Paul Ogata

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Paul Ogata
Paul Ogata on stage in HK.jpg
Paul Ogata on stage in Hong Kong
BornNovember 6, 1968
Pearl City, Hawaii
MediumStand-up, Television

Paul Ogata is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Personal life[edit]

Ogata was born and raised in Pearl City, Hawaii, and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to devote more time to performing stand-up comedy.[1]

Ogata graduated from the University of Hawaii. In college, he briefly studied Electrical Engineering, a field for which he showed some aptitude as a teen. (Ogata wrote a video game at the age of 13.)[2]


Paul Ogata worked for years as a top-rated[3] morning radio personality in Honolulu on KDDB-FM.

He has appeared on several television shows, most notably Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, the syndicated Comics Unleashed and CBS's Late Late Show.

Ogata is an award-winning comedian. In 2004, he was victorious in the TakeOut Comedy Competition, earning the title of "Funniest Asian-American Comedian in the U.S."[4] In 2007, Ogata won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition,[5] joining a list of previous winners which include Dana Carvey, Sinbad and Jake Johannsen.

Paul Ogata also appeared in the Damon Wayans motion picture Behind The Smile, and starred in the short film Amazing Asian.[6]

On February 23, 2010, Ogata's debut stand-up comedy album, "Paul Ogata Stands Up: Live in Hong Kong", was released on the New Wave Dynamics label.[7]






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