Paul Varghese and the jungles of Africa

Dear Paul,

We enjoyed your recent performance on Last Comic Standing. It was really funny. We've enjoyed several of your previous performances. We think you're one of the funniest comedians alive. That's why we were thrilled when you mentioned the "jungles of Africa" on Last Comic Standing. It was a great moment for our continent, being promoted like that on American TV.

Ever since your performance, we've received thousands of calls from Americans interested in visiting our jungles and meeting Tarzan and Jane. To show you our gratitude, we'd like to invite you to Africa for a special "Jungle Comedy Tour." All the inhabitants of the jungle are eager to eat meet you.


Michael Tembo

Tourism Coordinator, African Jungles

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  1. Paul Varghese says:

    You’re welcome Michael. Stay tuned for my latest bits about tanning salons in Alaska and parka salesman in Pakistan.

  2. Paul is awesome! The best part is that he doesn’t just bring a pre-written routine. I’ve seen him just go off “script” and interact with the audience, and that’s when he is the best!
    Indian Stand Up Comedy

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