Ft Knox- Congrats to Robert Walker and Adam McKinney- “I Killed” raffle book winners!!!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back here at Ft Knox!!  Fort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky south of Louisville. The 109,000 acre base currently holds the Army Human Resources Command, United States Army Cadet Command and the United States Army Accessions Command.  Thank you for inviting me back and for hosting my “Happy Hour” tour.   And even more importantly, thank you for your service to our country. I will be at the Waybur Theater at 1000 and 1330 on Wednesday May 14 and Thursday May 15.   Please come by, say hello and have a few laughs!!

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Above: a couple photos of Ft Knox and fun photos from the training days!

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75 Responses to Ft Knox- Congrats to Robert Walker and Adam McKinney- “I Killed” raffle book winners!!!

  1. Abigail Strain

    Bernie, you made me laugh and you made me cry, but what you did that touched me the most was how you drew me in to your personal world and shared your heartrending story of hope. I pray our Soldiers “heard” this wonderful message of hope and change. God bless you!!!!!!

  2. Mike Bouchard

    Bernie, you made us all laugh and made some of us even cry. You have a powerful personal message of the handicap of addiction; that you have found a way to share with others through comedy in hopes to make an impact. Keep up the tremondous work you do..it can and does make a difference in many lives. I pray our Soldiers and Civilians “heard” and realize your message of “hope”.

  3. Dale Davis

    Thank you for your message and support to the Soldiers and Civilians here at Fort Knox.

  4. Mabel Allen

    Great show; if you preach to people they will tune you out, your approach is exceptional. The style you have is entertaining with laughter and some sadness. Everyone there should have gained something positive. Keep up the good work!

  5. Tammy Wise

    Bernie, It was a privilege to watch you this morning. I laughed, I cried and I thoroughly enjoyed your show this morning. I could relate to so much of what you shared. Your stories gave me insight on dealing with similiar situations in my life. Continue what you are doing. Im sure it is touching so many poeple out there. Thank you!

  6. Clint Sheehy

    You killed today!! Excellant message and show! Thanks for all you do.

  7. Kathy Binns

    Bernie, Thanks for making military bases one of your primary platforms–that’s so meaningful to me. I so enjoyed your so this morning! It didn’t seem like training at all! Like everyone else, I laughed and cried, and I was touched by how human and open you were, how willing you were to share your story to reach even one person who struggles with addiction.

  8. Adam Thomas

    Great show Bernie. Thanks for what you do and congratulations on sticking to it for over 20 years.

  9. Samuel Dones

    Bernie what a message that brought tears and also lots of laughed my butt off.Thanks for what you do from Ft. Knox we love you!!!

  10. Brad Luebbert

    loved the show Bernie. thanks for sharing.

  11. Lawanna Smith

    Thank you. You made me laugh out loud and cry; some stories are just a touch away. Do not stop the show!!!

  12. Roger

    Bernie Loved the show. Your message was very touching and real. Keep up the good works. Thanks!

  13. Angelica Charlton

    when I tell people that I am an only child they say, oh you are so lucky, I bet you got everything you wanted. Not true and not true. The thing I wanted the most growing up, was a sibling. I can only imagine what it feels like losing a sister or brother. I Love how you are about your “Gentle Giant” brother. Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. Terry G

    Great way to spend 2 hours of my work day. Enjoyed every minute of the show.

  15. Patrick Campbell

    Bernie, a heartfelt THANK YOU for the message your convey. Your comedic approach to a serious issue is refreshing.

  16. Troy B Bowers

    Great Show, Powerful message. Enjoyed the show, made me laugh. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Will Hallstead

    AWESOME show, the best military training event i’ve been to in 23 years of service!

  18. Jordan

    Great show Bernie aka the Bronx Tim Curry look alike. Enjoyed it thank you for coming!

  19. Tessa Hayford

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! Such a great presentation! I’m truly appreciative abd even had tears in my eyes.

    God Bless,
    SPC Hayford, Tessa

  20. Travis

    Great show Bernie! Awesome message, thanks for coming.

  21. Amechia Cooley

    I truly enjoyed the show today! You captured my attention immediately with your humor. You are hilarious and did an outstanding job using comedy to send us a powerful message about the downside of alcohol abuse.

  22. Thomas Lipscomb

    Thank you for the best ASAP class/comedy show. It really hits home. Thank you for sharing your personal story.

