Congrats also go out to Seattle's Kermet Apio, who won the second annual contest for the Great American Comedy Festival, held last weekend in Johnny Carson's hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska. Born and raised in Hawaii, Apio has been working comedy clubs for the past two decades, with a number of TV appearances and the 1991 Seattle Comedy Competition title to his credit. Sam Adams finished second, while Joe Larson took third place in the contest that's coordinated by David Letterman's booker, Eddie Brill. I had the pleasure of opening for Apio years ago when I used to live in Seattle. A nice guy and a funny guy. Here's a clip to get you acquainted with Kermet Apio. Enjoy!