About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is touring the globe to personally thank Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation with his **FOUR-STAR** Comedy ‘With a Message’ program! This original program was created in 1995 by Bernie, a combination of his stand-up comedy career followed by his personal life experiences to overcome addiction.  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response!  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.

 NOTE: The ‘comedy & humor’ angle is now being modeled and claimed by many speakers in this serious field of ‘prevention’. Bernie’s expertise and knowledge of alcohol-abuse however,  cannot be duplicated!   Agencies are teaching ‘acts’ to use humor and ‘role play’  off prepared scripts on a topic the presenters have no personal connection with.  If you want to be effective and influence a person’s behaviors, bring someone to the forum who has ‘lived,  faced and overcome the problematic issues‘ at hand!

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

 

 

Joint Base Lewis McChord- Brigade Safety Days!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Francisco Caro, Venicia Sala and John Granado!!

It was SO wonderful to be back up here in beautiful Washington State at Joint Base Lewis McChord.    Thank you to the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade and the 17th Field Artillery Brigade for inviting me here to deliver my Comedy With A Four Star Message Program for your Brigade Safety Day.   What an honor!!   Mr Garris, Mr Ford , CPT Spaulding and Chaplain Flores…THANK YOU for all of the effort put in to bringing the program here and taking such great care of me.  Hopefully you all had some laughs and left the Evergreen and Carey Theaters with much to think about.  Please check back tomorrow morning (Saturday at 0800 for the raffle winners). The 201st EMIB rapidly provides deployable all source predictive intelligence, electronic warfare intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance, target acquisition, battle damage assessment, command and control warfare, and broad bandwidth communications support to I Corps.   The 17th FAB’s mission is to provide trained and ready units capable of deploying to any theater to plan, synchronize and execute strike, counterstrike and close supporting fires in support of shaping operations throughout the spectrum of Decisive Operations.  

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Above: emblems of the 17th FAB and 201st EMIB. Right: me and my special ‘little’ brother Sean. The Evergreen Theater pre-speaker to Happy Hour. Me and Mr Garris! Me and the 201st EMIB leadership. Afternoon program photos for 17th FAB: Me, Jeremy Ford, Chaplain Flores and Captain Spauling, me with the soldiers after the 1300 program!  Me and my special ‘little’ brother Sean. My brother Scott: you are missed.

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“I Killed” True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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Raffle Winners only.  Do not leave a comment on this post.  Leave a comment on the POST matching your Base!

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The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

May 2016
3- NAS Rota, Spain- Jeremy Gould, Zack Funk and Contrail Allen
5 & 6- NSA Souda Bay, Crete- Jordan Morgan, Christy Dismukes and Steven Lane.
11- NAVMEDLOGCOM- LCDR Chris Barnes and Joseph Watkins
12- TSC Hampton Roads- McKenzie Harrison, Katrina Laundrup, and Richmond P Solar

April 2016 
13- Tinker AFB- Michael Pentecost, Nicholas Schueler and Metta Mundell

March 2016
2- US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs- Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz
15- NAWS China LAke- Rodney Lively, Christine Abing AND Nicholas Imperatore
16- NAS Fallon- Joshua Palomares, QM1 Timothy Kid and David Hazenfield
21- Luke AFB- Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez
24- NOLF Imperial Beach-  Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran

February 2016
2- NAF- El Centro – Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale- prize contact info sent Feb 3

January 2016
12- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa- Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake- prize contact info sent Jan 13
14- ISA Air Base Bahrain- Aaron Angell and Katie McCalden- prize contact info sent Jan 15
20 & 21- NSA Bahrain- Brian Baldus, Daniel Currier and Isabela Dunklin- – prize contact info sent Jan 27

November 2015
12- NNPTC Charleston- Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz
12- JB Charleston- Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier
19- NAB Coronodo- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka
20- Pt Loma- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen

September 2015
21- McAlester AAP- Bryan Smith and Carolyn Bennett- prize contact info sent Sept 21
23- Naval Station Norfolk-LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia- prizes sent Sept 25

