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Ruben Paul

Daily from April 10-12
7:30 p.m.
April 12
9:45 p.m.
Daily from April 13-14
7 p.m.
April 13
9:30 p.m.
$16-$23
Comedy

Comedian Ruben Paul is as recognizable to comedy fans overseas as he is in North America. “I love interacting with different types of people because that’s how you learn,” he tells an audience. “I went to China to find out I’d never had Chinese food before. I had no idea.” On his last visit to Asia, he was touring with a couple of comics from Europe. “I’m from Los Angeles,” he explains. “We have a big-ass Chinatown, so I’m an expert in Chinese food. And I’m the type of guy that, if I know the cuisine, I’ll order for the whole table.” He ordered a beef and broccoli and sweet and sour chicken for the table. “The waiter looks at me like, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ And then I ordered some General Tso’s chicken. ‘Who the hell is General Tso?’” The most shocking revelation? “No fortune cookies. My whole life I thought some Asian dude was back there writing our fortunes!”