BEST MEDICINE BRIGADE
If laughter is the best medicine, then this group will cure whatever ails you! Join comedians Christian Johnson, Ashley Gutermuth, and Robin Phoenix as they put you in stitches with their hilarious jokes, relatable stories, and funny observations about the unique experiences of military life. Consider this event to be a live try-not-to-laugh challenge!
Kick back and relax, and let the Best Medicine Brigade get you feeling your best. Gather your friends and catch this tour—it is time for a dose of fun!
|Wed 7 Feb 2024||YOKOTA AB||SHOW|
|Thu 8 Feb 2024||MISAWA AB||SHOW|
|Fri 9 Feb 2024||ATSUGI||SHOW|
|Sat 10 Feb 2024||CAMP FUJI||SHOW|
|Sun 11 Feb 2024||CAMP ZAMA||SHOW|
|Wed 14 Feb 2024||TORII STATION||SHOW|
|Thu 15 Feb 2024||CAMP SHIELDS||SHOW|
|Fri 16 Feb 2024||CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA||SHOW|
|Sat 17 Feb 2024||CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA||SHOW|
How do I get schedule information on specific shows?
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Why do entertainers perform for the military?
Performers need to perform. It's in their DNA. Plus, going on tour with Armed Forces Entertainment is an opportunity for artists to give back and honor the sacrifices deployed servicemembers and their families make on behalf of our country. For up-and-coming artists, touring with AFE is a great way to build an audience. For established artists, it's an up-close-and-personal way to say thanks to fans.
How much do tickets cost?
It's FREE to attend every Armed Forces Entertainment show. Every single show, every single time.
Why are there occasional schedule changes?
Sometimes emergencies and personal challenges pop up for scheduled artists. Add the uncertainty of world politics, and tour agendas inevitably shift. We rush the updates to the effected venue and make changes to the online show schedule as quickly as possible. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and we're sorry for the inconvenience.
Can I invite non-military people to AFE events?
It depends on the rules of your installation. In general, yes, non-military guests are allowed at AFE shows. But military personnel are our priority.
Christian Johnson is a clean comedian, husband, and father from Charlotte, N.C. Since starting his standup comedy career, Johnson has been traveling from city to city, and using his comedic talents to grow his social media fanbase. Johnson has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy, such as Ali Siddiq, Eddie Griffin, Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr., Marlon Wayans, Sinbad, and many more. After diligently honing his craft, Johnson made his television debut in 2021 on “Funny Not Famous”, on Afro TV. In May of the following year, Johnson was a finalist in Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience showcase. With more than 500,000 followers on his social media platforms, Christian Johnson is a rising star with contagious good energy, unique style, and refreshingly clean comedy.
Ashley Gutermuth is a stand-up comedian and actor. Gutermuth appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, where Jerry Seinfeld chose her as the winner of the “Seinfeld Challenge.” Gutermuth regularly posts hilarious videos of her stand-up and life as a spouse of a servicemember which have garnered more than 300 million views on her social media channels. In 2023, Gutermuth was named the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. The Military Times, Military.com, and Yahoo News have featured her comedy. Gutermuth has appeared on shows with Mark Curry (“Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”), Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”), Steve Hytner (“Seinfeld”), Michael Winslow (“Police Academy,” “America’s Got Talent”), and many others.
After 26 years in the Army, Robin Phoenix found her new mission in healing people, organizations, and communities through humor. She created the Best Medicine Brigade to give veteran and military spouse comedians performance opportunities and to heal people with humor. Phoenix is passionate about the applied and therapeutic use of humor for mental health. She also facilitates HEAL*ARIOUS, a humor therapy program for veterans. She is a certified level 3 Humor Professional with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and a comedy boot camp instructor for the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Phoenix has been featured on USA Today, ABC, and Fox. Voted as Charleston’s Best Comic of 2022, Robin has performed at Carolines on Broadway, Atlanta Comedy Theater, Comedy Zone, Bricktown Comedy Club, StarDome, Louisville Comedy Club, Zanies, Stand Up Live, and for corporate audiences all over the country.
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