Sharkey's Comedy Club

PO Box 26293

Honolulu, HI 96825

Phone (808) 531-4242 




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Professional, Funny, Clean Comedy

Rely on Sharkey's Comedy Club for a great comedy night with Bo Irvine, 'the Hawaiian King of Comedy'. Stand Up Comedian, Risk Management Specialist and Inspirational Speaker. Catch Bo's nightclub act, “High & Right Comedy Night” at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki every Tuesday and Saturday evening.

Along with 30 years of stand-up sets, Mr. Bo Irvine is unique from your typical "risk management" speaker and comedian, with his experience as Director of Safety and Occupational Health & Fire Protection at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii for 20 plus years. He lead a National Safety Program which was given the coveted U.S. Secretary of  Navy Award of Excellence an unprecedented six times, presented by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and also awarded the Marine Corps Center of Safety Excellence Award four times. Irvine began his civil service career in 1971 as a Federal Firefighter with Naval Air Station Barbers Point Crash Fire Rescue, working his way through the ranks to become the youngest Fire Captain, then Assistant Chief in the Federal Fire Department. His areas of experience and expertise are vast, from a safety and fire protection perspective, risk management, as well as issues related to personal health and well-being. His Diabetes program, "Seriously... Living with Diabetes Can Be Funny," is nationally recognized with healthcare professionals and patients, using humor on his personal experience of living with Diabetes.

Bo has been performing for mainland, international and local audiences since 1987. His national television credits include A&E's "Comedy on the Road," Showtime's "Comedy Club Network," HBO, NBC Late Nite, and winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing 2008 Hawaii Showcase. Bo has worked with numerous national recording artists and comedy greats including George Carlin, Howie Mandel, George Wallace, Jeff Foxworthy and Brad Garrett. He also headlined “Comedy Polynesia” from March 2008 to January 2013 at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki.

Looking to entertain and inspire a local or English speaking international audience? Bo Irvine offers comic relief with his solid act, quick wit and ability to improvise with any audience. Check out his night club act or book him for your next Military, Corporate or Private event.  Contact us today (808) 531-4242 or  

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Safety stand down promotes awareness 

By Kaylee LaRocque

NAS Jax Deputy PAO

NAS Jax conducted a safety stand down at the VP-30 auditorium Nov. 16 to remind Sailors and civilian employees to make smart decisions to stay safe over the Thanksgiving holiday. Coordinated by the base safety office, the event promoted risk management and safe driving measures.

“There have been three Sailors killed in the Jacksonville area over the past year in mishaps. Maybe the circumstances would have been different if a colleague had intervened or the person had made other decisions. Today, we are going to arm you with information so you and your shipmates can make good decisions. You are all a valuable part of the NAS Jax team and we need you,” said NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay.

“The most dangerous day to drive is the day after Thanksgiving when many of you will be on the road. So with the holidays coming up, we want to ensure you return safely,” he added.

Maclay also talked about Club 2000 – an NAS Jacksonville program that allows military members and civilian employees to call for a free ride home if they’ve been drinking. “This program is to make sure you get home safe if you do go out and have a couple drinks and don’t have a designated driver to get you home. Just call the quarterdeck and they will get you a free cab. There is absolutely no retribution for using this program,” said Maclay. 

The guest speaker for the safety stand down was risk management speaker and comedian Bo Irvine, who was the director of safety and occupational health and fire protection at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii for 20 years.

“All of us practice risk management each and every day but you put value to whatever your risks might be. It starts every morning when you turn on the lights after getting out of bed. Then if you take a shower – you put your hand in to test the water – you don’t just jump right in to see if it’s hot or cold. That’s risk management,” said Irvine.

Irvine then asked the audience why they wear seat belts. Most answered “because it’s the law.”

“That is the same answer all over the world. This law was made to protect us from ourselves. Statistics prove that wearing seat belts saves lives,” he continued.

Irvine also discussed how insurance companies charge younger drivers much higher rates because they tend to be higher risk takers. “Eighteen to 28 year olds are the highest risk takers and that’s why they charge you 9 million dollars to get car insurance because they know you are at a higher risk of having an accident,” he said.

“And, many of you joined the military because you are risk takers. Most risk takers don’t like risk management but you can still be in the risk business and be safe. If you are going to go out and drink, always have a designated driver and make sure you choose that person before you go, not after everyone has already had a few,” stressed Irvine. “And, I want you all to know that by drinking a cup of coffee or an energy drink will not make you sober. If you are the designated driver you don’t get to drink! Your friends and families lives depend on you.”

Irvine also stressed the importance of not talking on cell phones while driving. “Distracted drivers get killed or kill others. Can you imagine a P-3 pilot playing video games while flying the aircraft? If you are driving 55 mph and looking at your phone texting someone, you can’t be concentrating on driving down that road,” he continued.

“Remember, it’s not the safety department’s fault, not the fire department’s fault for not responding quick enough to get you out of the situation you got yourself into. You control your immediate destiny. Risk management is not rocket science, it’s something we practice every day,” concluded Irvine.

Maclay concluded the stand down by stating, “Take this information to heart, use risk management wherever you go and be safe.”

“This was different from the other safety stand downs I’ve been to – the guest speaker was very humorous in presenting the information. He definitely got the point across,” said AZ3 Mario Correa Jackson after the brief.

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Military & Corporate 'Safety Stand Downs':

Marine Corps League New Year's Eve Comedy Show

U.S. Navy Region Europe – Naples ITALY, Sigonella ITALY, Rota SPAIN, Souda Bay GREECE

U.S. Navy Region Europe/Middle East - Bahrain

2010 Tri-Service Symposium – Sonthofen GERMANY

Hickam Air Force Base, HI, Officers Club, Enlisted Club

Annual Pac Rim Safety & Health Conference -Honolulu, HI

Marine Corps Base Safety Stand Down - Camp Pendleton, CA

Marine Corps Recruit Depot - San Diego, CA

Marine Corps Air Station - Miramar, CA

Marine Corps Base - Quantico, VA

Marine Corps Air Facility - 29 Palms, CA

Naval Safety Center - Norfolk, VA

Naval Submarine Training Center - Honolulu, HI

Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Officers Club, Staff NOC Club and Enlisted Club

Marine Corps Air Station - Yuma, NV

3rd Marine Air Wing Safety Stand Downs - 29 Palms, Miramar, Yuma, Camp Pendleton

2008 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Downs - Okinawa, Japan

2010 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Downs – Okinawa, Japan

VP-17 Barbers Point

619th Airlift Support

USCG Marine Safety Office

USS New York City

Naval Support Activity Bahrain -

Hawaiian Electric 2018 Safety Conference

Hawaii Gas Company


University of Hawaii – Honolulu

Chaminade University – Honolulu

University of Phoenix - Honolulu

University of Hawaii – Hilo

Comedy CD:

"Bo Knows Comedy"

Television & Radio:

NBC Last Comic Standing 2008 Hawaii Showcase, Improv-Los Angeles

NBC Late Night

“Comedy Club Network” – Showtime Cable

“Comedy on the Road” with Jon Byner - A&E Cable Network

“24 Hour New Years Comedy Extravaganza” – Turner Broadcasting

D-Life TV – “Seriously…Living With Diabetes Can Be Funny!”

Hawaii Make Me Laugh 1 & 2 (Headliner)

KHON – Channel 2 News “It Drives Me Crazy”

Budweiser Commercial

Hawaiian Moving Company

Hawaii Superkids

Smoke Free Hawaii

“Channel 2 News” with Joe Moore

“News at Five” – KGMG-9

Honolulu Comedy Competition – KITV-4 (1st Place Winner)

Spotlight on Hawaii Small Business – KITV-4

“$100,000 Bingo” – KHNL TV-13

*KSSK AM/FM – Perry & Price Live (over 20 guest appearances)

Perry & Price “$1 Million Giveaway” – Featured Guest

Perry & Price – “10th Anniversary Roast”

KPOI 105.9 – AM Drive DJ with Ed Kanoi

Kool Gold 107.9 – AM Drive DJ with Ed Kanoi

KWXX 94.7 – Hilo, HI

Lex Brodie Tire (commercials)

“Live at the Honolulu Comedy Club with Bo Irvine” radio feature, 1991-93, aired on



KQNG – AM/FM Kauai

Newspaper Feature Articles:

Hawaii Marine Lifestyles – “Tonight's Entertainment”

Aloha Magazine of the Pacific - “Playing it for Laughs”

Midweek Magazine – “Old Friends”

Midweek Magazine – “On the Move”

Honolulu News - “Quick Witted Funny Man Bo Irvine”

Honolulu Advertiser – Body & Mind “Laughter Fights Diabetes”

Honolulu Advertiser – “Return from the Land of the Frozen Comics”

Pacific Daily News (Guam) – Concert Review

Midweek Magazine – Cover Story “Comic Relief”

The Garden Island (Kauai) – “Irvine to Headline Comedy Club”

Maui News – “Local Comedian Lands Big”

Star Bulletin – Album Review – “Bo Knows Comedy”

Stars & Stripes – “Stand-up delivers comic relief for Foster summer safety stand-down”

Comedy Clubs - Headline Engagements:

Delirious Comedy Club, Las Vegas NV

Jokesters Comedy Club, Las Vegas NV

NBC Last Comic Standing 2008 Hawaii Showcase (Winner)

Greek Isles Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Seven Feathers Resort & Casino, Oregon

