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Comedic actor, Paul Vato, interviews his celebrity friends from entertainment, social media, travel & business.

Meet, laugh & learn from famous actors, improvisors, comedians, singers, voice over artists, authors, magicians, photographers, social media stars, influencers, travelers & entrepreneurs from around the globe!

Paul Vato has appeared on MADtv, The Sarah Silverman Program, Cedric The Entertainer Presents:, Reno 911, The Bold & The Beautiful, & ABC's To Tell The Truth. He appeared opposite Nicholas Cage in The Trust.

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    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Comedic actor, Paul Vato, interviews his celebrity friends from entertainment, social media, travel & business.

Meet, laugh & learn from famous actors, improvisors, comedians, singers, voice over artists, authors, magicians, photographers, social media stars, influencers, travelers & entrepreneurs from around the globe!

Paul Vato has appeared on MADtv, The Sarah Silverman Program, Cedric The Entertainer Presents:, Reno 911, The Bold & The Beautiful, & ABC's To Tell The Truth. He appeared opposite Nicholas Cage in The Trust.

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    Jason Hill, The Founder Of Owwll, On Using The Owwll App To Help Build Strong, Useful And Safe Connections

    Jason Hill, The Founder Of Owwll, On Using The Owwll App To Help Build Strong, Useful And Safe Connections

    It's Owwll Week (Aug 14 - 20th, 2022) and we are joined by Jason R. Hill, the founder of the Owwll App. We delve a bit into Jason's business and podcasting background and learn about the inspiration behind the creation of this game changing platform and along the way we learn what it takes to go from ideation to completion of a brand new app. We also meet and speak with one of the Owwll App's top Brand Ambassadors and find out how Owwll has positively affected her life.

    "Connect. Learn. Grow. Owwll connects you to professionals through live audio calls, and is focused on helping you seek or provide advice." - Jason R. Hill

    In this episode we learn:
    1. How difficult it is create and market a success app (only 1% of all apps are successful).
    2. Why using the Owwll App to make new business connections and to network makes perfect sense.
    3. Why Jason has partnered up with Place of Hope and is donating the proceeds from Owwll Week to them. (Aug 14 - 20th, 2022)

    Proceeds from Owwll Week will benefit Place of Hope, a charity dedicated to "rescuing abused and neglected children" and "placing hope in a child's future".

    If you are looking to monetize your time and your knowledge in a SAFE way, download the Owwll App RIGHT NOW! (use referral code "VATO").

    Disclosure: Paul Vato is an Owwll App Brand Ambassador.



    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

    Connect with Paul Vato: PaulVato.com • VATO.tv • y.at/🎭🎥😏😂

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    • 44 min
    Natalie Stavola Discusses Creating The Life And Love Life That You Deserve Today

    Natalie Stavola Discusses Creating The Life And Love Life That You Deserve Today

    Paul Vato and Natalie Stavola were both raised Roman Catholic and share their mutually traumatic family and school experiences. Apparently, Paul still holds a massive grudge against the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) kids that used to invade HIS school to learn about Catholicism, of which Natalie was one of them. We also learn that maybe, just maybe, using tequila to soothe a child's sore tooth and whiskey to settle a little girl's tummy might just not be that great of an idea and MAY lead to a severe case of alcoholism and addiction. ¡Olé!

    In this episode we learn:
    1. The differences in how men and women try to "fix" things.
    2. How there is a 12 step program to suit everyone's needs, even yours!
    3. How stand up comedy and satire actually helps us to digest information that otherwise would've hit against the cognitive dissonance.

    "If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation and end repeat cycles that make you feel stuck, frustrated, or constantly choosing toxic relationships." - Natalie Stavola



    Natalie Stavola is an actress, writer, producer and certified life and dating coach with a degree in psychology.

    She specializes in toxic relationships both on and off screen and helps people overcome their insecurities and turn their fears into strengths while being an example of practicing what she preaches.

    She breaks out of limiting beliefs while coaching others on how to do the same.

    Originally from the northeast and currently residing in Los Angeles, Natalie has kept that east coast edge with an added Cali ease. Sharp wit with a cool vibe. You can see her on Amazon prime or interviewed recently on the CW.



    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

    Connect with Paul Vato: PaulVato.com • VATO.tv • y.at/🎭🎥😏😂

    Help support our podcast by hitting the SUPPORT BUTTON or using our Amazon Affiliate Link for any of your purchases today! bit.ly/MyAmazonLink.

    Win a seat to the WSOP and over $249K a month in poker tournament entries, no purchase necessary. bit.ly/ClubGGVato

    Use Popl to instantly share anything with a tap, scan, or send. Share contact info, social media, websites, payment apps, files, videos and more. Shop Popl, enter "VATO" & get 20% off! bit.ly/PoplVato.

    Monetize your knowledge AND your time with Owwll App. Give & get advice at a moment’s notice. Become an Expert on Owwll and get paid for your expertise. Enter my referral code "VATO" during sign-up to get a $10 referral bonus. Apple users: apple.co/35HC0hd • Android users: bit.ly/OwwllGooglePlay

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    • 44 min
    Ben Morrison. Comedian And Crohn's Disease Advocate Makes Money While Pooping. Find Out How!

