About Comedy is the Cure

Posted on by Bernie in News | Comments Off

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!

 

 

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

Posted on by Bernie in News | Leave a comment

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

  I Killed Pensacola4 Belvoir3

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
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

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

NAS Lemoore- the Navy’s newest & largest Master Jet Base! Show raffle winners below!!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 1 Comment

Congrats to show raffle winners: Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel!!!  I had such a great morning with all of you at NAS Lemoore!! I hope I brought a little extra fun to your Monday morning and left you feeling good about this different form of “training”. NAS Lemoore’s primary mission is to support the U.S. Pacific Fleet and its mission to train, man, and equip West Coast Fighter Squadrons so they may be ready to do the nation’s business anywhere in the world.  NAS Lemoore averages approximately 210,000 flight operations annually making it one of the Navy’s busiest airfields.  It is also the Navy’s newest and largest Master Jet Base.  Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, along with its associated squadrons, is home ported here.  Thank you to CMC Cahill and LCDR Bowens for all of your help and for hosting me and my “Comedy With A Four-Star” message program. 

NAS Lemoore 080630-F-1689G-020 141026-N-UH865-054 Sean Horse 

Scott, you are missed brother

Scott, you are missed brother

Above: a couple photos of NAS Lemoore.  Right: me on stage , my special brother Sean with my friend’s horse and my brother Scott.

Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

Tinker AFB- “Comedy With a Four-Star Message” ! SHOW RAFFLE WINNERS BELOW!!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 1 Comment

Duncan navyTinker 0800 crowd 

Congratulations to Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez! I had a great time yesterday meeting many of you in the Auditorium.  Thank you for coming so early to the trainings, and giving your support, when so much is asked of you already.  CMC Nuesome and CMC Bottums – thank you for the intros!  Tinker AFB is home to major Department of Defense, Air Force and Navy units with national defense missions.  Tinker AFB is also the host site for the Air Force Sustainment Center, whose mission 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. 

Tinker AFB 3 Tinker AFB NAVSTA Norfolk 6 

Above: An E-3 Sentry AWACS at Tinker flies a mission. Right: me, being silly on stage!

 Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

 

Naval Submarine Base New London- Check out this video! SHOW RAFFLE WINNERS POSTED!!!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 6 Comments

 Congratulations to Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson!!!!   You are the winners of the comedy book: “I Killed” True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians.  Thank you to all who participated in the show raffle. Check out this video of one of the greatest experiences I have ever witnessed- A tribute from America’s great Sub-School Students reciting the Sailors Creed after the show. Click the following link:
Tinker Video Sailors Creed 

It was so awesome to be back to Naval Submarine Base New London.   You guys were AWESOME!  One of the highlights of my life, getting to perform and present to some of our smartest and bravest sub school students! Your response still rings in my head.   Described as the Navy’s “first and finest submarine base”, the base ensures and enhances national security by providing the facilities, delivering the services, and creating the environment for the Fleet, Fighter, and Family to: deploy combat-ready submarines and their crews and train professional submariners. Once again, hats off to USFF for making this all possible!

Groton 1  Groton 2 Bernie and Sean gate

Above: the Naval Subase New London Logo and a picture of a submarine.  Right, me and my special brother, my HERO, Sean. 

Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

Fairchild AFB- Supporting America’s war fighter with global reach & agile combat support!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 30 Comments

It was wonderful to spend the morning with all you Airmen, staff and civilians at Fairchild AFB.  Both crowds were awesome today in the theater!!  Thank you for the laughs and hopefully you left today having enjoyed a ‘different’ form of training;)  Fairchild is home to a wide variety of units and missions. Most prominent is its air refueling mission, with two wings, one active, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, and one Air National Guard, the 141st ARW.  Fairchild’s mission is to support America’s war fighter with global reach & agile combat support.  Thank you to the SAPR staff for bringing me here to deliver my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program! See pics from today’s programs below! 

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins!!

Fairchild AFB 1 Fairchild AFB 2  Fairchild AFB postshow 2

Fairchild AFB postshow 3 Fairchild AFB VAda Martinez Fairchild Airman Washington victim advocate

Above: a couple pics of Fairchild AFB.  A couple pics of the post-program meet and greet with the Airmen.  Me and Vada Martinez and me and TSgt Washington. 

Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

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

Posted on by Bernie in News | 1 Comment

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

  I Killed Pensacola4 Belvoir3

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
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

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

Naval Base Kitsap- Bangor / Bremerton- “Comedy with a Four Star Message” is here!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 30 Comments

It was a pleasure to deliver the trainings today at Bangor and Bremerton.  Thank you for making me feel so welcome and for all of the laughs. Hopefully you had a good time and enjoyed a different form of training!   Naval Base Kitsap is a US Navy base that was created in 2004 by merging the former Naval Station Bremerton with Naval Submarine Base Bangor. The Mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as the home base for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and to provide base operating services, including support for both surface ships and Fleet Ballistic Missile and other nuclear submarines having their home ports at Bremerton and Bangor. Thank you to OPNAV, Eddie Thomas, Linda Boswell and Chief Miller for inviting me and always taking such great care of me.  See pics from today below! 

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle winners: Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel!!

Naval BAse Kitsap 2  NB Kitsap  Kitsap during show Kitsap postshow  

Margarita Pizza Pallino Pizza  Seattle City Line  Century Link Stadium Seattle

Mt Rainier Seattle

 Above: pics of Naval Base Kitsap.  Pics of the sailors during and after the programs today. One of Top 5 pizzas in the country- Pallino! Located in Seattle SeaTac airport A Concourse.  A pic I took of the Seattle City line on my way back to the airport.  Century Link stadium and a pic of Mt Rainier from the plane!

Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

 

 

 

Naval Station Everett, WA- always at the ready to support US Navy and Coast Guard!!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 10 Comments

Here I am in beautiful Naval Station Everett on the second of my three stops in my Washington State tour for OPNAV.  NS Everett’s mission is to enhance our Nation’s ability to accomplish strategic objectives, by providing superior shore station support to United States Naval and Coast Guard forces, while ensuring readiness and quality of life for Sailors, Civilians and their Families. Thank you to OPNAV, Eddie Thomas, Linda Boswell, CSC Dela Cruz, CSC Tran and HM2 Savage for all your efforts to bring me here and take such great care of me.  I will be delivering my “Comedy With a Four Star Message” at the William Moore auditorium (bldg 2000, 1st deck) on Tuesday July 28 at 0800 and 1000 hrs.  See you there!

CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong!!

NS Everett 1  NS Everett 2  Beale AFB 6

 Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally. 

 

NAS Whidbey Island- stepping boldly into the future as the premier Naval Air Station!!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 13 Comments

It’s amazing to be back up here in Washington State at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.  It’s good for my soul to be around the beauty, fresh air and tranquility of this place!   NAS Whidbey Island is the sole naval aviation support in the Pacific Northwest, providing the highest quality facilities, services and products to the naval aviation community and all organizations utilizing the base.  Thank you to OPNAV for inviting me back here to deliver some laughs and an important message that I hope you will carry with you into the future. CDR Moss, you were extremely hospitable today by sharing your time and efforts to provide such a great tour! I am going to figure out why you were cropped from the pic when we uploaded!  IT is a tech glitch!  Bear with me!! :) Chief Bench, top shelf leadership and participation!  Go NAVY! 

CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell!! 

  NAS Whidbey Island 2   Whidbey postshow 1 Whidbey Chief Bench Whidbey post show 2

      Whidbey SafeCo field Seattle Mariners  Whidbey Commander Moss and Capt Spradlin  NAS Whidbey Island 1   Whidbey drive into

Above: pics from today’s programs.  My drive into NAS Whidbey, Me and Chief Bench, Me and Commander Moss, Capt Spradlin. CMC Nuanez.  Show pics of me and the sailors.  A pic of SafeCo Stadium- home of the Seattle Mariners and KING FELIX!   PS….if you were cropped from a pic, we did not crop you. It is a tech glitch we are working on!  Hang tight till we fix, and come back and check yourself out! 

Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

 

NCBC Gulfport- Comedy with a “Four-Star Message” is back!

Posted on by Bernie in News | 24 Comments

It was wonderful to be back here at NCBC Gulfport!!  You were such an amazing audience and packed the house!! Thank you for coming out this afternoon.  Hopefully you had a few laughs and enjoyed a ‘different’ kind of training today.    Thank you to Marie Parker and the US Fleet Forces for inviting me to deliver solid trainings to all you men and women in uniform and also civilians.  You are what makes our freedom possible.  Please see pics from today’s programs’ below (photos courtesy of Retired Sr Chief Marie Parker)!

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin!!

NCBC Gulfport 1 NCBC Gulfport 2  Gulfport 1 Gulfport 4  

Gulfport midshow  Gulfport meet and greet 1 Gulfport meet and greet 4 Gulfport postshow 3

 Leave a comment here for show raffle. Personal messages to Bernie – click CONTACT and I will write you back personally.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 31 32   Next »