Operation HEAL*ARIOUS Comedy Night

Laugh your way into April with Operation HEAL*ARIOUS Stand-up Comedy Competition on Saturday, April 1. The Best Medicine Brigade joins us for their first stop in a national contest to find America’s best servicemember, Veteran and military spouse comedians. This American Idol-style comedic contest is comprised of 10 locations and 2 “seasons” culminating in a Hollywood finale of the top 10 semi-finalists on November 4.

During the competition, enjoy the comedic talents of Air Force Spouse Ashley Gutermuth, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Doug Bennett and host, U.S. Navy Veteran Stan Shelby.

VIP ticket holders have access to exclusive perks including: 

  • Pre-show reception starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Preferred seating
  • One (1) drink ticket
  • Post-show meet and greet with the performers

Doors open for General Admission ticket holders at 7:00 p.m. and the laughs begin at 8:00 p.m. 

Best Medicine Brigade produces top quality comedy showcases all over the country aims to create opportunities for Veterans & military spouses to share their stories through comedy.  

Ever since Stan Shelby first stepped up to the mic over 9 years ago to provide laughter to the masses, he has left an indelible mark on the Charleston comedy community. This military Veteran turned comedic performer has been dazzling audiences internationally with an insightful, observational style that has proven to be universal in its appeal. Stan cut his teeth in the comedy world as a member of the Atlanta comedy community, where he developed a signature style and attained a level of respect among his peers that can only be achieved with a blend of genuine talent and diligent work.

Luckily, while the armed forces have had the benefit of being entertained by Stan’s ever-popular act, Stan can be primarily seen performing across the country, with his home town residing in Charleston, SC. He is available to perform in a multitude of different venues, and can be seen helping to inspire and develop new and established talent at his Joe Pasta Comedy Open Mic every month at Joe Pasta.

Ashley Gutermuth is a New Jersey-based stand-up comedian and actor. She appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon where she was chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to win the ‘Seinfeld Challenge.’ In 2021, Ashley won the headliner category of the U.S. Comedy Contest.

Ashley regularly posts on social media and her hilarious videos of her stand-up and life as a spouse of a United States Military Veteran have exploded to over 250 million views!

Ashley’s comedy has been featured in the Military Times, Military.com and Yahoo News. She has appeared on shows with Mark Curry (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper), Chris Kattan (SNL), Steve Hytner (Seinfeld) and Michael Winslow (Police Academy, America’s Got Talent) among many others.

When Ashley is not performing stand-up or voice-overs, she is usually running and has a daily running streak that spans over eight years. For running tips and comedy videos please follow @Ashgutermuth on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok or head to her website AshleyGutermuth.com

Doug Bennett (Mr. Perspective), Marine Corps Veteran, hails from Alexandria, Virginia. He is a stand-up comedian, actor, radio host specializing in speaking a Perspective with a universal face.  He prides himself on the simpler things in life and how the world reinvents the wheel instead of putting new tread on the tires. When he’s not on stage you can find him on his radio show “Conversations with Comedians” on NLGRADIO.COM as well as the Nempathy show on Twitch Facebook and Instagram. 

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April 01, 2023


7:00 pm

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