Seating is limited! Advance ticket purchase is encouraged!
We are excited to bring stand-up comic Andy Bumatai to Ashland for the first time to share his hilarious "local" comedy act from Hawai'i on Saturday, June 29 at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Church. A legend in the islands, Bumatai has won prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Most Promising Artist and Best Comedy Performance. This family-friendly show will have you in stitches from laughing so hard! You might even leave with a few new pidgin words or jokes to tell! Hula by local hula school Halau Hula Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue will open the show. Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM.
General Admission (Adult) – Advance $15 / Door $20
Child/Youth - $10 (age 12 and under)
* Advance Tickets are available through 5 pm on Friday, June 28
* A small portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Kapi'oanuenue
More About Andy Bumatai, Hawai’i-based Comedian & Actor:
Andy Bumatai began his career opening for
popular Hawaiian comedian Frank De Lima and soon found himself replacing the
late Rap Reiplinger in Booga Booga, Hawaii's seminal sketch comedy group. He
went on to perform stand up comedy extensively on the mainland and in Hawai’i.
Bumatai's film credits include The
Whoopee Boys, A Man Called Sarge and Aloha Summer.
Bumatai recorded a number of comedy albums. His first won a Hoku award for "Most Promising Artist" and he went on to win three more for "Best Comedy Performance."
Bumatai also created a number of TV
specials for Hawaii's KGMB-TV, notably High School Daze and All in the Ohana.
He and his brother, Ray Bumatai also created a show titled BumaVision for
Hawaii's OC16 network. Nationally, he was featured on Raven and has had roles
on North Shore and Baywatch among others. Bumatai also co-starred in a 1997
pilot for a new Hawaii Five-O series, which never made it to air.
Not coincidentally, Bumatai's character's name in Steven Cannell productions (Raven, Five-O, Marker) is always the same: Danny Kahala. He is currently Executive Producer of Nighttime Productions, and produces and stars in his own Hawaiian-based online talk show, The Andy Bumatai Show.
About Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue
As the only community-based Hawaiian cultural organization in Southern Oregon, Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue provides opportunities year-round for residents of all ages to study hula and Hawaiian culture. The school has performed with award-winning Hawaiian musicians including Weldon Kekauoha, Hana, Nathan Aweau, Jeff Peterson, Stephen Inglis, Jerry Santos and the late Bill Tapia. We have appeared in OSF's Green Show, at many Ashland events including 4th of July parade, Festival of Lights, Island Night, Earth Day, and World Music Festival, as well as at many other private and public events throughout Southern Oregon. The halau has also performed in and participated at cultural events in Hawai'i, including Ka 'Aha Hula O Halauaola, Kupuna Hula Competition, where they won the Overall title and other first-place awards, E Mau Ana Ka Hula, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau annual cultural festival, and Na Mea Hawai'i Hula Kahiko.