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 Pearl Harbor Hickam, HI- “Service with Aloha”

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Day #2 of my Hawaii adventure takes me to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  I had a great time with everyone at the Sharkey Theater today!!  JBPHH delivers best-value base operating support to our supported and tenant commands enabling their operational mission success while simultaneously providing the highest quality installation services, facilities support and quality of life programs. Thank you again to Linda Boswell and also to BMC(SW) Neizen M. Pascual for making it possible for me to be here. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.  See pics from today’s programs below (during programs, meet and greet, me with Sailors, me with Chief Pascuale and QM3 Jurado and a pic of the ocean from Sam Choy restaurant.  

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon!!

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Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay)- “Supporting Readiness and Global Projection”

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I’m  excited that my “Comedy With a Four-Star Message” has brought me to beautiful Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay!!!  You guys were AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you to the morning crowd of 200+ Sailors and afternoon crowd of 400+ Marines who attended the programs at the MCBH Theater.  I hope I was able to provide you with some much needed laughter as well as give you something to think about as you head into your Independence day weekend.  Another huge thank you to Linda Boswell, NCC(SW/EXW/AW)Loribelle C. Valdez and NC1 Skeete for giving me the opportunity to be here and taking such great care of me while I was here!!  See the pics from the programs below. Also: CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Matt Shields and Ashley McHale!! See I KILLED raffle post below for instructions to claim your prize.

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“I Killed” TrueRoad 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!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

MAY 2015
12- Naval Station Rota, Spain- Nasy Tun and David Bell – prize contact info sent May 13
15- NSA Naples, Italy- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- prize contact info sent May 19
19- PSA Sembawang, Singapore- Scott Wagner- prize contact info sent May 20
22- Misawa AB, Japan- Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo- prize contact info sent May 
27- US Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan- Karla Thomas and Edward Berg- prize contact info sent May 28
29- Naval Base Guam: Precious Doolin- prize contact info sent May 31
29- Anderson AFB-  Zack Traversie-prize contact info sent May 31

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

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

Naval Station Mayport- Florida Stop #2!!

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“I Killed” raffle book winners: Tony Cofer and Sarah Keeling!  Congratulations!!

Here I am at Naval Station Mayport: my second Jacksonville stop of this tour!  NS Mayport is a major US Navy base  and contains a protected harbor that can accommodate aircraft carrier-size vessels, ship’s intermediate maintenance activity (SIMA) and Admiral David L McDonald Field.  NS Mayport is the third-largest naval surface fleet concentration area in the United States, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,001-foot runway capable of handling most aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory.  Thank you to Marie Parker and the US Fleet Forces / SAPR staff for inviting me back!  I will be at the ATG Auditorium on Thursday, June 18 at 0830 and 1030 hours.  Come by and say hello!   It will be FUN!!

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Above: Naval Station Mayport logo / entrance.  Pics from today’s programs!

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Naval Air Station Jacksonville- “Comedy with a Four-Star Message” is here!

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Congratulations to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Obin Robinson and Emilie Magnon!!! 

It’s wonderful to be back in Florida at Naval Air Station Jacksonville!  Thank you to the 400+ sailors and civilians who came out to Dewey’s today.  You guys were awesome!! Hopefully you had a few laughs and left inspired and motivated to make change.    Thank you to Marie Parker of the US Fleet Forces Command and SAPR staff for hosting my “Comedy with a Four-Star Message” tour.    See pictures from today’s programs below! 

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Above: NAS Jacksonville. Me and My special brother Sean.  Me, live on stage.  Post-show pics! Me and Captain Haley. Me with sailors. Pics of the lake from Clark’s Fish Camp during dinner. 

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Beale AFB- Warrior Airmen, Leading the Way!!

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“I Killed” raffle winners: Tylher Coleman and Candace Dugo- CONGRATS!!

I’m happy to be up here in Northern California at Beale AFB!!  You guys were such an amazing group the last time I was here and I am excited to be be back.  The mission at Beale AFB is to train, deploy and employ our Airmen and assets to deliver globally integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in support of National Objectives. The vision is: Warrior Airmen, Leading the way, who embody Air Force Core Values in all we do !   Thank you to Tamara Togiai, SSgt Brandon and staff for going to such tremendous lengths to bring my “Comedy with a Four Star Message” here and make it all happen within a short matter of three weeks!   It takes a LOT to coordinate an event like this, and your efforts are nothing short of amazing.   I will be at the CAC ballroom this Friday, June 12 0900 & 1300.   Can’t wait to see you all there!
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Above: Post show breakdown crew and captains Anderson and Johnson from safety team. Me and SSgt Brandon (tee) & SSgt Thompson of safety team.  Me and Lt Col Franquemont.  More professional photos of the programs and post show (courtesy of A1C Anthony Adelan of Beale Air Force Base Public Affairs)​. 

