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!

 

 

“Comedy with a Four-Star Message” hits the beautiful island of Guam!!

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I made it! Here I am in Guam: my last stop of my ‘around the globe’ tour.  5 international flights, 4 red-eyes and a long overdue shower have brought 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! 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.  I will be at Naval Base Guam’s Screen Theater at 0800 and Anderson AFB’s Fitness Center at 1400 on Friday May 29.    

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Above: pics of Anderson AFB and 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!

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

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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. 

 

Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan- “Comedy With a Four-Star Message” at Foster Theater- 0800 & 1000 on Tuesday May 26

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I am grateful to be here in Camp Foster, Okinawa for the second Japan stop and start of the third and final week of my overseas May tour.  Camp Foster serves as the headquarters for the Okinawa office of United States Forces Japan.   Thank you for you hosting my “Comedy With A Four-Star Message Tour” and more importantly, thank you for your service.  A special thank you to Chief Rick who always takes such great care of me when I am here and ESPECIALLY for taking several hours of his holiday weekend to get me from OKA airport and make sure I got settled in here on base.  I will be at the Foster Theater on Tuesday, May 26 at 0800 & 1000 hours.  Please come by and say hi.   You will laugh and hopefully take some important messages with you!

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Above: a pic of Camp Foster gate.  Me on stage.  Me and my special brother Sean “touching the gate!”

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Memorial Day- Honoring all who made ultimate sacrifice!

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As I sit here in Okinawa Japan, preparing to present my program tomorrow, I cannot stop and think of all those who gave their lives for the freedom my family, friends and all of us now experience.  Before you light your barbeque or jump in your pool today, take a moment to reflect on these brave men and women, warriors….who laid their lives down selflessly while serving our country.  To the surviving family members, we honor and respect you during this significant day of honor.

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Misawa AB- Comedy “With a Four-Star Message” hits Japan!

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Congrats to Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo: “I Killed” raffle winners!

I am here in Japan with my first stop at Misawa AB!! I want to thank the US NAVY for sponsoring this great opportunity by bringing the tour to men and women of ALL branches!  Misawa is the only combined, joint service installation in the western Pacific. It houses three U.S. military services (Army, Navy and Air Force), as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The base is home to 5,200 US military personnel, as well as 350 US civilian employees and 900 Japanese national employees. Thank you to aRod and Brian for the warm welcome and for taking such great care of me and for FEEDING me after nearly 24 hours of air travel. I am even ok with my billeting quarters saying Ms. McGrenahan!  :)  Thank you to Chief Abbott for lining up all the details prior to my arrival.  Thank you for hosting my “Comedy With A Four-Star Message” tour.  I will be at the Bong Theater at 0800 and 1000 hrs on Friday May 22.  Come say hello!

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Above: A pic of Misawa AB entrance.   Pics from the programs. Me with Capt Henry, XO Schmitt and CMC Snyder.  An honor to be “coined” from Capt Henry!  Me with the sailors afterwards at the meet and greet.  CTF-72 patch from Lt. Bonnie White for Sean.  A pic of aRod!! Me with the staff at lunch.  Me and Master Chief Weathers at the gym.  *High res photos courtesy of US Navy and MCCS(SW/AW/SCW/PJ) Ryan C. Delcore (NAF Misawa Public Affairs Officer).

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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 23

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

PSA Sembawang- Scott Wagner is “I Killed” raffle book winner!!

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What an honor it is to have ‘served those who serve’ here in Singapore.  I had a great time today and thank you for your warm reception and the laughs.  Hopefully you were able to relax, have some laughs and take more than just laughter with you from this training.     Thank you to Chief Pastwick and the OPNAV team for hosting me.   Off to Japan I go!  Please see pics from the trainings below!

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Above: pics from our day out in Singapore: Fashion Week, the hustle and bustle, me Captain Roy Nafarette and George Bradshaw,  Amanda and LA! Me and Captain Murdock, a goofy selfie and some pics from before and after the programs, me and Chief Pastwick. 

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NSA Naples- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- “I Killed” raffle winners!!

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What an amazing time we’ve had in Naples, Italy!  I’m in awe at the beauty and history of this place.   Was able to spend some time on base Thursday, which has made the experience all the more memorable. Naval Support Activity Naples (NSA Naples) is a United States Navy base and is home to US Naval Forces Europe and the US Sixth Fleet.  My hat is off to you amazing Sailors. You are why our Freedom is possible.  Thank you for coming out to the programs at the Base Theater today.  Hopefully you all had some laughs and were given much to think about.   

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   Above: Pictures I took of the city pulse and scenery. Pictures from my time on base (Fleet Master Chief Giordiano and me serving ‘those who serve’) :)  The theater before the first program and a shot of the plane I boarded when departing Naples.  Pics of the me talking to Admiral Scorby after the program, and more. 

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