Paul Ogata
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In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy’s sidekick, Short Round, asks him what they are searching for. “Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory,” he replies.

Much like the fictional Dr. Jones, in my career as a stand-up comic, I have traversed the planet in search of fortune and glory. And I bring you tales of mystical locales where such can be obtained. Continue Reading

Marines at Iwo Jima

It was just a matter of time before this was going to happen. Recently, the Marine Corps was ordered to open combat roles to women. Seems fair. If anybody can pass training, male or female, I’d like them defending me and my country. I’ve seen them up close and in action, and they are all badasses. However, the Marine Corps have also been tasked with removing old terminology which might be deemed non-gender-neutral.

The Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, ordered Marine Commandant General Robert Neller to come up with a detailed plan by next week to scrub job titles clean of any possible sexist terminology. For example, by April 1, “infantryman” may become “infantry person” and so on.

But I’m sure General Neller has way more important things to do. Just take a look at the guy: Continue Reading

The 5 Types Of Idiots At Star Wars

I just got back from watching a 5AM showing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Fear not, as a huge fan of the series, I won’t reveal any spoilers here.

Or, rather, I will not reveal any plot points. But I will reveal the idiots who spoiled the movie for me. I’m not talking about the people in costume or the ones that clap and cheer. I’m referring to these 5 types of idiots who should be banned from the theaters: Continue Reading

Calling The Nut House

Ah, live improvised comedy. It’s like breakdancing on thin ice. Or swinging nunchaku blindfolded in a Precious Moments store. Or a third thing.

Chain Comedy does it every Monday night in Temecula at 3rd Street Live. It’s an addictive, entertaining workshop where we all learn the dark art of spontaneous scene work. Imagine sketch comedy where the writers are forced at gunpoint to come up with something while they are also performing it. Minus the gun. Maybe. Continue Reading

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