American Legion Riders of Post 119 present "Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor" performed by two disabled veteran comedians, Bobby Henline and Joe Kashnow. All the money raised from this fundraiser will go to help veterans, their families, our community, and children.
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517
Bobby Henline is an American hero who spreads joy and hope through his love of stand-up comedy.
On April 7th, 2007, tragedy struck when Bobby’s Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb just north of Bagdad, durning his 4th tour to Iraq with the U.S. Army. Bobby was the only survivor of five men in the vehicle. Bobby was burnt over 38% of his body. After 47 surgeries he was encourage by his Occupational therapist to try stand-up comedy.
August, 2009 the "Well-Done Comedian” was born. Bobby believes that God kept him alive for a reason. He believes his mission is to help create awareness for burn survivors, to inspire people to live life to the fullest, and to heal others through his story and laughter. Bobby's self-deprecating comedic style will leave you in stiches and will burn in your heart forever.
Bobby lives Sanford NC. He performed at Laugh Out Loud in San Antonio, The Laugh Factory, The LA Improve and in Las Vegas at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Bobby has appeared the Today Show, The NY Times, Readers Digest, the Huffington Post, Time Magazine, NBC's The Doctors, PBS "Coming Back with Wes Moore" and on
Showtimes "Comedy Warriors" 2012
Netflix "Sophie and The Raising Sun" 2016 Showtimes "Shameless" 2017 Netflix “Dangerous World Of Comedy” Feb 2019
Wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2003 Joe spent almost two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC learning how to walk with what remained of his leg. In February 2005, Joe underwent a below-knee amputation and 30 days later when he was fitted with his first prosthetic device he was already able to walk better than he had since his injury.
Joe began his standup comedy career in January 2012 when he finally ran out of excuses of why he couldn’t get on stage and tell jokes. Winning the open mic competition at Magooby’s Comedy Club in Maryland at his first show was just the start of great things to come.
Joe’s passion for telling jokes and helping others realize that laughter truly is the best medicine led him to become part of the documentary “Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor.” This film, essentially an in-depth comedy workshop allowed Joe to work with nationally known comedians and provided a jumpstart to his comedy career. Now with a leg-up in the comedy world Joe has performed across the country and is pursuing his dream of helping others through laughter.
In addition to finding something to laugh at no matter how much pain is involved, Joe also works as a motivational speaker using his own experiences and struggles to show what can be overcome with no more than a positive attitude and the determination to accomplish one’s goals. Joe has spoken at schools, business groups, social clubs and non-profit organizations.
Joe lives in Baltimore, MD with his two sons and his service dog Chico. He can be seen entertaining all over the Baltimore area from comedy clubs, to coffee houses and sometimes to very small groups in his living room.