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Power Up Comedy’s One-Year Anniversary Celebration to Feature Vince Esquire Band at Stella Blues

September 13, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Power Up Comedy, in conjunction with Stella Blues Caf, has been bringing live standup comedy to Maui for the last year. Now it's time to celebrate!

Enjoy live standup comedy and a music celebration with the Vince Esquire Band on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei.

For the last several years Curtis "Chino" LaForge of Power Up Comedy has been working very hard to create a comedy scene on the island.

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The Vince Esquire Band will perform a warm up set, and following live standup comedy, will close the night with a longer headline set.

A year ago, he brought together local comedians, such as Doc Titanium, Jason Strahn, Doug Wyckoff, Sunny Dennis and Teresa Sickels--all with varied professional backgrounds--to create a super-group of comedians who produce, promote and perform their own shows.

Within the last year, these comedians have produced monthly, professional, live, standup shows at Stella Blues Caf showcasing both local talent and Mainland comedians.

To help give new and aspiring comedians an outlet to perfect and hone their craft, Power Up Comedy started a free, weekly comedy open mic on Tuesday nights at Stella Blues, which have also been consistently running for almost a year as well.

Over the next year they have planned many shows and projects, including an inter-island tour, Political Parody Show, a Fresh Faces showcase (featuring Maui's newer comedic talent) and many more exciting shows.

In Esquire's impressive career, he has been featured with and opened for such music luminaries as Willie Nelson, the Gregg Allman Band, The Allman Brothers, Los Lonely Boys, Fred Wesley, Derek Trucks, Little Feat, The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra (formerly the Taylor Hicks Band), Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Willie K, Chris Duarte, Eric Johnson, The Doobie Brother's co-founder and guitarist Pat Simmons, Journey, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, The FIXX and Aerosmith.

The Vince Esquire Band will perform a warm up set, and following live standup comedy, will close the night with a longer headline set.

Tickets are $15 online at door powerupcomedy.com; $20 at the door.

Stella Blues is located at 1279 South Kihei Road, Ste. 201, in Kihei.

 
 

 

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