Come read my thoughts on comedy regrets, ombudsman vigilantism, and a body-fluid double-exit. It’s all in the latest installment of That’s Shanghai, promoting my Great Paul of China tour across the middle kingdom this week.

Want to come see the shows? Full details of remaining dates in Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou and Shanghai can be found here.

Enjoy, and I hope to see you at a show.


If the Chinese zodiac were to devote an animal to me, I guess you could say my year would be the Year of the Paradoxical Frog. The both of us are nocturnal, have strong toes and are mysteriously small. Google it. To celebrate the Continue Reading…


To catch you up on things: Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, has been under fire by some Native American groups for keeping his team named with the purportedly racist term. Recently, Snyder created the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which will benefit Tribal communities. Stephen Colbert, in his nightly Comedy Central news-spoof program The Colbert Report, got into hot water himself for employing racist hyperbole to satirize Dan Snyder’s actions. Colbert created the “Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

Aaaand… suddenly Continue Reading…

Comedy Explained

March 26, 2014 — 2 Comments

Comedy Explained

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