Fauxpocalypse Now

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Years from now, people will remember where they were and what they were doing when they didn’t die from the imaginary ballistic missile.

Me? I was in Hilo, Hawai’i, to perform for [click to continue…]

Season’s Greetings

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Hello,

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings!

Hug your loved ones. Screw it… hug your enemies, too, and turn ’em into loved ones.

All the best,
The Ogatas

The Importance of Giving

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Flashback to November 1979. I was a lonely fat kid with no friends. Sure, little has changed since then, except I’m old now. And married. But let’s focus on this dream sequence.

CUE THE HARP AND BLUR [click to continue…]

The Master

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When I was a kid in Hawaii, there was only one stand-up comic in the islands: Andy Bumatai. I had his albums and watched him on TV and wanted to do what he did.

He’s really the person most responsible for what I am. Sort of like the Darth Sidious to my Darth Vader. But, you know, with jokes. Honolulu Magazine once did a story on comedy in Hawaii, and you can see as they trace the lineage of funny.

Flash forward to years later and [click to continue…]