This latest stint of performing stand up comedy began at the open mic slot for Chocolate Sundaes at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA. Two performances later, Walter was shown so much love from the all-black audience that he was a made a Chocolate Sundaes regular. Shortly thereafter, he became a regular at the Laugh Factory. This led to hosting and booking the only comedy show in Koreatown at Cafe Bleu. He was the most bleeped comic on Comedy Zen - an accomplishment he relishes to this day. As a comedy sketch actor, he’s performed with Wayne Brady, Cedric The Entertainer, Mark Curry, Kevin Hart and Damon Wayans. And his voices can be heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Xbox video game: Bruce Lee: Quest Of The Dragon. Currently, Walter performs at the Laugh Factory, Improv and numerous spots around the country. You may also catch him touring with Slanted Comedy.
In 2007, Paul Ogata swept to victory in the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. In doing so, he joined the exclusive club of comedy greats such as Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Doug Stanhope and Jake Johannsen.
Paul's animated stream-of-consciousness style has been called "Astoundingly Funny" by TimeOut magazine, while the Pacific Daily News says that Paul "makes you think while making you laugh."
Paul headlines shows around the globe from Hong Kong to Hollywood, from Tokyo to Times Square. In between, he finds time to make television appearances on programs such as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Showtime's Pacific Rim Comedy, CBS's The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and many others.
Paul also co-starred with Ron Jeremy in the movie "Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie". Porndogs played the festival circuit in 2010, picking up several awards along the way, making Paul Ogata the only award-winning comedian/pornstar you'll likely see!
Here's what people are saying about Paul Ogata:
"Paul Ogata kills!" — LiveComedyLA
"This crazy dude is well worth seeing!" — Monterey County Weekly
"Irrepressible... never short of laughs" — Honolulu Advertiser
"His cherubic grin belies a wickedly funny streak" — South China Morning Post