Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas is a guest instructor at the DSI Comedy Theater

Paul Thomas was born in the middle of July in a hospital in Topeka. Shortly thereafter he learned to walk upright and has been doing so off and on ever since.

A jackass of all comedy trades, he recently performed his solo sketch show Comedogenic at iO Theater Chicago. He has also taken it to The New York Fringe Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He also performed solo sketches in the inaugural Just for Laughs Chicago. In 2007 he brought his first monologue show Late Bloomer to The Playground Theater in Chicago and the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival in Charleston, S.C.

He is a former member of the Defiant Thomas Brothers, winners of Best Sketch Group at HBO's 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

The past few years have put him in front of, behind and around the camera. His shorts have screen at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival, and the Midwest Independent Film Festival, amongst others. Please waste a better part of an afternoon watching his stuff on the shorts page. Much cooler is that last year he was featured in The Breeders' video "Walk It Off."

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI