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Local boy Paul Rodriguez returns to his comedy roots

March 18, 2010
By MARNIE MASUDA, Contributing Writer

You think I meant to say "homeboy," huh? I know you're laughing and thinking I have my semi- politically-incorrect terms all mixed up. But listen. Latin King of Comedy, Paul Rodriguez, who's performing at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina Sunday, actually got his start in Honolulu. He flew out for a one-night gig, had a few too many mai tais, sold his return ticket (remember when you could sell your airline ticket?) and depended on the kindness of acquaintances - like Oahu's own Andy Bumatai and Frank De Lima. According to Rodriguez, Andy took pity on the broke, reckless comedian from L.A. and brought him onstage as his regular opening act.



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