Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Lieutenant-Turned-Comedian Admits Military Not Always Funny To Civilians

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being in the military can be a real hoot – but not everyone gets the joke.

That’s what comedian Jamie Kaler discovered when he was a naval lieutenant back in the early 1990s.

Kaler, who stars on the new TBS sitcom My Boys, says he finds the military hilarious but says civilians don’t always see the humor. For instance, he knows one woman he dated who didn’t understand if he had weekend duty on a ship, he had to be there the whole time and couldn’t leave for a cup of coffee.

Kaler quit the service in order to become an actor and do standup but says his military training means that he can perform in front of servicemen and, in the comedian’s parlance, “just kill them” by talking about bad food and stupid officers.

However, he admits: “I can’t tell them I was an officer. Otherwise, they want to kill me.”

My Boys debuts November 28 on TBS.

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