Posted by Joel Keefer on Aug 17, 2018
Pictured L-R: Marijka Lampard, Paul Hoefler, Katie Geise
The Club today was treated to a very entertaining presentation from Paul Hoefler. Marijka welcomed Paul to the podium to speak. 
Paul is no stranger to speaking/performing in front of a crowd. Whether part of his Dueling Pianos act that is on the road throughout the year, or when he spoke to thousands daily with his talk show on local radio, Paul has always had a great talent. 
Speaking about comedy today, Paul said it has changed quite a bit over the past few years as far as what you can say. In other words, some jokes are just off limits that weren't just a few years ago. 
Paul said his inspiration for comedy came from watching slap-stick comedies and observational humor like that of Jerry Seinfeld. Paul's mom called him Don Rickles when he was a kid. In his words, being a fat kid, Paul had to be funny to deflect criticism. And it worked. 
And with the political atmosphere the way it is nowadays, Paul also tries to stay away from jokes of that nature. 
Paul concluded by telling some great tales of shows he did in the past as well as some adventures he had on the radio (which I was very happy to be a part of)! He finished by saying we need to laugh at our differences nowadays, and just sit down and have a good laugh from time to time. 
The presentation was greatly received, and we thanked Paul for speaking today!