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Paul Johnson is a creative writer, copywriter and stand-up comedian.

'Incisively witty writing' -Time Out

'A wonderful writer' -Glenn Wool (Comedy Central, Conan, BBC, HBO)

'A master of misdirection' -That's Shanghai

 

'Paul has that most coveted comedic skill of using minimal words to elicit maximum laughter' -Dwayne Perkins (Comedy Central, Conan, Jay Leno Show correspondent)

'Paul's writing is f**king phenomenal' -Quinn Dahle (The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central)

Paul's blog The Good Greatsby has been 'Freshly Pressed' five times as the best of Wordpress blogs.

Stand-up Comic

Stand-up Comic

Paul Johnson has performed as a headliner at comedy clubs and festivals across the US, Asia, and Europe.

Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews & Testimonials

'Un-dislike-able' -Shanghaiist 'Incisively witty writing' -Time Out 'A handsome Todd Barry' -DC Benny 'A master of misdirection' -That's Shanghai 'An excellent raconteur...a natural performer' -24/7 Ticket 'A wonderful writer with an enviable laconic delivery' -Glenn Wool 'A powerfully funny one-liner comic...like a laser-sharp Mitch Hedberg with kids instead of sunglasses.' -Andy Curtain, Head of Comedy, Live Nation Asia

The Good Greatsby

The Good Greatsby

Paul's comedy blog thegoodgreatsby.com has been awarded 'Freshly Pressed' status five times by Wordpress.com as the best of Wordpress blogs. It frequently ranks at the top or near the top of Wordpress humor blogs as measured by 'Wordpress Recommends.'

Time Out Shanghai: Inside Job

Time Out Shanghai: Inside Job

Paul tried every job in China. He drove a train full of nervous passengers despite failing every test at subway driver school. He received numerous marriage proposals while working as a matchmaker. And as a rat catcher he came face-to-face with sights so stomach-turning to be worthy of consideration as a weight-loss program. He’s worked as an assembly line worker, acupuncturist, sidewalk barber, brewmaster, chiropractor, tailor, food testing panelist, stuntman, and many more.

Huffington Post Comedy

Huffington Post Comedy

Paul is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Comedy page.

Time Out Interview

Time Out Interview

Paul sits down with Time Out to discuss his Edinburgh preview show, Asia headliner tour, and Inside Job column.

Time Out Shanghai: Slice of Life

Time Out Shanghai: Slice of Life

Selections from Paul's Time Out Shanghai back page humor column.

Huffington Post Comedy

Huffington Post Comedy

Things I Carry in My Pocket for the Sole Purpose of Confusing the Police in the Event of My Untimely Demise

A selection of both 'Inside Job' and 'Slice of Life' magazine pieces made available on the Time Out Shanghai website.

Inside Job: Metro Train Driver

Inside Job: Metro Train Driver

The critics said Paul couldn't learn to drive a train in one day. The critics were right.

Checkmate, Kindle!

Checkmate, Kindle!

Paul yawns at progress.

Obama's Big Fish Story

Obama's Big Fish Story

A pictorial tour through the scandal threatening to destroy the Obama presidency.

Dad's Life Lessons

Dad's Life Lessons

Cover story in Urban Family Magazine

Time Out Shanghai: Slice of Life

Selections from Paul's Time Out Shanghai back page humor column.

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