Kermet Apio's first appearance in Yakima was at the legendary Carmen's Comedy Club in Selah, a project of Carmen Garrison which nurtured Yakima's comedy scene a decade ago. My wife and I were privileged to be in attendance at one of the first shows at the club and Kermet was there. It was an unforgettable night of gentle humor, a self-deprecating but incisive look at humanity, and, in general, laughing our a**es off!"
He's back! And better than ever.
The Seasons "Crafted Comedy Series" is proud to present Kermet Apio, a stand-up comedian and a traditional Hawaiian musician. Hawai'i-born, he graduated from Iolani Schools in Honolulu, then the University of Washington in Seattle, where he currently resides.
In 1991, his first year doing professional stand-up, Kermet won the Seattle Comedy Competition. He has since won the Great American Comedy Festival; performed in 47 states and China, Israel, New Zealand and Canada; appeared on A&E, PBS and NPR; opened for Brian Regan, Weird Al Yankovich and the Smothers Brothers; and put out a comedy CD "Unarmed and Lethargic." Before launching his comedy career, he notes he was 1988 Dishwasher of the Month at the Denny's in Sea-Tac International Airport.
Kermet avoids shrill and off-color humor, relying instead on a warm but sharp wit and family-friendly monologues. He is married and has two teenagers, loves baseball and pie, is Hawaiian, and is named "Kermet," all of which gives him plenty to laugh about.
An accomplished 'ukulele and guitar player, he performs around Seattle, including as part of the band, Hula O Lehualani in Edmonds. Sounds like a perfect fit for The Seasons.