Patriot Hills Presents #MilitaryComedyNight
- Time(s): 7:00pm
- Location: Albany Capital Center
Comedian Bobby Henline with other comedians.
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$10 off for all military members courtesy of CDTA! Military discount is available at the Times Union Center Box Office only.
Henline is a retired Army Staff Sergeant, last serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. He spent 13 years in the Army, completing four tours. While on his fourth tour in Iraq, three weeks after his arrival, an IED exploded under his Humvee - April 7, 2007 is a day he will never forget. The four soldiers with him were killed. As Henline stumbled out of the wreck, a human torch, he was extinguished by the soldier he had replaced in the Humvee. With burns coverting almost 40% of his body, fractured bones in his face, and his head burned to the skull, Henline was put into a medically induced coma for two weeks and was flown back to the states.
During his initial six-month hospital stay, Bobby remained upbeat, positive and relied on humor to get him through each day. Putting nurses in headlocks, trying to keep other wounded soldiers' spirits up by telling them jokes, and singing a ditty over and over garnered the attention of his occupational therapist. She challenged him to go to an open mic night and try his hand at comedy, making him promise to pinky swear. He kept his promise, and that experience started a new chapter in his life. Comedy helps Bobby keep his PTSD and anxiety at bay, and allows him to share his story and healing with others in a positive, funny, inspirational way.
Today, Henline continues his quest to make people laugh in a variety of venues. His professional comedy includes performances as the "Well-Done Comedian" at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, Las Vegas; Laugh Factory, Chicago; and Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles.
In 2016, Henline co-founded Bravo 748 Military and Combat Speakers Bureau, an organization that invests in Veterans who are speakers and entertainers with a mission of giving back to their communities through their experience, training, stories, comedy, music and more.