Operation Laughter


A Message From Pat Wilson, CEO of Comedy West and founder of Operation Laughter:

Comedy West, a nationally recognized agency, began booking military shows for NAS bases in the Pacific Northwest 25 years ago. Several years later we broadened that to include bases around the country with a tour called Laugh-Catchers Comedy Tour. That tour has now been renamed Operation Laughter to better suit the audience we are currently serving. We have toured 12-14 shows in the PNW and the Southeast part of the country in the last few years and are proud of the fact that we keep being asked to return to every base we visit. In 2016 the tour started including a visit to a local VA hospital and we've been warmly welcomed by those we visit and this will continue to be part of the tour as long as we are welcome.

The comics are always excited to be part of the tour depending on their availability and Comedy West is proud of the list of comics we have available to us to invite to be part of the tour.

Book this tour and we guarantee you will not be disappointed with the talent and professionalism we bring with us every single time.

Pat Wilson
(206) 953-8102


Meet the Comics


Alonzo Bodden

Queens, NY

  • Winner of Last Comic Standing
  • Showtime Special
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Kermet Apio

Honolulu, HI

  • Winner of The Great American Comedy Festival out of Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition

James P. Connolly

San Mateo, CA

  • Comedy Central
  • HBO
  • Comics Unleashed
  • Host for Vet On The Street For “We Are The Mighty TV”

Jake Johannsen

Iowa City, IO

  • In 1986 won the 11th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition
  • 46 David Letterman Appearances
  • 2 Showtime Specials


Muskego, WI

  • Last Comic Standing
  • The Ellen Show
  • USO tours
  • Winner of California’s Funniest Female Contest

Steve Mazan

Hanover Park, IL

  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  • Writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show


“The show was great as usual and your comedians are always first class.  We will definitely have your show back again.”   -NAS/CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

“I want to thank you again for a great show; we here at NAS Kingsville really appreciate all you do for our Military and the family members.” -NAS/KINGSVILL, TX

“We were laughing all the way across Southwest Asia on the #AFEHeatWave tour thanks to the #OperationLaughter crew!” -@ArmedForcesEnt / Armed Forces Entertainment

Operation Laughter Crew (2018)
@elfkin80 @erikknowles @benjiewright @langcomedy @paulmorrissey @jamespconnolly

Tour Dates:


KITSAP, WA                         NOV. 3rd 2017

KINGSVILL, TX                   NOV. 16th 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX      NOV. 17th 2017

KITSAP, WA                         AUG. 17th 2018