Hawaii’s top stand-up comedians – Frank DeLima, Augie T, and Andy Bumatai – continue to unite in periodic shows across the state.

Hawaii Theatre will be the trio’s Honolulu stop for their “Hawaii Comedian Legends Tour,”
 at 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

There’s strength – and drawing power – when the three take the stage together. They all have their pidgin gags, though DeLima usually puts on occasional costumes for visual frivolity. Augie and Andy uncork their hilarity without the costumery. The gags flow easily.

Tickets —  $33 to $49 —  are now on sale at the box office; visit or (808) 528-0506.

It’s been a while since I’ve ordered tickets for a Hawaii Theatre event – and I noted, in securing seats for the comedic bros, how the add-on charges have mounted per ticket: $3 for a service fee, $5 for a theater restoration free, and $4.50 for a ticketing free. So don’t be surprised…

Kevin I still merrily rolling along

Kevin Iwamoto, aka Kevin I, who’s enjoying a secondary recording “career” with downloading and screaming his remastered music from the 1970s-1980s the past two years, finally has growing support from island fans. “I wanted to share with you the power of your reach,” he said of a recent column about his ongoing popularity without singing a single note “live.”

Kevin I

“My latest data shows in Spotify that Honolulu has the top spot for listeners this week, and also on the top 50 cities list were Mililani and Kailua-Kona,” he said of the latest online activity he’s generating here. “Also, in Apple music and Pandora, a big spike in Hawaii listeners – that’s the power of your audience reach and influence. You don’t need a newspaper; you have the power of the pen no matter where you scribe from.”

Appreciate his kind words, but seriously, it’s all about his sound and his universal appeal, because globally, Kevin has developed a following from folks who never heard of him…till they listened to his romantic power ballads…

And that’s Show Biz…


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