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The GIs of Comedy is a group of U.S. military veterans turned stand up comedians who continue to serve with comedy. The team has toured 19 countries and dozens of states, military installations, theaters and comedy clubs since 2011, performing to audiences both military and civilian.
Created by former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, and combat veteran Thom Tran, the group includes headlining comedians who all have one thing in common… their service to our country. Members of the GIs of Comedy include veterans and current members of the US Army, USAF, USN, and USMC.
The GIs of Comedy have performed for service members in Afghanistan, Jordan, Israel, Germany, Italy, England, El Salvador, Greenland, Korea, Japan, and nearly a dozen other countries around the world, and will be bringing the show to the Oxnard Levity Live for the first time on July 12th!
THOM TRAN (US ARMY - Myx TV, CBS, Fusion Network)
In 2003, Thom was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat during a firefight in Iraq. Then in 2005 he retired from the Army because of those wounds. Comedy became his therapy after combat, and his goal was to bring that therapy to soldiers who are still deployed. In 2008, Thom toured overseas for 2 weeks performing to troops all over Iraq and Kuwait, and in 2009 was named the USO’s “Funniest Service Member” at a benefit for the Bob Hope USO at LAX.
Thom’s performed all over the United States, now calling Los Angeles his home and can usually be found on stage at the famed Hollywood Improv, the World Famous Comedy Store, and clubs all over LA when he’s not on tour throughout the country.
Thom created the GIs of Comedy hoping to bring the therapy of laughter to troops still serving in combat zones.
Jose Sarduy splits up his time between flying to gigs all over the country, and flying planes for the Air Force. Still an active member of the United States Air Force Reserve, he’s an accomplished aviator and veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.Gathering material from a wealth of life experiences, Jose takes audiences on the rollercoaster ride that’s been his life. From his mother’s ability to kill a chicken with her bare hands, to his Dad’s ability to hit on any woman, anytime, there was never a dull moment.
He’s been featured in the Air Force Times, was selected for as a finalist in the Seattle Comedy Competition in 2009, and the Lucky 21. His comedy career started out in New York and Philadelphia, getting on stage anytime he wasn’t serving. He performs all over the country now and is rapidly becoming an audience favorite for his ability to make deportation, and life threatening moments hysterical!
Tom Irwin spent his time in uniform with the US Army’s 5th Engineers, and now builds his career as a standup comedian in Los Angeles, and touring all over the world.
Tom was an invited guest performer at the White House (yes, THAT White House), as well as being a mainstay at Hollywood’s most famous comedy clubs including the Laugh Factory, and the Ice House.
Although Tom served in the Army during peacetime, his FOUR tours to Iraq to perform for our servicemembers shows his continued dedication to those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
Tom also turned one of his nearly month long tours in Iraq into a riveting one man show called “25 Days In Iraq”, which he took throughout the country performing to both civilian and military audiences.
Tom Irwin’s comedy has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” and “This American Life”.
Sacramento California born Key Lewis is a high energy, improvisational, storytelling, multiple-personality nutcase! His love for the people and hunger for the stage is his undying motivation. His comedic stories about his interracial childhood, family, and unusual views on relationships, make Key simply a joy to watch. His ability to improvise and interact with all types of crowds makes this up and coming comic and actor one to look out for.
Key served in the US Navy on the USS Arctic AOE-8, based out of San Diego, and after leaving the Navy, now serves with the GIs of Comedy stand up comedy troupe bringing laughter to service members stationed all over the world. Last year Key performed with the GIs of Comedy in Italy, Egypt, and Jordan as part of their international tour.
Key Lewis has appeared on Marlon Wayans TBS’s Funniest Wins, Starz Networks StaannDup, Kevin Harts One Mic Stand as well as Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes! Key says, chase your dream, always know your audience; don’t act funny, be funny; don’t be a jerk; don’t worry about the quantity of your material but the quality; the sooner you create a relationship with your crowd, the better you will be.