    Ben Morrison. Comedian And Crohn's Disease Advocate Makes Money While Pooping. Find Out How!

    Paul Vato sits down (not on the toilet) and chats with comedian Ben Morrison. Ben has been doing stand up comedy for over 20 years and has discovered the importance of social media to help him land branding deals with major companies. Ben can also fully produce your next stand up comedy special for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and all of the other streaming services. Paul and Ben also chat about what it was like studying with William H. Macey and David Mamet at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and his connection to Mark Cuban, the owner of Fireside, where this podcast is recorded in front of a live studio audience. 

    In this episode you will learn:
    1. The importance of using all social media to promote your brand.
    2. The major differences and nuances of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
    3. How Ben turned his disease into a money making business venture.

    "The cavalry isn't coming. You are the cavalry. Which is  what I tell myself in moments where things aren't working." - Ben Morrison

    Ben Morrison is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, comedian and filmmaker. Acting since he was 6 years old, Ben is a graduate of NYU’s TISCH School of the arts where he trained under William H. Macy and David Mamet, and added stand-up comedian to his resume shortly thereafter. It’s been a blur ever since.

    A staple of LA area comedy clubs, Ben is a regular at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and most recently wrote and acted in The Telethon for America, a star-studded get-out-the-vote comedy special with Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and many more.

    On camera, Ben is best known for his recurring role as Young Eli David on NCIS, as the lead on a season of MTV’s Punk’d, starring in a season of Mr. Personalities for Marc Cuban’s HDNet, or guest-starring opposite Jon Lovitz and Bill Bellamy on Mr. Box Office.

    Additionally, Ben has been seen as a lead in feature films Ouija Exorcism, From the Dead, and FOX’s 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity where he played an eerily good Abe Lincoln.

    BenTheMorrison.com


    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

    Connect with Paul Vato: PaulVato.com • VATO.tv • y.at/🎭🎥😏😂

    Help support our podcast by hitting the SUPPORT BUTTON or using our Amazon Affiliate Link for any of your purchases today! bit.ly/MyAmazonLink.

    Use Popl to instantly share anything with a tap, scan, or send. Share contact info, social media, websites, payment apps, files, videos and more. Shop Popl, enter "VATO" & get 20% off! bit.ly/PoplVato.

    Monetize your knowledge AND your time with Owwll App. Give & get advice at a moment’s notice. Become an Expert on Owwll and get paid for your expertise. Enter my referral code "VATO" during sign-up to get a $10 referral bonus. Apple users: apple.co/35HC0hd • Android users: bit.ly/OwwllGooglePlay

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    • 41 min
    Andrew Roffe On How A Shift In His Work Ethic Has Lead Him To Find His Greatest Successes Yet

    Andrew Roffe On How A Shift In His Work Ethic Has Lead Him To Find His Greatest Successes Yet

    Andrew Roffe answers the most important question on Paul, and everybody else's mind, "why are you gay?" We also find out what it's like touring the country in a 14 seater van and opening for viral internet comedic sensation, Wisconsin's Charlie Berens. Even though this episode came in a little late for Pride month we still delve in to Andrew Roffe's personal life, even going as far as using this platform to find him a potential partner. In this episode you will learn:

    1. How improv training helps you become a better stand up, quicker.
    2. How a positive shift in your work ethic will lead you to more successful business opportunities.
    3. How owning a t-shirt company is a horrible idea.

    "I could be a training wheels gay for a homophobe. I'm a very safe and non-threatening gay person." - Andrew Roffe

    Andrew Roffe graduated from the famed Second City Conservatory in Chicago. Some of his TV/Film credits include Year One, Think Like a Man, Maron, and Trophy Wife. He is a comedy writer on the award-winning film Purpose Over Prison starring Romany Malco and Regina Hall. Andrew performs across the country with internet sensation Charlie Berens.

    He can be found on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / TikTok at @ASAP_Roffe



    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

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    Help support our podcast by hitting the SUPPORT BUTTON or using our Amazon Affiliate Link for any of your purchases today! bit.ly/MyAmazonLink.

    Win a seat to the WSOP and over $249K a month in poker tournament entries, no purchase necessary. bit.ly/ClubGGVato

    Use Popl to instantly share anything with a tap, scan, or send. Share contact info, social media, websites, payment apps, files, videos and more. Shop Popl, enter "VATO" & get 20% off! bit.ly/PoplVato.

    Monetize your knowledge AND your time with Owwll App. Give & get advice at a moment’s notice. Become an Expert on Owwll and get paid for your expertise. Enter my referral code "VATO" during sign-up to get a $10 referral bonus. Apple users: apple.co/35HC0hd • Android users: bit.ly/OwwllGooglePlay

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    • 49 min
    Artisan Josh On His Journey From The Big House To The Tiny House. A Story Of Redemption And Success.

    Artisan Josh On His Journey From The Big House To The Tiny House. A Story Of Redemption And Success.

