Over our table full of wild boar burgers the other day where we were assessing Iran’s position in the Middle East, we also discussed whether there could be a fun new TV comedy series called “Hacker Platoon,” about a wacky unit of cyber freaks who, convicted of hacking crimes, were given a choice of prison or the Army, and, unfortunately for Uncle Sam and their new first sergeant, chose the latter. Kind of a “Gomer Pyle USMC” meets “Silicon Valley.” Potential here?
It’s been just over a month since Jon Bernthal’s titular anti-hero unloaded on Netflix viewers with the Nov. 17 launch of The Punisher, and the streaming service has already reenlisted the Marine vet turned gun-toting vigilante for a second season, according to Variety.
When it comes to cracking jokes and generally making people laugh, military service gives you a lot of material to work with. Between training, deployments, and everyday life in a military town or on base, there’s no shortage of stupefying and funny anecdotes that give way to a unique brand of comedy: military humor.