Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St NE, Washington D.C., DC 20017, Washington, United States
DC Comedy Festival: Brookland Bus Boys
The DC COMEDY FESTIVAL opens this year April 6th and ends April 11 at the Historic Miracle Theatre
The DC Comedy Festival is Back and this year Busboys and Poets is one of our Featured venues
Host for tonight's show Ralph Cooper
Headliner Paul Ollinger
Music by: DJ stacks
Festival Comedians Scheduled to Perform:
Paul Ollinger is a nationally-touring stand-up comedian, Ivy League MBA and former Facebook sales leader. He performs at comedy clubs and corporate events all over North America. He is also the author of You Should Totally Get an MBA: A Comedian’s Guide to Top U.S. Business Schools.
Paul was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Rhodes College and borrowed $100k to get an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School. However, he got more out of his experience than just a degree. During a business school talent show he performed stand-up for the first time and got bit (hard) by the comedy bug.
Even though comedy was his true passion, he took the safer path, and found a steady job to help pay back his loans. Over the next 15 years, he worked in digital media for companies like LAUNCH.com, Yahoo! and Facebook where he was VP of West Coast Sales and one of the first 250 employees.
But after four years in his Facebook office, staring at a poster that asked, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?,” Paul finally came up with an answer—"Comedy!” Paul realized he was never going to be truly fulfilled doing anything other than giving stand-up his full attention.
“There is no feeling in the world like offering your point of view to a crowd of strangers and hearing their laughter,” shares Paul, “Connecting with an audience lets me know I made them feel understood and appreciated.”
Today, Paul focuses on his comedy career, which has taken him all over North America, sharing the stage with top comics like Dave Attell, Norm Macdonald, Bill Burr, Marc Maron and many more. Paul has also been an official selection of the Laughing Skull, Asheville, Cleveland, Orange County, DC, and North Carolina Comedy Festivals.
When he isn’t touring comedy clubs, he is the host of his recently launched podcast, Crazy Money, in which he interviews entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors, and artists with a humorous perspective on money, wealth and careers. The show focuses on how we think about and live with money, as a society and as individuals.
In his free time, Paul can be found playing golf, binge watching Netflix or checking the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” page on LinkedIn. He lives in Atlanta with his beautiful wife, two wonderful children and French bulldog, Colonel Tom Parker.