    Do you dream of leaving the rat race behind and hitting the road in a tiny home? Today we meet Artisan Josh who spent decades in prison and now roams the country in his tiny home inspiring and motivating others to do the same. We get to hear about the incredible tiny home communities that are sprouting up around the United States and get a sneak peak into the tiny home festivals happening all over. Van life forever!

    Artisan Josh is a tiny home dweller, builder and simple living advocate.

    In this episode of Paul Vato Presents, you will learn:
    1. What's it like to live in a SWAT conversion van for 11 days in front of 30 Rock in the center of New York City.
    2. Why living in a tiny home is becoming a more viable and eviable option for more and more people worldwide.
    3. About the very powerful and inspirational tiny home community that is exploding around the world.

    "It is a phenomenal way of living. I tell people all the time that you can always go back. You can always get a house, you can always buy a piece of property. You can always accumulate your stuff again, that's no problem. The experience that you will get from living tiny and going on the road, living simply and just living and experiencing life is more valuable than any dollar amount." - Artisan Josh

    Instagram.com/Artisan_Josh



    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

    Connect with Paul Vato: PaulVato.com • VATO.tv • y.at/🎭🎥😏😂

    Help support our podcast by hitting the SUPPORT BUTTON or using our Amazon Affiliate Link for any of your purchases today! bit.ly/MyAmazonLink.

    Win a seat to the WSOP and over $249K a month in poker tournament entries, no purchase necessary. bit.ly/ClubGGVato

    Use Popl to instantly share anything with a tap, scan, or send. Share contact info, social media, websites, payment apps, files, videos and more. Shop Popl, enter "VATO" & get 20% off! bit.ly/PoplVato.

    Monetize your knowledge AND your time with Owwll App. Give & get advice at a moment’s notice. Become an Expert on Owwll and get paid for your expertise. Enter my referral code "VATO" during sign-up to get a $10 referral bonus. Apple users: apple.co/35HC0hd • Android users: bit.ly/OwwllGooglePlay

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    • 47 min
    Kelly Leonard on How to Use 'Thank You, Because' to Disarm Disagreement

    Kelly Leonard on How to Use 'Thank You, Because' to Disarm Disagreement

    In a world of increasing polarization, Kelly Leonard is working to bridge the divide and bring people together by teaching the power of improv. In this episode you will learn:

    1. The importance of play, especially as we get older.
    2. The power of "Yes, And" to create agreement and understanding.
    3. The importance of a shared humanity that includes people who may not think or vote like we do.

    "The world we live in right now, no one wants to work together. It's never been this bad, in my experience. If we could just enter rooms with curiosity instead of blame, if we could enter rooms with a 'Thank You, Because' orientation, I think we have a shot." - Kelly Leonard

    Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City” was released to critical acclaim in 2015 by HarperCollins and was praised by Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair who called it “...an excellent guide to the lessons that have bubbled up in Second City’s improv workshops.”

    Kelly is a popular speaker on the power of improvisation to transform people’s lives. He has presented at The Aspen Ideas Festival, The Code Conference, TEDx Broadway, Chicago Ideas Festival, The Stanford Graduate School of Business and for companies such as Coca Cola, Microsoft, Twitter, Memorial Sloan Kettering and DDB Worldwide.

    Kelly co-created an initiative with the Center for Decision Research at the Booth School at the University of Chicago, The Second Science Project, that looks at behavioral science through the lens of improvisation. He also hosts the podcast, “Getting to Yes, And,” for Second City Works and WGN radio that features interviews with academics, authors and leaders such as Brene Brown, Adam Grant, Michael Lewis, Lindy West, Ash Carter and Amy Edmondson.

    For over twenty years, Kelly oversaw Second City’s live theatrical divisions where he helped generate original productions with such talent as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Steve Carell, Keegan-Michael Key, Amy Sedaris, Adam McKay and others.

    In 2019, Arts Alliance Illinois awarded Kelly and his wife Anne Libera with their Creative Voice Award.

    Twitter.com/KLSecondCity



    Paul Vato is an on camera and voice actor, improvisor, podcaster and entrepreneur.

    Connect with Paul Vato: PaulVato.com • VATO.tv • y.at/🎭🎥😏😂

    Help support our podcast by hitting the SUPPORT BUTTON or using our Amazon Affiliate Link for any of your purchases today! bit.ly/MyAmazonLink.

    Win a seat to the WSOP and over $249K a month in poker tournament entries, no purchase necessary. bit.ly/ClubGGVato

    Use Popl to instantly share anything with a tap, scan, or send. Share contact info, social media, websites, payment apps, files, videos and more. Shop Popl, enter "VATO" & get 20% off! bit.ly/PoplVato.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jpcamp ,

Awesome show!

Love all the different guests!

Lets Talk Petty! ,

Interesting Interviews

If you like a variety of people and a bunch of interesting interviews you will enjoy this pod. Plus as a bonus you can watch it when you want on the Fireside app as well

Jesse Veritas ,

Just what you need sometimes…

Paul Vato is fun to listen to. His guests seem completely at ease and comfortable and seem like they’re enjoying the show with him. Definitely a few laughs to help you relax and take in the unique stories from his varied guests.