Battle Scars Podcast

I’m honored & excited to announce the launch of my new podcast series “Battle Scars” by Panoply. This wonderfully produced show is an opportunity for veterans from the Afghanistan & Iraq Wars to tell the stories that many people will very hear. We’re two episodes in, and USA Today has picked it as a Podcast Pick Of The Week. It’s exciting, moving and sometimes funny. Please take a listen, subscribe and tell others to do so too! You can listen & subscribe HERE.

“Battle Scars” Gets Picked Up to Series!

The Panoply Network has announced that my podcast “Battle Scars” has been picked up to series on their network! It will premiere on November 9th and will feature real stories from real veterans of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan! It’s a great opportunity for those veterans to tell their stories! Check out the announcement HERE!

Winter 2017 USAF Tour!

The GIs of Comedy are back on the road to start 2017, with an 11 state, 15 base tour for the US Air Force! I’ll only be at 9 of the shows, but you can catch the team here:

* = The shows I will be performing on.

19 JAN 17 – MAXWELL AFB, AL
20 JAN 17 – EGLIN AFB, FL
21 JAN 17 – TYNDALL AFB, FL
26 JAN  17- LAUGHLIN AFB, TX *
27 JAN 17 – GOODFELLOW AFB, TX *
28 JAN 17 – DYESS AFB, TX *
01 FEB 17 – KIRTLAND AFB, NM
03 FEB 17 – LUKE AFB, AZ
04 FEB 17 – DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, AZ
08 FEB 17 – SEYMOUR-JOHNSON AFB, NC *
10 FEB 17 – JB CHARLESTON, SC *
11 FEB 17 – DOVER AFB, DE *
23 FEB 17 – McCONNELL AFB, KS *
24 FEB 17 – BARKSDALE AFB, LA *
25 FEB 17 – PETERSON AFB, CO *

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ABOUT THOM…

Los Angeles based comedian, musician, and U.S. military veteran and advocate Thom Tran started his career as a standup comic after a combat injury ended his career as a soldier.

Thom enlisted in the United States Army at 18 years old before he even finished high school. After joining the Army, Thom spent his entire career as a Communications Sergeant as well as a Civil Affairs Sergeant within the United States Army’s Special Operations Community. In 2003, four days after crossing the border into Iraq, Thom was wounded during a firefight when a sniper’s bullet found it’s way to the back of his skull. He bandaged himself up, continued the mission, and finished his 12 month tour in Iraq. But his wounds would eventually bring an end to his military life. After redeploying to the United States, Thom was medically retired in 2005.

Post-combat, comedy saved his life. After touring the United States as a road comic, Thom moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and two years later created The GIs of Comedy Tour, a Comedic Troupe of Troops that has toured all over the United States and to 18 different countries performing to audiences both military and civilian, bringing the healing power of laughter to those who need it the most. The group has raised nearly $20,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a charity that raises college scholarship funds for the children of fallen US Special Operations personnel.

When Thom isn’t on the road he makes his home in Hollywood, CA performing at The World Famous Laugh Factory & clubs all over SoCal.

Recently, Thom’s love of rock and roll finds him back on stage playing lead guitar for a heavy metal band and cover band he co-founded called The Diver Rockstars playing bars and nightclubs in Southern California!

Upcoming Shows

24 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Hollywood, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood Laugh Factory - Hollywood Buy ticket - $17/ $27
25 Nov 2017 The SoCal Sound Machine Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen free
30 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Hollywood, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood Laugh Factory - Hollywood Buy ticket - $17/ $27
02 Dec 2017 The Divebar Rockstars Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen free
09 Dec 2017 The SoCal Sound Machine Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen free

Past Shows

18 Nov 2017 The Divebar Rockstars Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen
17 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach Laugh Factory - Long Beach
11 Nov 2017 The GIs of Comedy Phoenix, AZ ( USA ) Steele Indian Park Steele Indian Park
09 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Hollywood, California ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood Laugh Factory - Hollywood
08 Nov 2017 The GIs of Comedy Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Oxnard Levity Live Oxnard Levity Live
05 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Los Angeles, California ( USA ) The Comedy Union The Comedy Union
04 Nov 2017 The GIs of Comedy Visalia, CA ( USA ) Visalia Fox Theatre Visalia Fox Theatre
03 Nov 2017 Thom Tran Long Beach, California ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach Laugh Factory - Long Beach
21 Oct 2017 The Thom Tran Band Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen
06 Oct 2017 Thom Tran Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach Laugh Factory - Long Beach

Because Instagram makes updating my photos WAY easier….

In case you missed the links on the front page, here’s how to reach me on the inter webs!

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/RealThomTran

Twitter
twitter.com/_thomtran

Instagram
instagram.com/_thomtran

YouTube
youtube.com/user/thomtranofficialpage

Vimeo
vimeo.com/thomtran

 

 

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