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Bernie McGrenahan is a stand-up comedian touring the globe to personally thank our resilient Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation!  His original Comedy ‘With a Message’ program is the #1 ranked risk-reduction and prevention program in the country and has been presented at over 300 military bases world-wide.  Created in 1995 ‘Comedy is the Cure‘ applauds our military for staying mentally and physically fit during times of challenge.  This news media followed tour a combination of his stand-up comedy material followed by his personal life experiences of destructive behaviour. .  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response, delivering tools and information to keep our units strong!  This is a program of the heart! A tale of one person’s willingness to admit his shortcomings, the courage to ‘ask for help’ and the resilience to ‘make a change’!  This sole-source program targets: RESILIENCY, SAFETY, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION & RESPECT!  ‘Comedy “With a Message’ is reducing destructive behaviors and saving lives! Empower your work force to be mentally fit and prepared for duty!  For more, please click here to read Bernie’s BIO


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

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

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

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Naval Station Rota- “Comedy With a Four-Star Message”

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I’m excited to take the stage here at Naval Station Rota!  It’s been two years since I have been here and am honored to be invited back.   NAVSTA Rota is the largest American military community in Spain and houses US Navy and US Marine Corps personnel.   Their mission is to provide Command, Control and Logistics Support to US and NATO Operating Forces. Proud to be part of the Fleet Forces mission.  I will be at the base theater on Tuesday May 12 at 1300 & 1500 hrs.  I hope to provide you some laughs and provide an innovative ‘Training’!  See you there!

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Above: Naval Base Rota. Dinner with the USFF and NADAP team.

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

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

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The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

Ft Bliss- What a wonderful day!

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Ft Bliss: you guys ROCKED today!  Thank you for showing me so much love this afternoon.  I know how easy it is to fall asleep after lunch but you guys were engaged, attentive and a ton of fun!  I hope you received a lot from my “Comedy With a Four-Star Message“.  Thank you to Sgt T and the SARP staff for bringing me here today and for being such gracious hosts.  Please see pics from today’s programs below:

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Above: Some pics from today’s programs and the SARP staff!

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Naval Station San Diego- Great to be back!

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Thank you Naval Station San Diego for being such awesome crowds today!!  I sure enjoyed entertaining you all and sharing a little of my personal story.  Hopefully you were able to take a little from today’s programs.  Thank you Jim Queen for being such a wonderful host for the second year in row.  You make life on the road as good as it gets.     See pics below from the programs. Thank you to Jim Queen and Miles Murray for the photos!! 

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

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

I Killed True Road Stories from Americas Top Comedians Pensacola4

The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

Joint Base Lewis McChord-Carey Theater was EPIC today!

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Thank you Joint Base Lewis McChord!!  What an outstanding crowd you were this afternoon. Over 700 soldiers and airmen packed the Carey Theater and I appreciate you all attending, even if you HAD TO BE THERE;)  Judging from your response and laughter, you enjoyed being there as much as I did! I’ve made notes of the jokes that didn’t work, but your standing ovation and grace did.  It will be an impression that lasts in my mind for a lifetime. Thank you to MSGt Brooks and Lt Col Johnson for bringing me here and being such wonderful hosts. Hopefully I was able to deliver a very important message in a different format that will resonate and bring change.  Thank you! 

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Above: A pic from the JBLM air expo, a JBLM patch and me on my special brother Sean ;) Lt Col Johnson. Sgt Major Norman, Sgt Major Murphy and  MSgt Brooks pre show. Photos of the soldiers and airmen filling the theater before the program. Me on stage and Standing Ovation after the program, thank you to Steven Petersen for those wonderful 2 photos!! Departing Seattle (photo from plane).

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NAVSTA Norfolk- Thank you for the love today!

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It was so awesome to be back here today at Naval Station Norfolk!!   I am always humbled at the sheer magnitude of this place.  Thank you to the 700-800 sailors, civilians and commanders who attended the program this morning in Devary Hall.   I hope you had a few laughs and let the message sink in!  And, most importantly, thank you for your service.  You are the people who make our freedom a reality.   

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I would personally like to thank the gas station owner who raised his prices after seeing me pull in!!

Above: Photos from today’s programs!  All photos courtesy of MC2 Ian Carver.

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Show Raffle Winners_ “I Killed” True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics Featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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

I Killed True Road Stories from Americas Top Comedians Pensacola4

The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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