7,000 Post-Training Comments

GTMO- July 25, 2009

July 26th, 2009 at 19:59 | #1

Bernie, thanks for visiting us here in GTMO! I thought the mixture of comedy with a message was great. Keep up the good work!

July 27th, 2009 at 13:40 | #2

Great show. Probably the best training on these subjects in my 18 year career. thanks again.

July 27th, 2009 at 13:45 | #3

Thanks for coming to GTMO!

July 27th, 2009 at 13:59 | #4

Hey Bernie!
Thanks for taking the time to stop down here in GTMO.
We really appreciated you coming down and giving us training in a whole new experience.

You’re awesome man, good luck in the future!

July 27th, 2009 at 15:35 | #5

Bernie,

Great show. It’s a great way to make training entertaing. Thanks for the laughs.

David Toby

July 27th, 2009 at 17:23 | #6

Awsome show! Truely touching and motivating. I was really surprised and touched by the story of your brothers and it really made me appreciate my siblings and familiy. It was a great show. Super hilarious and a definate must see. I saw it twice and it was great. Thanks and keep strong.

July 27th, 2009 at 18:20 | #7

Hey Bernie. Thank you for you show. It was a very enjoyable learning experience. And your stories opened the eyes of many people. Thank you also for signing my book. Thank you once again Bernie. The stories were cool. Thank you once again.

July 27th, 2009 at 20:04 | #8

thank you so much for coming out here. it was a great show and a vary moving message.

July 28th, 2009 at 07:20 | #9

I really enjoyed your show. It is important for soldiers to get a different and fresh look at a topic that is very important, but often is relegated to a “check the box” requirement. Thank you for your service to our Country!

July 28th, 2009 at 07:42 | #10

Hey good show, and im not just sayin that.(Pick Me)

July 28th, 2009 at 13:30 | #11

Bernie,

Thank you for coming to train us. Your show was great. I was overwhelmed with laughter and at the same time praise you for your courage and how you have over come such hardship. Thank you again and god bless.

July 28th, 2009 at 14:17 | #12

Bernie,

I wouldn’t think for a minute that a comedy show would actually serve as a training tool for us in the military. Oh my God, was I wrong!!! Bernie delivered an outstanding performance with a clear message that touched majority of our hearts. It was a performance that I would be more than happy to pay for. There was not even one Soldier, Airmen, Sailor or Marine that didn’t came out of the Club saying nothing but great things about the show and the sensitive message delivered across the crowd. Bernie, it was a great honor and pleasure to have you performing for us. God bless you and keep you healthy to keep making us laugh. Thanks again!

MSG Chow

July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 | #13

Bernie!

That was a great show! I am glad I went. It was entertaining, and of course winning the lottery ticket stuff was good too… but mostly, you carried a great message to the military community here in Cuba. Thank you!

Also, you need to post those pics you took of all us together (one with the Chargers hat, one with the NAVY hat, and the other guy… hahaha ~ I think that other guy was you!)

Again, it was great! It’ll be good if you can come back!

July 29th, 2009 at 12:04 | #14

Hey! Great show. I really appreciated the effort it took for you to get over here to visit and your show really was a breath of fresh air. I look forward to seeing you on programs and shows in the near future.

August 13th, 2009 at 14:45 | #15

Great Show!!! Great Message!!

Barksdale AFB- July 31, 2009

July 31st, 2009 at 09:35 | #1

Loved the show bernie

July 31st, 2009 at 09:46 | #2

it was very refreshing to have you give an interesting briefing on what is normally a boring topic

July 31st, 2009 at 10:24 | #3

thank you for the great performance best briefing ive ever been to ……will look for your stand in the future

July 31st, 2009 at 11:07 | #4

Hey! I thought the show was great! It was mandatory for me but I’m glad I went. Only wish my friend had a chance to see it, he got himself a DWI hours before your show. Praying for him and thank you for your amazing humor and stories.

July 31st, 2009 at 15:14 | #5

Good show.

July 31st, 2009 at 15:30 | #6

Really awesome show Bernie. I’m really sorry about your loss, but the loss of your brother has saved many lives in the long run because of your comedy

Thank you,
Dillon

July 31st, 2009 at 15:44 | #7

This is the second time I have been forced to go to a briefing and it hasn’t sucked. The only other time was two years ago at pope and just so you know the cd is still in my cd player in the car. Keep up the good work and the awesome message! Thanks!

July 31st, 2009 at 16:29 | #8

Love the show was funny as hell, it reminded me of the path i was going before I joined the air force.

July 31st, 2009 at 21:21 | #9

Good show man that shit was fun and so true lol hope you come back next year

August 1st, 2009 at 00:37 | #10

I love the show Bernie. I laugh so hard it made my day. Keep up the good work.

August 1st, 2009 at 10:43 | #11

Best awareness training I have seen in seven years. Exteremly funny and very informative. Bernie is the greatest. Can’t wait till I am do this training again.

August 1st, 2009 at 13:06 | #12

The unique perspective you have on life and you comedic style make for a great platform to talk about the tough issues that military members face today. Thanks for breaking from the traditional “briefing” style and genuinely involving the audience to get you message across.

August 10th, 2009 at 10:37 | #13

Horray for manditory comedy!

August 12th, 2009 at 10:15 | #14

Man, you’re show was awesome, the comedy was great and the message you sent inspired many including myself. ive had a family member that was in the rough with alcohol and drugs. Your message provided hope that things in my life and families life would be better. Thank you for the outstanding show. God Bless Bro!

August 12th, 2009 at 10:16 | #15

Hey man thanks for the laughs. I really liked how I could relate to alot of the stories you told, or knew someone who could relate to them. Very funny stuff. I hope to see you again next year sometime, it was an awsome act!

August 12th, 2009 at 10:16 | #16

You did an excellent job today! I laughed the whole time, I was really impressed with your comedian abilities! It made the rest of my day good!

Schweinfurt Germany- June 25, 2009

June 26th, 2009 at 05:44 | #1

thanks for the show it was great made alot of ppl laugh XD

June 26th, 2009 at 08:44 | #2

Bernie! I saw you again today. We met when you were here the first time, I was the lady with the other Fiat, (that peace of junk ) This is the best Drug & Alcohol Training I have seen. Thank you for coming to Schweinfurt. You are great!

June 26th, 2009 at 08:44 | #3

Great Show – even for the girls I really had lots of fun. Oh BTW,
thanks for the hint with the “garden” – we wouldn’t have know that without you ) OMG!!!
Well, thank’s for making this event so much fun – I almost fell off the chair.
Hope to see you again one day!

June 26th, 2009 at 08:54 | #4

Hey, thanks for commin to and makin everyone laugh. good show =]

June 26th, 2009 at 11:29 | #5

It was an amazing show.
It was really funny, and it was very moving.

June 26th, 2009 at 20:59 | #6

aye im only 14 and i sitll got da jokes its was sad about your brother buh congrats on the drinkinproblemes

June 27th, 2009 at 01:52 | #7

Hey great show I appreciate it good message with lots of laughs thanks hope to see you again

 

Bamberg Germany- June 23, 2009

June 25th, 2009 at 04:33 | #1

Bernie, Great show,it was a blast. Very inspirational piece that can be used by other soldiers who saw the show. A great tool our Armed Forces need to keep soldiers on track. Thanks a lot for your time.
Michael Rider

June 25th, 2009 at 04:38 | #2

I enjoyed the show this morning you are a great speaker. I really liked your life story that you told. It really inspired me. I hope to see more of your act again! Thanks for coming out and speaking with us!!

June 25th, 2009 at 04:40 | #3

Thanks for coming to Bamberg Bernie, I really enjoyed the show. At first I thought it was going to suck because it was forced upon me to show up, but after the first minute in to the show I was glad I showed up. After the show ended, I wanted to come up and say thanks for coming and that I enjoyed the show, but I did not want to come off as some guy that was on your nuts and too cheap to buy your book. Your message was quite clear and to me you where funny as hell. You did kill. Again Thanks.

June 25th, 2009 at 04:52 | #4

Thanks for the show. It was funny and touching, I wish there were more shows like yours for the military, because you are right the slide shows suck. Good luck with your future shows

June 25th, 2009 at 04:54 | #5

I loved your show. I reciently quit drinking, I was simply losing control. My family life was falling apart so I decided for a change I have not drank since the new year and I am looking forward to a life of sobriety. That is the one of the reasons why I enjoyed your show so much. You have inspired me to keep up not drinking. Thank you.
Sgt Laffrey
CMR 459 box 25805
apo ae 09139

June 25th, 2009 at 04:58 | #6

Hey Bernie,
your show sucked. Just kidding. Thanks for the entertainment. People like yourself makes me glad that I joined the military. Your message for the troops will definitely have a impact on they way they think. Once again thanks for your time and I really enjoyed the show.

John David
A Btry 4/319th AFAR

June 25th, 2009 at 05:43 | #7

Your show was very entertaining. I couldn’t stop laughing from your little jokes. It’s nice to see when someone can agree that they messed up somewhere in their life with alcohol and drugs. Most people can not admit it. Thats why I only have my occasional drink. Which is not much at all. So, thanks for the show and have a great life with your sobriety and take care of your brother since family ALWAYS comes first.

John Fair
A Btry 4-319th AFAR

June 25th, 2009 at 05:53 | #8

GREAT JOB!!!

June 25th, 2009 at 08:27 | #9

like your show hope u come back to bamberg

June 25th, 2009 at 08:35 | #10

I just left from the Happy Hour Comedy Tour and in my opinion, it wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be someone standing there talking and put me to sleep. But he kept the audience entertained with his comedy and bought out and inspirational message. Don’t let alcohol and drugs take over your life and if you need help, there are too many resources and agencies that can help. I really enjoyed the show…lol

June 25th, 2009 at 09:09 | #11

Great show!!!

June 25th, 2009 at 09:10 | #12

Thanks for the show, I really enjoyed it. People like you make my job even better.

June 25th, 2009 at 09:24 | #13

Bernie, thanks for coming out and bringing us all the laughter!it was really good and we needed it! i hope you can come out again sometime soon

June 25th, 2009 at 09:39 | #14

Bernie,
Your show was amazing. I was able to relate so much to your message. I also heavily abused alcohol at a young age. Two DUI’s later and couple trips to court made me realize that I needed help. I joined a church sponsored AA support group and went completely dry at 21. I have been alcohol free for 12 years and still going strong. Thanx so much for your message. Keep it going.

SSG Habich
G Battery 4/319TH

June 25th, 2009 at 09:47 | #15

Bernie.. Bernie.. BERNIE!
That was a great performance with a twist of a lesson. Every soldier, airman, sailor and marine needs a good laugh to relieve them off some stress. I just can’t keep myself from laughing. Lessons can be learned from your performance. Now keep on performing and give me a copy of your book with your signature in it! HAHAHAHA! Now that’s a joke. Thanks again and good luck.

June 25th, 2009 at 10:41 | #16

Thanks for the show. Good going with Leno! That’s a big achievment.

June 25th, 2009 at 11:50 | #17

Bernie thanks for the laughs. With all the problems soldiers have with redeployment’s Alcohol related have been at the top. Hopefully soldiers where paying attention.

June 25th, 2009 at 12:00 | #18

Bernie,
Today was the second time I’ve seen your show and you had me laughing out loud again. I especially like your story about your brother Sean. Keep supporting the troops!!! Any friend of a Soldier is a friend of mine. Love ya man!

June 25th, 2009 at 12:27 | #19

Hello Bernie,

Thank you for coming to Bamberg and teaching us your story. I was very entertained listening and can relate to many of the situations. Please continue to inspire and help our troops. Enjoy your time in Germany and beyond.

June 25th, 2009 at 12:43 | #20

Your presentation was great!!!! I was like OMG….not another class @ the Mohawk Theater. And I had just eaten a big lunch @ the Dining Facility. But today’s training was “off-the-hook”; it really didn’t matter that it was 2:00pm. I like that you can make light of a serious subject like alcohol and drugs. Thanks for thinking and supporting the TROOPS. ***BTW, I agree that BAMBERG is the cleaniest installation in Germany**** Photo of you and Sean is HOT!!!

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June 25th, 2009 at 13:22 | #21

Hey bro,
thanks for the show, your great!
like i said at the show thanks for sharing your experience and you really motivated me in my journey to stop drinking. Good luck out there and i hope you go to the top man. Maybe you and some other comedians can visit us down range! hint hint! lol take care

June 25th, 2009 at 13:37 | #22

hey bernie thanks for making me laugh so hard today i havent laughed that hard since i saw dane cook live

June 25th, 2009 at 13:46 | #23

yes you spelled it right and thank you my husband is currently at bamberg, pvt anthony w. griffin and he tells me he loves ur show

June 25th, 2009 at 13:46 | #24

Thanks for coming to Bamberg i really enjoyed your show and it was very good teaching tool. thanks have a great time in Europe

June 25th, 2009 at 14:38 | #25

Your comedy was funny and very educational, I learned a great deal. Thanks for caring for us “Army Soldiers”.

June 25th, 2009 at 14:42 | #26

Thank you so much for your inspiring message behind your hilarious comedy.

June 25th, 2009 at 14:47 | #27

Thank you for sharing your life story. I learned a lot from it. Thank your also for keeping me entertain while dropping some truth behind the line making me think about my life and bringing positive hopes of forthcoming changes.

June 25th, 2009 at 14:57 | #28

HEY,

Really loved the show here in bamberg germany. it was great never in seven years in the service have I ever laughed so hard at an asap training brief. Hope you come back next year. your message was heard loud and clear and the laughs jsut kept on coming. You had me rolling in my seat. I laughed so hard I had to get up and go pee. I can say everyone in my unit really had a good time. well next time your in bamberg come see the 240th qm co.

June 25th, 2009 at 15:07 | #29

Thanks for the Laughs. I didn’t think you were gonna be all that good at first, but you were great.

June 25th, 2009 at 15:56 | #30

Today i was’nt sure what kind of boring class we were going to get on alcohol and drugs.
you put yourself in our shoe and let us soldiers know that it is possible.
you use comedy to share your message-we need this as often as possible .
Germany has the most brewery and liquor is sold water.THANK YOU for caring about us soldiers .

June 26th, 2009 at 02:54 | #31

Great show, thank you for coming!

June 26th, 2009 at 03:19 | #32

You were ausome thankyou for stopping by and telling your story you were funny and I really think you got your message across by giving real life examples and making it injoyable… you must come again…

June 26th, 2009 at 08:33 | #33

Great show. It was a nice break in my day.

June 26th, 2009 at 16:44 | #34

Thanks for coming out the show rocked. I’m glad you give other people motivation to make positive decisions through the negativity that was in your life. Keep up the good work.

June 28th, 2009 at 06:15 | #35

Awesome show! Very funny!!

 

Vicenza Italy- June  21, 2009

June 22nd, 2009 at 04:45 | #1

great show this morning!

June 22nd, 2009 at 04:48 | #2

good show.

Great website name and concept.

June 22nd, 2009 at 05:17 | #3

You were the shit!

June 22nd, 2009 at 08:08 | #4

Hey man your show is awsome I’m sitting here on my phone leaving u a comment. I was in asap and it helped me a ton.

June 22nd, 2009 at 08:53 | #5

i am not known as a drinker but that still hit “wow”
i am greatly aprishitive
and hope to see your or similar acts thanks

June 23rd, 2009 at 04:51 | #6

Thank you for coming out. I will gladly go to this type of “mandatory” training anyday.

June 23rd, 2009 at 11:29 | #7

great show this morning, you spoke real shit, and didnt hold back the truth. represent los angeles haha!

June 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 | #8

Awesome show, it really hit home. I definitely laughed out loud numerous times, but the message still struck my heart. I’m sure you’re making a difference with others too!

