Combat Comedians: Vets Using Jokes to Heal

Some say laughter is the best medicine, and some veterans in Rochester are taking that phrase to heart. It’s no secret that returning to society after serving our country overseas can be a challenge. So, some vets are using stand up comedy as a way to make that transition a little smoother.  

Marine veteran Mike Aydelotte is taking advantage of the Combat Comedians program after serving a tour in Iraq. He suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and says comedy is helping turn his worse days into his best comedy acts. 

“The worse that my day gets, the funnier I try to make it. And I just kind of create this almost mindset where nothing is really that bad because it will be hilarious tonight,” said Aydelotte.

If you want to see some of these comedians perform, you can this Sunday night at 7. The Comedy Club in Webster is hosting an event for CDS Monarch’s Warrior Salute program. Tickets are $12. For more information you can click here

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