"One of Hawaii’s funniest comedians and emcees, after only 6 MONTHʻS in ‘the biz’ Kaleo Pilanca was voted into one of Hawaiiʻs Top Funniest people and headlined his first sold out comedy show. He was featured nationally on the Travel Channel’s "No Reservations," as he shared his welcoming personality and Hawaiian culture by cooking Hawaiian food at his home for host Anthony Bourdaine.
This Hawaiian, Filipino, Portuguese, Italian and German local boy loves to bring out the positives in all ethnicities, and prides himself on sharing the combination of natural comedy, spontaneity, improve, funny characters, and unforgettable storytelling to the delight of his audiences.
A veteran of radio - Island 98.5 with Lanai’s Morning Show, on 102.7
Da Bomb with Sam the Man and his Morning Radio Team, 93.1 Da Paʻina Mornings as Da Aloha Boyz and currently you can enjoy Kaleoʻs voice on NATIVE FM Big Islands Hawaiian Hit Music as Station Voice.
Television - Extra in Hawaii Five-O, Hot Hawaiian Nights, Leahey and Leahey, Cheap Eats with Guy Hagi, Da Braddahs and Friends, Hawaiian Grown, The Champ Show and Pakele Live on OC16
Commercials - Michaelʻs Jewelry, Hawaiian Host, Hawaii Self Storage, Detric, Foodland, Central Pacific Bank, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union.
Live Comedy Show called "Laugh Up Hawaii" and "Comedy Kanikapila", He gives BIG ALOHA to some of Hawaiiʻs comedy greats such as Rap Replinger, Andy Bumatai, Mel Cabang, Frank Delima, Uncle Sam Kapu, Gregg Hammer, Tony Silva and James Roache from Da Braddahʻs who each gave him the best opportunities and direction, giving Kaleo insight on developing his own unique style of comedy.
Motivational Speaker - MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving and DARE.
Kaleo never forgets where he came from, and stays humble and true to his roots. He’s come a long way from the days when he grew up without electricity on the country side of Oahu at a place called "Sweet Waiahole Valley", when his family created their own entertainment by telling funny and spooky stories and laughing by candlelight and camp fires.
Comedy Shows - Kaleo currently produces his own comedy shows called "LAUGH UP HAWAII COMEDY KANIKAPILA" where you will always find feel good music, feel good comedy, happy hour food and drinks specials, prize giveaways and portion of the proceeds always to help someone in need.