Bo Namolokama Irvine, a native Hawaiian, has been thrilling comedy audiences for over 20 years in Hawaii and the U.S. Mainland. He has shared the stage with George Carlin, Howie Mandel, George Lopez, Jeff Foxworthy and George Wallace, to name a few, and has appeared on NBC Late Nite, & Showtime, and was the winner of Last Comic Standing Season 6 Hawaii Showcase, which was filmed in January 2008 and will air later in the year on NBC and Bravo. Before diving into entertainment full time, Irvine was the Director of Safety for the largest Marine base in the South Pacific during which time he earned the coveted Secretary of the Navy Award of Excellence five times. For those of us who know him best, frankly, we’re not sure how he did this.
Eddie & Charlotte Sax are the founders of Hawaii’s longest running comedy club chain, the Honolulu Comedy Club and Hawaiian Islands Comedy Tour, which was in operation for eight years in Waikiki, with locations on Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island. They have also produced shows in Tokyo, Guam, Saipan, Bali and Johnston Atoll. The legend grows each time it’s told: The Saxes are the ones who brought comedy to Hawaii, the South Pacific and, yes, the Free World.
Wanda Shipp, is the founder of Sharkey's Comedy Club, operating in Hawaii since 2004. Wanda is the Managing Director and handles the day to day operations of the club. She also holds the Clubs two most important jobs; President and Director of Egos. Shipp has partners who admire her for her "know how in getting things done" and her "tenacity" for doing such an outstanding job as a business owner in Hawaii. Shipp has called Hawaii home for the last 23 years, her Business savvy is backed by 20 years in Sales and Marketing along with an additional 15 years in Finance. She has been awarded numerous plaques of "Appreciation and Achievement" by the US Military for her role.
Established in 2004, Sharkey's Comedy Club produced the Comedy Polynesia show that ran from March 2008 to Jan 2013 at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki. The key players come from a long history in the comedy biz: Bo Irvine has been entertaining audiences with his life experiences in Hawaii, Nationally and Internationally since 1988; Eddie Sax, a master comedy juggler and the former owner of the Honolulu Comedy Club, the first professional comedy club in Honolulu; and Wanda Shipp who is the has the operations magic touch. This trio has been instrumental in Hawaii and the country on the comedy scene. We host a list of local Hawaii comics performing with us weekly, as well as imported talent from the across the nation. Come laugh with us!