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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!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

MAY 2015
12- Naval Station Rota, Spain- Nasy Tun and David Bell – prize contact info sent May 13
15- NSA Naples, Italy- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- prize contact info sent May 19
19- PSA Sembawang, Singapore- Scott Wagner- prize contact info sent May 20
22- Misawa AB, Japan- Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo- prize contact info sent May 
27- US Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan- Karla Thomas and Edward Berg- prize contact info sent May 28
29- Naval Base Guam: Precious Doolin- prize contact info sent May 31
29- Anderson AFB-  Zack Traversie-prize contact info sent May 31

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

“The beautiful island of Guam… Final stop on Around the World’ tour!

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CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners:
     Naval Base Guam: Precious Doolin
     Anderson AFB: Zack Traversie

Guam: my last stop of my ‘around the globe’ tour.  Five international flights, four red-eyes and twenty total flights bring me to this beautiful island.  A HUGE thank you to SMSgt Jason Penny for taking the time (and sacrificing sleep) to get me from GUM airport at 0100 and for going above and beyond to host me while I am here. The Staff of Ben, Christine, Christina, Jesse, Tamara, Bill, Frank, Jesse x 2 were the most gracious I have ever met. The morning program as you can see below, was approximately 800 Sailors and Civilians.  Your laughter at 0800 warmed my heart. You guys were rocking.  The mission here is strong: Naval Base Guam is a strategic U.S. naval base located on Apra Harbor, Guam. It is part of Joint Region Marianas, which is a Navy-controlled installation which was combined with Andersen Air Force Base in 2009.  It was an honor to serve, Those who Serve.  Hats off to OPNAV and Pac Fleet, the hidden diamonds on a mission!    Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.  

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Above: pics US Naval Base Guam.  Me and the family sitting next to me on plan ride here. Mongolian BBQ, a view from my hotel room and the sunset!  Pics from first program. See below for Andersen AFB afternoon program.

Andersen AFB at 1400 was a more intimate group in the Coral Reef gymnasium who showed great heart and grit during the afternoon program.  I appreciate your attendance and support, especially after a work week and a later in the day show. I appreciated your laughter and hope we brought a new take on prevention and awareness trainings!  Thank you to the Warriors who stood strong today and even stayed after the program to hang out and meet my family.  

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“I Killed” True Road Stories from America’s Top Comedians 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!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

MAY 2015
12- Naval Station Rota, Spain- Nasy Tun and David Bell – prize contact info sent May 13
15- NSA Naples, Italy- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- prize contact info sent May 19
19- PSA Sembawang, Singapore- Scott Wagner- prize contact info sent May 20
22- Misawa AB, Japan- Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo- prize contact info sent May 
27- US Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan- Karla Thomas and Edward Berg- prize contact info sent May 28

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

US Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan-My second to last stop on the ‘AROUND THE GLOBE TOUR!

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Congratulations to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Karla Thompson and Edward Berg!!

I am excited to be here in Sasebo! I left Las Vegas May 9th, flew across the US, over the Atlantic Ocean to Rota Spain, Naples Italy, around the globe to Singapore, then Misawa, Okinawa and now Sasebo.  The response from you 400-500 Sailors, Marines and civilians was worth every second and mile invested. I cannot thank you enough for your laughs and your focus when the time came to reflect.  I leave Sasebo a better person than when I arrived.  Thank you Capt Ovios, CMC Stone and FC1 Johnson for attending and supporting the training. OPNAV and Pac Fleet for their support!  It was an honor to serve, “Those Who Serve”!  Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally. 

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Above: pics of US Fleet Activities Sasebo and me, live at todays’ programs! 

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo played a vital logistics role in 1990-91 during Operation Desert Shield/Storm by serving as a supply point for ordinance and fuel for ships and Marines operating in the Persian Gulf theater. Today, as throughout its history, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo stands ready to support Seventh Fleet units as they continue to ensure peace and security in the Pacific region. 

 

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