 

 

 

Patrick AFB- June 18, 2009

June 19th, 2009 at 08:43 | #1

great show today, thanks for your message and supporting the troops

June 19th, 2009 at 08:54 | #2

Bernie – Thank you for sharing your comedy and your story. I laughed and had tears in my eyes at your stories and one-liners. It helped drive home the message you brought to us at the Cape. Hope Sean enjoys the tour information and that you have a great trip. We appreciate you visiting the troops, giving laughs and spending your time sharing. Thanks a bunch.
David

June 19th, 2009 at 10:23 | #3

Thanks for the safety message. It was great. Better than the normal power point briefings. Thanks again.

Ron
321-494-8030

June 19th, 2009 at 10:33 | #4

YOUR SHOW WAS OUTSTANDING AND MOVING YOUR BROTHER SHAWN REMINDS ME OF MY BROTHER JOE. YOU MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD I CRIED.

June 19th, 2009 at 10:35 | #5

LOVED your comedy “act” during this morning’s commander’s call. You presented some of your life lessons in an hilarious manner that I hope hit home to many of our airman who are struggling with bad choices. I wish this type of call would be the norm. Thank you for sharing.

June 19th, 2009 at 10:38 | #6

Thanks, great show better then any PPT.

Ed

June 19th, 2009 at 10:43 | #7

I WORK AT THE PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE CLINIC,AND WE DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO GO TO THE THEATHER TO SEE YOU.WE DID HOWEVER SEE YOU ON CHANNEL 99 ( THIS IS THE CHANNEL FOR MEMBER WHO CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE THEATHER )WE WERE LAUGHING SO HARD,WE DID NOT WANT YOU TO LEAVE.THANKS SO MUCH FOR BRING YOUR COMEDY SHOW HERE TO PATRICK.

Great show. Do you do this for high schools? They need to hear your message.

June 19th, 2009 at 10:45 | #9

I think I speak for everyone when I say you were hilarious and really sent out a good message at the same time. It is greatly appreciated what you are doing and I think Patrick would have you back anytime, have fun in Florida!!!!!!!!

June 19th, 2009 at 10:59 | #10

I appreciated your show. Thanks for comtributing to the greater good is the ways you best know how. great message. You seem like you were having a good time yourself. Some of your lanquage was a little stronger than I cared for. My concern is that those who are really opposed to any profanity might not hear anything you say but those words. Putting things in perspective language-wise, you were like the Pope compared to most younger comics (early 20′s) these days. What I liked about you is that you were not sarcastic or cynical in the least, and I think that’s rare in standup talent.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:01 | #11

Hi Bernie! What a great show that you provided to Patrick! Everyone in my organization enjoyed! Keep up the great work!

June 19th, 2009 at 11:02 | #12

Thanks for the safety brief, it was a refreshing change from the usual powerpoint.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:07 | #13

Bernie,

Thanks for coming to Patrick and sharing your story. You put on a great show! Thanks for all the support!!

June 19th, 2009 at 11:09 | #14

Bernie, Absolutely outstanding, and inspirational message, comedy, tragedies, and redemption all rolled into one, with your personal anecdotes, insights, and bravery. Bravery in as much that your willingness to share intimate, and painful stories served to hit home the message of your Happy Hour Comedy. We have all at one time or another been where you have been, but you have had the courage to confront these situations, paid for them at various times, but out of all of this, you succeed in driving home a relevant lesson to all of us, thank you, and God Bless You, for the work you are doing has a very spiritual guidance, to save lives…

June 19th, 2009 at 11:11 | #15

Bernie,

I enjoyed your show today at Patrick! It was a pleasent surprise not to be bored to tears by the standard “death by powerpoint” safety briefing! Your personal story was very moving and I wanted to thank you for sharing it.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:12 | #16

You are a very funny comedian. To take life’s sometime’s tragic incident’s and incorporate them into a career of comedy is something else. The message you send out is important and needs to be told. What a fantastic way of doing it. Your show is great.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:16 | #17

I enjoyed your comedy show today 19 Jun at Patrick AFB. I hope the message gets out to all military personnel and wish i could have had my 18 year old son there as he gets ready to go off to college and not under my eyes. I pray that we have taught him what he needs to know and hope I don’t ever get a phone call or a knock on the door saying my son was hurt.

Again thanks for the show and the message was good.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:37 | #18

Awesome presentation…It really made me think about some of the choices we make….I will definetly think twice.

Thank you

June 19th, 2009 at 11:56 | #19

Great show–great message. Nice change to powerpoint. Thanks.

June 19th, 2009 at 12:03 | #20

Awsome Bernie, you’re doing a great thing, your presentation was spectacular, funny, moving and nailed the message that you’re conveying!

June 19th, 2009 at 12:25 | #21

Our Safety Briefings were never so much fun!! Thanks for the laughs and the inspiration!!

June 19th, 2009 at 12:51 | #22

I really enjoyed the comedic way you talked about some serious subjects -alcohol, drugs, DWI, unsafe sex, etc. It made me think about a lot of decisions that we make in life that sometimes do not have a good result. Thanks for coming to Patrick AFB with your program.

June 19th, 2009 at 12:53 | #23

Bernie!
Great Show today at CCAFS. Thanks so much for what you do. This was definately the FUNNIEST safety briefing I have ever been to. You made “Mandatory Fun” acutually, well, FUN!

June 19th, 2009 at 13:00 | #24

Sir,

Wanted to thank you for your sincerety. It’s not easy to do what you do and all of us respect that. Even those of us who are typically stoic about training and messages expressed their vulnerability to your humor and your message. Keep up the exemplary work.

Lt Dario Plazas
1 SLS

June 19th, 2009 at 13:27 | #25

Thanks so much, Bernie, for delivering a light-hearted presentation on some heavy subjects — stuff we really needed to hear. And, you did it in such an off-handed way that we were thoroughly engaged and eternally curious how you were going to weave comedy into such deep subjects. Talk about sneak attacks! You should join the Special Forces! I have NEVER laughed that much in the base theater in all my 20 years at Patrick AFB!
You were not judgmental (therefore, people didn’t “tune out”), but it’s obvious you genuinely care about people and you are serious/passionate about the effects of alcohol, drugs, sex and the negative impact on lives. You had me laughing AND crying all at once. What an incredible roller coaster ride! I’s sure your mother is proud of you.
Blessings,
Trudy Hughes, Chief, Plans Flight, Space Communications Squadron
P.S. Congratulations on your 21 years of sobriety! Hallelujah!

June 19th, 2009 at 13:50 | #26

Bernie!
Awesome show! The perfect blend of lighthearted comedy and sincere, from the heart, emotion, to convey your message. It took me on a rollercoaster ride of laughter and tears! Thanks for bringing your message. For some of us it hit very close to home and hopefully will put those who need it, back on the course.

June 19th, 2009 at 13:57 | #27

Thank you very much for bringing your message to the troops (old and young). We all hear the same old briefings, see the same old charts, but you definitely put a more personal, in your face touch to the reality of what it means to “being in control and responsible for your actions”. Continue spreading the message far and wide….God Bless!!

June 19th, 2009 at 13:58 | #28

Thanks for entertaining us this morning; your message was humorous and powerful at the same time! Keep up the good work!

June 19th, 2009 at 14:06 | #29

SMSGT KATHY THOMAS :Sir,Bernie,
I certainly enjoyed the presentation this AM at the Cape. You were absolutely worth the early rise. (had to drive an additional hour prior to my 0720 hr arrival.) You were a Entertaining and passionate speaker; its obvious you love life and support our Military men and woman. GOD Bless and travel with GODS SPEED taking a true heartfelt message to our brothers and sisters. We Thank you for the laughs and the hugs XXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO

June 19th, 2009 at 16:34 | #30

Hi Bernie,
I really enjoyed the “twist” in training, what a brilliant idea! So much better then the BORING briefings we hear over and over again! Thanks!

I laughed as well as cried. I have a Brother who was an alchoholic/drug addict who was near dementia and has seizures constantly related to the abuse and was recently killed when we was struck as a pedestrian by a drunk driver. My heart went out to you and remembered my own Bro when you were talking about yours. I wish you and your family Yah’s peace!

Say hello to Shawn and Debra.

Thanks for visiting PAFB!

June 19th, 2009 at 16:36 | #31

Amazing show today! You made that the best Commanders call that I have ever been to. God Bless you and keep doing what you do. You have an awesome gift, and it is so great to see that you are using it to influance others in a positive way.

June 19th, 2009 at 16:42 | #32

Bernie- Thank you not only for the laughs, but the message too.

June 19th, 2009 at 17:10 | #33

I laughed and laughed and laughed. A hard story to tell but you hit the mark. A great message and delivered a way people WILL remember. You are an inspiration in how you turned your life around. Thank you for coming to Patrick AF Base. I hope you can come see us again.

June 19th, 2009 at 17:19 | #34

I just want to add that this is a great presentation for high school students.

June 19th, 2009 at 17:31 | #35

great show.

June 19th, 2009 at 18:56 | #36

I’ve been in the AF for 20+ years and after listening to years and years of safety (anti-drug, suicide, etc…) messages, hearing yours today was a VERY pleasant surprise. I thought you did an amazing job and for as much as people think we are heroes, you should pridefully wear that badge as much as any of us. THANK YOU!

June 19th, 2009 at 19:14 | #37

Awesome job! clever way to get a very important message across. Those were a great deal of very important messages combined and delivered in a way they could never be missed nor misinterpreted! Loved every minute of it. The lady next to me was laughing so hard, I had to move half way through the show!

June 19th, 2009 at 19:59 | #38

Bernie
I’ve been a police officer in the Air Force for 28 years and have been part of many “mandatory fun” events; however, yours was, by far, the most entertaining and had a great message, particularly for our young men and women. Thanks for stopping by Patrick and if you’re ever in the area again, give me call and join us cops in the fireams training system (think big video game) or a military working dog demo–(321) 494-6202.
r/Lt Col Bill Cannon

June 19th, 2009 at 20:30 | #39

You were absolutely phenomenal today at Patrick AFB – you were an uplift to the entire audience! I feel that you touched everyone that was there – well – when I looked to my left and then to my right I was not the ugly one because the others were not laughing! And I laughed so hard that I was crying. You brought so much of your personnel experience to our world today and I am sure that many related to your monologue. I certainly will remember you Bernie – you touched my life

Nancy

June 19th, 2009 at 20:33 | #40

Bernie,
Thanks for sharing your personal story and providing such an inspirational message. It was the most entertaining and moving safety briefing that I’ve ever received. God bless you and keep up the great work!

Todd Smith

June 19th, 2009 at 21:57 | #41

In my 25 years of civil service, I wanted to tell you – your message is heard and well received – thank you for what you are doing for the men and women who fight for our freedom -

June 20th, 2009 at 08:45 | #42

Thanks for all you do to reach out to those serving in the military, and especially thanks for visiting us at Patrick/Cape Canaveral. The show was great, and the message was awesome. Your show reaches the audience in a way that most presentations on this topic never would.

Keep on doing what you do!

June 20th, 2009 at 09:31 | #43

That was such a great show and an even better message, Bernie! Thank you for doing what YOU do for US…we get even better because of people like you.

June 20th, 2009 at 09:44 | #44

Bernie …. Thank you for a great performance here at Patrick. Your Comedy Hour was a great show and the message you presented was clear. Thanks for sharing and may God continue to Bless you as you travel around the world.

Annette Lee
Patrick AFB, FL

 

 

Elmendorf AFB- June 16, 2009

June 16th, 2009 at 08:48 | #1

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June 16th, 2009 at 12:33 | #2

Bernie, enjoyed the show. A message from someone who has been there/done that means so much more. Keep up the great work. thanks for the laughs

June 16th, 2009 at 12:34 | #3

I totally understand where your coming from. I ruined alot because of drinking in college. I can appriciate your words of wisdom. Iam glad i went to it. Not to mention it was funny. Thanks

June 16th, 2009 at 12:40 | #4

Hi Bernie. I attended your show at Elmendorf AFB. It wasn’t so much mandatory as “high encouraged” that we see it I thought it was great and I hope to see more briefings like that in the future. Thanks again for your visit. Hope you enjoy Alaska!

June 16th, 2009 at 12:55 | #5

Good show, they really set you up for success with an 8 am show! It was still very entertaining and had a great message. More people need to give back like yourself, thanks for coming out and showing love to the troops.

June 16th, 2009 at 13:13 | #6

Bernie, thanks for the awesome show! It takes alot of courage to get up there and share your personal experiences, and I thank you for that. You have sent a strong message! I think you should come back every year for our annual “training”…sure beats “death by power point”. Again, thanks for the awesome show and best of luck to you and your family.

June 16th, 2009 at 13:19 | #7

I was touched by the part with your family…
i have a weir sister, a sister who i cant get to stop drinking/smoking pot..and a mentally handicapped cousin… i also have brother and another sister.
but i liked how you’re not a comedian who makes fun of mentally handicapped kids… i hate that…
but you were funny and really easy to relate to aside from the drinking and drugs…
was hilarious… come bkc

June 16th, 2009 at 13:20 | #8

hey thanks for a great show. i was moved by you sharing your personal experiences with us, and i appreciate you taking time out for us, thanx!

June 16th, 2009 at 14:08 | #9

Thanks for visiting Elmo Bernie! You put on a good show w/a great message. It’s awesome to have folks like you who are willing to travel the world to help entertain and support the military. Thanks again and have a great visit here in Alaksa!

June 16th, 2009 at 14:16 | #10

Hey Bernie I really enjoyed your show this morning. I am sorry to hear about your brother and what happened but I like how incorporated it into you message and I think that it hit home with some , if not, most of the audience. It will not hit home for some until it happens to them but people can relate to a more personel experience than someone just going up and blowing smoke.

Thank you for taking the time for coming up here and spending your time with the group.

Dave Wheeler

June 16th, 2009 at 14:46 | #11

Thank you for coming to visit us here in Alaska today. I attended your show on Elmendorf this morning and I must say it was an honor. I really appreciated your words of wisdom and what you shared with us. Thank you for lightening up my day with your hilarious humor! Hope to see you again some time!

June 16th, 2009 at 14:53 | #12

your story really touched me today. very funny but a message brought in a different way can make a difference in lives of many people with the same issues… i am that two beer person so i do not know what that feels like but i really admire that you share that with people who may not know its a problem. thank you again you really shed some light on the signs and now i know what to look for so i can help.

June 16th, 2009 at 16:23 | #13

Bernie, Your show was great. I wish all of our “recommended” gatherings could be as entertaining as yours. I also appreciate the message you put out there. I know issues like that can be a bit hard to get out in a way that young people can really soak in, especially when it comes to things like suicide. I appreciate you sharing your story, I couldn’t imagine having to go through something like that, but at the same time, I’m sure that every airman in the room took what you said to heart. I know I did.

I hope you enjoyed your stay in Alaska and hope you decide to return one day.

June 16th, 2009 at 17:32 | #14

Bernie,

It was great meeting you today. You have an amazing character and a strong will. I’m very happy that there are people like you still out there who understand that our mistakes can make a HUGE difference in our lives and who we become. I really appreciate you taking the time to come out and speak to us. Stay blessed!

A1C High (I was the photographer)

June 16th, 2009 at 17:52 | #15

Fort Richardson best briefing I have been to in years.

June 16th, 2009 at 20:06 | #16

Hey Bernie,
Loved the show, I laughed the whole time. It was much better then death by powerpoint since I just came up here thats what I’ve been through. Good luck to the rest of your tours and take care. Hope you enjoy Alaska its the one good thing I wanted and received from the Air Force (kidding I love the military).

June 16th, 2009 at 21:09 | #17

fun show!!!

June 16th, 2009 at 21:12 | #18

Hey was funny
had a great time come back to elmendorf…

June 16th, 2009 at 21:15 | #19

Hey you were hilarious really easy to connect to…
nice to see some actually talk about their experiences.

June 16th, 2009 at 22:21 | #20

bernie! thank you for your performance! hope you enjoy your time in alaska!

June 16th, 2009 at 23:15 | #21

Bernie,

I really enjoyed your show and want to thank you for coming out and supporting our Airman and Troops. I know they get beat to death by powerpoints and flyers and you really helped bring the message in a different way. Your real life experience brought a message of truth and I thank you for that. I wish you the best on everything you do. Thanks again.

