Wambui Bahati Stand-Up Comedy

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Wambui provides CLEAN stand-up comedy and humorous stories especially for the Baby Boomer Generation audiences -- funny entertainment for private performances, special corporate entertainment events, fundraisers, conventions and events for women.

Peopled have asked her, "How can you be an advocate for people with mental health issues, an advocate for gaining empowerment over domestic violence, be an inspirational speaker  -- and, a stand-up comic too?"

Ms. Bahati's answer is, "How can I not want to help audiences forget their troubles and laugh?"

She says, "Over the years, I've heard too many sad stories and held too many hands of people who were hurting emotionally, physically and spiritually. It's time to see people smile. I want to hear people laugh.

I make it alright for people not to take themselves or their lives too seriously. I point out the humor in what would otherwise be just another stressful situation. 

I am a stand-up comic because I know without a shadow of a doubt that laughter is the very best medicine."

Wambui DOES NOT tell sexually explicit jokes or use profanity.

She says, "I  do stand-up that my mother and father could come to and laugh the way they made me laugh when I was a child, have a good time and not feel embarrassed." 

Wambui was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1950. "My favorite television shows were the TV sitcoms and variety entertainment shows. I loved Gracie Allen. Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett and Jackie "Moms" Mabley were my all time favorites. I also enjoyed Tody Fields, the 'early' Joan Rivers, Red Skelton and Bill Cosby. I am also a fan of the comedy and wisdom of Dick Gregory."  

In high school, she teamed up with a friend from her neighborhood. They did comedy routines and won awards at local talent shows. Later, when she went to New York City to study acting, she continued honing her comedic style. 

As a Broadway actress, she received favorable reviews for her comedic roles such as Addaperle (the good witch of the North) in the hit musical, The Wiz

She has had success in some popular New York City Comedy clubs.

Some Gigs:

Wambui holds the title of 2nd Runner Up as"NYC's Most Awesome Comedian 2011"

Wambui's New York Stand-up Appearances Include:

  • Gotham Comedy Club, NYC
    (Headliners included Jimmy Failla, Karen Bergreen, Cory Kahaney and Jim Gaffigan.)
  • Broadway Comedy Club, NYC (Presented by The World Comedy Club)
  • NYC Friar's Club: Tuesday Night Laughs
  • Carolines on Broadway (Opener for Robin Schall)
  • "An Evening with Wambui" Comedy/Storytelling/Entertainment Naples Princess - Sunset Cruise 55th Anniversary Reception: Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida - Naples, FL
  • Fundraiser comedy night at the Elks Club in Southampton, NY


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