Episode #04 | Andy Bumatai - Standup Comic / TV Host
We are honored to have Lanai’s comedy sensei join us on It’s A Hawaii Thing Da Podcast. Andy Bumatai helped write Lanai’s first 10 minutes of comedy and gave him a spot on his Island Comedy Showcase in Waikiki at the Don Ho Showroom. Living in Hawaii in the 1970’s, Andy noticed a void in that there was virtually no stand-up comics playing in local restaurants and clubs. He decided to change that and became one of Hawaii’s first stand-up comedians and from there took his act on the road nationally! There has never been a comic force in Hawaii quite like him. He has opened for Tom Jones, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, Lionel Richie, Paul Anka, Cool & the Gang, and Charlie Daniels. Andy has headlined at every major comedy club in the U.S. and even had his own shows in Las Vegas! We all probably remember him from the release of his TV special High School Daze and the classic All in the Ohana. Join us on this week’s It’s A Hawaii Thing Podcast as Brook & Lanai talk story with local standup comic from Waianae – Andy Bumatai!
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