August 2015
4- Fairchild AFB-Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins- prize contact info sent Aug 5
13- Naval Sub Base New London Groton, CT – Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson- prize contact info texted Aug 14
14- Tinker AFB- Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez-prize contact info texted Aug 15
17- NAS Lemoore- Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel- prize contact info texted Aug 18

 July 2015

1- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham- Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon- sent Ryan’s book on July 7.  Sent Josh’s book on July 16. 
22- NCBC Gulfport, MS- Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin- prize contact info sent July 23
27-NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell- prize contact info sent July 28
28- NS Everett, WA- Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong- prize contact info send July 29
29- NS Kitsap Bangor & Bremerton- Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel- prize contact info sent July 3

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

Contact  Melissa@Comedyisthecure.com  to claim your softback copies of I KILLED !

Training Support Center Hampton Roads – Home of the “Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic”

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Thank you to all who came to my trainings today at Training Support Center Hampton Roads (Damneck Annex)!  You guys were amazing and thank you for all the love!  See pics from today’s programs below. TSC HR provides centralized student management, and support to the Learning Centers and Elements in the execution of their training responsibilities for the east coast of the United States. Thank you to OPNAV and Walter Lee for going to such great lengths to host my program and take care of me while I was there.  Your efficiency and thoroughness is much appreciated!   You are the best!  

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Above: pics from today’s program. Me and the sailors and me and POC Walter Lee  (photos courtesy of Walter Lee).

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Naval Medical Logistics Command- “Comedy With A Four Star Message” is here!!

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Thank you for hosting my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program here at Naval Medical Logistics Command!  What a great way to spend my morning with you all.  Thank you for all the laughs!   The mission of NAVMEDLOGCOM is to deliver patient-centered logistics solutions for military medicine and their vision is to become the Department of Defense’s premier medical logistics support activity.  

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Above: Pics from today’s program.  Photos courtesy of Julius Evans..thank-you!

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Naval Support Activity Souda Bay- extending Joint and Fleet war-fighting capability!

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What a great couple of days I’ve had here at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay!   Thank you for coming to see the programs and for the laughs!   See pics from the experience below. The presence of NSA Souda Bay is dedicated to taking care of the fleet and airborne operations in this strategically critical area of the world, which is their primary mission, and to building a new spirit of cooperation with our Greek Allies.  NSA Souda Bay routinely functions as a Naval Operating Base, Naval Air Station and Naval Weapons Station.  Thank you for hosting my “Comedy With a Four Star Message” program.  

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Above: Beautiful Souda Bay, NSA Souda Bay emblem, a view from my hotel room in Chania.  Me and the Master Chief,  Football with Eric Hipple. Tracey Tillman and Capt Ward.  Chaplain Dunn, Me, Retired SR Chief Marie Parker Capt Ward. Tracey Tillman (Opnav) NFL Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple.  Pics from today’s program.  Pics from Chania Pier.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my special brother Sean!!  I love you brother!

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Naval Station Rota, Spain – the Gateway to the Mediterranean!

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I have had an excellent time here in NAVSTA Rota!! Thank you to all of you joined me today at the Base Theater for my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.  You were awesome! See pics from today below!   The vision of NAVSTA Rota is to continue to excel as an enduring, strategically-located naval installation, providing operational and logistical support to all tenant commands and transiting warfighters.  NAVSTA Rota also plays a crucial role in supporting our nation’s objectives and defense, providing unmatched logistical support and strategic presence to all of our military services and allies.  

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Above: NAVTSA Rota Aerial pier, NAVSTA Rota emblem, pics from today’s program (program photos courtesy of MC1(SW) Brian Dietrick).  Me with Marie Parker out getting some exercise along the beach. 

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Tinker AFB- America’s Air Force!!

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Thank you to all of you Airmen and civilians at Tinker AFB who came to see my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program at Team Tiker Auditorium and Fannin Hall today.  You guys were awesome!!  Thank you also to the SAPR staff for taking such great care of me while I was here.  You guys rock! Tinker AFB is the host site for the Air Force Sustainment Center. The mission of this center is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to “Generate Airpower for America.” The Center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support.  

