Humor for Heroes originated with a conversation Angela and Cleto were having about close family members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and the sacrifices they and their family members endure to serve our country. The focus of the conversation shifted to demonstrating our appreciation to these brave men and women. Together with friends, family members, talented comedians and generous business sponsorships, Humor for Heroes was launched.
Humor for Heroes strives to demonstrate our appreciation to current and former military members by providing an entertaining night of comedy, fostering connections with military resources and contributing much needed financial support to military charities.
Humor for Heroes hosts comedy shows for the purpose of honoring current and former military members and their guests with a stress free night of comedy while showing our appreciation for the sacrifices they and their families have made for our great nation. Humor for Heroes comedy shows also provide networking opportunities and resource information. Profits made from ticket sales, merchandise sales and corporate sponsorships are then donated to military charities to further serve and honor military members.
Humor for Heroes Founder/President
Angela is a Registered Nurse and leader in her field of pediatric home care providers. Angela’s father, grandfather, three brothers and numerous uncles and cousins have served in the military. It was Angela’s baby brother Chris’s service in Iraq and Afghanistan that was the inspiration for Humor for Heroes. Assisted by little brother Edward and his love of comedy, Angela joined forces with Cleto and a host of volunteers to create Humor for Heroes.
This organization was created to provide a comedic outlet to military members and their significant others as a way to show our appreciation and honor the sacrifices they have endured in the service of our great nation.
Humor for Heroes Co-Founder/Vice President
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming one of the elite stand-up comedians in the country.
Cleto connects with audiences by relating everyday life experiences. Anything and everything is fair game, from marriage mishaps to the challenges of dieting. His comedy is high-energy, observational, and hilarious... with a brilliant Latino twist.
He has strong San Antonio roots going back to his grandfather, San Antonio native Cleto Rodriguez I, who was Texas’s first Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Cleto also contributes his time and talents to the community by helping raise money for disadvantaged youth, military charities and the homeless.
Randy Garcia served his country proudly in the United States Army as a Army Nurse Corp officer. His entire life has revolved around the military as he grew up in various military communities around the country and around the world during his father's 30 year Army career. His involvement with Humor for Heroes was a natural fit. He is now a Regional Vice President of Operations for HCA-Parallon.
Humor for Heroes Secretary/Treasurer
Public Relations Committee Chair
Mine Hernandez is a San Antonio native and a proud Air Force Veteran of ten years service. He is the weekend meteorologist at KABB Fox San Antonio and also does live shots for the Daytime@Nine show during the week. He has worked in the weather field for 35 years and in television for 25. He shares the commitment to Humor for Heroes that the other committee members have and is honored to be a part of this opportunity to give something back to our veterans and wounded warriors
Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse in the pediatric home health field. She is Involved in multiple charitable pursuits but considers Humor For Heroes her favorite charity. Elizabeth enjoys contributing to the success of a show and witnessing firsthand the healing power of laughter.
Jesse B. Rios
Jesse has twenty-three years in business management and is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word. He is an active alumnus who travels often with UIW throughout the world. He is a member of the San Antonio Street Rods and enjoys giving back to our community as often as possible. He served in the United States Marine Corp which he credits for his success and determination, never give up mentality. Semper Fi (Always Faithful);
“Live life to The Fullest, no Regrets. Have a cold one, light up a stogie and Listen to some Elvis and Johnny Cash”.
Is a former Army Veteran and son of a Vietnam Veteran. He is also a Japanese trained Sensei that owns and operates two dojos and is the lead singer and founder of the Dan Gonzalez Band. Dan is a staunch supporter of military personnel and their families and
considers it an honor to serve on the HfH committee.