About Travis Howze
Travis Howze is an internationally touring comedian and motivational speaker who spent 14 years in the military and emergency services as a U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter. Whether performing at corporate events and fundraisers to top comedy clubs, colleges and multiple tours overseas for the troops, Travis has become a comedic demand in multiple arena’s who always leaves his audiences craving more!
Known as the military and emergency services voice of comedy, the topics of Travis’ humor are limitless: from being raised in South Carolina to married life and fatherhood to his time in uniform and much more. Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys, running into burning buildings or just being a dad, Travis is always FUNNY UNDER FIRE! Appearing on Gotham Comedy Live, Coming to the Stage Season 3, National Geographic and NBC’s Night Shift, Travis was dubbed “Artist To Watch” by Young Hollywood Magazine.
In March of 2015 his album “Reporting for Duty” debuted at number 7 of top 100 comedy albums. IGNITING top level comedy stages for over a decade, he’s a comedian with an extremely unique and marketable edge that has never been seen before, thus allowing him to connect and develop a very loyal brotherhood style fan base of military, emergency services personnel and their supporters from all over.
In June of 2007 while working a furniture warehouse fire in Charleston, South Carolina, 9 of his brother firefighters tragically perished in the line of duty while rescuing a trapped civilian. Due to injuries that he sustained in that same fire, Travis was forced to leave the job that he truly loved.
Although he no longer wears the uniform, he still considers himself a public servant by helping those who help us, to include performing for the Troops, Wounded Warriors, and multiple emergency service conferences.
Travis Proudly displays 9 stars on his right arm to honor his 9 Brothers who were killed in the line of duty during a warehouse fire in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2007. Injured in this same fire and plagued with guilt, Travis vowed to move forward and live a purposeful life.