Edit ModuleShow Tags

Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius


Published:

Hawaii Now, KGMB/KHNL, Mountain Apple Co.

It’s been almost 30 years since Rap Reiplinger passed away and, for many, the memories of Hawaii’s best comedian have been distilled down to the all-too-few audio and video recordings he made while alive. Think of Rap, and you picture Auntie Marialani or Willie Maunawili. So this new documentary is a breath of fresh air, giving us new photos, footage and anecdotes with which to round out our memories. He was a precocious kid, we learn, a clean-cut, popular Punahou student, a talented, serious actor in UH Manoa’s theater productions. That local-to-da-max clown we all love was a true part of Rap’s personality, but only a part, it turns out. This DVD is pure hagiography—the drug use and darker times are mostly glossed over in favor of glowing praise from friends and family—but, at this point, we’ll take all the Reiplinger we can get.



 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine September 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

Remembering Anthony Bourdain, Who Helped Share the Stories of Hawai‘i

Anthony Bourdain

The chef, writer and TV host filmed episodes of "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown" in the Islands.

 

7 Iconic Sugar Mill Smokestacks That Still Stand Tall in Hawai‘i

Smokestacks Sugar Mill Ladd

The landmark smokestacks serve as daily reminders of these communities’ rich plantation history.

 

Hawaiʻi Summer 2018 Bon Dance Schedule

Obon Festival Moiliili

Obon season is here, time to dance!

 

The Ultimate “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Drinking Game

Jurassic World

The filmed-in-Hawai‘i sequel to 2015’s summer blockbuster premieres June 22.

Edit ModuleShow Tags