First introduced to the Hawaiians at the tail-end of the 19th century, the ukulele has long been a staple of Hawaiian music. Much smaller (and often more affordable than a guitar), the ukulele is one helluva way to bring people together — no matter if you’re on the mainland, or if you’re basking somewhere in the sunlight of one of Hawaii’s many, many beaches.
As much as this is a story about ukuleles, it all begins with comedian, singer, and actress Scout Durwood. Many years before she made audiences laugh, starring on MTV’s Mary + Jane, and Oxygen’s Funny Girls, Scout knew that being different was her greatest strength. Somewhere in between Scout's appearances at the 2019 Streamy Awards for best Indie Comedy Series for Take One Thing Off, and the 2020 Slamdance Festival, where the YouTube series was deemed an official selection, we decided to ask Scout a few questions about life, and about the ukulele.