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 Above: A few images of Tinker and the Tinker SAPR staff.

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“I Killed”- True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics Featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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Raffle Winners only.  Do not leave a comment on this post.  Leave a comment on the POST matching your Base!

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The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

June 2015

12- Beale AFB- Tylher Coleman and Candace Dugo- prize contact info sent June 15
16- NAS Jacksonville- Emilie Magnon and Obin Robinson- prize contact info sent June 17
18- Naval Station Mayport- Sarah Keeling and Tony Cofer- prize contact info sent June 23
30- Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay- Matt Shields and Ashley McHale- prize contact info sent to Ashley on July 1.  Need email address for Matt please!

July 2015
1- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham- Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon- sent Ryan’s book on July 7.  Sent Josh’s book on July 16. 
22- NCBC Gulfport, MS- Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin- prize contact info sent July 23
27-NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell- prize contact info sent July 28
28- NS Everett, WA- Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong- prize contact info send July 29
29- NS Kitsap Bangor & Bremerton- Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel- prize contact info sent July 30

August 2015
4- Fairchild AFB-Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins- prize contact info sent Aug 5
13- Naval Sub Base New London Groton, CT – Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson- prize contact info texted Aug 14
14- Tinker AFB- Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez-prize contact info texted Aug 15
17- NAS Lemoore- Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel- prize contact info texted Aug 18

September 2015
21- McAlester AAP- Bryan Smith and Carolyn Bennett- prize contact info sent Sept 21
23- Naval Station Norfolk-LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia- prizes sent Sept 25

November 2015
12- NNPTC Charleston- Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz
12- JB Charleston- Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier
19- NAB Coronodo- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka
20- Pt Loma- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen

January 2016
12- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa- Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake- prize contact info sent Jan 13
14- ISA Air Base Bahrain- Aaron Angell and Katie McCalden- prize contact info sent Jan 15
20 & 21- NSA Bahrain- Brian Baldus, Daniel Currier and Isabela Dunklin- – prize contact info sent Jan 27

February 2016
2- NAF- El Centro – Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale- prize contact info sent Feb 3

March 2016
2- US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs- Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz
15- NAWS China LAke- Rodney Lively, Christine Abing AND Nicholas Imperatore
16- NAS Fallon- Joshua Palomares, QM1 Timothy Kid and David Hazenfield
21- Luke AFB- Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez
24- NOLF Imperial Beach-  Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

Contact  Melissa@Comedyisthecure.com  to claim your softback copies of I KILLED !

NOLF Imperial Beach-“The Helicopter Capital of the World”!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade and XXX-XXX-8742!

Round 2 Raffle Book Winners: Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran!!  

Thank you NOLF Imperial Beach for all the love.  You were a small but mighty crowd and I had so much fun with you all!  Imperial Beach is the “most Southwesterly city in the continental US”…Imperial Beach!    NOLF Imperial Beach is a United States Navy facility for helicopters and is known as “The Helicopter Capital of the World”. Thank you to Chief Nicholson and her team for hosting my “Comedy With a Four Star Message” program.

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Above: a couple pics of NOLF Imperial Beach.  Right: Me with my special brother Sean!

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Luke AFB- Training the World’s Greatest F-35 and F-16 Fighter Pilots!!

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“I Killed” raffle book winners: Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez.  Congrats!!

Thank you Airmen and civilians of Luke AFB for the very warm response you gave me!  I felt so loved when you all got on your feet after the presentation.  That’s the highest compliment a speaker can get!   I hope you enjoyed yourselves!!  See pics from the trainings below.   Luke AFB is named for the first aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor- 2nd Lt Frank Luke Jr.  The mission of Luke AFB is to train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission ready warfighters while developing Airmen for America’s Air Force.   Thank you to Evelyn Perez and her team for making it all happen for me to come to Luke and spend the day with you all.  

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Above: some pics of Luke AFB. A couple photos of the Airmen during the trainings and me on stage. 

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