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After Dinner Speaker | Entertainment | Humor
Born and raised in San Francisco, "the food and comedy capital of the world," Dan St. Paul grew up in a full-blooded Italian family. His father, Joe, is well known to The City's Epicureans as one of the best fine-dining waiters on the west coast. His grandfather was a chef, his brother is a cook. Everybody in the St. Paul family is in the restaurant business except Dan. It's not that he's the black sheep or anything. It's just that he felt as a proud and patriotic San Franciscan, he should do his civic duty and move into comedy to balance out the family tree a bit.
And move into comedy he did. After a seven-year stint of headlining San Francisco clubs in the comedy duo Murphy-St. Paul, Dan St. Paul launched out on his own with a solo act that was to land him in the finals of the nation's toughest comedy competition, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.
The reviews were astounding. Soon after, Dan St. Paul moved to Los Angeles and appeared on several episodes of An Evening at the Improv, VH-1, MTV, and Comic Strip Live. Since then, he has opened for such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Kenny Loggins, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill. He appeared in the movie Flubber with Robin Williams, and signed a recording deal with MCA records. He also is the star of his own one-man play, Outer Mission, Middle Class.
The Los Angeles Theater and Entertainment Review said about Dan St. Paul, "Combining a sharp, clean wit with an outstanding talent for creating characters, Dan's show appeals to audiences of all ages...what sets Dan apart is that he doesn't just tell jokes, but rather creates a series of comedic events."
Armed with a bachelors degree in Italian from U.C. Berkeley, a teaching credential from San Francisco State, and a masters degree in Special Education, the majority of Dan St. Paul''s material comes from being a suburban husband and father and dealing with the frustrations of everyday life.
Corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, National Semiconductor, IBM, Intel, Nations Bank, Philips Magnavox, Chevron, Blue Cross, and many, many more. He customizes his material for each client and event.