Hey I loved your show! it definately left me thinking twice about what i do when i go out to drink! ive never really been into comedy but im going to get ur book… ive seen tons of shows and been to plenty of briefs about drinking and urs by far was the best. thanks a lot for coming to alaska. i hope u had a great time up here

June 17th, 2009 at 00:37 | #23

Bernie,

Great show. Keep doin what you are doin, I know that the message totally hit home to me. Usually it is the worst situations that open people’s eyes to what’s going on and I am sure that you opened a few eyes today. I hope that you enjoy your time in AK.

June 17th, 2009 at 09:41 | #24

Funny with a good message. Can’t beat that.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:42 | #25

You Rock Bernie!!! Thank you for your refreshing delivery and presentation to what has become to most of us as standard mandatory “blah blah blah”! I too lost my brother (Steve) to suicide and know first hand, alcohol and drugs are “silent but deadly” depressants contibuting to a lifetime of regrets of “can’t take it back” decisions. The guilt you carry is excrusialty and I admire you for taking such a personal subject to get the word out to others. God Speed to you and your family for sharing/spreading the message in such a powerful, personal and positive format – Patrick Loved You! V/R Debb

June 19th, 2009 at 22:54 | #26

Thanks for coming to Patrick! I was at Elmendorf before here and I saw you were just there as well. Hope you enjoyed the vast differences and we certainly enjoyed your show! Thanks for your time and effort. Hope you have a great weekend!

August 13th, 2009 at 21:34 | #27

thanks for the laughs , and i hope you enjoyed fortwood as much as me …………..yeah right lol

 

 

 

Ft Richardson- June 15, 2009

June 15th, 2009 at 17:41 | #1

Hey it’s been 21 years get the guys wele go have a couple

June 15th, 2009 at 19:35 | #2

it was great, the best “safety class” i have ever had!

June 15th, 2009 at 20:39 | #3

This was a unique approach at a safety briefing, it is unique and definitely changed the way that the soldiers view alcohol in a more realistic sense. I believe that more applications of this kind of training would change the overall perception of safety briefings and even more so the amount of information pulled from this training. You had a host of self-experienced knowledge and included them flawlessly into your act. Thanks again for showing up and supporting the soldiers!

June 15th, 2009 at 22:40 | #4

Great show today. A REALLY refreshing approach to a very difficult problem in our Army and society. Not only that, but hilarious–definitely a fresh approach to training. Thank-you Bernie for your service to our Soldiers!

June 15th, 2009 at 23:30 | #5

What a great training opportunity. This was a great way to deliver an important message. I only wish in my 20 years of service somebody would have thought of this sooner. Bernie, I really appreciate the message you are delivering and sharing your personal trials and tribulations with the Soldiers.

June 16th, 2009 at 02:23 | #6

As far as the average “safety” briefings go and the “vollen-told” death-by-power-point presentations, I was greatly impressed. Thank you for your time. Your personal story was touching, as many of my brothers and sisters have had, a similar event happen, even if we are no blood in the true meaning. Thanks for coming to meet the troopers of fort rich and share a few laughs (even at our expense) and your personal stories, both good and bad. We salute you.

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Robins AFB- June 8, 2009

June 9th, 2009 at 09:57 | #1

thanks bernie for the great show this morning! Really some great information! I am going to email you with a question… Thanks for supporting the troops!

June 9th, 2009 at 16:15 | #2

Bernie, I just wanted to thank you for your inspirational comedy skit this morning. Although I do not have an alcohol problem, it still brought to life the importance of having control over yourself and your habits. Thanks again for the great skit and preaching your word to our Airmen!

Shawn

June 9th, 2009 at 16:24 | #3

Thank you so much for the afternoon of comedy sir!

June 9th, 2009 at 16:33 | #4

Thanks for one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. You got across so much good information and I truly believe you touched a lot of people today. Thanks again for everything and keep doing what your doing it really is great.

June 9th, 2009 at 16:56 | #5

Hey Bernie, you have to stop talking about me and my Speedo. OK? Just Kidding. I admire what you do, and your show was great. I hope you influenced a lot of people today in a BIG way, because, DUI’s are a BIG problem for some reason.

June 9th, 2009 at 17:00 | #6

Thanks for the show, it was a laugh I needed, but the show would of been better if I wasn’t in combat training all day (MOB School) I was so tired I couldn’t stay awake but when I did wake up and caught a joke I laugh my self right back to sleep (No Offense). I love the show hope I see u at another base again or on TV.

June 9th, 2009 at 17:20 | #7

Great show. Enjoyed every minute of it. Congrats on 21 years. Take care and enjoy your brother just put the top up next time. Thanks again

June 9th, 2009 at 17:20 | #8

Thank you for the message this afternoon. I think your message touched a few people today. I hope that some of these people that think it won’t happen to me will wake up and realize that it can and will happen.
keep doing what you do. Your show was awesome. Thanks again.

1987 Ford Bronco
Brian

June 9th, 2009 at 17:26 | #9

Thank you for a great show

June 10th, 2009 at 08:03 | #10

Bernie, your show was fantastic! I wish my mornings could always start off that well. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a powerful message. You really brought it home for us, so please continue to spread the humor everywhere you go. Hope you can come back to Robins AFB again soon!

June 10th, 2009 at 16:25 | #11

Great show this morning, you were good so even though I had to be there this morning I was looking forward to it.

June 10th, 2009 at 17:06 | #12

Bernie, Thanks for giving us your time today. You gave a great show and good message.

June 10th, 2009 at 21:17 | #13

Liked the show. Nice change from the usual dry “don’t drink and drive” briefings we get. Thanks for the laughs and the message.

McChord AFB-  May 27, 2009

May 27th, 2009 at 13:41 | #1

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Totally enjoyed your show! Not what I was expecting, which made it so much better. Take Care!!!

May 27th, 2009 at 13:42 | #2

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I’m here for the book! Awesome show today… thank you for taking the time to save some lives! I appreciate you!

May 27th, 2009 at 14:05 | #3

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Thank you for stopping by. You delivered a great message and loads of laughs! Keep doing what you’re doing.

May 27th, 2009 at 14:25 | #4

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Great show, great message — thanks for coming and keep up the good work!

May 27th, 2009 at 17:23 | #5

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Bernie,
I must say I was sceptical at first about the show since it was made mandatory and all the biuld up of “hey you don’t have a choice, you have to go” hahaha were used to it though . Any ways I loved the show it was great and totaly glad I got to see it/u!! What a great show of how comedy and a good message can be thrown in a bag tied up and thrown off a biulding and when it hits the ground it magically creates a great message for all Airmen and anyone at that, or how about it was just a good show hahaha I’m no poetry writer !! I acualy took care of your lodging but unfortutly did not get to meet you and could not stay after your show. But I took the time to write this message as a thank you and a hand shake! I have had my share of beer moments and your message is exsactly what people need to hear and mixxed with comedy couldn’t be a better idea it keeps peoples attention! At any rate keep up the good work and thank you for taken the time to visit McChord AFB!! Good luck and God Bless!! Ron
a.k.a. SSgt Ronal West (ronald.west-02@mcchord.af.mil)

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May 27th, 2009 at 18:34 | #6

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Thank you for coming to mcchord it was good. A lot better than that power point crap they make us sit through. It was a nice change thank you very much

May 27th, 2009 at 18:54 | #7

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Awesome show! Hit home!

May 27th, 2009 at 19:21 | #8

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You put on a great show. Thanks for the brake from the usual power point slides and briefings.

May 27th, 2009 at 19:31 | #9

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Thanks for sharing your story through comedy. Keep it up.

May 27th, 2009 at 20:18 | #10

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Thanks for the show. It was great.

May 27th, 2009 at 20:32 | #11

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Thanks for the show, Bernie! So good to hear such a great story about change! Will be praying for your brother and further success for you! Great message!

May 27th, 2009 at 20:57 | #12

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Loved the show!! As you said definitely better than death by power point!! Thank you for taking the time to come and talk to us.

May 27th, 2009 at 22:50 | #13

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That was the first time that I have had to be in that theater and actually enjoyed myself. I can’t wait to get an oppertunity to let my wife see some of your stuff. Thanks Bernie!!

May 27th, 2009 at 23:20 | #14

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Thanks for taking the time to come share your life story with us today. It is always a treat to hear a story first hand, especially one with a positive ending. Keep spreading the message.

May 28th, 2009 at 00:15 | #15

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By far the BEST presentation I’ve seen in my time in the AF! I saw the show at Pope AFB last year and was excited to be forced to watch again here at McChord. Keep up the good work

May 28th, 2009 at 00:25 | #16

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Thanks for the laughs on situations that are far from funny. I am going into my 6th month sober and have not missed it a bit. The birth of my son this coming Sept is the motivation behind me putting the bottle down, therefore I will be able to pick his. Love what you’re doing. Be safe and God bless…..by the way BX stand up!

May 28th, 2009 at 12:36 | #17

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Thanks for the great show Bernie!

May 28th, 2009 at 12:42 | #18

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You gave a great show, inspiring and meaningful, whether the show was mandatory or not! I thank you for coming out and making us laugh! Good luck in the future and don’t sell yourself short, you are very funny and deserve much success!

May 28th, 2009 at 12:46 | #19

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The show that you performed was a great way to tell airman how important and the realism of how drugs and alcohol can not only affect us but the ones around us…So with deep regards I want to say thanks…

May 28th, 2009 at 13:46 | #20

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You have a great message to share with the whole of America. Alcohol abuse is the white elephant in our living rooms, and the military talks out of both sides of their mouth. “yes it is a serious issue, now lets go have a beer and talk about it…”

Thank you for lifting some people back up… the bottom is usually a scary place.

May 28th, 2009 at 13:51 | #21

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Your show was awesome and had me in tears. What a great forum and way to spread a meaningful message. You have earned your wings and are a WINGMAN! I really felt the love you feel for your brother and admire it. I just want to send my thanks. What a way to spread the right message and hopefully it will reach some people, I have confidence it will. Thanks again!

May 28th, 2009 at 14:21 | #22

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thank you so much for coming out, it was such a great show with an amazing meaning behind it, and that crazy guy that kept laughing wierd made it even better. thank you again.

May 28th, 2009 at 14:59 | #23

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Hilarious! I really enjoyed the show you had put on. Keep up the great work and spreading a great message.

May 28th, 2009 at 15:06 | #24

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Thanks for coming out here. I really enjoyed the show (Even though it was manditory!) I really apprieciate what you’re doing for all of us in the military. Delivering the message like that is more effective than power points (Snores at the thought). Hope to see you again!

May 28th, 2009 at 15:10 | #25

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Great show really enjoyed myself, gotta say it was one our best manditory fun days to date.

May 28th, 2009 at 15:30 | #26

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I loved your comedy routine and you really did “kill it”! I would also like to thank you for your never-ending dedication and support for the military. Your show was unforgettable and inspiring!

May 28th, 2009 at 15:42 | #27

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Your show was awesome! Thanks for coming up here to give us such a wonderful message. I loved your story about the group of 20 people that you performed for… very motivating and powerful!

May 28th, 2009 at 15:47 | #28

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I enjoyed your show! Thanks for coming and bringing a new way way to get a serious message across. I know that your skit will have a positive affect on McChord Airmen! Thanks again!

May 28th, 2009 at 15:48 | #29

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Loved the show. Hilarious, and informative. Thank you for coming and bringing a little comedy to our day.

May 28th, 2009 at 16:16 | #30

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Bernie,

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit us at McChord. Your precense and humor were much appreciated! Good luck to you, and enjoy your next friday out with Sean!

May 28th, 2009 at 16:24 | #31

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Great way to get the message out. Definitely the most entertaining version I have ever seen. I am glad that you were able to come out and do your show for us.

May 28th, 2009 at 16:25 | #32

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Great show, even better message!!!

May 28th, 2009 at 16:37 | #33

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What a great experience. I was sceptical about attending “another don’t drink” briefing. You made no excuses and took personal responsibility for your actions. I wish you much success and happiness. God Bless you and your family!!

May 28th, 2009 at 16:49 | #34

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Great Show Bernie!! One of the best prevention/intervention programs that I’ve been to. Thanks for coming to McChord AFB and please keep delivering your message.

May 28th, 2009 at 16:50 | #35

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good show man!!!

May 28th, 2009 at 18:49 | #36

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Your show was excellent today…..you should go on last comic standing. I would love to see another show of yours.

Thank you!

May 28th, 2009 at 19:07 | #37

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Bernie, Thank you very much for the comedy relief that you brought to our military. I also wanted to say “Brillant” idea as an alternate to the Don’t Drink and Drive concept. As important is it is and as many briefings that we listen to, your show at McChord was fantastic. Many of my fellow airman were still talking about your show later in the afternoon. Although you brought comic relief that comic relief sticks in peoples minds and lasts a long time. Keep doing what you do. You are a great comedian. I hope McChord gets the opportunity to have you come out again.

May 28th, 2009 at 19:33 | #38

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Thanks for coming to McChord and making us laugh. I was very surprised at how hilarious your presentation was. Also, I learned alot about myself too. Thanks for sharing your life lessons with us.

May 28th, 2009 at 21:26 | #39

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Thank you for spicing up our normally very dry and boring safety briefings!

May 28th, 2009 at 21:39 | #40

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Hey Bernie,

The message really hit close to home; I can honestly say that I’m glad you came out. Your message struck a deep cord. I hope that you can continue to visit military bases and share your story with so many of us who need to hear it. Although I know many military members appreciate the comedy, as did I, I really appreciated the frankness and courage you displayed to get you message across. I hope life continues to go well, thanks for the few minutes you shared with us (McChord AFB).

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I can remember laughter being such a big part of my life growing up. We talked and laughed about everything not having enough to eat, lights being cutoff you name it! Sometimes though it was frustrating because I did not always get the punch line, but one day my granmother explained sometimes you laugh to keep from crying. Bernie Thank you for the laughter as a military in the pass 8 years it seems like we have been pressed on every side. Family issues, deployments, inspections you name it, but there comes a time when we have got to laugh to keep from crying. Your comedy had an awesome message, that we all needed to hear but it also help some of us take a break from shedding some tears. We thank you…we appreciate you and we love you right back! Keep doing what you are doing it does more for us than you will ever know.

May 28th, 2009 at 23:23 | #42

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Bernie – I caught your act here at McChord today. As a retired Flight Engineer who still works as a Department of Defense Civilian (I have been in Federal Military Service since 1978, either as a Reservist, Active Duty, and now Civil Service) I truly appreciate your willingness and dedication to give my fellow Airmen a laugh, while highlighting the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
I was very sorry to hear about your brother taking his life. My Brother is a recovering alcoholic who wasted most of his 45 years on alcohol. Like you, he started as a grade-schooler, and only got worse from there.
He lost his wife and can only hold meanial jobs, even though he is the hardest worker and is sober. He owes the state thousands in child support. Such a waste. Like your brother, mine has such talent that may never be realized due to the ravages of alcohol and drugs.
Thanks again for all you do.
Craig Kelshaw – Retired Air Force Flight Engineer, and current Air Force Simulator PO/QAR.

May 29th, 2009 at 00:42 | #43

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Just wanted to say that you were awesome today and it was a VERY nice change to the stupid “death by powerpoint” training that we are all too used to. Thanks for the message and the great stand up show!

May 29th, 2009 at 01:10 | #44

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Another way to save doedorant – use a q-tip to get the gel out of the cap – especially after it has been on an airplane!
Seriously – awesome show, we’ll never know how many lives you changed and/or saved!

May 29th, 2009 at 07:30 | #45

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yo bernie! had an awesome time at the “happy hour” show…even though it was mandatory it was the best mandatory briefing i ever received! thanks for stopping by mcchord afb!

May 29th, 2009 at 08:07 | #46

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Yo Bernie!!!!, I had the most fun in a “MANDATORY BRIEFING” in a long time. thanks for coming to McChord AFB and sharing some of you experiences and life stories in a comical way. trust me it was a lot better than the usual death by powerpoint. I loved your stories about your brothers because I can relate. keep up the good work.

