Memorial Day- Honoring all who made ultimate sacrifice!

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As I sit here in Okinawa Japan, preparing to present my program tomorrow, I cannot stop and think of all those who gave their lives for the freedom my family, friends and all of us now experience.  Before you light your barbeque or jump in your pool today, take a moment to reflect on these brave men and women, warriors….who laid their lives down selflessly while serving our country.  To the surviving family members, we honor and respect you during this significant day of honor.

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Misawa AB- Comedy “With a Four-Star Message” hits Japan!

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Congrats to Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo: “I Killed” raffle winners!

I am here in Japan with my first stop at Misawa AB!! I want to thank the US NAVY for sponsoring this great opportunity by bringing the tour to men and women of ALL branches!  Misawa is the only combined, joint service installation in the western Pacific. It houses three U.S. military services (Army, Navy and Air Force), as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The base is home to 5,200 US military personnel, as well as 350 US civilian employees and 900 Japanese national employees. Thank you to aRod and Brian for the warm welcome and for taking such great care of me and for FEEDING me after nearly 24 hours of air travel. I am even ok with my billeting quarters saying Ms. McGrenahan!  :)  Thank you to Chief Abbott for lining up all the details prior to my arrival.  Thank you for hosting my “Comedy With A Four-Star Message” tour.  I will be at the Bong Theater at 0800 and 1000 hrs on Friday May 22.  Come say hello!

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Above: A pic of Misawa AB entrance.   Pics from the programs. Me with Capt Henry, XO Schmitt and CMC Snyder.  An honor to be “coined” from Capt Henry!  Me with the sailors afterwards at the meet and greet.  CTF-72 patch from Lt. Bonnie White for Sean.  A pic of aRod!! Me with the staff at lunch.  Me and Master Chief Weathers at the gym.  *High res photos courtesy of US Navy and MCCS(SW/AW/SCW/PJ) Ryan C. Delcore (NAF Misawa Public Affairs Officer).

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“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

MAY 2015
12- Naval Station Rota, Spain- Nasy Tun and David Bell – prize contact info sent May 13
15- NSA Naples, Italy- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- prize contact info sent May 19
19- PSA Sembawang, Singapore- Scott Wagner- prize contact info sent May 20
22- Misawa AB, Japan- Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo- prize contact info sent May 23

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

PSA Sembawang- Scott Wagner is “I Killed” raffle book winner!!

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What an honor it is to have ‘served those who serve’ here in Singapore.  I had a great time today and thank you for your warm reception and the laughs.  Hopefully you were able to relax, have some laughs and take more than just laughter with you from this training.     Thank you to Chief Pastwick and the OPNAV team for hosting me.   Off to Japan I go!  Please see pics from the trainings below!

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Above: pics from our day out in Singapore: Fashion Week, the hustle and bustle, me Captain Roy Nafarette and George Bradshaw,  Amanda and LA! Me and Captain Murdock, a goofy selfie and some pics from before and after the programs, me and Chief Pastwick. 

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About Comedy is the Cure

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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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