Improv, Irvine, CA

Ice House Comedy Club, Pasadena, CA

Cincinnati Comedy Connection, OH

Comedy Polynesia, Waikiki

Sharkey’s Comedy Club, Waikiki

Honolulu Comedy Club, Waikiki

Kauai Comedy Club

Kona Comedy Club, Big Island

Hilo Comedy Club, Big Island

Maui Comedy Club, Maui Marriott

Member of Hawaii's Booga Booga Improv Troupe

Concert Openings:

George Carlin

Howie Mandel

Jeff Foxworthy

George Lopez

Kenny Loggins

Brad Garrett

Rodney Dangerfield

George Wallace

Julio Iglesias

Yakov Smirnoff

Garry Shandling

Bobcat Goldthwaite

Four Tops

Touch of Gold

Righteous Brothers

Makaha Sons of Niihau, Long Beach CA

Hula Bowl Post-Game Concerts

Cecilio & Kapono (Kona, Waikiki Shell)

Bruddah Waltah - Guam/Saipan Tour

Conventions, Corporate Shows, Keynote & Motivational Speaking Engagements:

Hawaii Postal Carriers Union

National/International Safety Conference, Honolulu

International Association of Fire Chief's, Cincinnati Hilton

Queens Hospital Nursing Alumni

Hawaiian Annual Civics Convention, 4 Queens Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

St. Francis Medical Center

Hawaii Carpenter's Union

Representative Lynn Finnegan Fundraiser

Mayor Mufi Hanneman Fundraiser

K-Mart Senior Associates

Hawaii Association of Land Surveyors

Halekulani Hotel Staff Holiday Party

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Staff Holiday Party

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Holiday Party

Royal Hawaiian Hotel Staff Holiday Party

Honolulu Fire Department

Elite Meetings International

Ala Moana Hotel Staff Holiday Party

Maui Marriott Staff Holiday Party

Windward Federal Credit Union

Hickam Federal Credit Union

Honda Windward


Hawaii Medical Service Association

Hawaii Respiratory Association

Hawaii Diabetes Association

Miss Narcissus Pageant

Hoku Awards

Maui First Hawaiian Bank

Associated Builders and Contractors

Society of Safety Engineers

Hawaii Association of Diabetes Educators

Kahala Nui

Take Control Of Your Diabetes, Keynote Speaker:

     * Las Vegas, NV

     * Honolulu, HI

     * Maui, HI

     * San Diego, CA

     * Amarillo, TX

     * Molokai, HI

     * Fresno, CA

     * Overland, KS



First Nations Cree Counsel, Alberta, Canada

USS Independence & USS Constitution Cruise Ships – weekly shows

Air Gas Pro

Aloha Termite & Pest Control

Safety Systems Hawaii

JDF in Association with Alpha Gamma

Hawaii Food Bank Fundraiser

Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association

Honolulu First Hawaiian Bank

Hawaii Federal Credit Union

Federal Firefighter's Recruitment Graduation

Subcontractors Association of Hawaii

AS Hinahara Construction Co.

Hata Y & Company Foods

Hawaii Association of Diabetic Educators Annual Conference – Honolulu,

American Healthways – Ft. Lauderdale and Nashville Grand Ole Opry

Western Regional Endocrinologists Annual Convention - San Francisco, CA

HMSA - Diabetes Care Connection – “Diabetes Maui Style” – Maui, HI

American Diabetes Association, Hawaii Chapter – numerous fundraisers

Diabetes Conference at Pali Momi Hospital, Honolulu, HI

Queens Hospital – University of Hawaii Diabetes Prevention Program, Honolulu, HI

Halau Ola 'O Mimiko No Wai'anae – Waianae, HI

Hawaii State Diabetes Control Program – Honolulu, HI

Collective Mana Diabetes Program, St Francis Parish Nurses – Honolulu, HI

Diabetes Maui Style – Diabetes Care Connection, Maui, HI

Women's Health Issues – Sponsored by the American Heart Association – Honolulu, HI

Diabetes Care Connection – HMSA Health Fair – Honolulu, HI

American Diabetes Association – Hawaii Chapter – Numerous Fundraisers

Allstate Insurance

Pacific Aviation Museum Fundraiser

Hawaiian Chopper – Biker Build Off Concert

S & K Sales Company Food Brokers

Ku'Ulei Pau

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

March Of Dimes

American Red Cross

Hawaii Heart Association Ball

Lung AssociationBank of HawaiiQueens Medical Center

Hawaii National Bank

Kuakini Medical Center

Johnston Island

Pizza Hut

Aloha Airlines

Board of Water Supply

Toshiba Australia

Peat Marwick

Compaq Computer

Pacific Transfer

Big Island Candies

Maui Chamber of Commerce

Waiakea H.S. Graduation Party

Liberty House – Kahala

Lanai Company

St. Louis HS Class Reunion

Maryknoll School Project Grad

St. Francis School Project Grad

Hawaiian Trust Company