NYE Comedy - Kermet Apio

Press Release: NYE Comedy – Kermet Apio (stand up) 12/31/2017

Gesa Power House Theatre presents an evening of stand up comedy with headliner Kermet Apio at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve – Sunday, December 31. Guests will also ring in the new year with the East Coast with a complimentary champagne toast at 9:00 p.m.
Kermet Apio was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in Seattle since attending the University of Washington in 1985. He has performed in 47 states, 7 Canadian provinces, as well as Hong Kong, Israel, and New Zealand. He has appeared on television shows such as “Star Search”, “Evening at the Improv” and “Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson.” He has also been heard on national radio shows like the “Bob and Tom Show” and “Rewind” on NPR, and can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio.
  • Great American Comedy Festival (Winner)
  • Vancouver Comedy Festival
  • Las Vegas Comedy Festival
  • Aspen Comedy Festival
  • Seattle Comedy Competition (Winner)
  • San Francisco Comedy Competition (Semi-finals)

“[Kermet]’s an affable guy-next-door whose good natured humor banishes winter blues.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune 


Kermet Apio has shared the stage with The Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovich, Brian Regan, and Rita Rudner. He has performed in clubs from Seattle, WA to Philadelphia, PA, on countless college campuses, and for numerous corporate events. He is known for his observational comedy, sarcasm, and satire, and for refraining from off-color jokes.


Greg Kettner of Walla Walla will warm up the crowd for Kermet Apio with a short comedy set. Greg’s comedy career began when he was asked to replace Greg Proops at SAP’s Annual Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas in front of 3,500 co-workers. He realized he had “made it” when he was asked to open for Norm MacDonald who responded with “You made me laugh. Keep doing what you’re doing-you’re funny.” Greg lives in Walla Walla, WA with his wife and daughter and and enjoys cooking, traveling and playing hockey.

Reserved seating tickets ($25) are available online ( or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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The 2017 Season is also supported in part by: KAPP-KVEW, Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Foundry Vineyards, Courtyard Marriott, Inland Cellular, Pacific Power, McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla.

About the Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

Season Sponsors

Foundry Vineyards
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo Pacific Power logoWW Valley Honda logo

Additional support provided by
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla, City of College Place

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated