Bernie McGrenahan is a stand-up comedian touring the globe expressing gratitude to our Military’s service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation!  This original Comedy ‘With a Message’ training has been delivered to over 300 military bases world-wide.  Bernie’s Stand-up comedy material breaks the ice, followed by his personal life experiences.
The ‘inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to this program’s overwhelming demand and success. 
A true 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’! 
Program Topics include
Resiliency, Safety, Risk-Reduction, Substance- Abuse/Sexual Assault/Suicide Prevention & Bystander Intervention!  ‘Comedy “With a Message’ is where Laughter meets Inspiration and Resilience!
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Headed to Joint Base Charleston!

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Malisa, Madison, Ray, John Robinson, Larissa and Mitchell (please email Michelle McMeekin michelle.mcmeekin.1@us.af.mil to obtain a copy of your book!

BONUS “I Killed” raffle book winner: Tayuna!!  Please email your mailing address to comedyisthecure1@gmail.com and you will get your book in the mail ASAP!



I’m headed to the “Holy City” of Charleston, South Carolina to visit one of my all-time favorite Air Force bases ….Joint Base Charleston!!     My last visit here was pre-pandemic and I am so excited to be back to deliver my training for the 628th ABW!  The 628th ABW  provides installation support to more than 60 DOD and federal agencies serving more than 90,000 Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, dependents and retirees. It also provides expeditionary Airmen to combatant commanders in support of joint and combined operations. Thank you to Michelle Meekin (VPI/SPPM) for hosting me and my program.  I will be at the base theater at 0800 on Wednesday Sept 28.  I hope to provide you with some laughs as well as some important tools for resilience and staying fit for duty!!


Above, the 628th ABW emblem, and the C-17 Globemaster and pics of my family! From left to right: my brother Sean and our father Ben, me and my sister Debra, me and my wife Melissa, me and my brother Sean, Sean, my brother Scott and me and my brother Sean at a Dodger game.

By |September 27th, 2022|Categories: News|9 Comments

On my way to the Sunshine State…..MacDill AFB!!!

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners!! Claire Ochs, Taylor Nutter, Deborah Ortiz Yi, Diego and Corey Owens!!

On Thursday, I head to Tampa, Florida,  the home Busch Gardens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers AND…..MacDill Air Force Base!!  Consisting of the 6th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill is organized into five groups: Operations, Maintenance, Mission Support, Medical, and the Wing Staff. Team MacDill includes 28 associate units from all branches of service to include U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the 927th Air Refueling Wing. The presence of these two unified commands and other Mission Teammates creates a unique multi-service community at MacDill, with all branches of service represented. So, although MacDill is an Air Force Base, it is also home to many soldiers, sailors, Marines and coast guardsman.

I will be delivering my resiliency training to the fine men and women in uniform at 0900 hours on Friday 12 August.  See you There!!

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|10 Comments

Fort Benning- Home of the Maneuver Center

Thank you to the 200 Army Ranger drill instructors who came out to hear the message this afternoon.   Winners of the I Killed Comedy book are as follows:

Mohammed Saleh, Greene, Hayden Suddith, Excel, Jonathan Smith, Jordan Whittington, Joshua and Justin Duel.

Books were left with Cpt James Gillem the 4th Ranger Training Batallion.  (267) 421-1530.

Stay resilient! See pics below!

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I’m back at it!  Currently at Las Vegas Harry Reid International airport heading to the Peach State…Georgia!!  On Wednesday, I will spend the afternoon with the drill instructors for the Fort Benning Ranger Training Brigade.  The brigade conducts transformational training to develop and deliver competent and capable Rangers, Parachutists, Jumpmasters, and Reconnaissance Leaders to enable the U.S. Army and the Joint Force to prevail in combat.  Thank you to Oskar Schlomer and Theresa Sanchez for bringing my resiliency program back to your base.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday 13 July at 1pm!!


By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: News|10 Comments