May 29th, 2009 at 12:45 | #47

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That was a great show. I am glad that you are able to take a message with such a strong meaning and put it into a comedy show. It allowed for many of our troops to relaxenjoy some comedy as well as our leadership provide a strong message out to our Airmen.

Thanks again.

May 29th, 2009 at 13:26 | #48

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Bernie-I have to say that your show was AMAZING! I really loved the message you delivered. I admire your strength in being able to stay sober for 21 years!!! With all the mandatory, death by slide show, boring presentations; it was wonderful to be able to sit back and laugh while hearing a powerful message of the negative effects of alcohol/drugs. I can honestly say that through all the briefings I’ve been to this one definitely will stick with me as the BEST! I laughed so hard during the “Comedy Hour” that I had tears streaming down my face, laughter is what I believe to be the most powerful medicine. May God continue to bless your life, and from the depths of my heart I thank you for coming to McChord to share your story. You definitely have impacted so many lives (to include mine). I will definitely be more consious of the decisions I make from now on. We love you too Bernie!!! God bless you and take care.

May 29th, 2009 at 20:11 | #49

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Bernie,

You were awesome!!! You came highly recommended by other Air Force wings and hit the perfect chord with our Airmen–it was thumbs up all around by the McChord leadership after listening to your show. I know that our Wingman campaign will be very successful with your help launching it–I hope you can come back again!!!

All the best,

Col Mike Hornitschek and 3,500 62 Airlift Wing Airmen!!!

May 30th, 2009 at 14:27 | #50

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Hey Bernie thanks for the awesome show, glad I could be the first person in 20 years to make you laugh by raising my hand during that joke. lol

Nellis AFB- May 21, 2009

May 21st, 2009 at 19:36 | #2

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Thanks for coming out to Nellis! I thought you were great! VERY, VERY FUNNY!

May 22nd, 2009 at 00:05 | #3

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BERNIE!

Thanks for coming out.

May 22nd, 2009 at 04:24 | #4

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Hey Bernie! It was good morning show… thanks for comin out and talkin to my troops. To be honest, you spoke to me too. I learned a lot and will definitely make a few changes. Thanks again for talkin to us and it’ll be great to hear you again!!

May 22nd, 2009 at 14:49 | #5

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So… I don’t read…but I still want that book!… haha nice show man. Thanks a lot.

MCBH- May 18,  2009
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Weekend at bernie’s just took a new twist called “REALITY”! Real effective way of training for us who seek alcohol as our weekend companion. You hit home with a few of your stories that were just as recent as a few weekends ago. Thanks for the laughs and TRAINING. Highly recommend everyone in evey branch to get the oppertunity to listen to your message.

The inspired
AT1

May 19th, 2009 at 23:44 | #16

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Thanks for the brief. It was definately the best one i have been to. Thanks.

May 20th, 2009 at 00:12 | #17

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Hey bernie good job at the safety stand down today you had me laughing this is a better way to have stand downs.

May 20th, 2009 at 00:35 | #18

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Bernie,

That was a touching show you put on! You deff killed it today! You brought me to the point where I wanted to cry because it was so sad and then you killed it with a punchline joke. Amazing! Your story sent a tough message to our Marines and Sailors. Thank you for what your doing you have no idea how much we appreciate it.

May 20th, 2009 at 01:21 | #19

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Awesome show today !!! Thanks for everything today hope we would see you again. Keep it the way you are

May 20th, 2009 at 12:18 | #20

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Bernie,

Hey man, hell of a show, by far the most effective safety stand down I have seen. Thanks for all you do, we appreciate it!

May 20th, 2009 at 15:06 | #21

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Hey Bernie, Im from K-Bay and I greatly enjoyed your show! I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. You might remember me because I was the guy you pointed at after you made the first Capn Crunch joke, and you pointed right at me and said, “There are the stoners!” Anyways, I hope to win your book through the raffle and I hope you haven’t raffled it already. Feel free to reply to my e-mail address above if you feel like it. Good luck with all of your endeavors and thank you.

May 20th, 2009 at 16:16 | #22

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Hey Bernie,

Saw your K-Bay show on Tuesday morning, U Killed. Best comedy show I’ve seen by far since the 7 years I’ve been in. The Corps actually put out for a real one this time.

Sgt H

August 13th, 2009 at 14:58 | #23

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Bernie was not only very funny but delivered a serious message. His life story is a testimony as why not to abuse drugs and alcohol. Thank You Bernie for your dedication!

 

Little Rock AFB- May 15, 2009

May 15th, 2009 at 08:53 | #1

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Great show Bernie! Thanks for coming to The Rock.

May 15th, 2009 at 08:54 | #2

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Great show great message, thanks for coming!

May 15th, 2009 at 08:57 | #3

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Great show! I had to go but glad I did.

May 15th, 2009 at 08:58 | #4

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Awesome job! Great way to get the message out. Thanks 4 coming out!

May 15th, 2009 at 09:04 | #5

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Bernie, great show, even for 0730! “What’s the “O” stand for? “Oh my God, it’s early!” Robin Williams said that. It’s true, we were ordered to be there, but that didn’t change the good times. I knew there would be a message, but I didn’t feel brow-beat. Thanks, we appreciate you. Say hi to Sean for us.

May 15th, 2009 at 09:19 | #6

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Great show Bernie!

May 15th, 2009 at 09:27 | #7

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The show was awesome… Thanks for coming and telling your story… I had a great time…

May 15th, 2009 at 09:50 | #8

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Great show! I must say that in my 17 years of military service, your “mandatory briefing” was/is the best I have ever been ordered to attend.

Congratulations on 21 years of sobriety!

May 15th, 2009 at 10:50 | #9

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Bernie, You put on a great show here at Little Rock AFB, AR. Thank you for your humor and lifes lessons learned. Great job, keep it up!

May 15th, 2009 at 10:51 | #10

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watched your show on the flight line today, very inspiring! bravo sir.

May 15th, 2009 at 11:00 | #11

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Man you where great! Hope you have fun on the rest of your tour. God bless.

May 15th, 2009 at 11:13 | #12

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Hey Bernie great show. This was my first time in a comedy show and I really like it. Keep up the good work and attitude. Thanks.

May 15th, 2009 at 11:33 | #13

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Hey Bernie thanks for the show, it was very entertaining and had a great message. I look forward to you running with us next time. Keep up the hard work, more people like you are needed for this country!

May 15th, 2009 at 11:39 | #14

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The show was great, thanks for coming out, I had a great morning watching.

May 15th, 2009 at 11:44 | #15

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Thanks for the laughs and the great message!

May 15th, 2009 at 11:47 | #16

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Thanks for stopping by, it was a really good show. We would like to have you back here…maybe you should ask our commander if you could do another show here provided we make it 60 days with no DUI’s…….this never happens, but we would like to have you back. thank

May 15th, 2009 at 12:14 | #17

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Bernie!! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by LRAFB!! I enjoyed your show!! I appreaciate what you do for us!!

V/R
A1C Chelchowski (aka SKI)

May 15th, 2009 at 12:15 | #18

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“I AM FROM LITTLE ROCK I WILL KILL YOU” lol no I thought your show was great and was very helpful throughout my work place and life. Thanks grate show.

May 15th, 2009 at 12:20 | #19

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I liked the show. Thanks for coming out for us. Still sucks because I couldn’t buy a cd. They told us to bring nothing because we were running on the runway. Loved the story. I heard alot of them, and I also known a few who took their own life so I can sympatize with you on that. I’m sure everyone has a story to tell. I hope you have a good life. If I come across you again, I’ll be sure to go. Peace.

May 15th, 2009 at 12:24 | #20

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Thank you for coming to Little Rock and performing for us. The world truly needs more positive entertainers and role models. You did a fantastic job.

May 15th, 2009 at 12:44 | #21

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Sir,
First of all I would like to thank you for coming out to see us, it was a real treat. Secondly, I commend you for your morals and sharing your struggle with the rest of us. I know that it must be hard to tell people that you don’t even know about a very hard struggle in your life. May god bless you, keep you strong, and help you in making a difference.

Sincerely,
A1C Seastrand

May 15th, 2009 at 12:55 | #22

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Thanks for the great prevention about alcohol and suicde today. As an Airman doing prevention it can be tough to get through to other Airman. I think you made a great impact on the others. Thanks so much for helping out here at LRAFB!!!

May 15th, 2009 at 13:07 | #23

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Thanks for the laughs! You’re life experiences were great words of encouragment to those that think it won’t happen to them. I would very much like to keep in touch with you. I work with ADAPT and would love to take your word to more ears that maybe where not able to make it out, or new airmen that might come in. Thank you again for your time, your inspiration, and your humor!

May 15th, 2009 at 13:30 | #24

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Good show..great message!

May 15th, 2009 at 13:50 | #25

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Thanks for your show that you offered the airmen here this morning. The message that you sent was great.

May 15th, 2009 at 15:14 | #26

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Bernie, Awesome show first off. It was an eyeopening message.. Really hit home thank u so much keep up the reaching out and god bless thanks again Bobby

May 15th, 2009 at 15:16 | #27

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I just wanted to say that we all really appreciated a good life and the good time you brought to the base. Its good to know that our military is not only dedicated to just taking care of the country and our allies, but also to our airmen, soldiers, marines, and seamen with morale boosting events like this. I just hope everyone appreciated and enjoyed it as much as I did.

Thank you again for today.

May 15th, 2009 at 15:41 | #28

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Great for having you. I am from arkansas and i do have all my teeth and yes my cousin was one of the people that did ride his horse throught the El Dorado Wal-Mart lol. Great show and Goodluck!

May 15th, 2009 at 15:53 | #29

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Hey bernie, great show. That’s the best way I’ve seen to get that same message across. You have a unique talent and it was well served today. Thanks again.

May 15th, 2009 at 16:20 | #30

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Thanks for sharing your experiences with our Airmen…I’m sure you make a difference everywhere you speak.

May 15th, 2009 at 16:57 | #31

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Thanks for the show Bernie, I was complaining on the way to the show right after the run saying, “Great another Ear Full of the same stuff, lets see how a Comedian will change this.” Well, I was truly pleased and it was a great performance, I was entertained, and you opened my eyes and I saw things in a different perspective. Thank you for coming to Little Rock Air force Base. God Bless.

May 15th, 2009 at 17:35 | #32

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What a great show and message. You just may have saved the career and live of someone today. A great message. Thank you for taking your time to help Airman. God Bless and hope to see you again some day.

May 15th, 2009 at 17:44 | #33

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I would just like to say thank you for coming to the base and saying that you are proud of all us Airmen. It makes me as a young Airmen, just got out of boot camp, happy to hear someone so famous say they support our Troops!!!! When simple people like my father put down our troop to young ones like my little brother! And to know that it hurts me because now my brother looks that me different but, my hope is that more people like you can change both of their minds. Once again Thank You for coming to Little Rock AFB AR BLACK KNIGHTS HUA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A1C Kristin Waida

May 15th, 2009 at 17:58 | #34

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hey, loved the show…. your awsome come back and ill see you again

May 15th, 2009 at 18:01 | #35

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Bernie…you ROCKED at the “The Rock!” Loved the way you delivered sensitive subject matter with the humor. By the way…my husband owns several pairs of those ‘headband’ underwear! Thanks for coming to LRAFB–we loved you and your message!

May 15th, 2009 at 18:49 | #36

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Hey man i thought u were awesome. To take a serious matter and make it interesting enough for us to relate and get the point to us better. thanks for coming to our base and thank u for all that ur doing for my fellow troops.

May 15th, 2009 at 19:52 | #37

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Best “mandatory comedy show” i’ve ever been to… though it’s probably the only “mandatory comedy show” i’ve ever been to. Seriously though, it was hilarious! Like everyone else I had no idea what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised! Thanks for coming to Little Rock and sharing your comedy and message.

May 15th, 2009 at 19:54 | #38

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Thanks for coming out. Great way to get the message across. I hope that the individuals that were out there got a good laugh and learned something. Keep up the great work!

May 15th, 2009 at 20:01 | #39

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Thanks for coming to the base. The show was awesome. Great way to send a message. Plus relax after a run. Thanks!

May 15th, 2009 at 20:10 | #40

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What a wonderful show with a wonderful message,you delivered in a way that those who recieved should remember for a long time. May God Bless you and your family and those you work with. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!

May 15th, 2009 at 21:38 | #41

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Thanks for taking the time to spend with us. If its only one life touched, you’ve accomplished your objective. Great show, better message! See you around the world.

May 15th, 2009 at 22:16 | #42

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Your show was awesome! Thanks for taking the time to come out and supporting us!

May 16th, 2009 at 06:31 | #43

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Great show, I loved every part of it. I know what it is like to loose a family member, my Mom died when I was 9. Take it easy man.

May 16th, 2009 at 08:03 | #44

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A Mandatory “Motivational and Inspiring Comedy Show” with the comedian the LA Times deemed “The Most Important Comic in America” after running two miles in the hotass Arkansas heat? Oh sign me up! No wait…I enlisted 8 years ago…nevermind… LOL

May 16th, 2009 at 08:47 | #45

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Thanks for coming out and making a good time out of what is usually a dry and boring day of briefings!! i think everyone enjoyed it and we appreciate you coming out and changing things up!

May 16th, 2009 at 09:08 | #46

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Bernie,

Thanks for the laughs and insprational message. I’ve been in 18 years and have never seen the message deliverd like that before. You are a blessing to the United States Military and I would dare to say you have saved hundreds if not thousands of lives. Good on you. We just need to provide you with a better audience – not one who had to perform a FOD walk, then run 2 miles, then sit in the hot sun. Not to mention a sound check was needed – the sound was extremely loud. All these things we at LRAFB need to fix. YOU WERE GREAT! I hope I get to see your show again.

May 16th, 2009 at 09:53 | #47

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I am a commander here and there is no way I or any other commander can deliver the message like you did! Keep up the good work, you are definitely making a difference!

May 16th, 2009 at 10:36 | #48

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Bernie,
I laughed, I burned, I got slightly dehydrated. The show was great even if it was required attendance and outside. Thank you for coming out and sharing your story. That takes guts. Hopefully some of the Airmen took something away from it; and not just a sunburn. LOL Keep up the good work!

May 16th, 2009 at 14:34 | #49

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YOU ROCK!! VERY FUNNY!! THANKS FOR COMING!!!

May 16th, 2009 at 14:35 | #50

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I’m gay

May 16th, 2009 at 14:37 | #51

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thank you, very good show and stories!!!

May 16th, 2009 at 15:16 | #52

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Really enjoyed your show and look forward to having you return to Little rock for another show.

May 16th, 2009 at 17:55 | #53

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Bernie, Appreciate you sharing your story. You rock!!!

May 16th, 2009 at 19:24 | #54

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Bernie thank you fo the show and the message delivered to all of us here at Little Rock Air Force Base

May 16th, 2009 at 20:49 | #55

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Hey Bernie, I’d be happy to welcome you back to Little Rock anytime!

May 16th, 2009 at 21:29 | #56

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The show was awesome. I was crying I was laughing so hard. Thank you for the powerful messages. Keep laughing.

May 17th, 2009 at 22:20 | #57

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Great show! It was so much better and different than I had expected. Thanks for spreading a great message!

May 18th, 2009 at 08:59 | #58

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Good show. Funny, not vulgar and you brought the safety topics to life by telling your story. Good Job.

May 19th, 2009 at 14:27 | #59

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Inspiring show Bernie! Entertaining as all heck! As all the comments clearly indicate, you’ve got the Midas Touch and really connected to our warriors. I’d recommend you to other Commanders and Safety Staffs without hesitation! Thanks for coming to Little Rock. Look forward to doing it again…indoors of course!

Wright Patterson AFB- May 13, 2009

May 13th, 2009 at 22:53 | #1

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Awesome show…..funny as hell…it was a bit of a tear jerker when you got to the part about your brother…but you most deffinately got the point across…..keep it up with what you are doing…..you are making a difference…

May 14th, 2009 at 11:08 | #2

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Thanks for a great show. It was 100% better than death by powerpoint which no one would listen to.

