THIS Feb 6th event is sold out. Stay tuned for Tuesday Night Weekly Comedy Night information.
Starting in February, every Tuesday night at Skyloft will be Damon Wayans’ Jr.’s Comedy Night. The popular comedian known for multiple starring roles in movie, television and live improv comedy, will be hosting and performing at Skyloft on Tuesday, Feb 6th as he introduces his ongoing, weekly comedy event.
Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian, most widely known for starring as Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom “Happy Endings,” and as Coach in the FOX sitcom “New Girl.” In 2014, he starred in the comedy film “Lets be Cops,” and provided the voice of Wasabi in “Big Hero 6”.
Tickets: $25 online/$35 at doo
As the lead singer of the popular Southern California rock band “The Tijuana Dogs”, Matt Mauser has been entertaining audiences with his unique style since the late 90′s. As the Tijuana Dogs grew in popularity, the band was often asked to perform at weddings, corporate parties, and events that required a more sophisticated style of music. It was during that time when Matt fell in love with the music of Frank Sinatra. Mesmerized by Sinatra’s smooth voice and unequaled phrasing, Matt memorized the subtleties in each song Frank sang.
Pete Jacobs was born in Claremont, California. He was a music major at Azusa Pacific University and then went on to a highly successful career as a producer and music arranger. In 1997, he formed a 16-piece big band called “Wartime Radio Revue”. This band has performed across The United States and Europe, and includes performances at New York’s Lincoln Center, Disneyland, and The Hollywood Bowl.
In 2005, Matt and Pete were introduced by “The Tijuana Dogs” guitar player Dave Murdy. Dave was performing double duty playing in Pete’s big band “Wartime Radio Revue” and with “The Tijuana Dogs”. In 2011, Matt approached Pete with the idea of starting a Frank Sinatra tribute band. Pete, without hesitation said, “Let’s do it!”. They immediately went to work charting music, recording vocals, and rehearsing with the big band. Their collaboration captures Sinatra at the height of his career when singing with The Count Basie Orchestra at The Sands hotel in Las Vegas. Matt’s vocal style and Pete’s genius as a conductor are a tribute to the two greats coming together.
Considered one of the most versatile music aficionados to come out of Hawaii, Joseph Soul has been commanding crowds for well over 15 years. Highly touted as a nightclub DJ, his expertise spans more than the distance between two turntables. With his accomplishments as a producer, engineer, and songwriter widely recognized, it is no surprise that he currently earns a living doing just that.
A seven-time Na Hoku Hanohano award nominee (Hawai’s, Grammy sponsored music awards), Joseph Soul is no stranger to the Hawai`i music scene. With experience penning songs for Nesian N.I.N.E and Dani Waring, producing the smash hits, “Take You Higher” from Positive Motion and “Tell Me” by Tenelle, and mastering Maoli’s 2010 album “Rock Easy”, it should come as no shock that he wrote, produced, engineered, and mixed his first album almost entirely on his own (DJ Audissey – Overdue). He collaborates with both up-and-coming artists, as well as, seasoned veterans and is constantly searching for new talent to help break into the island music scene.
PAUL ELIA is an actor/comedian of Chaldean decent, but he usually says he’s originally from Detroit, Michigan. Recent credits include Lionsgate’s new comedy #TwoMinutesofFamestarring Kat Williams and Jay Pharrow, Major Crimes in TNT and Stillwater.
You can catch Paul on this season of TruTV’s Laff Tracks, too.
CHINEDU UNAKA (yep, that’s his name), is a comedian, actor and writer from Los Angeles, Ca. There’s nothing he loves more than making people laugh while on stage. He got his first taste of stand up while attending UCSB and begin to take the business of laughter more seriously after graduating and spending a few years as a Special Education Teacher.
Most recently, Chinedu starred in a short film for HBO called The Big Chop and will be in two upcoming films this year: #TwoMinutesofFame and It’s A Party. Previously he was featured on FOX’s The Mindy Project, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, FOX’s LaughsTV and Hulu’s Coming to the Stage. He’s tours colleges and comedy clubs nationwide and has toured overseas to entrain the troops stationed in Jordan, Egypt and Greece. Chinedu did not type this.
Ask 18 year old musician/singer/songwriter Andrew Bloom what THE most important motivating factor is in his life and he’ll look you straight in the eye with a great set of baby blues and say, “Well, it’s to play, it’s just. . .to play.”
Don’t be confused though. He does agree that the ultimate goal of the game is to become a star by topping the charts with a hit song, but until that happens, all he wants to do is play music! Oh–and not just in his living room for friends and family. Not even just for a panel of judges on a Reality T.V. competition American Idol. No, what Andrew means when he says “to play” is–to produce music for an audience of people in a concert hall or pub, to entertain, and to get paid for his efforts while doing it. For the record, that’s what he means!