It’s a known fact that laughter can cure anything. Ok, maybe it won’t cure everything, but it will make the holidays brighter, and it will make it more bearable, especially if you are serving overseas.
Two Tucson comedians Lorrie Brownstone, a former newspaper reporter, and Walt Maxam, a retired school maintenance worker and Navy vet, went to Iraq last Sunday to entertain the troops. Their locations will not be disclosed for safety reasons, and all the traveling will be done by a helicopter, once the duo reaches Iraq.
Maxam,63, has been performing in various comedy clubs for 10 years. A Vietnam vet, he uses his past military experiences in his stand-up act. Brownstone,51, a divorced mother of three, incorporates single mom stories in her routine. Born Canadian, who later became a citizen of the United States of America, Brownstone mentioned that she wanted to give back to the country that adopted her, by entertaining the military during war.
Putting smiles on people’s faces is a goal of every comedian. Putting smiles on those who serve and can’t be home for the holidays is just admirable!
Maxam and Brownstone are regular at Laff’s Comedy Caffe in Tucson, AZ. You can catch them there after the tour. I’m sure they will have a story or two to tell.
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About the Author: Svitlana Kurylo is a passionate writer, who loves life, comedy and firmly believes that laughter is the best cure for all diseases, even warts. She is currently trying to prove to the world that dreams do come true.