Paul Ogata

Comedian | Actor | Agent Provocateur
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Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody. It’s the time for drinking, making bad decisions, drinking, fireworks, drinking and attempting to sing Auld Lang Syne.

I say “attempting” because, really, who really knows the words to the only New Year’s carol. There seems to be no end to the amount of songs people will create for Christmas, yet New Year’s Eve gets only one. And none of us can be bothered to learn it. I’ll bet you think you know it; you would be wrong.

The song Auld Lang Syne is, Continue Reading

Ogata - Live! At the Gerald Lynch Theater, NYC

Good news! I’ll be shooting my first comedy special in New York City on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9pm.

I’d really like for you to be in the audience at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. Seats are limited, but tickets are free. Shout out to my comedy brother, the hilarious Shang, who is also shooting his own special there and is graciously allowing me to join in on the fun.

More details to follow, but in the meantime, if you want free tickets, CLICK HERE. And make sure to click on the 9pm show, as that’s when I’ll be filming. You’ll get to see Shang bring the house down as well! What a 2-for-1! Well, actually, 2-for-zero since it’s free.

New York City!

Start spreading the news!!!

(Did I mention I’m excited?)


Ages and ages ago (I am old) I grew up on a steady diet of reruns of Fat Albert cartoons. This was my introduction to Bill Cosby. Actually, it was pretty much all I knew about Bill Cosby at the time besides his commercials for Coke or Jell-O.

Saturday mornings were a time where this strange Cosby man would sit in a junkyard and come at me with music and fun. Always warning me that if I wasn’t careful I might learn something. Hey hey hey! “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I would complain in my head, “just get to the cartoon part.”

The other cartoons on TV at the time were mostly Wile E. Coyote’s violent exploits in his attempts at bird murder. Lessons could be gleaned there if one paid close attention. For example: “don’t trust mail order catalogs.” However, every week, and even several times in each episode, Wile E. would return and thus negate any possible lessons. Continue Reading

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