November 10, 2019 — The Albany Capital Center is hosting Military Comedy Night featuring veteran and stand up comedian Bobby Henline. He is a four-tour Iraqi war veteran, retired Staff Sergeant and Wounded Warrior. In Iraq, an IED blast blew up his Humvee. Hemline was the only survivor. He had burns to almost 40-percent of his body.
The event is November 30th and also includes include comedians Quentin Davis, Tony Rogers, and Jeff Scott.
Bob Belber, Regional General Manager of ASM Global joined CBS 6 to preview the event.
The event will benefit the Patriot Hills of New York, which provides a safe haven for United State Veterans and their families to receive services as they adjust to civilian life.
The proceeds from Military Comedy Night will contribute to the funds to build a new facility for veterans to receive services in a stress-free environment.
There will be a silent auction including a dinner at Jack’s Oyster House, tickets to Celine Dion’s show at the Times Union Center and much more.
Military IDs are eligible for $10 discount at the Times Union Center box office courtesy of CDTA.
The Albany Capital Center is a modern, premier event and meeting destination located in downtown Albany, and is part of the Capital Complex.
More on Henline: 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.