About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is touring the globe to personally thank Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation with his **FOUR-STAR** Comedy ‘With a Message’ program! This original program was created in 1995 by Bernie, a combination of his stand-up comedy career followed by his personal life experiences to overcome addiction.  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response!  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.

 NOTE: The ‘comedy & humor’ angle is now being modeled and claimed by many speakers in this serious field of ‘prevention’. Bernie’s expertise and knowledge of alcohol-abuse however,  cannot be duplicated!   Agencies are teaching ‘acts’ to use humor and ‘role play’  off prepared scripts on a topic the presenters have no personal connection with.  If you want to be effective and influence a person’s behaviors, bring someone to the forum who has ‘lived,  faced and overcome the problematic issues‘ at hand!

Click here, to view a live demo of the ‘COMEDY “With a Message’ ‘ prevention program!



Ft Polk- See Raffle Winners below!

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Raffle Winners-
Wednesday Aug 24- SSG Bryan Durbin and SPC Chantel Smith.  CONGRATS!!
Thursday Aug 25 – Stephen Scott and Tori Marietta.  CONGRATS! 

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be here at Ft Polk!  It’s been several years since I have visited this installation and I am excited to be back!   In addition to training soldiers and growing leaders to deploy, fight, and win, Ft Polk provides a secure, thriving community for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, and their Families.  Thank you to SFC Cortes and Major Camphouse for working so HARD to bring my Comedy With A Four Star Message to the soldiers and civilians.  I know it took a lot of determination and effort but you did it and I am grateful!   I will be at the Bayou Theater on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (24, 25 and 26 August) at 0900 and 1100.  Come by and say hey…have some laughs…and enjoy a different approach to ‘training’.  

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Above: a couple pics of Ft Polk entry (old and new!) and a couple pics of me, SFC Warren and SFC Cortes from todays trainings. Thank you to CPT Rosa J. Outing for the photos. 

Naval Submarine Base King’s Bay- East Coast’s home to Trident nuclear powered submarines!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Jose Centeno, Jason Crandell and Joe Cowan!! 

It was so awesome to be back here in Georgia at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay!!  THANK YOU to the over 800 sailors, marines and civilians who came out to this afternoon’s programs in the Base Gymnasium.  It has been about 2 1/2 years since I’ve been here and it never ceases to amaze me at what this base is all about.  Thank for all the love and for hosting my program and hopefully you all had some laughs and left with things to think about.  I truly enjoyed my day with you all!!   NSB Kings Bay is the state-of-the-art home to the Atlantic Fleet’s Ballistic and Guided Missile Submarines.   

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Above: a couple pics of NSB Kings Bay.  A couple pics from this afternoon’s program of me and the sailors.  (program photos courtesy of Marie Parker…thank you Marie!!)

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Happy Independence Day!

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We are forever grateful that our Independence is because of those who serve.  We thank you!

NAS Oceana- the East Coast home of the US Navy Fighter’s Attack Jet Fleet

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Matt Caples and Danielle Lamberton!

Day two of my stop here in Virginia brings me to the East Coast home of the US Navy Fighter’s Attack jet fleet: Naval Air Station Oceana.   Located right in the heart of Virginia Beach, the base is a hub of activity vital to projecting the nation’s air power in hot spots worldwide. NAS Oceana’s mission is to support the Navy’s Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Force of Strike-Fighter Aircraft & Joint/Inter-Agency Operations.   Thank you to OPNAV and to RPC Smith and SH1 Coriat for bringing me here and giving me the opportunity to deliver my “Comedy With A Four Star” message to you sailors and civilians.  

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Above: a couple pics after today’s program of me and some of the sailors.  Pictures taken with a very high quality camera, ha!

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NAVSTA Norfolk- worlds largest Naval Station!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Mark Harlow, Joshua Ripley and Jasmine Hawkins!!

I’m here in Virginia at Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s LARGEST Naval station!  Wow, this place is massive!! NAVSTA Norfolk supports 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars. The base houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Air Operations conducts an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes. It is the hub for Navy logistics going to the European and Central Command theaters of operations, and to the Caribbean.  Thank you to Chief Lee and OS1 Pugh for putting everything together for the programs.  You guys rock! I will be at Bldg N-30 on Wednesday 15 June at 1200.  Please come by, share some laughs and say hello!

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Above: a few pics of NAVST Norfolk.  Me and special ‘little’ brother Sean.  Pics from this mornings 0900 training

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“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!

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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!