  23. Charles Plummer

    Bernie, you’ve got one POWERFUL testimony! Thank you for sharing a more personal, vulnerable side of your life with us. You certainly impacted many lives today with your presentation, and I want to thank you for your time and efforts at Fort Knox today. By far the most impressionably ascetic, yet enjoyable Army training I have received during my time in service. God bless you.

  24. Chaka

    I love comedy! I saw a free show and was affected differently than any other comedy show I’ve ever seen before. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to hear you and leave with a lesson.

  25. Jonathon Speier

    Great Show, Enjoyed it

  26. Angela Steinhoff

    Thanks so much for coming out. The show was fantastic and I really enjoyed hearing about your experiences. Thanks again!

  27. Joe Wackowski

    Great show today

  28. Austin Ballard

    Really appreciate you coming out and giving us a strong inspiring story today.

  29. Chris de la Rosa

    Attended your program at Fort Knox on 15 May 2014 and truly enjoyed it. Have to admit, your personal story was emotionally moving. As a man in his mid-50s, I didn’t know if it was the impact of the story on my soul opening the flood gate of tears or just being in my 50s…battling the rise in estrogen levels. Awesome show!!!

  30. Gary Hughes

    Good job Good message. Keep up the good work. Thank you for your support.

  31. Reuben

    Better then power point maybe the army is learning that reality and true heart felt concern will turn the tied touch and I am sure your helping soldiers and saving life’s with your message with a few laugh along the way

  32. Adam McKinney

    Very entertaining and inspiring. Best Army training I’ve received in 23+ years of service as a Soldier and Army Civilian!

  33. Chrissy

    Your show was phenominal. You are an inspiration. Tell your baby brother Fort Knox says Hello!

  34. Bradford Buring

    Bernie, Great show! The bit about ugly people sewing their parents like fat people sewing McDonalds was great! Keep up the great work spreading the message about substance abuse while still making people laugh. People don’t remember “boring training”, but they will remember training thats entertaining! God Bless!!!

  35. Richard Petty

    Thank you for taking the time to come to speak with us. I took away a greater appreciation of life itself. Thank you for sharing so many personal experiences and it is apparent that those experiences really changed you for the better. Often times people cannot get past the pain and see the good amidst the trails that provide opportunities to become better. Again, thank you for seizing those opportunities.

  36. John Sealy


    Great method of getting across to people who are mostly tired of the typical, boring PowerPoint presentations. The best way to learn is while having fun, and you’re giving people a means of doing both. Thanks for the show, the message, and thanks for your support!

  37. Mort Golightly

    Bernie thank you for your story. as i looked around it seemed as though it might have reached some people that have been denying their problem. this was definitely a welcome change from the normal death by power point. tell your brother Sean that he can come be my soldier any time!

  38. Brandon Roberts

    Thanks Bernie this was my second time see you the first was in ft Lee a couple years great both times

  39. Rita Schutt

    What a great ASAP class!!! I was expecting some so, so comedy, but was I in for a surprise. You really know how to get people to take a deep look into themselves and perhaps see something within that we never even realized was there. So emotional yet so funny-who would have thought the two could be combined.

  40. Seth Rockenfelder

    Thanks for your time!

  41. alisha matthews

    Thanks for the laughs… I appreciate what you do for is soldiers. I enjoyed you at fort Knox this morning!

  42. SPC Hainsworth

    Just wanted to say great show and I was still board. You are funny. I wish I was funny as you. Wish I could meet Sean… And thanks for the heart felt message.

    • SPC Hainsworth

      Yeah I know I miss spelled bored. Ok… April fools………,again

  43. Mark Byrum

    I enjoyed the show and the message, Bernie today (15 May). This morning’s presentation (even though there were no powerpoints, was time well-spent. My daughter took her life with a handgun 4 years ago. Your message about Scott hits home – and it should. The “bullet” travels far and affects many. Keep at it – I believe you are making a difference in people’s lives.

  44. James Apedaile

    Enjoyed your show. Thanks for sharing your story. You had me laughing, but you also made me cry. Thanks for taking a negative in your life and making it into a positive.

  45. Adam O'Bryan

    Thought the show was great. Much better than death by power point. Drugs and Alcohol touch everyone is some way, many people just don’t want to face the truth. Thanks

  46. Sabrina Smith

    I very much enjoyed the show you gave to us here at Fort Knox. It made me laughs and smile many many times (and a tear or two)! I also take dear the wonderful message you gave. Thank you so much for coming here and sharing not only your story but your heart. It is very much appreciated!

  47. Brad Ferrell

    Bernie Loved the show you are also a hero it takes alot to tell your story infront of people you dont know

  48. Charles

    I don’t have fun a Bernie Mac Show, but when I do it’s mandatory!

