This week I co-starred on an episode of SEAL Team on CBS, titled “Say Again Your Last”! My third network co-star this year! Watch it on CBS All-Access!
This weekend I had the honor of attending the Grand Opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, OH. In addition, I’m humbled to be a part of this, and it’s totally weird to have my stupid face all over this place. It’s a tribute to the 41-MILLION veterans who have served during our Country’s History and I’m amazed to be a part of it. And of the two dozen veterans filmed for the exhibits I was the only Asian-American veteran in the bunch, a responsibility I don’t take lightly. Which is why my career post-Army, as goofy as it is, still tries to uphold the Army values. If we Veterans are going to claim the honor of that title we need to act like it. Live Loyally, Dutifully, Respectfully, Selflessly, Honorably & with Integrity & Personal Courage. If I do anything with my life now, it’s to show fellow veterans that you can be a good solider without wearing the uniform. Be the good Americans we want the world to believe we are. Airborne. All the Way.
Thom Tran – Staff Sergeant, US Army (R)
I’m this week’s guest on a fantastic podcast called The Hilarious World of Depression where I talk to host John Moe about how depression has affected my life as both a soldier and as a stand up comic. I think it’s a really important show for those of us who have had to live through depression, both chronic and caused by trauma. You can listen by clicking on the link above or at all the usual podcast places. Thank you!
I’m honored to announce that I’ll be jumping into the Public Speaking & Motivational Speaking arenas, and now being represented Leading Authorities, Inc based out of Washington, DC. LAI is an amazing agency that also represent speakers like GEN. Stanley McCrystal, Robert O’Neil, Laila Ali, James Clapper & other history makers (if you don’t know who those people are, you really should). I had to make sure they knew I was just a comic. They were like, “Yeah, we know.” This won’t affect my commercial, theatric or comedy representation. I’ll just be busier.
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone that supported Team Vets Seen on TV during February’s “Run Ranger Run” fundraiser to support the Gallant Few, Inc helping my fellow veterans transition successfully into civilian life. Thanks to you, Run Ranger Run hit it’s fundraising goal, and “Team Vets Seen on TV” ran/ walked/ biked nearly 1,000 miles to help! Rangers Lead The Way!
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 Divebar Rockstars playing bars and nightclubs in Southern California!
|18 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|23 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Hollywood, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood||Laugh Factory - Hollywood|
|01 Dec 2018||The Dive Bar Rockstars||Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub||Copper Blues Rock Pub||free|
|15 Dec 2018||Thom Tran||Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Private Event||Private Event|
|17 Nov 2018||The Dive Bar Rockstars||Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub||Copper Blues Rock Pub|
|09 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Aiken, SC ( USA ) Ethreddge Center - USCA||Ethreddge Center - USCA|
|07 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Wilsonville, OR ( USA ) Private Event||Private Event|
|04 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|03 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|02 Nov 2018||Thom Tran||Hollywood, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Hollywood||Laugh Factory - Hollywood|
|12 Oct 2018||The Dive Bar Rockstars||Brea, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Rub||Copper Blues Rock Rub|
|10 Oct 2018||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|30 Sep 2018||Thom Tran||Long Beach, CA ( USA ) Laugh Factory - Long Beach||Laugh Factory - Long Beach|
|29 Sep 2018||The Dive Bar Rockstars||Oxnard, CA ( USA ) Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen||Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen|
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