May 14th, 2009 at 11:21 | #3

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Awesome show. You were really funny and I really thought your message was recieved well. Keep up the good work.

May 14th, 2009 at 11:27 | #4

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Funny stuff… good message.

May 14th, 2009 at 11:49 | #5

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Thank you very much for the much needed laugh…and thank you for the insight on alcoholism…I have a brother and father in that situation so it hit close to home…Great job!!!!!

May 14th, 2009 at 12:22 | #6

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The show was great! A much stronger way to get the message across than powerpoint! Thanks for the laughs.

May 14th, 2009 at 12:41 | #7

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I was at your Wright-Patterson AFB comedy show this morning and love it! I think what you are doing is outstanding…keep up the good work!

–BEN

May 14th, 2009 at 12:59 | #8

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Excellent show with a great message. Best “Safety Briefing” I have ever attended in my 30 years of uniformed and civilian service.

May 14th, 2009 at 13:25 | #9

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Funny show- I was one of those clapping when you asked “Who’s pissed off that they had to be here today”, but I ended up having fun. Thanks for coming!

May 14th, 2009 at 13:48 | #10

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hey bernie if you ever come back to wright patt we’ll kill you!! hahah thanks for the good time i really enjoyed it. i was part of the squadron on your front right.

May 14th, 2009 at 14:16 | #11

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Hey Bernie I was there. lol. Just want to say that the show was a great morale booster with a great message. Thank you so much for taking the time out to support the troops. Greatly appreciated by all !

May 14th, 2009 at 14:33 | #12

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One of the best events WPAFB has given to us. Thank you for coming and making something so serious worth listening to.

May 14th, 2009 at 14:47 | #13

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Funny stuff. Better than expected. Thanks for performing at Wright Patt!

May 14th, 2009 at 14:51 | #14

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just got out of your show not 15 min ago and descided to check out your site and all. i appreciate your message, and i hope you get a chance in the future to come back to WP and give it to another generation of troops.

May 14th, 2009 at 14:57 | #15

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Thanks for the laughs! I haven’t laughed like that for some time now. That was incredibly funnnnnnay!

May 14th, 2009 at 14:58 | #16

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Thanks for a great show! I’ll be honest, I was skeptical about attending, because I thought it was going to be another death by power point safety brief. I’m glad I was wrong, and glad I attended. You had me in tears I was laughing so hard. Plus you had a great message! Thanks again for supporting us troops!

May 14th, 2009 at 15:06 | #17

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Loved your show! I thought it was very informative and hilarious! You sure had them rolling on the floor in the base theater. Keep up the good work!

May 14th, 2009 at 15:11 | #18

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Bernie,
Thanks for your show and for your message. Definitely MUCH better than death by Powerpoint.
Without the safety message, your humor would still have been enjoyable.
Likewise, even without your humor, your message would have been well-received. Sharing your personal story reinforced your points of risk management, “wingmen” philosophy, and consequences.
Thanks for sharing your time and your life lessons with us.
Thanks also for being a part of part military “family”!
VR,
Tony

May 14th, 2009 at 15:55 | #19

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Bernie,

The show was great. I love your act. I hope we see you back at WPAFB. God bless.

May 14th, 2009 at 15:57 | #20

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Bernie!

Great show(s) here on Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. You are spot-on with your message, and the timing of your presentation could not have been better. We wanted to get you as close to the start of the 100-critical days of summer, to drive home the message of safety. Your heartfelt delivery, and life experiences prove that comedy is the cure … for you, and your audiences. Thanks for being a great American.

V/r
CMSgt John Hoffman
ASC/88 ABW Command Chief
Wright-Patterson AFB OH

May 14th, 2009 at 16:32 | #21

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Hey Bernie, thanks for coming today. you definetly did not suck and you turned a death-by-power point expected briefing into an entertaining morning! Thank you! =) God Bless!

May 14th, 2009 at 17:00 | #22

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The most unique Safety presentation I’ve ever seen. I lost a wing commander to suicide 8 months ago, moved to WPAFB and had several more suicides. I myself was suffering depression, but pulled myself out. Found a new boyfriend, making progress with my relationship with my children, made MSgt, and coming up with out of the box ideas like your presentation is just Awesome! Thank You for the laughs, and the lessons. You make a difference. You are so much Appreciated!

Sincerely,
Judy A. Redmond

May 14th, 2009 at 17:20 | #23

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you killed…come back to wright-patt and i’ll kill you!!!LOL TELL TONY DANZA HE SHOULD REALLY PLAY AS A KICKER FOR THE EAGLES…

May 14th, 2009 at 17:57 | #24

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Great show, hope you can make it back soon.

May 14th, 2009 at 18:18 | #25

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You were great today! Loved your stand up, you also had a great message behind it all. Thanks for comming to our base

May 14th, 2009 at 18:36 | #26

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Thank you SO much for the amazing show and sharing your life stories with us today. Safe travels to you. TSgt Schetroma

May 14th, 2009 at 21:18 | #27

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Bernie… you took the duldrum out of the typical 101 critical days of summer mandatory briefings we have to attend year after year! Let’s go Yankees! You’re from the Bronx, so I figured you’re a Yankee fan! I’m the guy from Long Island. I grew up going to Yankee games back in the 70′s and 80′s and I’m hoping to catch a game at the new Stadium when we go to NY in July!

May 14th, 2009 at 21:23 | #28

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Very funny!!!! I don’t even think I noticed that you transitioned into the “good decisions” speech until after you were well into it. You probably got through to more young airmen in 30 minutes than I have in twenty years! Thank You and keep up the good work!!!!

May 14th, 2009 at 21:42 | #29

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Bernie,

I joined the military 8 years ago because I wanted to help people. Your message does just that. You have touched thousands with your message, and they will tell thousands more. You are truly an American Hero, and a huge witness for the Alpha and Omega. It’s great to see that you are willing to share your message with so many, and I know you showed up here at WPAFB when someone needed to hear what you had to say. Continue to share your message and touch lives with your story. I hope to see another show of yours soon!

May 14th, 2009 at 22:59 | #30

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That was by far the best mandatory event I’ve ever been to! I’ve never laughed so hard at a military gathering… except for a few times at boot camp when a buddy was getting yelled at… but that’s another story! Thank you so much for you humor, and sharing your stories.

Even though I don’t drink (never have, and never plan to) I still found your words encouraging, and inspiring. Even if the tips about alcohol didn’t apply to me, I know they applied to many in that room.

I’ll never forget the emotion in your voice and handshake as you thanked me, and those around me, for our service and sacrifice for this great nation. In return, I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice for us so that we may better serve. Thank you for you love and patriotism. I second the Chief when I say, “Thanks for being a great American!”

Sincerely,

May 15th, 2009 at 06:48 | #31

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Awesome show and great message.

May 15th, 2009 at 09:53 | #32

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So I’m not the only ‘winter innie’

May 15th, 2009 at 11:31 | #33

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Thanks for coming to Wright-Patt!

May 15th, 2009 at 13:49 | #34

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You were fabulous. I hope they bring you back. I wish my 17 year old son could have been there. He is going through some of the same things you went through before you woke up. Thanks for the laughs.

May 21st, 2009 at 17:05 | #35

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I couldn’t get into the Nellis site to leave a comment so I’m trying this one. Your show was great. Thanks for the entertaining way to present an important message.

 

NAS Kings Bay- May 12, 2009

 

May 12th, 2009 at 12:50 | #1

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Great show Bernie! Your stories were very touching- come back anytime!!

May 12th, 2009 at 13:28 | #2

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Great show with alot of laughs. Hope you come back and visit us again.

May 12th, 2009 at 14:54 | #3

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Thanks for the show. Good message, good laughs.

May 12th, 2009 at 15:23 | #4

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Great show. Thanks for the laughs and the message.

May 12th, 2009 at 15:25 | #5

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Your presentation at Kings Bay was fantastic! It was funny and entertaining but effectively got the point across. Thanks so much for coming!

May 12th, 2009 at 15:31 | #6

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Thanks for the show at Kings Bay. I went at 2:15 on May 12th. It was
awesome! Thanks for all you do. We need more people like you in the world to help us educate our young people with good values. We need to teach them to value life and their families. God Bless you and your family.

May 12th, 2009 at 20:34 | #7

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Bernie,

Awesome show. I was in the Navy for 20 years and a Civil Servant for three years now and I think you have found a way to get through with your message using comedy. I am sorry to hear about the rough times in your life, but I am glad to see that you have used them to get the message out to the at-risk….. young soldiers and sailors. Thanks!

May 12th, 2009 at 21:06 | #8

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Great show……you were funny……and you brought a serious message.
Thank you. leave the pinky finger down when you drink water.

May 12th, 2009 at 21:10 | #9

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Thanks for the laughs! We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to come to share your story with the military!

May 13th, 2009 at 06:31 | #10

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Outstanding! You provided a very strong message to our young Sailors and Marines, as well as some of us older folks! I thought you had a very intelligent approach to getting all of us think about our actions with comedy to loosen us up and then the unfortunate tragedies of your personal life to show us it could happen to anyone. Very inspiring. Thank you for your service.

May 13th, 2009 at 06:32 | #11

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Bernie,
Great show and an even better message. Really inspirational and extremely funny. Please come back any time you can.

May 13th, 2009 at 07:46 | #12

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Thanks for a great show and an outstanding and different approach to training. Really enjoyed the show and keep spreading a message that everyone can learn from. Tell Sean we said hello from Kings Bay.

May 13th, 2009 at 08:52 | #13

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Absolutely the best safety standdown I have attended in 18 years of service in the Navy. YOU ROCK! Thanks for making the information fun to hear. Also, thank you for sharing the stories of your life and your family. I have a special needs child and he is the best! Never can love us too much. You hit the heart!

May 13th, 2009 at 09:01 | #14

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good show

May 13th, 2009 at 09:08 | #15

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hey man great show today. really enjoyed it especially the joke about sweating like r kelly at a chucky cheese. again thanks for coming. the show was way better then the boring slide show crap we normally get. well thanks again God bless. LCPL LAWSON

May 13th, 2009 at 09:09 | #16

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Good show we appreciate your time coming out here and telling us your story.
Semper Fi

May 13th, 2009 at 09:09 | #17

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great show
come back to kings bay anytime

May 13th, 2009 at 09:24 | #18

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Really good show. Thanks for not having power points.

May 13th, 2009 at 09:27 | #19

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Thanks for the laughs.

May 13th, 2009 at 09:51 | #20

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Hey Mr. McGrenahan thanks for coming out today. I’m with the CQB team here in kingsbay, there are only a few of us that showed up today but it was great. Your story/comdey act broke up the monotonous we are use to. It’s true everyone has there own story, and the way I see how some of the guys here are doing, let’s hope things change for a good ending. Thanks again and we hope to see you back here next time.

May 13th, 2009 at 10:06 | #21

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Finally a safety stand-down worth going to. Great job; thanks for the laughs.

LCpl Peterson

May 13th, 2009 at 10:12 | #22

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excellent show. excellent message. you really know how to keep the moral of the story going while still adding the funny parts to it as well. i really enjoyed listening to you today. i think i got more out of this safety stand down than any other one i have ever been to just for the fact that you kept me interested and laughing the whole time. and i feel safe to say that probably goes for about 90 percent of the Marines in there with me today. thanks again and i hope you can come back for all of the rest of our safety stand downs. be safe. SEMPER FI!!!

May 13th, 2009 at 10:54 | #23

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The show was outstanding, and the message clear. HOORAH!!

May 13th, 2009 at 10:57 | #24

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Thanks Bernie! You were great. I laughed so hard about the back medicine on the bottom shelf that I threw out my back! yuk yuk yuk (Good thing I have a day job…)

May 13th, 2009 at 11:18 | #25

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Thank you for taking the time to stop here at Kings bay.I went at 12:30 show it was Great!!!keep the good work our military need more people like you specially at this times.My son is Army at fort Benning Ga,I hope someday he also have the honor to meet you.Take care..Peace!!!

May 13th, 2009 at 11:26 | #26

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Awesome show Bernie ! Thanks for keeping us entertained while putting out a message that can help us the rest of our lives!
After 13 years of listening to long-winded safety speeches that make me want to take a dirt-nap, this was the only one where every single person stayed awake.
Thanks for sharing your story, bro, and good luck in the future!

May 13th, 2009 at 11:27 | #27

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Great show Bernie!! Waaaaaaay better than our regular death by PowerPoint!!

May 13th, 2009 at 11:30 | #28

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Bernie, Great show you presented the the message better than i’ve seen in a long time.

May 13th, 2009 at 11:33 | #29

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The show was very amusing and great content. Thank you.

May 13th, 2009 at 11:34 | #30

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Graet show better message!
Thank-you for sharring your story and glad to see how what might have been a big negitive time in your life become such a posive message. When you are planning your time back in the area if you could let me know I would like to get some of my Churches Youth leaders to see your show.

Thanks again

May 13th, 2009 at 12:17 | #31

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Bernie, you nailed it! I served in the Navy for 28 years and now work as the Admin Officer at the Personnel Support Detachment, Kings Bay, GA. Your message was on point! Originally from Brooklyn, New York, many of the experiences and trajedies you spoke to, I lived. You are a great American. Continue to do what you do best, sharing your story and encouraging our troops. My wife Mary Ann recently published her book “From Perils to Pearls, A Miracle in Brooklyn” by Tate Publishing. It addresses the issues of abuse, trajedy and the taboo subjects not spoken of in public. But most of all, how she overcame them. I mention her book only to let you know there are huring people out there and help is available if only they ask. Again, I appreciate you sharing your life with us. God bless and have continued success in your tours. Very respectfully, Waldy Robles.

May 13th, 2009 at 12:35 | #32

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Bernie,
Thanks for a great show! Laughter is the cure for the daily stress. Your Massage was load and clear. Keep on spreading the word!!

May 13th, 2009 at 13:01 | #33

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Great show. Lots of Laughs. Thanks for sharing and saving us from death by Power Point.

May 13th, 2009 at 13:42 | #34

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Bernie – What can I say, but you ARE the best! Thanks so-o-o-o much for coming here and talking to our Marines, Sailors, and Civilians. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time and LOVED how you transitioned into the inspirational message. Comedy definitely is the cure!! I enjoyed all four shows and it was my pleasure to get to know you over the past three days. You’re the bomb diggity

May 13th, 2009 at 13:42 | #35

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Thank you for the great show, and the good message you delivered. You were absolutely better than a “Power Point of Death” presentation.

Thanks

May 13th, 2009 at 13:48 | #36

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Bernie the show was awesome!
Its great to see someone turning a hard life into an inspiration to all.
Keep it up man, God bless and see you later dude.

RPSA QUINN

May 13th, 2009 at 14:35 | #37

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Great show. Enjoyed the laughter and you made your point. Your story touched many. So keep up your God given mission.

May 13th, 2009 at 14:40 | #38

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GREAT SHOW TRULEY ENJOYED IT. I CAN RELATE TO A LOT OF THE ONES YOU SHARED. I’VE BEEN THERE MYSELF. I AM A RETIRED MASTER SGT FWITH 26 YRS IN THE AIR FORCE AND NOW 15 YRS CILVIL SERVICE IF ONLY YOU COULD HAVE BEEN AROUND SOME OF THE BASES THEN SHARED WHAT YOU SHARED WITH US YESTERDAY MAYBE A LOT OF MY FRIENDS WOULD STILL BE WITH US TODAY. WHAT YOUR ARE DOING FOR OUR MILITARY TODAY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST MESSAGES ANYONE COULD SHARE! i THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
JIM

May 13th, 2009 at 14:45 | #39

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I have been with the commissary for 18 years and as soon as i heard your opening statement of the back pain med being on the bottom shelf i new it was going to be funny, as a matter of fact it was true.Hhahhah. I really enjoyed hearing you today and i needed that lift.I also sent your web page to my future husband. He is a master chief of the helicopter squadron in mayport florida,I think it would really help the sailors that deploy six month at a time because they pull into differant ports and get liberty.I think thats were alot of the young sailor get into trouble and maybe it will make them think twice before going to these differant countries and getting s/faced before they have to get back on the ship to finish out there deployment.I really think you made some changes in everyone’s life that was there today.Again thank you so much it was wonderful.

May 13th, 2009 at 15:35 | #40

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Thanks for not having a boring training like most are. the water was magically delicious.

May 13th, 2009 at 16:30 | #41

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Great show! 21 years and counting keep it up and be proud!

May 13th, 2009 at 16:54 | #42

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I just want the free book.

May 13th, 2009 at 16:56 | #43

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Hey you were great dude

May 13th, 2009 at 17:20 | #44

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Hey Bernie, great show today at Kings Bay. I had many good laughs. It deffinetly was better then our normal ‘death by power point’ stand downs that take 6 hours to complete. Keep up the good work and take care. Wouldnt mind gettin a hold of a copy of that book by the way haha.

May 13th, 2009 at 18:58 | #45

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hey man,
great show today. i completely agree with what you have preached. I come more from the college side of this than the military side. I am down here for my two weeks of active duty for training and then i go back to school at East Carolina University.

May 14th, 2009 at 06:53 | #46

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Loved the show…..thanks

May 14th, 2009 at 08:12 | #47

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Great show! Much better than the usual death by power point training, kept everyone alert and got the message out.

May 14th, 2009 at 08:30 | #48

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Bernie,
I loved your presentation here in Kings Bay. Everything you said hit home with me. It is a very refreshing way to put out the things that I have been trying to tell people. Keep up the good work.

May 14th, 2009 at 08:42 | #49

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great show. thanks for coming down to Kings Bay.

May 14th, 2009 at 08:44 | #50

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This is probably the best way to get people to pay attention to safety and the hazards around us all. Comedy is one way everyone seems to remember the lesson being presented. Great show.

May 14th, 2009 at 08:46 | #51

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Bernie,

Enjoyed your inspiring messages and comedy. Thank you for giving
our young troops important information and guidance they can use every day.

Peace be with you and your family!

May 14th, 2009 at 08:46 | #52

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Thank you for your humor and your message. Your comments were timely and on-point. Best of luck with your future endeavors.

May 14th, 2009 at 08:53 | #53

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great show lots of laughing to give break in busy schedules. Thanks

May 14th, 2009 at 08:59 | #54

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Thanks for a great show… really got the message through!!

May 14th, 2009 at 09:02 | #55

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Great information and presentation today! Very entertaining with an incredible message to boot!

May 14th, 2009 at 09:02 | #56

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I really enjoyed your show. I also lost a brother when he was only 14 and I was 15. People tend to believe that they are invincible. That “it will never happen to me” attitude is deadly. As much as many sailors despise hearing about ORM, it could really save their lives. Safety is always important. Those 2 extra minutes it may take to be safe could save an individual’s family a lifetime of heartache. Best wishes to you and great show. Hilarious.

May 14th, 2009 at 09:06 | #57

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Thank you so much for such a great show! Many of my friends and family have been in those situations and made the wrong decisions. I hope that one day you get to share your message with them all! Thanks again for all the laughs!

May 14th, 2009 at 09:40 | #58

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Bernie – you did a fantastic job in getting a much needed message out to SUBASE, and you did it with a smile! You have a strong routine and when mixed with your personal testimony it will stop you in your tracks as a hard hitting message.
Again, great job…hope the check clears…!

May 14th, 2009 at 09:50 | #59

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Grat show, a heck of a lot better than death by Power Point. I thank you for youi stories and I am Sure you made a different in the young sailors life. Thank you and keep doing what you do.

May 14th, 2009 at 10:00 | #60

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Thanks for the “show” instead of the boring “training” either way you got the message across

May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 | #61

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great show

May 14th, 2009 at 10:26 | #62

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Bernie, WOW! Great show, Thanks for caring about us enough to tell it like it is. You make a differance.

May 14th, 2009 at 10:37 | #63

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Hey Bernie… thanks so much for coming to our base and sharing your stories with us. Beling a fellow NYer, I either lived it or someone in my famliy lived through the tragedies you spoke about. So I once again thank you for putting a positive message out there and letting people know that there is help and that there is no shame in getting help.
Thank You..
Janet

May 14th, 2009 at 16:52 | #64

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Thank you. It was a great show our troop need more support like you, and concern for our well beings not only as sailor but as people too.

 

Tinker AFB- May 8, 2009

 

May 8th, 2009 at 09:25 | #1

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Enjoyed the show, great message start to finish.

May 8th, 2009 at 09:38 | #2

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Bernie, I was at the 8:00 show and I have to tell you out of all the comedy shows I’ve seen yours was the best. I loved your message about the Drinking and being a contractor here on base I see what some of our young Airman go thru. They have so much stress in there young lives that it is a wonder they aren’t all drinkers. I can also relate to your bother that is developmentaly delayed. I have a nephew that is a twin and one is ok and Seth is like your bother, and when you were speaking about him it brought tears to my eyes because Seth does so many of the same things that your darling brother does. He is such a joy to be with and I thank God for him everyday. I was sorry to hear about the other bother, but sometimes we have to go thru the hard times to get to the good times. I hope that some day I get to see you again. God has given you a great gift and I want to thank you, for being in on base today.

God Bless you and your family!

May 8th, 2009 at 09:39 | #3

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You were absolutely great. I laughed the entire time. Well, except when you spoke about your brother Scott. I cried for his loss. What a great message and a great way of passing the message on. I sat up front at the 0800 show next to a blonde who has twin nephews just like your brothers. One is autistic, so I understood. Absolutely funny stuff. I listen to Bob and Tom every morning so I’ll listen for you there some time. You are now one of my favorite comics. Best wishes where ever you go in life.
Becky

May 8th, 2009 at 09:42 | #4

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You are awesome I really enjoyed your comedy act. Awesome message.

May 8th, 2009 at 09:46 | #5

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YOU WERE AWESOME! Your performance was meanigful and really caught my attention. I’m gonna “youtube” you so see if there are any of your other performances on there! Also I would love to read that book…. : ) You are an inspiration with the whole not being a victim thing too! I used to be a victim but have overcome that. You telling your story and saying you aren’t a victim helps me keep going with my past situations. I wanna be like you when I grow up! Thanks for coming to Tinker and God bless

May 8th, 2009 at 09:58 | #6

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You know, I got up this morning thinking this was gonna be another mandatory fun, bored to tears, B.S. function. I laughed my ass off. I related to many of things that were said (In a funny way). If more briefings were like this, I definately would not make a fuss about going. I ecspaecially liked the burn on Ford, lol. And also, it’s nice to know other people share my public restroom phobia. I would for sure pay to see this show again.

May 8th, 2009 at 10:50 | #7

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Bernie!

Great show today! I appeciate you taking time to come out and give us a laugh and a good message. Thanks for the show and all the support you give to the troops! Keep doing what you do!

Chris

May 8th, 2009 at 12:58 | #8

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Thanks for coming to Tinker and sharing your story. I hope the Airmen will take your advice to heart and learn from this. Take care and stay safe.

May 8th, 2009 at 13:39 | #9

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Awesome show! The best message in the best environment. Great job and thank you for what you give to the community.

May 8th, 2009 at 15:08 | #10

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Bernie,

Thank you for coming to Tinker! I just retired from the military and loved your message! It’s so important and I know that you definitely hit home with some of our Airmen. Also, thank you for sharing your story, it brings reality to a tough subject. Thank you so much and hope to see you again…you were awesome!!! Keep up the great job, you’re a natural and I know everyone around me truly enjoyed your show!

May 8th, 2009 at 15:09 | #11

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i have actually made a peanut butter and m&m sandwich

May 8th, 2009 at 15:09 | #12

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just wanted to say thanks for coming out to tinker. I loved the show. Your story of your younger brother really touched be… i went through the same situation, but it involved my dad. your story tought me that i will be able to go on living my life. Thank you so much.

May 8th, 2009 at 15:12 | #13

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Bernie,

Awesome show! I was told by a friend that you were hilarious and well if there was a word for being funnier than hilarious you’re it! I think your show is an excellent way to get the message across instead of death by powerpoint. Hope to see you again someday!

May 8th, 2009 at 15:22 | #14

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Dude great comedy show. Being able to deliver a great message and make it in a fun way is a tall order. Thanks for all the support and for a great show.

May 8th, 2009 at 15:25 | #15

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that was a great show, really great message, really appreciate it. its good to hear about people that see a problem and decide to stand up and make a difference, its not something thats easy to do by any means and its good to know that there are others out there that understand that there is something more in life than getting shit faced and not knowing who the hell you are, and that have found a purpose and have something thats drives them forward. really like your story, it really got to me man and i wish i could share it with others that are close to me who need it. thanks again for the show brother

May 8th, 2009 at 15:41 | #16

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Saw your show today. I am a civilian who was married to a man who, a few years into our marriage, proved he had a drinking problem. (Alcohol was never a drug for me.) My husband never saw himself as an alcoholic, but it was evident. I’m thankful he never injured himself when driving after drinking — and I’m more thankful he didn’t maim or kill an innocent person. (Many times he left the house without a word to me.) He never physically abused me after drinking, but he did so verbally. Not wanting to help himself, he left me no choice but to eventually divorce him, and in doing so, it brought me great relief. With two young children at home, the lives of me and my children no longer revolved around his drinking, and we now live stress-free from all the problems his drinking created. Thus, I applaud you, Bernie, for your 20+ years of sobriety. Why people feel compelled to drink (alcohol) to have a good time is beyond me. I say “get high on life”, not on alcohol. Last year I started working in a squadron here on base. At the Christmas party I attended, I was surprised that more than half of the “dirty Santa” gifts were alcohol. I understand some people like to relax at home with a brandy or something to that effect. But still, there’s more to life than alcohol – like comedy! I remember you stated in your show that Tony Danza appreciated that you did not drop the “F” bomb in your stand-up routines. I so applaud you on that as well. (I loved Danza in “Who’s the Boss?”) Best wishes on future successes with your comedy. Hopefully the message you presented today to the airmen will not be wasted.

May 8th, 2009 at 15:53 | #17

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absolutely lit up my week, great way to start a weekend. Amazing message that wasnt about sadness or pitty, but taking advantage of your life. Very touching. Hope he does more than the AF, because I think anyone in the DOD would greatly appreciate his show.

May 8th, 2009 at 15:59 | #18

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Hey man great show to day. its amazing how you connect with the audience with your story but still know how to make everyone laugh. It was a pleasure watching your act today. keep it up.

May 8th, 2009 at 16:06 | #19

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LOVED the show! I definitely appreciate you coming out to “jolly” ole Oklahoma and giving us a reason to want to go to a briefing. Thank you very much, and good luck on the rest of the tour!

May 8th, 2009 at 17:03 | #20

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Great show Bernie! Definitely the best “briefing” I have ever been to. Also a great way of connecting with the younger people in the crowd, many of whom are probably having some of these problems. Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work!

May 8th, 2009 at 17:09 | #21

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Great show! It’s too bad every safety day isn’t that fun!! Good message you’re doing a good thing for your country!

May 8th, 2009 at 17:19 | #22

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hey man good show! really enjoyed it… and also thanks for getting me out of work that is also good

May 8th, 2009 at 17:25 | #23

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I just wanted to say thank you for comming to Tinker. You had me and my buddies laughing the whole time. It’s a great thing you are doing not only for us Airman, but for the community! Thanks again.
Brian

May 8th, 2009 at 17:28 | #24

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Great show! I was sent there just hoping it wouldn’t suck, but ended up laughing most of the time! I’ve never seen someone make a safety briefing more entertaining than yourself. Stay safe and keep up the good work! Best of wishes from Tinker.

May 8th, 2009 at 17:31 | #25

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Hey the show was great. Thanks for comming out to Tinker.

May 8th, 2009 at 19:25 | #26

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Hey! I loved the show! You had me cracking up from the mintue you walked on the stage! You have a great gift and it’s so cool that you have a message with your act! It’s hard being young in the military and it’s easy to get stressed out and just want to take a drink to relax but turning to alcohol is not the answer! I have many family members that drink and I see what it does to people! I personaly don’t want to go down that path! Thanks again for an awesome show! Hopefully I’ll see you again!

May 8th, 2009 at 20:19 | #27

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Bernie you rock. That was the best “mandatory” briefing ever. I wish more of our safety days could be like this. Your stand up is hilarious and very inspirational.

May 8th, 2009 at 20:33 | #28

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Bernie,
Thanks for coming to Tinker. You really brought some needed life to a day that would otherwise have been a bust. You have an amazing message so much taught in a way that we will all remember. You made me forget some crappy stuff for an hour and half and just gave me one of the best times I’ve had in that theater. Thanks again for coming out. Hopefully they learned a little lesson on how to really reach us.

May 8th, 2009 at 21:51 | #29

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Thanks so much for your visit! Definitely beat the hell out of death by powerpoints back at the office! God bless and keep it up!

May 8th, 2009 at 23:12 | #30

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Good show! Come back to Tinker any time.

May 9th, 2009 at 01:22 | #31

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That was the best mandatory briefing I’ve ever been to. Thanks for your passion and for making things like this enjoyable for everyone.

May 9th, 2009 at 13:27 | #32

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Great Message from the show. Sorry for your losses but you have used it well in preventing others from going down the same road. I would love to read your book.

May 9th, 2009 at 15:33 | #33

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Hey, I enjoyed the show. Your words made me think, I have done all of the things you have, I haven’t been caught mind you, but why do I do those? So I just want to say thank you for your time with the Airman of the 552 ACW and Team Tinker.

May 9th, 2009 at 18:21 | #34

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Bernie,
Loved the show at Tinker. I’m glad i had to go. It was a great show with a great message.

May 10th, 2009 at 10:20 | #35

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Great Show! There are not alot of times you get a great messege out of a comedy show but you did it flawlessly and entertained the entire audiance. Again, Great show and hope your career gets to the level you want. Thanks for coming to Tinker!

May 11th, 2009 at 00:01 | #36

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it was deffinity a great show, great into to the weekend.

May 11th, 2009 at 06:27 | #37

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I was one of the folks in the audience at Tinker that didn’t have to be there. I’m not and actually never was in your target audience. I can’t tell my troops that I know what it’s like to drink or have to fight that demon. I appreciate that you do know and pass that on in a most entertaining and sincere way. I’ll be keeping my ears open to the reaction from the young troops – and you’re definitely a world better than “death by powerpoint”!

May 12th, 2009 at 10:41 | #38

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Just wanted to say thanks so much for your comedy routine. I really enjoyed it. Your message was great and even though I have never had a problem with drinking, I do deal with depression so some of your message hit home with me.

Sheppard AFB- May 16, 2009

 

May 7th, 2009 at 09:26 | #1

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Hey, really enjoyed the comedy tour, good message, good jokes. thanks!

May 7th, 2009 at 09:52 | #2

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Great show… thought it was a great way to tell an important message in a fresh and energizing perspective.

May 7th, 2009 at 09:53 | #3

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The show was awesome!

May 7th, 2009 at 09:58 | #4

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the show was really funny and it had a good lesson in it as well. thanks for coming to Sheppard.

May 7th, 2009 at 09:59 | #5

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I am glad that this was mandatory because probably never would have went if it wasn’t. I had a great time and thought not only were you hilarious but the story really hit home. This by far was the best informative show that I have been to and beats a powerpoint anytime. Thank you and God bless!

May 7th, 2009 at 10:02 | #6

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Wow! So much better than a power point. honestly the stories were great too. i was not expecting it to be as raw and real as it was. definately more relatable and applicable to us as Airman serving. now if they could just find a comedian to run basic training huh? thanks for the time and making it to texas. if the air force is willing to get us out of classes and off duty for an hour or two just to remind us how important we are, then i definately got the message. and once again thanks for helping put my family in perspective when it comes to alcohol. i really did not pay as much attention to that detail till now.