    Awesome show…but more importantly, a great message. Your story was powerful, relevant, and extremely helpful to all, not just Soldiers. A must see and thank you.

  49. Jeff

    Great show – thank you for sharing your story of healing! God bless! I have been sober for 14 years now too!!

  50. Katara Trammel

    Great show. Thanks for coming out to show your support and share your message!

  51. Gavin LaPaille

    Nice show on Fort Knox!

  52. Deanna Egan

    Great Message today. You not only made me laugh you made me take notice. Thank you for what you do.

  53. Michael Shaneyfelt

    Great message. Stop by again some time!

  54. Gerald L Williams, Sr


    This is my 2nd time hearing your story through comedy, first time was at Ft Leonard Wood, MO and this time at Ft Knox, KY and it’s still a great and powerful message. I greatly appreciate you for having the courage to share your story with the men and women of the armed forces, especially at this day and time when we have so many of our Soldiers committing suicide or as you say medicating with alcohol. Thank you again for what you do.

    Gerald L Williams, Sr.

  55. Tom Powers

    Enjoyed your show you killed today. Let’s hope your message saves a number of people that are walking on the tracks. oh I was the one asleep in the 10th row. god bless

  56. Maureen Rose

    Good job! I think your style is far more likely to reach Soldiers and hopefully flip the switch for those who having similar problems. Hope I didn’t distract you or audience with the camera.

  57. Cynthia Ballinger


    I was at your Fort Knox show a fourth time in two years. I always love hearing how you support us. Thanks for always being there and giving your message. P.S. I will be looking for your book. God Bless you and your family.

  58. Linda

    Great show Bernie! This is the 2nd time i’ve seen you at Ft Knox and again i laughed alot and had a few tears. I think it’s awesome what you do, people can relate and get more out of personal stories. Keep it up, you are making a difference. Thanks!

  59. Julie Osborn

    Bernie- thanks for all that you do!
    You definatly reached out and touched many of us. You gave us hope and inspiration to believe that we can one day make it to the other side!

  60. April Golden

    Thank you for sharing your message with me and my soldiers! 🙂

  61. Rodriguez , Salma

    This is by far the best training ever. It was funny and “most important” very effective! I’m so sorry about your family lost but we appreciate you sharing with us! You are a great example of resilency… Which is what the army is trying to teach to all!
    Take care Mr Bernie …. Buddy!
    Come back to teach Us!

  62. Ronda Rosenfeld

    Enjoyed your show a lot!! Thank you for sharing your story. You rock!!

  63. Robert Walker

    From one New Yorker to another, you have a special talent. Thank you for sharing your story with the Fort Knox community.

  64. David Manthey

    Great Show today. Thoroughly enjoyed

  65. Doneria Tinsley

    Best training in along time!! You had me laughing. In my opinion the way that you decided to deliver your message of your experiences will help many people in the long run. Again, thanks for taking the time to share your story!!!!!

  66. Michelle Watson

    Bernie!!! Awesome show! Comedy is the cure for sure. Your story is captivating and engaging. I pray you continue to be blessed on this journey!!

  67. DJ McMann

    Great show it was the best training I had to do and like to say thank you for taking time out of your day to do the show and deliver the message that everyone needs to hear.

  68. Cassie

    Awesome show and wonderful message. Thank you.

  69. Kristi Valrie

    Awesome show. Thank you for allowing God to use you to help others. You made me laugh, cry and laugh again. I pray that you take this message not only to the military, but to the school systems as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

  70. Chuck Hibbs

    I want to say thank you for not only making us laugh today at your show, but, for pouring out your heart and sharing your
    personal story of pain and struggle. I thank you for sharing your time with the Military around the globe & we are all thankful that you have overcome your demons and are a better man, brother, son, father and husband for it! Hope to see you again next year!!

  71. Derek

    Can i have the book? And whats you email?

  72. Amber Hall

    EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE!! How refreshing it was to receive training in a new platform. You are very skilled at combining humor with real-time messages. I’m so sorry for your loss. And yet thankful I am able to glean from your past experiences.
    Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to speak at Fort Knox.

  73. Brandi

    Best training I’ve been to in 17 years! Make sure to tell your brother Sean that he is more popular than he can ever imagine! Bless you and thanks for sharing your story.

  74. Kolton Price

    Hey Bernie thank you for coming and telling us about your life stories,my family has had a lot of alcohol abuse problems and deaths from it..it meant a lot to me,hearing you talk about your past.