Guardians of the Comedy

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When Disney and Marvel got together they made an estimated 700 gazillion dollars with The Avengers movie and the sequels to the Iron Man, Captain America and Thor franchises. Then they must have gotten tired. Do you know how tedious it is to count 700 gazillion dollar bills?

So the plan then, I imagine, was to create a movie so bonkers batshit bananas that nobody would go. And then Disney/Marvel would have time to take a breather and finish counting their money. The pitch meeting for the movie probably went like this: [click to continue…]

Menace and Mirth

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Comedy is a dangerous job. I’ve been on stage in many perilous places: an outpost in Afghanistan; a chemical weapons disposal facility on Johnston Island; a bar in Oakland.

Heck, I’m in Malaysia very often, and it turns out that region [click to continue…]

Paul Ogata in Kona, HI

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Ah, Kona. I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Kona.

It’s where I shot my first spot doing stand-up comedy on national TV. Back in the day, MTV was a channel that showed music videos. (Remember that?) And when music videos were brand new and MTV was the hero of the art, even the broadcast networks wanted a piece of that action. Especially since not many homes actually received MTV. (In fact, [click to continue…]

What Kind Of Comedian Should You Be? post image

This week I’ve met at least half a dozen people who came up to me after the shows and asked about advice for getting into comedy. Well, if you’re sure you want to get into the game, but don’t know what kind of comedy to focus on, let me help you!

Click on the handy flowchart above to see just what kind of comedian you should be.

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You’re welcome.