May 7th, 2009 at 10:03 | #7

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Hey, thanks for comming out and putting on a show for us! sheppard really sucks; usually, I spend my thursday mornings looking at myself in the mirror. again, thank you

May 7th, 2009 at 10:12 | #8

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I was there for the manditory comedy hour today, and all I have to say is, “It sucked don’t come to Sheppard. We’ll kill you!” (That was a joke)
It was pretty cool and funny for the most part. Something different during the week to break up the monotony of everyday life in the all scheduled Air Force.

May 7th, 2009 at 10:19 | #9

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Great presentation Bernie. I just wish all of our briefings were made by stand up comedians now haha

May 7th, 2009 at 10:19 | #10

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Thank you for the presentation. You are hilarious.

A1C Ben DeHart

May 7th, 2009 at 10:20 | #11

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Great presentaion Bernie. Now i just wish all of our briefings were made by stand up comedians haha

May 7th, 2009 at 10:25 | #12

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We often have to get up at ungodly hours to go to mandatory appointments, but the performance this morning was probably one of the better reasons to get up.

I appreciate you taking the time to spread your message

May 7th, 2009 at 10:27 | #13

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Too many times I’ve gone to a base ‘mandatory fun’ event, and most of the time I would end up having a scoop-your-eyeballs-out-with-a-grapefruit-spoon kind of time. I just got back from another ‘mandatory fun’ event, this time with Bernie McGrenahan, and to my surprise, I had a great time! He’s pretty damn funny!

May 7th, 2009 at 10:35 | #14

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I just wanted to say thank you for coming to Sheppard! It was a great program and for sure beat power point! My friend got killed in a car accident drinking and driving while I was in boot camp, so it was a lesson my town learned hard and fast. It is good to have somebody who cares enough to take time out of their life to change our lives! Thank you so much !

May 7th, 2009 at 11:23 | #15

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Even tho I was tired and only had a few hours of sleep you were funny as hell and kept me awake.

May 7th, 2009 at 12:49 | #16

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Great show, great message. I appreciate you coming out and telling us these things. It was deep and I know the Airmen know you meant it. Not a lot of people come to this base and can connect with the students. By the way…. 8am?????

May 7th, 2009 at 13:08 | #17

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thanks for making me laugh man!!

May 7th, 2009 at 13:43 | #18

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Hey man, this shit was off the chain! I had an awesome time and I was not expecting what I heard. Your doin a great thing brother, keep it up!

May 7th, 2009 at 13:53 | #19

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This shit was awesome. Brought a great message to everybody. I really enjoyed it.

May 7th, 2009 at 15:14 | #20

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The show was great. I hated having to get up early but the jokes were good. Thanks for coming.

May 7th, 2009 at 16:59 | #21

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Hey man that was a great show you put on this morning at Sheppard. You were funny and were clear on the moral of your story. Thank you very much for that and please continue spreading the message

May 7th, 2009 at 17:41 | #22

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It might have been a mandatory comedy hour but by the end I’m very glad I went. I loved the show! An amazing message that i wont forget and I’ll pass on. Thank you so much.

May 7th, 2009 at 21:14 | #23

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Really enjoyed the show, a lot easier than prt. I know exactly how it feels to lose a loved one the way you did, but we have to keep moving forward or we’ll never get past what happened. keep up the good work and thanks for coming to the base.

May 8th, 2009 at 11:25 | #24

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I’m disappointed to have missed the show, but have heard nothing but great things! It was a pleasure coordinating this event with you–maybe we’ll get you out to my next base!!!
My best to you and yours,
Capt E. King

May 10th, 2009 at 17:34 | #25

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So glad we had the opportunity to see the show, it was the best mandatory fun i have been to. Thanks again and great message.

Whiteman AFB- May 4, 2009

 

May 4th, 2009 at 19:12 | #1

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Bernie great show, thanks for sharing your story and vistiting Whiteman.

May 4th, 2009 at 19:13 | #2

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Thanks for coming to Whiteman AFB Bernie! I enjoyed the show, much better than a power point presentation.

May 4th, 2009 at 19:13 | #3

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Hey thanks for the show. I really appreciate it. To be honest I thought this was going to be another typical briefing. But you made it an enjoyable experience. Thank you and keep on spreading the powerful message to us troops.

May 4th, 2009 at 19:18 | #4

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Thanks for the show. I appreciate everything you do as well as of what you have done. I believe you have motivated a lot of people in a good way. Keep up the good work. Hope you had an enjoyable experience here at Whiteman AFB. Hopefully you didn’t go to Bi-Lo haha

May 4th, 2009 at 19:38 | #5

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Bernie GREAT way to deliver a powerful message! I’M STILL LAUGHING!

May 4th, 2009 at 22:09 | #6

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Hey man… thanks for letting us laugh. It was so much better than a Power Point. Take care and good luck.

May 4th, 2009 at 23:11 | #7

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Caught the show today and really enjoyed it.

May 5th, 2009 at 00:50 | #8

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great show. would have loved to hear more jokes on the manditory attendance. cobalts for the win.

May 5th, 2009 at 01:04 | #9

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awesome show! thanks for coming!!

May 5th, 2009 at 01:05 | #10

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out of every briefing i had that was the best one i have been to specially being mandatory good job!!!!!!!!!!

May 5th, 2009 at 01:09 | #11

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loved the show and the speech even though it was at 12 am lol but great message

May 5th, 2009 at 01:10 | #12

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thanks for the laughs

May 5th, 2009 at 07:32 | #13

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Thank you. Very nice.

May 5th, 2009 at 08:56 | #14

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thanks for the laughs the show was great and ha a very powerful and very needed message keep on rockin thanks again

May 5th, 2009 at 09:01 | #15

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Thank you so much for brining an entertaining message with a lot of meaning and power behind it. Your approach is very unique, fun and very much appreciated! I enjoyed this so much more than any other ‘mandatory briefing’ I have had to attend. Thank you for bringing this message to the ‘Airmen’ and military memebers of the world.

May 5th, 2009 at 09:02 | #16

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you are crazy as bat shit. Thanks for coming to Whiteman.

May 5th, 2009 at 09:08 | #17

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Great show. Powerful message. Thanks for sharing. A Message to Garcia. It’s all in the attitude. r/ fmc

May 5th, 2009 at 09:33 | #18

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Powerful message, delivered from the heart, with relativity for America’s war-fighter. Best comedy I’ve seen….thanks Bernie!

May 5th, 2009 at 10:11 | #19

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That was an awesome show! Even though I am a fan of those Mormon cocktails, I appreciate the message that you are sending to all the men and women in uniform. I too have lost two close friends because of alcohol and it’s good for people to hear those stories. Hope you have a great time here at WAFB. Best wishes.

May 5th, 2009 at 10:58 | #20

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great job! very effective.

May 5th, 2009 at 11:15 | #21

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Hey Bernie. The show was awesome! I haven’t been to a military based briefing that was so funny in a long time. The military should do this everytime. Your awesome! Thank you!

May 5th, 2009 at 14:41 | #22

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Hey Bernie,
I attended your show today and I enjoyed every bit of it. I have been in the Air Force for 6 years and this is by far the most informative and funny briefing ever. It is about time the AF has found a better way to get the SARC, alcohol and suicide message delivered. They are all very serious issues; however the importance is usually lost in the many powerpoint slides. Thanks again!

May 5th, 2009 at 14:48 | #23

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Your show was great. Thank you for sharing your stories and a great message to our airman.

May 5th, 2009 at 14:54 | #24

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Thanks for comin’ out. It was a good time with a good message. Take Care.

May 5th, 2009 at 14:56 | #25

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I thought your show was awesome! I’m sorry for the struggles that you faced throughout your life, but I am greatful that you didn’t become bitter by them. You have given us the opportunity to avoid the pot-holes that you hit along the way. Thank you.

May 5th, 2009 at 14:59 | #26

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Im glad i didnt die from power point! This is so much better! Thanks I wish that AF would turn all its annual power point training into a comedy show! Even with the laughter the message still was clear. Thanks

May 5th, 2009 at 15:09 | #27

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Bernie, a sincere thank you!! I enjoyed your show and the powerful message that you send out to all of us Airman who wear the uniform. I know from personal experience what alcohol abuse can do. Both of my parents are recovering alcoholics and it took my mother almost dying in a car wreck and almost killing the other driver before she turned her life around. It is great what you do and if your words and life experience’s changes one Airmans way of life then thank you!

May 5th, 2009 at 15:54 | #28

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Outstanding show, I was not expecting to see a true comedy show. Outstanding message.

May 5th, 2009 at 16:29 | #29

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Bernie,

I was at your 2330 show on Monday night. You have an outstanding act which really puts out a lot of great information to our young troops. You rocked the house with all your stories about drinking and drugs and all the trouble they bring into your life. I was the most impressed when you talked about your younger brother who committed suicide. As I told you Monday night, I also had a younger brother who committed suicide when he was still a kid. THANK YOU so much for putting the human element back into comedy. God Speed and Good Luck.
P.S. Keep taking your little brother out on weekends.

V/R
TSgt Ben Anderson

May 5th, 2009 at 16:45 | #30

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Hey man, you were a pretty funny guy! I’d go see you again… I don’t know about payin’ for a ticket, but I’d go to another show… lol, j/k. Nah, but I seriously did think it was pretty good, I gotta good laugh out of it. By the way…

Don’t forget to send me those results from the doctor!

May 5th, 2009 at 16:53 | #31

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Holy crap. I don’t think i have ever laughed so hard in my life. I was in tears half the time. Amazing act and an even better message. Keep up the good work.

May 5th, 2009 at 17:38 | #32

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Just got out of your show and thought it was awsome… i love the story and the message

May 5th, 2009 at 22:43 | #33

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Bernie, You -Da – Man!!!! Very inspiring show! I’ll never forget you, and your story will help guide and teach me that no matter how dark the night is, there always a brighter day upahead. Thank You.

May 5th, 2009 at 23:33 | #34

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your message was hilarious.

May 6th, 2009 at 03:50 | #35

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Very Good Show. Would Like To See Him Perform Again.

May 6th, 2009 at 06:14 | #36

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Hey man, thanks for the awesome time. It was hands down the best Drugs, Alcohol,Sexual Assult briefing I have ever had.

May 6th, 2009 at 07:10 | #37

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Hey your show was amazing!!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

May 6th, 2009 at 07:24 | #38

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Good times had by all, much better than “death by power point”.

May 6th, 2009 at 07:37 | #39

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Hey Bernie, Great show it far exceeded my expectations. your doing a great thing out keep it up! Thanks!

May 6th, 2009 at 07:45 | #40

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Bernie
Great show he airmen realy seem to enjoy the evening event. Great message mixed with lots of laughs. Youre right what happen to you your brother is a big guy. Thanks again for sharing your message with our Airmen. Im sure it touched at least one of them to think about how they are acting and reacting in thier personal lives.
Thanks again
Whiteman ALS

May 6th, 2009 at 08:26 | #41

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Great show

May 6th, 2009 at 10:05 | #42

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Thanks for coming out…even though I had to be there, it was enjoyable.

May 6th, 2009 at 10:07 | #43

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You were awesome! Go New York!

May 6th, 2009 at 10:19 | #44

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Hey Bernie, thanks for the show it was really funny but had some really great points. sorry to here about your brother

May 6th, 2009 at 10:21 | #45

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Hey bernie awsome show thank you for making it fun and special take care God Bless and good luck!

May 6th, 2009 at 13:01 | #46

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I really enjoyed your show, thank you for sharing your stories.

May 6th, 2009 at 16:36 | #47

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Great performance!!!! You’re a funny guy. Good luck on your tour

May 7th, 2009 at 01:22 | #48

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When I went to your show at 0730, I was just getting of a 9 hour shift. I was expecting just another boring briefing, luckily I was wrong. Thanks for a great laugh and your story.

May 8th, 2009 at 17:06 | #49

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hey bernie that was a great show… i enjoy every minute of it… it made my day alot better after the laughter that morning.. keep doin what your doing… =)

Moody AFB – May 1, 2009

May 1st, 2009 at 08:50 | #1

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Very good show. Laughed my ass off!! Thanks Bernie!

May 1st, 2009 at 08:58 | #2

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Great show! What a great job of infusing comedy with a pertinent message of acohol abuse prevention and safety. Your method really reached all of us that have heard “dont drink and drive” about 3 million times. Just a great job overall and i am confident your message will impact lives.

May 1st, 2009 at 09:00 | #3

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Enjoyed the show even though it was 8:00 in the morning and I had just got off work. But enjoyed it very much, had a very positive message and very touching. Thanks

May 1st, 2009 at 09:06 | #4

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Enjoyed the show

May 1st, 2009 at 09:47 | #5

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Great show man. Saw you out in D.M. a couple years ago, its always a pleasure. Great show great message I appreciate what you do for the military.

May 1st, 2009 at 10:05 | #6

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I really liked your show today. You really hit home, with the story of your little bro in the home. I have a bother that is the same way, and I have not been able to visit him in a very long time. You are right love everyone for who they are, not what society makes them out to be. I think what you are doing is truly pure heart and you are living up to your promise to yourself and your brother. Keep up the great work!

May 1st, 2009 at 10:46 | #7

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Bernie,

I have been in the AF for 19 years and it was great to have something different for a safety brief. Thanks for the laughs and hope you make back again.

MSgt Brian Myers

May 1st, 2009 at 12:33 | #8

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I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. It was on the money about drinking and substance abuse. You were speaking to me. You were also very funny.
Thanks Carl Slye

May 1st, 2009 at 12:42 | #9

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Great show! Way more enjoyable than a powerpoint presentation!

May 1st, 2009 at 13:40 | #10

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Excellent show! now that’s what i call a briefing!

May 1st, 2009 at 13:48 | #11

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Awesome Job how to see another one in the future at another base!

May 1st, 2009 at 14:12 | #12

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Great way to represent us New Yorkers! I thought that your comedy hour was fantastic! I was cracking up the whole time! Your message was powerful and one that I could relate to. I also lost a family member from suicide… Keep doing what you’re doing. I wish you continued success in the future. God Bless…

May 1st, 2009 at 14:12 | #13

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Absolutely hilarious! You rock. Thanks for the laughs and a very moving and touching story.

May 1st, 2009 at 14:23 | #14

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I loved it and I want to win the raffle!

May 1st, 2009 at 14:51 | #15

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By far the best safety brief I’ve been to.
Thanks Bernie

May 1st, 2009 at 15:16 | #16

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Thanks for stopping by; that was the coolest briefing by far we have ever had.Thanks for lightening the mood!!!

May 1st, 2009 at 22:34 | #17

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Bernie,

You know you thanked us for all we do, but the truth is how many people like you are out there, doing what you do? You had an amazing show, made everyone laugh from the first joke on. Great message, awesome act, THANK YOU!

May 2nd, 2009 at 12:34 | #18

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That was great, Bernie! You need to do all of our briefings from now on!

May 2nd, 2009 at 15:16 | #19

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Bernie,

You and your message are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story and giving us all something we could relate to. Best “briefing” ever! God Bless!

May 3rd, 2009 at 22:44 | #20

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I want to have your babies

May 4th, 2009 at 08:49 | #21

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May 4th, 2009 at 08:51 | #22

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This was a tremendous show, and it impacted us on multiple levels in a way that only comedy can facilitate. I look forward to seeing your show again. Best of life to you.

April 9th, 2010 at 17:01 | #23

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Great show, loved it, very inspiring

Keesler AFB- April 29, 2009

April 29th, 2009 at 09:33 | #1

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Thanks for coming to entertain us Bernie! Certainly beats a slideshow any day!

April 29th, 2009 at 09:37 | #2

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Good show with a great message! Thanks for the laughs and sharing of your personal testimonies!

April 29th, 2009 at 09:40 | #3

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First, congratulations on 21 years sober. That is a great accomplishment and seems hard to do when touring. I thought your show was great and still had the ‘message’ that the Air Force wants to convey. I am currently deployed to Keesler but I will return home to Luke next month. I plan on suggesting your show to my leadership as an alternative to death by powerpoint. Good luck in all your endeavours.

