever for your service and sacrifice.   Thank you for the love and the standing ovation!  Based at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., JFHQ- NCR plans, partners, maintains situational awareness, and as directed, employs forces as a Joint Task Force conducting homeland defense and civil support operations to defend and secure the National Capital Region.  In addition, JTF-NCR is a joint service organization charged with coordinating all military ceremonial participation and support for the 58th Presidential Inauguration.  See pics from the program below (photos courtesy of SSGT Austin Thomas. Eboni Myart and PUBLIC AFFAIRS…thank you!)

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Above: Pictures from the training day! (photos courtesy of EBONI MYART and PUBLIC AFFAIRS…thank you!)

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NAS Oceana- The East Coast Home of the US Navy’s fighter-attack jet fleet

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Jessica Stricker and Todd Hickox!!

Thank you to all you Sailors and civilians who joined me in the Aerotheater today.  You guys were so much fun!  I hope you had a few laughs and enjoyed a new approach to “training”.  NAS Oceana is the east coast home of the U.S. Navy’s fighter-attack jet fleet. Located right in the heart of Virginia Beach, the base is a hub of activity vital to projecting the nation’s air power in hot spots worldwide. Thank you for the opportunity Marie and colleagues :)  See pics from today’s training below

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Above: a couple pics of NAS Oceana and this afternoon’s training in the Aerotheater. 

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New Jersey National Guard- Amazing crowd today!

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Rich Adair and Maria Hamlin- CONGRATS!  “I Killed” raffle book winners!

Hello New Jersey National Guard!  I want to thank all you soldiers and airmen for your service and for the amazing reception you gave me today at the Timmerman Theater.  I felt honored and humbled by your standing ovation.  I hope you had some laughs and enjoyed a new approach to “mandatory training”.  The consists of over  9000 Guardsmen and is currently engaged in several worldwide and homeland missions. On the home front, the Guard is responsible for Homeland Security tasks in the State of New Jersey. Their mission is “To Provide Mission Ready Units, Equipment and Personnel to The Adjutant General of New Jersey and the United States Air Force.   

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Above: a couple pics of the Guard and the audience from today’s program.  76ers stadium and Eagles stadium on the way back to the PHL airport. 

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