“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… laughin’ time’s here.” — Dr. Dealgood

Yes, I know I’ve managed to mix elements from 3 different Mad Max movies: the poster from the first, the term “Road Warrior” from the second and the quote above from the third. But stop being movie geeks and let me tell you about the upcoming shows in Australia. Continue Reading…

Change Of Plans

July 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary on the Web:

eu·phe·mism, noun, \ˈyü-fə-ˌmi-zəm\
The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant;

In the world of comedy, there aren’t euphemisms so much as there are unphemisms. Or, a substitution of a baffling expression for one that could have very well explained things correctly and easily.

I’m making up this word, of course. But I couldn’t be doing much worse than Continue Reading…

Paul Ogata, 1-hr Solo Show at the Comedy Store Sydney

Hey, I am so low. I mean, I am solo! While you’ll still be able to catch me and a stellar list of Australia’s finest when I am at The Comedy Store in Sydney this August, I am giddy beyond measurement to announce that I’ll be doing a special 1-hour solo show.

Get in your fried-out kombi and head over to The Comedy Store on Saturday, 17th August at 7 PM. Tickets are only $25 (+booking fee) and can be purchased online by clicking here. Or phone at (02) 9357 1419.

The Comedy Store is at 122 Lang Road at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park.

I hope to see you there, Australia!

Ray Romano, Paul Ogata and Brad Garrett

In the TV series Entourage, Vincent Chase had his friends and family fill several slots in his posse: chef, trainer, bodyguard, manager, driver. My entourage usually consists of just one person, my wife. But based on the above photo, I’m firing her from the position of photographer in my Ogatourage. Yes, that’s a thing.

The picture above? Oh, just a once in a lifetime impromptu Everybody Loves Raymond reunion. It happened last week at Continue Reading…