Ft Jackson hosts- The original Comedy ‘W a Message’ Safety Training Program!

Fort Jackson- Wow, that was some three days!  I had the privilege and honor of entertaining the training 12,000 soldiers and civilians at the incredible Soloman Center!   Sean OBrian, Don, Don, Ron, Rob, Mary and Colonel Sanderson are such wonderful hosts and received incredible support from Drill Sgts, MSgts, Colonels and leaders across the board! You men and women training to defend our nation from harm, gave me chills as I walked out of my billeting and heard your Marching Chants almost one mile away, as thousands of you marched in sync and perfect unison to the venue to see my HAPPY HOUR Safety Training Program.  I was so moved and inspired be each of you, your commitment, your bravery, your raising of your right hand to say “YES, I AM IN to DEFEND FREEDOM”.  I could not have dreamed of a better way to end my 2010 tour, than in front of each of you.  Have a safe and loving holiday, and keep the focus.  HONOR, INTEGRITY, RESPECT!   Hoorah!  Pics from training posting here at 1400 hrs EST today!


My Brother Sean and I! Me doing what I love to do!

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58 Responses to Ft Jackson hosts- The original Comedy ‘W a Message’ Safety Training Program!

  1. esasha LeBlanc

    Great show. Clean. Jokes and very well appreciated. Thank you. DS LeBlanc

  2. Donnel Cabanos

    Thanks for the laugh! You were hilarious!

  3. Lydwina Robinson

    Enjoyed your safety brief with 2/60 Inf Regt give them a shout out. Thank you and God Bless always

  4. Steve Infante

    Great show. I have a red convertible and all the other Drill Sergeants are always giving me crap about it. Nice story. They were all crying. Thanks.

  5. M Turey

    Bernie, you have been blessed with a certain style of humor that works for you and we appreciate your true life experiences. Hopefully some of us will learn from them. It was a pleasure meeting you. You really know how to make a person laugh! We hope to see you at Fort Jackson in the near future. Have a safe and blessed holiday. From your new found friend:)HOOAH!

  6. eric hooker

    Thanks for the great show!!! God bless

  7. Spc Vazquez

    Was good… Thank for the great show

  8. nicole kegebein

    you put on a great act today! thanks for coming to fort jackson! pv2 kegebein

  9. nicole kegebein

    you put on a great act today! thanks for coming to fort jackson! pv2 kegebein

  10. nick long

    Thanks for the show!

  11. chris williamson

    Hey thanks for a great show, thought you were hilarious and it was good haven a laugh in all this crazyness we have goin on here so thanks again

  12. adam sheaffer

    Thanks for the laugh Bernie it was a really good message to

  13. PV2 Vasquez, Jason

    Hey I just want to say I appreciate you coming out and sharing your life experiences with us to help us not make bad decisions. Thanks it means a lot to me.

  14. Jimmie Rodgers

    Thanks for the great show and sharing your life experiences with us.

  15. PVT2 Paul Reeb

    Bernie, thank you for the wonderful show and for sharing your life experiences with us. I hope that the younger soldiers take to heart what you said, and I wish you nothing but the best in your future.


    PVT2 Reeb.

  16. pvt.campos

    Thanks for the show, it was really funny. I hope I get to see another one soon

  17. Paul Buss

    Hey Bernie! Thank you so much for your time. You are very funny and I am glad you have been able to change your life around and come to realize important things in life and are now sharing them with others who are so young and still making big decisions in life. Thanks again!

  18. melanie lewis

    I want (i killed) please deliver it to bravo company 187 ord bn. please and thank you…. no you were funny as hell mr please come to my wededing and tell some jokes while the guests are being seated.

  19. Stephen Harmon

    I had no idea what to expect tonight, but your show was awesome! Thank you for entertaining a soldier.

  20. Adrian Gomez

    Very good performance tonight. Thank you and keep up the great work.

  21. Rob thomas

    Good show!! Thanks

  22. John DeMarco

    Good show. Hope to see you again.

  23. Little Johnny

    Loved the show. I have been sober for 197 days. It has been hard but I am working through it. I hope your show hits home to more than one soldier this Christmas break. Best of luck in your future and thank you for all your support.

  24. Steve

    Ive been in the military for 7 listening to saftey briefs, This is the first time I can say “I wouldnt mind hearing it again”. I was truely inspired, although I dont drink but maybe twice a year if that, I cross my fingers in hopes that it hits home for others.

  25. Nathaniel Garcia

    I have been in the Army 11 years and this has been The best safety brief I have ever attended. That was funny.

  26. Brian Sawyer

    Great show with a strong message! I wish some of my friends and family could have seen it.

  27. Katrina

    You were great today. I got to make sure that I see some more of your things. I really never seen a stand up comedy show and you have made me what to go and see one.

  28. SPC Gerald Eaves

    Loved the show/presentation. I was the guy on Monday who drove the 1996 Grand Am that “needs to lock down my marriage” being that my “hooptie” won’t get me any play… LOL. You really got the point across and made the content not only funny, but touched a lot of people, including myself with your life story. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to come speak to us.

  29. Phil

    Sir, good show! It is good to see that there are people out there that have tragic things happen in their life and can turn around and still have a great outlook, and can turn those tragedies into a clear concise message. PS, please add me to that raffle, I’d like to read some true stroies from some of the people I wish to emulate one day…once I retire.

