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Honolulu, HI
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John Yabes is a staff writer at the Ka Leo newspaper based out of the University Of Hawai'i at Manoa. He has written over forty articles in seven months including opinion pieces, film reviews, and entertainment articles. Currently majoring in digital film production at the Academy of Creative Media, he is planning on pursuing screenwriting as an occupation. He also freelances as a stand up comedian, having opened up for touring comedians such as Graham Elwood and Brooks Wheelan, former Saturday Night Live cast member. He gets booked for shows on the strength of his original written material. He is also apart of a podcast called Lucha Con Ha Ha, a comedic platform about the wrestling business. Previously enlisted in the United States Navy as a nuclear trained mechanic on a Virginia class submarine, having also qualified as an engine room supervisor. The Navy has taught him the value of hard work and deadlines and he always strives to meet those goals.


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John Yabes writes film reviews regularly for the Ka Leo newspaper. His reviews are succinct, highlighting the best and worst aspects of a film he watches. He does not discriminate against a film genre and will see any film that he is assigned to watch. Subjective and unbiased, John Yabes believes that a movie should be watched before it is judged.

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John Yabes uses Twitter as a medium to express comedic thoughts in clever statements. Mainly used as a platform to exhibit the capacity for humor and writing. Also, he uses it as a way to promote shows he's featured in as well as trying to gain more exposure. He uses it as practice to write concise statements under a certain number of words.

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