April 29th, 2009 at 10:03 | #4

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That was a very enjoyable show Bernie, it’s not very often I am able to sit through these briefings without dozing off. Keeping people entertained, engaged and still getting an important and powerful message across. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope you continue to enjoy yourself down here in Biloxi!

April 29th, 2009 at 11:36 | #5

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Thanks Bernie for the message you set out. I have been in two alcohol related incidents and came pretty close to losing my career in the AF. I think there are many people who can benefit from hearing you speak. Thank you for blessing Keesler with your presence. Come back and see us, we have other new Airman who you could impact coming in all the time!

April 29th, 2009 at 12:15 | #6

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Your show today was AMAZING!!! You were so funny but you got the message across. Your an amazing comedian and a awesome public speaker! Thank you so much for sharing your message. I came back to work and couldn’t stop talking about how entertaining it was. Thanks again!

April 29th, 2009 at 14:45 | #7

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The show was GREAT! My employees and I enjoyed and the message was right on the money. Keep up the good work!

April 29th, 2009 at 17:31 | #8

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Great job Bernie. In my 17 years of AF experience this was the best “training” I’ve seen. Looking around the crowd, you were getting through to the Airmen at a deeper level.

Keep up the good work.

April 29th, 2009 at 17:33 | #9

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Hey Bernie! Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for coming out to Keesler AFB and doing a show for us today. Didn’t want to go originally but ended up having a good time and laughing a lot. Loved you message too. I have dealt w/ family members who didn’t take the opportunity to walk away for alcoholism. I could relate and was moved by your story. Congratulations on 21 yrs sobriety! Thanks again. God Bless! -A1C

April 29th, 2009 at 17:36 | #10

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Amazing show man! Much more than i expected from something i was told to attend. ha ha

thanks!

April 29th, 2009 at 18:22 | #11

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YOU ROCK.

April 29th, 2009 at 18:36 | #12

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Thanks for coming to Keesler, loved the show. Keep up making us laugh!

April 29th, 2009 at 18:38 | #13

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Hey just saw you today at keesler. It was really cool and you doin this really made me think about all of those things, i don’t do that stuff you talked about like drinking and drugs but hopefully it got into someones head who does do that and they will stop. Your a real funny dude and its awesome that you came out. Ive been there since november 10 and definately the best anything ive seen there since thanks again

April 29th, 2009 at 18:51 | #14

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I loved your show!
I graduate air traffic control tech school tomorrow, and nothing could have topped off graduating better than having the opportunity to see you my last day at Kessler! You are doing an amazing thing for the youth of America, and I know that it is working. Please keep it up!
Sincerely,
A1C DeSmet Kaleb

April 29th, 2009 at 18:52 | #15

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Thanks for the show. It definatly beat the “death by powerpoint” method!

April 29th, 2009 at 18:53 | #16

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Huh! Huh! Enjoyed it!

April 29th, 2009 at 19:12 | #17

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Congratulations on your performance today. I believe the lesson was given and understood in a very professional matter. Furthermore, the entire performance was funny and much better than the presentation slides. Thank you again for spending time on us. The laughs made me feel much better today.

April 29th, 2009 at 19:20 | #18

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awesome show bernie, i wasnt expecting a good laugh and then some after school today. i’ve been here training since november as well, and i agree it was the best event i’ve been a part of so far here. Thanks for the good show and great message again, and good luck out there.

April 29th, 2009 at 19:35 | #19

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Bernie,
Thanks for the awesome shows today! Your message hit home to many of our Airmen and Airmen Civilians. What a breath of fresh air (even above the sound of the train). Looking forward to hearing you again.

April 29th, 2009 at 19:41 | #20

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great job today at keesler! a lot of us were having a crappy day and making us laugh really livened up the mood.

April 29th, 2009 at 20:23 | #21

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Bernie,
Thank you for what you do. It was great to see a fresh approach on this and while fresh is great, you drove it home with the power behind your story. Thank you for sharing your testimony with us. I’m so glad you were able to win out over your demons and that you are trying to help others fight against theirs. Keep up the great work you do brother. God bless and take care.

April 29th, 2009 at 20:28 | #22

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i was at the show that you did earlier today…..GREAT JOB! you did a great job conveying your message but managing to put on a good comedic performance.

April 29th, 2009 at 21:21 | #23

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thanks for coming to Keesler and providing us with not only humor but something for everyone here to think about. I appreciate the time you gave us today.

April 29th, 2009 at 22:01 | #24

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Hey Bernie! Once again great message at our base today. I wish you the best of luck in your walk where God is leading you. Hope all goes well!! A1C Walden

April 30th, 2009 at 06:47 | #25

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I thought you had a great story to tell, and you got through to many people with your approach.

April 30th, 2009 at 08:04 | #26

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Thanks so much for coming to the great ol’ Keesler and sharing with us military the great tales of your life and how drinking has effected your life. You made it where i could understand more about the drinking and partying and it made me realize just how bad i used too be i felt like i could relate to your story and it was on a more personal level you made me laugh and all at the same time it touched my heart I really just wanted to thank you again for coming here and talking to all of us and I hope your story touched them like it did me and hopefully it will change their outlook on the whole drinking situation. On another note we are no longer trainees we are airman now the whole concept of us going through 81/2 of weeks of BMT is not to be called trainees any longer

April 30th, 2009 at 09:05 | #27

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Bernie your stories are inspiring to change someones life around. Thank you for coming out to Keesler AFB, MS

April 30th, 2009 at 09:39 | #28

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Great show Bernie!

April 30th, 2009 at 10:01 | #29

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Bernie, your show was awesome. Very good message to all.

Jessica Scott

April 30th, 2009 at 14:20 | #30

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Hey Bernie! I hope your show at Moody goes well! Thanks for everything at Keesler! See you again soon!

April 30th, 2009 at 14:43 | #31

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Hey thanks for coming out. It was a good time and better than a one hour briefing. Sucks the students cant enter the raffel because we werent issued our .mil email accounts yet but its all good. The show was a blast and good luck with everything you do sir. Thanks for coming and giving us some good wisdom that we will be able to use throughout our careers to make us the best we can be.

April 30th, 2009 at 19:21 | #32

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Loved the show…great job and great message. Glad to know we could show you the difference between and plane and a train…lol

J.

April 30th, 2009 at 20:51 | #33

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Hey Bernie
Just wanted to say that I appreciate you coming out to talk to us about your life experience, I had a great time and congratulations on your success!
Best,
Matthew

April 30th, 2009 at 21:17 | #34

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Hey, thanks so much. Yes it was mandatory attendance for some of us, but definitely worth it. I enjoyed it very much and it’s so great to see you out there telling your story the way you do. Thanks so much. Hope to see you again in the future!

April 30th, 2009 at 21:22 | #35

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Bernie, Keesler got your message LOUD and CLEAR…thank you for coming and sharing your message. Great show!

We need more Bernie’s speakers for our America’s youths.

April 30th, 2009 at 23:44 | #36

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Ya know Bernie… initially I was upset that we were having another ADAPT briefing. I just knew it was “death by powerpoint” but I was surprised that it was a comedy show. I was still mad though because I was suppose to have open ranks in ABUs so I thought that was over AND I would still need to get my blues prepared. God is great as always. The show was funny,informative, and I still was able to do the open ranks in ABUs! So thank you for taking time to entertain us while giving a very important message in a relevant way.

May 1st, 2009 at 09:45 | #37

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I just wanted to say thank you for coming to speak with us. Your message was very good.

May 1st, 2009 at 14:05 | #38

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Hey Bernie, thank you coming and taking the time to entertain us. I really enjoyed the show. I’m glad that you have taken the high road and you haven’t looked back. I come from a long line of alcoholics and the bus stopped here. I didn’t want to raise my kids in that type of environment. I hope that you have opened some eyes for the younger Airmen here. Thank you again.

May 1st, 2009 at 20:57 | #39

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Thanks for coming out! The show was great!

May 2nd, 2009 at 20:17 | #40

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*most inspiring moment* Bernie says “what kinda plane is that?” from somewhere within the crowd “thats not a plane that’s a train!” Thank you Bernie I’m glad you can put your put your talents towards a great cause

Laughlin AFB – April 20, 2009

April 20th, 2009 at 11:33 | #1

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I would have loved to have stayed and talked to you but had to get back to work. It gives me goosebumps knowing that you have taken your past and are helping as many folks that you can reach out to. I am very proud of you and especially that you are from the Bronx in which people from there always get a bad stigma associated wth being from there. I am from the Bronx also (137th St) and there is always a bad stigma with people from there. Thanks for being a positive role model and you have been the most effective on the subject you talked about that I have seen in my 22 years of military service (retired).

April 20th, 2009 at 13:19 | #2

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Thank you so much for taking time and coming to Laughlin AFB, because nobody seems to want to come here! The show was very interesting and fun, but also got a very important subject across. Thanks again and I really enjoyed the show.

April 20th, 2009 at 15:49 | #3

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Thanks for doing what you do, we appreciate you heading to “delightful” Del Rio.

April 20th, 2009 at 15:56 | #4

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HEY BERNIE!! Awesome presentation at Laughlin! You Rock!!

April 20th, 2009 at 16:14 | #5

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Thank you for coming to Laughlin AFB for the sake of sharing your story, showing us that drinking and driving and other self destructive behaviors are not all the fun and games they are cracked up to be. I think the younger folks really needed to hear your message in this type of forum. Oh…and the comedy piece was a riot!

April 20th, 2009 at 20:32 | #6

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Bernie,
Outstanding presentation! Your delivery is definitely a refreshing new way to bring light to these important topics. I appreciate your time, enthusiasm and dedication. Thank you very much!

April 20th, 2009 at 22:57 | #7

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Hey Bernie,
Thanks for coming to Laughlin AFB to share your story. You are really hilarious and your story is very inspirational! I know you made a difference in everyones lives today.

Thanks again,

April 20th, 2009 at 23:25 | #8

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Thanks for an awesome show today! You really did a great job relaying an important message. I am an Italian-American so wine has always been a part of my life. I come from a long line of drunks (lol) I am lucky enough to have wonderful parents that taught me moderation. I still enjoy my wine with dinner a few nights a week dont get me wrong but everything is so much better in moderation. Thanks you for your hilarious and important message today. Oh yeah… I wanna win the book!!! lol

April 21st, 2009 at 05:31 | #9

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Hey bernie, that was easily the best SARC briefing I have ever been in. You are also an amazing comedian and I can see why you have been in this job for so long, God bless you and congrats on your many years of being sober!

April 21st, 2009 at 09:09 | #10

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Hey Bernie,
Just wanted to stop byt the website and let ya know how much i enjoyed your performance yesterday. It was by far the most enjoyable training I have ever attended. Thanks so much for coming to Del Rio and doing what you do.

April 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 | #11

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Kyle :I was at your presentation today, and let me say Thank You! You have found a way of delivery with your comedy and personal experience that makes this SARC thing much less dull, and I think does a much better job of getting the message out.Congrats on your 21+ years of being sober, and keep up the awesome presentations!

April 22nd, 2009 at 08:04 | #12

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Bernie, You definitely “Killed” with your show at Laughlin. Great message and great entertainment. We need more people sharing their experiences so those who are struggling realize they are not alone!

Thanks,

 

Beale AFB  – April 1, 2009

April 1st, 2009 at 13:42 | #1

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Your show was awesome. I have been in the Air Force for 19 years and have to say it will be the one that i will remember the most.

April 1st, 2009 at 13:56 | #2

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Just got out of the “mandatory comedy show”. Great show and an even better message. Thank you very much for coming out to Beale and especially for what you do. Keep up the great work!

-Kevin

April 1st, 2009 at 13:59 | #3

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WOOO FUNNY FUNNY SHOW MAN.. LOVED IT!!! Love to have you come back to Beale.. AWSOMENESS

April 1st, 2009 at 14:06 | #4

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thanks for the laugh that was a great show and your life storys will help some of the people that have problems stop and think of what they are doing to their self and others.thanks again though have a good tour

April 1st, 2009 at 15:02 | #5

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Hey Bernie… I thought you were great. Great message with a different approach that worked well. It was way more enjoyable than any other motivational/inspirational speech I’ve ever attended. I would definitely go see you again if I was around another one of your shows. Thanks for the laughs and message…. hopefully this time it will stick. Thanks again.

April 1st, 2009 at 15:42 | #6

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Just wanted to say thanks for preventing another death by power point presentation. Outstanding job. I defiantly enjoyed your performance and actually took something other then a slight coma from it. Keep up the great work.

April 1st, 2009 at 16:04 | #7

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Thank you all for posting such great comments! I love you Wingmen for your sacrifice, love for your country and service to our Nation!
Bernie

April 1st, 2009 at 18:57 | #8

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Heeeeeyyyyyyy! I’ve seen you on tv before. Way better than damn death by power-points we usually get. I own a FIAT too, they’re crap cars.. and they’re so small. You know that FIAT stands for right? Fits In A Trashcan, which is usually where I park mine. J/k, but seriously, you can add that joke to your act in exchange for a free book!

April 1st, 2009 at 21:18 | #9

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Bernie, great show and even better message. Thanks for the support!

April 1st, 2009 at 21:40 | #10

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Dude awesome show!

April 1st, 2009 at 21:48 | #11

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Great show! Thank you for coming out!

April 2nd, 2009 at 00:16 | #12

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Hey Bro,

Hella good show today out on the flightline. Man, that is what those Airmen needed out here; way to break the monotony of typical formations! I recently stopped drinking as well… There’s so much more to life than all that. Got an awesome wife and a wonderful son who is a multi-sport stud (football/baseball) as well as top of his class academically. So, the boos can take a backseat. Mad props homie! Hope to catch another one of your shows… Peace and hair grease my friend.

April 2nd, 2009 at 00:28 | #13

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Bernie, great show! I thought you were very entertaining and that made for a very enjoyable hour. Your message is awesome as I too dealt with Alcoholism with my brother and can definately relate on a personal level. It’s a hard topic to talk about so what you do speaks volumes. It would be awesome to see you back sometime in the near future. Thanks for all that you do!

April 2nd, 2009 at 21:56 | #14

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Awesome show!! Thank you so much for the laughs!! You are great!! You should come out every time we have mandatory fun At least this one WAS fun!! Thanks again….you are awesome!!

April 2nd, 2009 at 22:38 | #15

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Bernie! Great show. You sent out a great message in a very entertaining way. Hopefully we will get to see more of your shows.

April 3rd, 2009 at 08:40 | #16

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Bernie, outstanding show!! Definitely one that will stay with me for years to come. Couldn’t stop telling my family about it! Thanks for the support!

April 3rd, 2009 at 08:57 | #17

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Great, funny show, Bernie. This was the best delivery of this message I’ve seen in 25+ years.

April 5th, 2009 at 12:25 | #18

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Thanks for the great show Bernie. Best mandatory briefing I’ve had in the 5+ years I’ve been at Beale. We’ve heard that message over and over again but your way of presenting it makes it more personal and at the same time a little funny so that maybe those who are having that kind of issue take it to heart a little more. You thanked us for our service but I want to thank you for what you do, it takes a lot to be able to do that and share your story. I really appreciate it and hope you make it back out this way in the future.

Spence

April 7th, 2009 at 23:13 | #19

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Bernie,
It’s been a week since your show and our Airmen are still talking about your performance and message! You sure left your mark on the Airmen of Team Beale!! Come Back soon!!! One Team…One Fight!!!

Thanks for Serving those who Serve!!

May 13th, 2009 at 07:31 | #20

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I used to party but my partying did not involve drinking: I danced my behind off and when everyone else was finally getting “lose”…I went home! Over the years, I have tried to take cars keys away, offer rides home, etc… mostly to no avail and I know several who got in trouble. Thank God none of them have died or killed anyone else…YET!
The deliverance of your message is just awesome. When many laughed until they cried, the reality of your testimony really hits home!
I had not laughed like this in a very long time! Certainly did not expect this to happen on government time! Blessings and continue the wonderful work.