Ogata at the 7th Annual HKICF

5 shows, 4 venues, 2 countries, 1 crazy festival.

It’s an honor to be asked back to headline the final week of the 7th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival. Having been there for the first incarnation six years ago, I am in awe of how much this thing grows every year. It’s now a month long and for the first time the finals of the festival’s competition will be held at the 643-seater Y-Theatre in Chai Wan!

Here’s the rundown of the shows I’ll be doing: Continue Reading…


Last weekend I was in Seattle/Bellevue doing shows at a fabulous comedy club called Parlor Live. Undoubtedly the best club in that entire corner of the country. It’s always nice to perform in places where lots of former Hawaii peeps live; I almost feel like I’m at home again.

One of the former 808ers to show up for some laughs was PJ (pictured below the blog). Turns out he was a fan from when I used to live in Hawaii. What is interesting is that he told me about the Other Paul Ogata (OPO), Continue Reading…

Ogata at Rivercenter Comedy Club, July 17-21

San Antonio! I really hope your team wins the NBA Finals this year but the Spurs will likely be facing off against the defending-champion Miami Heat. (Which, let’s all admit, is a stupid name for a sports team. The “Heat”? Really? That’s not even a visible thing. I know that heat probably kills more old people every year than shiny boot attachments that jingle, jangle, jingle. But heart disease is the number one killer in Miami-Dade County. If they wanted a name that would sound really fierce to the old people of Miami, they could have gone with “The Miami Myocardial-Infarctions”. Scary!)

Anyway, I’ll be there for the first time in July headlining at the Rivercenter Comedy Club! If the Spurs lose, come on by for some comedy that will make you forget about the Heat. Even if the Spurs win, the club is air conditioned so you will still be made to forget about the heat.

July 17-21, Wednesday through Sunday, shows at 8:30pm every night with a late show on Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. Get your tickets and drop by to see what’s on my mind. (Not literally, like in the poster above.) CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

New Vegas Rule

June 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

Ogata at the MGM, June 2013

The old rule was, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But I’m going to take some initiative here and make a new Vegas rule: “What happens in Vegas is awesome and you should tell your friends, especially if it involves me doing shows at the MGM Grand with Brad Garrett!”

It’s kind of long and unwieldy, yes. But it makes so much more sense. You ever have a secret to tell and you burst at the seams because you can’t tell anybody because, well… it’s a secret? That’s how you get ulcers. Don’t do that. You won’t get ulcers if you come see my show and tell everybody about it.

And once again, I’m blessed to be working with my friend (and brilliant comic) Brad Garrett. You will so not want to miss out on these shows. I have only led you astray once, and that’s in the future. It hasn’t even happened yet, so you know I’m telling the truth now.

Click Here To Get Your Tickets Now, and I’ll see you there. 7 nights, 7 shows to choose from. Monday, June 17 through Sunday June 23 at 8pm nightly. Sit up front and wear something silly, nobody will make fun of you. (Now I’m leading you astray.)