Show # 44
“Seriously…Living With Diabetes Can Be Funny”
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Stand-Up Comedian & Inspirational Speaker
"Seriously...Living With Diabetes Can Be Funny"
Sharkey’s Comedy Club presents Stand-Up Comedian, Bo Irvine. As a National Headlining Comedian, Bo has been performing for mainland & local audiences for over 20 years. He’s performed on A & E “Comedy on the Road”, Showtime “Comedy Club Network”, HBO & NBC Late Nite and was the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2008 Hawaii Showcase. Bo has worked with comedian greats George Carlin, Howie Mandel, & George Lopez, just to name a few. Catch Bo’s night club act at the Hawaii Comedy Theater home of “Comedy Polynesia” and “Sharkey’s Comedy Club”, located at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki.
Born and raised in Hawaii, where the disease of Diabetes affects a vast majority of the local Pacific Islander population, Bo has a personal interest in the fight against this silent killer. Having Type II Diabetes, Bo knows the struggles that Diabetics face. Utilizing his skills as a professional stand-up comedian and speaker, Bo has taken his experience and created “Seriously…Living With Diabetes Can Be Funny”, performing at health-related corporate events for healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers. He has turned his comedy and energies into inspiring individuals to work at reaching their goals for managing their Diabetes. Bo gains the trust of his audience using humor, sharing his own trials and tribulations of living with the disease.
Being of Portuguese/Hawaiian ancestry and knowing the disease first hand, Bo inspires others by sending a message of prevention and management to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals through the use of comedy. Whether you are looking to entertain a mainland, multi ethnic, or international audience, Bo delivers comic relief, using his quick wit and warm aloha personality.
National and Local Diabetes Speaking Engagements
“Taking Control of Your Diabetes”– Honolulu, Molokai, Fresno, San Antonio, Amarillo, San Diego, Las Vegas
American Healthways – Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville - Guest Speaker
2006 Endocrinologists Annual Convention - San Francisco - Guest Speaker
HMSA - Diabetes Care Connection – “Diabetes Maui Style” – Maui – Guest Speaker
American Diabetes Association, Hawaii Chapter – Emcee for Numerous Fund Raisers
Diabetes Education at Pali Momi Hospital – Guest Speaker
Queens Hospital – University of Hawaii Diabetes Prevention Program – Guest Speaker
Halau Ola ‘O Mimiko No Wai’anae – Guest Speaker
Hawaii State Diabetes Control Program – Guest Speaker
Collective Mana Diabetes Program, St Francis Parish Nurses – Guest Speaker
Diabetes Maui Style – Diabetes Care Connection, Maui – Guest Speaker
Maui Memorial 5th Annual Diabetes Conference – Guest Speaker
Women’s Health Issues – Sponsored by the American Heart Association – Guest Speaker
Diabetes Care Connection – HMSA Health Fair – Guest Speaker
Hawaiian Civics Club Annual Convention, Las Vegas – Guest Speaker
Hobema Family Wellness Center – Hobema, Alberta, Canada – Guest Speaker
American Diabetes Association – Hawaii Chapter – Former Board Member,
Guest Speaker at Numerous Fundraisers
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