When you're with Paul Valenti, you're with one of the kindest, warmest, funniest people you can be around. He's the human version of "Cheers" and every time he sees you walk in the door he greets you with a happy "Heyyyyy!" and a big hug. We could all use more people like Paulie in our lives.
Of course, when I think of those warm greetings, I think of my time in New York City at the National Comedy Theatre. That's where I met Paul and got to know him, his sense of humor, and his willingness to do anything for a laugh. This is a guy who lives for the laughter and his commitment to it is great to be around.
As the years have gone by it's been a lot of fun to see Paul and his partner in crime Chris O'Neill really take off as their Chris & Paul Show has taken the sketch comedy world by storm. I enjoyed getting this chance to catch up with Paul and chat with him about comedy, improv, sketch and - of course - The Stooges.
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