June 2016
2- Redstone Arsenal- Casey Perkins and LTC Greg Simpson
9- Peterson AFB- James Traverse and Vanessa Dickinson

May 2016
3- NAS Rota, Spain- Jeremy Gould, Zack Funk and Contrail Allen
5 & 6- NSA Souda Bay, Crete- Jordan Morgan, Christy Dismukes and Steven Lane.
11- NAVMEDLOGCOM- LCDR Chris Barnes and Joseph Watkins
12- TSC Hampton Roads- McKenzie Harrison, Katrina Laundrup, and Richmond P Solar
20- JB Lewis McChord- Francisco Caro, Venicia Sala and John Granado

April 2016 
13- Tinker AFB- Michael Pentecost, Nicholas Schueler and Metta Mundell

March 2016
2- US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs- Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz
15- NAWS China LAke- Rodney Lively, Christine Abing AND Nicholas Imperatore
16- NAS Fallon- Joshua Palomares, QM1 Timothy Kid and David Hazenfield
21- Luke AFB- Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez
24- NOLF Imperial Beach-  Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran

February 2016
2- NAF- El Centro – Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale

January 2016
12- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa- Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake- prize contact info sent Jan 13
14- ISA Air Base Bahrain- Aaron Angell and Katie McCalden- prize contact info sent Jan 15
20 & 21- NSA Bahrain- Brian Baldus, Daniel Currier and Isabela Dunklin- – prize contact info sent Jan 27

November 2015
12- NNPTC Charleston- Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz
12- JB Charleston- Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier
19- NAB Coronodo- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka
20- Pt Loma- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen

September 2015
21- McAlester AAP- Bryan Smith and Carolyn Bennett- prize contact info sent Sept 21
23- Naval Station Norfolk-LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia- prizes sent Sept 25

August 2015
4- Fairchild AFB-Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins- prize contact info sent Aug 5
13- Naval Sub Base New London Groton, CT – Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson
14- Tinker AFB- Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez-prize contact info texted Aug 15
17- NAS Lemoore- Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel- prize contact info texted Aug 18

 July 2015
1- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham- Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon
22- NCBC Gulfport, MS- Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin- prize contact info sent July 23
27-NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell- prize contact info sent July 28
28- NS Everett, WA- Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong- prize contact info send July 29
29- NS Kitsap Bangor & Bremerton- Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel- prize contact info sent July 3

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

Peterson AFB- Driving Excellence and Innovation- Today and Tomorrow!

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Congrats to James Traverse and Vanessa Dickinson, “I Killed” raffle book winners!

It was so wonderful to be at Peterson AFB yesterday.  I had a great time with you all at the club and thank you for showing me so much love!  Let’s do it again soon, what  do you say? Peterson Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force base that shares an airfield with the adjacent Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Developed as a World War II air support base for Camp Carson, the facility conducted Army Air Forces training and supported  Cold War air defense centers at the nearby Ent Air Force Base, Chidlaw Building, and Cheyenne Mountain Complex.  The base has been the location of the Air Force Space Command headquarters since 1987 and has had NORAD/NORTHCOM command center operations since the 2006 Cheyenne Mountain Realignment placed the nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex centers on standby.   a HUGE thank you to Dr Julie and SFC Cruz and colleagues for ALL of your efforts in hosting me and bringing my “Comedy With a Four Star Message” to Peterson. 

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Above: a couple photos of Peterson AFB. Me on stage doing what I love.  My special ‘little’ brother Sean. 

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Redstone Arsenal- Home of Team Redstone!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Casey Perkins and LTC Greg Simpson!!

Thank you to all of you at Redstone Arsenal for coming out the 0900 training and showing me so much love!  You guys were an outstanding bunch and I hope I made the ‘mandatory’ training feel a little more fun for you!  A BIG thank you to Dr Julie, SFC Cruz and colleagues for all of your help in bringing me and for all of the prep and effort that goes into making these days a success.  I appreciate you all very much!  Redstone Arsenal is the center of testing, development, and doctrine for the Army’s missile programs.  Besides the U.S. Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone houses the Tactical UAV Project Office, Redstone Test Center (RTC), the Missile Defense Agency, the Missile and Space Intelligence Center, and other operations.  

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Above: photos from Thursday’s program at Redstone.  Photos courtesy of Carrie E. David, Command Information Officer.  Thank-you!

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Happy Memorial Day

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 We here at Comedy Is The Cure remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom.  Thank you. 

Joint Base Lewis McChord- Brigade Safety Days!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Francisco Caro, Venicia Sala and John Granado!!

It was SO wonderful to be back up here in beautiful Washington State at Joint Base Lewis McChord.    Thank you to the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade and the 17th Field Artillery Brigade for inviting me here to deliver my Comedy With A Four Star Message Program for your Brigade Safety Day.   What an honor!!   Mr Garris, Mr Ford , CPT Spaulding and Chaplain Flores…THANK YOU for all of the effort put in to bringing the program here and taking such great care of me.  Hopefully you all had some laughs and left the Evergreen and Carey Theaters with much to think about.  Please check back tomorrow morning (Saturday at 0800 for the raffle winners). The 201st EMIB rapidly provides deployable all source predictive intelligence, electronic warfare intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance, target acquisition, battle damage assessment, command and control warfare, and broad bandwidth communications support to I Corps.   The 17th FAB’s mission is to provide trained and ready units capable of deploying to any theater to plan, synchronize and execute strike, counterstrike and close supporting fires in support of shaping operations throughout the spectrum of Decisive Operations.  

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Above: emblems of the 17th FAB and 201st EMIB. Right: me and my special ‘little’ brother Sean. The Evergreen Theater pre-speaker to Happy Hour. Me and Mr Garris! Me and the 201st EMIB leadership. Afternoon program photos for 17th FAB: Me, Jeremy Ford, Chaplain Flores and Captain Spauling, me with the soldiers after the 1300 program!  Me and my special ‘little’ brother Sean. My brother Scott: you are missed.

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