Thats 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 dont always see the humor. For instance, he knows one woman he dated who didnt understand if he had weekend duty on a ship, he had to be there the whole time and couldnt 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 comedians parlance, just kill them by talking about bad food and stupid officers.
However, he admits: I cant tell them I was an officer. Otherwise, they want to kill me.
My Boys debuts November 28 on TBS.
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