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Top comedian encourages U.S. troops in Korea

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea One of America’s top comedians, Bernie McGrenahan, performed his “Happy Hour” show Dec. 11 here at Collier Field House.

One of America's top comedians, Bernie McGrenahan, performs his "Happy Hour"
show for U.S troops at Collier Field House on Yongsan Garrison Dec. 10. U.S. Army
photo by Pfc. Shin Seok-ha, Eighth Army Public Affairs.

Not only has McGrenahan appeared on many late night television comedy specials, including “Tonight Show” and “Comedy Central,” but he has also been featured in the best-selling comedy book titled “I Killed.”

Now he dedicates his time to speaking against alcohol and drug abuse and stressing the importance of suicide prevention to the U.S. Armed Forces. The program consisted of two parts.

McGrenahan first starts his performance by delivering jokes to break the ice and then he subsequently addresses his personal experiences with alcohol abuse and his brother’s suicide.

McGrenahan warned the Soldiers of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and urged them to talk to a chaplain or counselor and seek treatment before their careers or lives are affected.

“I pray that you never think about hurting yourself, try to respect yourself and use your counselors and chaplains if you get too stressed. Don’t ever think of hurting yourself,” said McGrenahan.    



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