Born Augusto Tulba uses Augie because Augusto is too SEXY 1 of 6 boys in the Ohana. He grew up in Kalihi’s Kam IV Housing. At the age of 16, he won the 1985 Hawaii State Golden Gloves and Hawaii AAU Boxing Championship. Then in 1991, got his first taste of stand-up comedy, taking top honors during an open mic night at the old Honolulu Comedy Club. In 1999, won his first Na Hoku Hano Hano Award. In 2002, was voted the Comedian of the Year as the funniest comic in Hawai’i by the Star Bulletin and Midweek newspapers. In 2009, was voted Best Radio Personality Honolulu Star Advertiser. He is the only local comedian to sell out the Blaisdell Arena (“Augie T – The Blaisdell Show” DVD). Augie T has been recognized as one of Hawai’i’s Top 100 Influential Filipinos with an exhibit at the Bishop Museum. He was the recipient of the prestigious Pacific Business News “40 Under 40″ award, and can currently be seen on multiple TV shows, commercials, and movies.