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Comedy show highlights responsible drinking, fun

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wilson
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs

Team Andersen members are invited to attend a free, educational comedy show from 1-2:30 p.m. at the base theater July 31.

The Joint Region Marianas- sponsored show, titled "A Shot of Reality With a Comedy Chaser," is a comedy show with a serious angle designed to educate on the dangers and responsibilities that come with drinking alcohol.


"It's a show that uses humor and realistic scenarios to examine alcohol use. 

It specifically targets our young service members and is presented in a way that maintains the audience's interest and attention," said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne, Joint Region Marianas commander. "This group was on Guam in Feb 2013 and the feedback we received was overwhelming positive. I think this type of program and the dialogue it initiates is an important part of building resiliency in our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and I strongly encourage your support."



The act is performed by Mission IMPROVable, a Chicago-based team of "agents" who have a mission to deliver a good time through spontaneous performances, according to the group's website. The team was named "Entertainer of the Year" in 2013 by Campus Activities Magazine.


For subject material, the performers trained with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Alcoholics Anonymous to address issues such as binge drinking, health risks, drunk driving, assaults, and alcohol-related laws, base officials said.


"It is crucial for all members of Team Andersen to understand the importance of drinking responsibly," said Col. Tyrell Chamberlain, 36th Wing vice commander. "Alcohol-related incidents not only impact the lives of our Airmen, but they impact family lives and the Air Force mission as well."



The target audience is for pay gradesE-1 through E-6, but is open for all to attend, according to event organizers.

'A Shot of Reality' combines improv comedy, audience participation and education," said Shawn Bentley, Warfighter and Family Readiness representative for JRM. "This presentation provides an honest, engaging, humorous and sober new look at alcohol awareness, and educates Airmen and Sailors about encountering alcohol in a military environment.  'A Shot of Reality' will make audiences laugh, think and understand their behavior towards alcohol."


More information about the show can be found at www.shotofrealityshow.com

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