Directed by Kendrick Hopkins
United States | 57 min | 2017
WHRO Public Media’s original production follows the newest class of veteran comedians as they learn to use humor as a way to share their journeys and connect their stories to others.
Through the Comedy Bootcamp program, the participants attended weekly classes led by professional stand-up comedians designed to help the individuals of the military community develop their performing and writing skills.
With a concluding White House performance, the participants share their stories of resilience, hope and humor.
Kendrick Hopkins Jr
Born in Newport News, VA, Kendrick Hopkins Jr studied film, public relations & graphic design at East Carolina University, before taking a position at WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, VA. At WHRO, Hopkins serves as a producer, videographer and editor, with the unique opportunity to take projects from concept to completion.
Highlights include the Emmy award winning “The Scene,” a web series about local artists and “Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary.” Kendrick was also honored as an Inside Business’ 2016 Top 40 Under 40 honoree.