Augie T's last stand
Local and well-known comedian Augie T joins GMH to talk about his final big show on March 2nd at the Blaisdell Arena.
We asked why he decided to do one last show and he said,
"After 27 years of doing comedy, 9 DVD specials and turning 50 years old, I thought maybe it was time to do something different. Also in the last year, I acted in two movies and a prime time TV show. Now that my kids are grown up, it might be time to pursue passions that I couldn't do when I first started in the entertainment business. So this will be my last big public show taped for broadcast. I will continue doing private shows and I plan to tour on the mainland. I'm walking away to focus on new ventures, maybe politics."
Q: Why did you decide to give part of the proceeds of your show to B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii? What's your connection to the organization and its importance to you?
A: My daughter, Mahea, was bullied in school at the age of 11. Since then, I've watched this girl grow up and use that challenging time in her life to make a difference. In the past five years, B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii has reached over 70,000 students statewide. Only through private generosity and fundraising events like this comedy show, can we continue to put on free events for students statewide.
Q: What can people expect at this show on March 2 at The Blaisdell Arena and how can they get tickets?
A: In addition to my comedy show, Andy Bumatai and Frank Delima will be performing along with the musical group - Cutting Edge - and Justice Moon and B.R.A.V.E Hawaii Talent Competition Finalists. This show will be filmed for broadcast. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Center Box Office and at ticketmaster.com This will be a great night of entertainment for all ages. I hope everyone can come out and enjoy a night full of laughter and music.
Augie T's Last Stand