  30. PFC Anthony McGovern

    Bernie! Great show, really enjoyed it. Needed the break from reality and the laughter, as well as the insight. Greatly appreciate it!!

  31. pvt bandy

    Great show! Although it was unexpected I did enjoy it

  32. OD Fox

    Good show qnd thanks for the laugh you put on for the soldiers and cadre of Fort Jackson. Have a good holiday with family and friends.

  33. James

    Amazing, how you can take opposite ends of the Spectrum, and bring them together with such ease. Your comedy brought discomfort to my stomach muscles, while your story of alcohol and suicide brought pain to my heart. I can personally relate to the later.
    Thanks for the Laughter.

  34. DS Rivera, Mynor

    Hey Mr. Bernie, you gave a safety brief this morning, in which I tought it was great because I could actually relate toyou situation, I had a buddy who killed himself a few years back for those same reasons, and I know how horrible you felt specially when is a loved on, but hey just wanted to asy thanks for stopping by and talking to us and God bless you

  35. Martien Vest

    Hey, I wanted to take a moment to thank you. You had a great performance that really held our attention with all the jokes. Thank you for taking the time to present to us. Sharing your life stories really made me rethink some things.. It most be very rewarding being in a position to have the opportunity of helping so many people. Thank you again for your time, great job!

    PV2 Vest

  36. DS Dooley, Tim

    I was there, lol. Thanks for the laughs…

  37. Felix Khatthaname

    Bernie was amazing! Very funny and insperational.

  38. Nickey Cantrell

    Thank you for coming to Fort JAckson. I am one of the crusty old cadre who has been around long enough to see the negative effects alcohol and drug abuse can cause for the Soldiers and their families. I appreciate you putting the message into a format that can reach the Soldiers so much better than another “death by Power Point” briefing. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful Christmas season.

    Nickey Cantrell
    Sergeqant First Class
    U S Army

  39. Richard McMurray

    Bernie, I loved your show today here at Fort Jackson. I am still laughing. I would love to see another one of your shows. Maybe next time I will be able to take my family. I would love to know if you are going to be in the area again. Maybe if you ever go to Utah or Idaho I will be able to see you there. I am in Utah and Idaho alot since I do have family there. Again, great job.

  40. Doris McLaurin

    I was at the safety briefing that you gave and I really did enjoy it. Keep up the good work and you will continue to be blessed.

  41. Kaye Robbins

    I enjoyed listening to you this morning. Thanks for coming to Fort Jackson!

  42. Natalie Nunez

    I just went to the morning presentation at Ft. Jackson. I just wanted to thank you for the best safety brief that I have ever attended in my 19yrs of service in the Army. I thought your msg was great and I have been going through some tough times of alcohol and drugs with my 16 and 19 year old sons. Comedy, what a perfect way to get a msg through to them. So I took them to the afternoon session. Thanks again.

  43. luke bourne

    Good show can you hook me up with a book

  44. Diana Elvir

    Good show…I like the story about your family at the end…comedy with a message…very different then any of the safety briefings I have ever gotten…I would not mind reading that book though…take care and God bless you.

  45. Elizabeth Thometz

    Thanks for making our safety briefing much more exciting than another power point presentation! Fun times and a good message!

  46. Jennifer Hamm

    wow that was amazing, good show. we needed some of the tension released from all the rush of going home, thanks for loosening us up. and thanks for sharing your story. God bless you in your travels.

  47. SSG Hawley


    Was at your show today and loved it. You have a hell of a story to tell and I think that it is great that you have implemented it into something like this. I think that it is even better that the Army has decided to use something like this for its briefing. You hit the nail on the head today when you said being at a mandatory brief stuff gets old. At least this might actually get through to some of the Soldiers that attend your show. It is a change of pace from the norm. Thank you for your support of our Military and everyone in it.

  48. Palomarez, Carlos

    Thank you, I really enjoyed the laughs we all needed them for the time here at fort Jackson. That was the best saftey brief in my military career and very good lesson thank you again hope you have a safe trip and hope your holidays go very well.

  49. Mark Siecinski

    Was at the later show this afternoon. WOW !!! Great show. I’m a civilian who works for one of the Basic Training units that were there today. I’d like to see a couple of the Drill Sergeants win the raffle for those books. They are some of the hardest working, dedicated soldiers I have ever had the honor of working side-by-side with and they deserve every bit of thanks we can give them. Thank you for your time and God Bless.

  50. Paul Radford

    Wanted to say thank you for making our safety brief entertaining. I also want to say thank you for sharing you personal story with us. I really hope to see one of your shows in person. Thanks!!!

  51. PVT Summerville

    thanks for the show!.. Very touchin life story! Thanks for all the words of wisdom and encouragement. Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

  52. Aaron

    I was at the show and I have to say it was the best safety brief I’ve ever seen! Keep up the good work and the good message!

  53. PFC Griffith

    Thanks for the performance. I was originally not too thrilled about a brief after returning from the field, but your performance is really appreciated. I wish I could get it on cd to listen to another time. Keep it up! Always forward!

  54. PVT Nevison

    Thanks for the show That was by far the best safety breif I have ever been to

  55. PVT Stone

    By far the best comedy brief ever!!!!!!!!!!! I actually paid attention

  56. pvt ruf

    greatest and most effective brief ever

  57. pfc lee


  58. Laura

    That was such a relief when they told us that there would be a comedian at our next safty brief.Thank you for visiting Ft.Jackson!