18 April 2024
AFE Brings the Laughs Presents: Stand Up for Mental Health

Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) continues its live stand-up comedy series with a new tour. AFE Brings the Laughs Presents: Stand Up for Mental Health, a tour across the Pacific featuring comedians Carlos Rodriguez, Jill Kimmel, and Patrick DeGuire. The tour features 5 shows and is scheduled to run April 13-20, 2024.

Carlos Rodriguez was thrown into comedy—brought up in a large family of characters, he quickly became a fast-talking entertainer, eventually leading him to a career in comedy. When he takes the stage, his inner child comes out with all the passion, excitement, and energy of a new performer while maintaining the grace and comfort of a seasoned professional. Rodriguez brings a clever, silly, and approachable voice to comedy. In a fun and relatable way, his observational humor touches beyond daily occurrences to deep-rooted memories of his childhood, views on the simplest ideas, and the most off-beat subject matter. A regular at comedy clubs across the United States, Rodriguez has also headlined for the U.S. military overseas. He has spread laughter on several different continents, including Europe, Asia, and Australia. He can be found on Instagram @carloscomedy.

A hilarious mother of adult children, Jill Kimmel has brought her observations about divorce, middle-aged dating, and raising kids on five overseas tours for the military. She has also performed in Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival and was featured on Comedy Central’s “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City.” She appeared in the 2021 fall season of “Crank Yankers” and performs on cruise ships worldwide. She can be found on Instagram @itsmejillkimmel.

Patrick DeGuire started performing stand-up after losing a significant amount of vision and discovering laughter to be self-therapeutic. Soon after getting started, he won the Improv/Harrah’s National Comedy Club Talent Search, which led to numerous appearances on national television, including Comedy Central and “Que Locos” on Galavisión. Patrick has been heard on nationally syndicated radio shows, such as “The Bob and Tom Show,” and on NPR. DeGuire has performed and toured with such comedians as Tom Segura, Theo Von, Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson, Gabriel Iglesias, George Lopez, and Paul Rodriguez. In addition to headlining at top comedy clubs throughout the United States, he has also performed for U.S. troops overseas in the Bahamas, Bahrain, Caribbean, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), Djibouti, Dubai, Greenland, Guam, Honduras, Iraq, Japan, and Korea. DeGuire’s material includes the advantages and disadvantages of living in a world with limited vision and the challenges that arise from it, the obstacles of relationships, and being a father and stepfather to eight children. He also addresses an assortment of other insightful and hilarious topics. He can be found on Instagram @patrickdcomedy.

AFE has been committed to boosting the morale and well-being of service members and their families stationed overseas through world-class live events and performances since 1951.