Brando Murphy
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Comedian Brando Murphy has performed at A-list venues across the West Coast and is bringing his act to Texas for the first time.

“Armed Forces of Comedy,” is a high-energy “Vegas style” comedy show, said Murphy, who will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Phantom Warrior Center.

Fort Hood Family Housing is hosting the event for their housing residents as well as service members, age 18 and older.

After meeting with a soldier after one of his shows, Murphy said he realized the need to entertain troops and their families.

As he travels across posts in the United States, he’s cutting his performance fees by 50 percent.

“It’s just for the military and everything they go through and all the fighting they do for this country,” Murphy said. “It’s really not because of the money, because money isn’t everything. I get the chance to meet great people and build fans at the same time. It’s an honor for me to do it.”

Murphy’s agent, Tom “DT” Robinson, of Thunderhouse Media, said the young comedian is being pursued by Barry Katz, who also managed Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan and Dane Cook.

“When you consider who he’s managed, him wanting to co-manage Brando speaks to the A-list level of talent this young entertainer possesses that we are bringing to the families and soldiers at Food Hood,” Robinson said.

Murphy said he looks forward to performing at Fort Hood.

“The armed forces in itself is very serious and you have to be a certain individual to be able to deal with that pressure,” Murphy said. “I couldn’t do what they do (for our country).”

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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