Bob Kubota began his career as a stand-up comic while he was a student of journalism at Arizona State University. Encouraged by virtually no one, he honed his particular idea of humor at “open mike nights” sponsored by various saloons and bistros throughout the greater Phoenix area. Within two years Bob was “on the bill” for paying customers at legitimate comedy clubs. Only then did he let his parents know that his life dream didn’t include bar exams – just bars.
His penchant for dry wit, lighthearted sarcasm and deciphering life’s ironies has led him to the majority of the contiguous 48 states as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The sly take that he has on his own ethnicity continually proves to be a popular feature of his act. In 1996 he performed on his first USO Tour of war-torn Bosnia, and now travels regularly with various entertainment companies providing comic relief to American military troops stationed around the globe. Bob has now spun his material in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, Hungary, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Africa, Kuwait, Australia, Haiti, Honduras, Cuba, and many more. He has performed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia & Jakarta for English-speaking residents and ExPats from western communities.
In April, 2014, he was voted Arizona’s Funniest Comedian in a state-wide competition sponsored by the Tempe Improv & Stand-Up Live (Phx) comedy clubs.