Comedian Ruben Paul has been quite the globe-trotter, featuring for Russell Peters in shows overseas while also being invited back to some of those countries to headline in his own right. “I think that it has influenced my comedy,” he says of the international performances, “because when you travel to other countries, you’re experiencing all these things and you’re learning all these things and it’s exciting and new.” He returns to the U.S. invigorated. “I get up onstage and I want to share those things about navigating through these different countries and learning about different cultures, food, and religion — whatever it might be.” American audiences, he notes, get to experience these places through his comedy. “It made me a better comic, and it made me a better person,” he insists. “It made me a more educated person because I think traveling is a good education. I think that fish-out-of-water perspective translates all over the world.” 18+; 21+ later shows.