The GIs of Comedy is a comedic troupe of troops, who have taken their love of their country and brought it to the comedy stage. Quite simply, as the motto says, they’re Standup Comics. All Veterans. Still Serving Their Country. One Joke At A Time.
Thom Tran, Jose Sarduy, and Tom Irwin are the GIs of Comedy. Veterans of the United States Army and Air Force. All now professional comedians trying to bring laughter to their brothers and sisters still in uniform. The original group is now joined by Navy Veteran PJ Walsh, who toured with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and Benari Poulten who has written on many comedy roasts. Their mission and their goal is to help heal their fellow soldiers with their comedy, and to bring laughter to all those who have supported the people that wear the uniform of the United States Armed Forces.
The GIs of Comedy Tour is the brain child of comedian, writer, and former US Army Staff Sergeant Thom Tran. Having served in Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Tran was medically retired in 2005 after he was wounded in combat in Iraq. 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.