Friday, August 22nd at 9:30pm!
As a kid, stand up comedian Paul Ogata, forsook playing sports for staying indoors and listening to comedy albums. Realizing he’d never have the biggest muscles or the fastest legs, Paul set about working on getting the biggest laughs with the fastest wit.
Honing his skills on the Oahu comedy circuit before moving to the West Coast, Paul was crowned the Funniest Asian-American Comedian in the U.S.in 2004 after winning the The TakeOut Comedy Competition’s coast-to-coast talent search.
Paul would go on to win the industry’s prestigious 32nd Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 2007. joining an alumni list that includes Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Rob Schneider, Doug Stanhope, Jake Johannson and other comedy greats.
Today, Paul’s material centers around his Japanese-American upbringing and his recent marital foibles funneled through a quick and animated delivery designed to give his audience a wild ride through through the edgy, often-improvised corners of his mind.
Seen on Showtime, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, TBS, NBC and PBS and on CBS’s The Late Late Show, Paul headlines shows from New York to Hollywood and Shanghai to Hong Kong.