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The GIs of Comedy: A Comedic Troupe of Troops

March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

The GIs of Comedy, a comedic troupe of troops who have taken their love of country and brought it to the comedy stage, will bring comedy to the stage of Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus on March 26, at 6:00 pm.  This special evening program is sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

Thom Tran, Jose Sarduy, Tom Irwin and Jody Fuller are the GIs of Comedy and veterans of the United States Army and Air Force.  All now are professional comedians with a shared goal to help heal their fellow soldiers with their comedy and to bring laughter to those who have supported the individuals who wear the uniform of the United States Armed Forces.  Quite simply, as their motto says, they are “Standup Comics. All Veterans.  Still Serving Their Country.  One Joke At A Time.” The troupe has been featured on Lifetime’s “Coming Home”, NuvoTV, CBS, CNN and Fox News.

The GIs of Comedy tour is the brainchild of comedian, writer, producer and former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Thom Tran.  Having served in Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Tran medically retired in 2005 after being wounded in combat.  After returning to civilian life, comedy became the only real therapy for Tran, who continues to struggle with Post-Combat Trauma, as many veterans do.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a nonprofit educational foundation to design, build and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.  In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the George Bush Foundation provides logistical and financial support to the Bush Library and Museum, as well as to The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.  Through its outreach, the George Bush Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading institution in cultural, policy and academic discussions. The program is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available beginning March 18, at The Bryan/College Station Eagle at 1729 Briarcrest Drive, KBTX at 4141 East 29th Street, the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau at 715 University Drive East, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the MSC Box Office on the Texas A&M University campus. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  For information, visit or contact the George Bush Foundation at (979) 862-2251 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).