Richard Donner’s “Superman” was released in 1978. I didn’t watch it until I was about 5-years old. If had told 5 year-old me that in 35-years I’d be telling jokes ABOUT Superman TO Superman, I would’ve had myself institutionalized. But I got to do just that! At the Bob Hope USO “Home for The Holidays” show, I got to tell jokes about “Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh, he was a great sport about it!
Fleetweek Los Angeles is happening Aug. 30 – Sep. 2 & the GIs of Comedy will be a part of it! I’ll be hosting Fleetweek events on Saturday 8/31 & Sunday 9/1 in addition to doing shows at the Long Beach Laugh Factory and Steve Mazan (USN) will host Monday Labor Day 9/2! And, yes I do understand that it’s weird that the Army guy is hosting Fleetweek. I’m well aware of the impending awkwardness of this situation.
“C-130 Rollin’ Down the Strip! 64 Rangers on a one Way Trip!”
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I am a Finalist in Sunset Magazine‘s Readers Choice Awards? WHAT?? First of all, let me start by saying I have no idea how this happened. I mean, I contacted the magazine and they told me what happened, but seriously, how did I wind up here? I’m listed next to two of my favorite comedians? C’mon! Secondly, I in no way think I am on the level of Ali Wong or Brian Reagan but it you want to vote, you can cast your vote HERE. Voting ends on June 14th (the U.S. Army’s Birthday! Seems appropriate.)
The GIs of Comedy’s 2019 USAF Tour will take the team to nearly 30-bases in almost 20 different States! The USAF asked us to film a promo video for the tour, and here it is!
I said yes to doing this show before I looked at the rest of the lineup, and it’s a MONSTER! I’ll be in Pomona, CA at The Glass House for the Salute The Troops Festival featuring… wait for it… Adam Corolla, Rob Riggle, Greg Fitzsimmons, Snoop Dogg, Red Man, Method Man, Ghost Face Killah, Cheat Codes, Three Beards, New Power Generation, and so many more! Get tickets at https://www.salutethetroops.com!
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 nearly two dozen different countries performing to audiences both military and civilian, bringing the healing power of laughter to those who need it the most. In 2019, Thom & several members of the GIs of Comedy appeared on the Netflix series, “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy.” and toured nearly 30 US Air Force bases across the continental US. The group has raised over $30,000 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. He also works as the mid-day traffic anchor for SoCal radio station KNX 1070-NewsRadio. And occasionally Thom does some acting, having co-starred on Black-ish on ABC and SEAL Team & NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS.
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 Thom Tran Band, playing bars and nightclubs in Southern California!
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|23 May 2020||Thom Tran||Jamestown, NY ( USA ) The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts||The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts|
|17 Mar 2020||Thom Tran||Burbank, CA ( USA ) Flappers Comedy Club||Flappers Comedy Club|
|07 Mar 2020||Thom Tran||Columbus, OH ( USA ) TBA||TBA|
|22 Feb 2020||Thom Tran||Los Angeles, CA ( USA ) The OMR Theatre||The OMR Theatre|
|19 Feb 2020||The GIs of Comedy||Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Levity Live - Oxnard||Levity Live - Oxnard|
|12 Feb 2020||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|07 Feb 2020||Thom Tran||Burbank, CA ( USA ) Flappers Comedy Club||Flappers Comedy Club|
|01 Feb 2020||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|30 Jan 2020||Thom Tran||Hermosa Beach, CA ( USA ) Comedy & Magic Club||Comedy & Magic Club|
|13 Jan 2020||Thom Tran||Hollywood, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood||Laugh Factory - Hollywood|
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