is a Producer and Director with extensive professional experience presenting live entertainment and digital content across North America. Formerly the Executive Producer of the Comedy Central Stage, a talent development venue for Comedy Central and Viacom, Mr. Stein produced over 1,500 presentations during his tenure. From first-look showcases to in-house pilots, Paul worked with such noted comedians as W. Kamau Bell, Russell Brand, Chris Garcia, Nikki Glaser, Tiffany Haddish, Ken Jeong, Marc Maron, Randall Park, Jill Soloway, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh, Reggie Watts, and Kristina Wong, to name a few.
Previously, he was a Venue Producer and Supervisor for HBO at both of their long-standing comedy festivals: the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and The Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Noteworthy talent that he oversaw includes: Stephen Colbert, Cedric the Entertainer, Zach Galifianakis, Kathy Griffin, Mindy Kaling, Gabriel Iglesias, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin, Wanda Sykes, Bob Saget, Robin Williams and live shows by Kids in the Hall, Lucha Va Voom, RENO 911 and The Larry Sanders Show Tribute.
As a director, Paul has staged world premiere plays and one-person shows in theaters and festivals across the United States, Canada and Europe. Mr. Stein’s direction of Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent” starring Jean-Michel Richaud has appeared around the world including premiere performances at Symphony Space in New York City, Cine’ XIII in Paris, France and for UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles. He is the creator and Artistic Producer of The Car Plays. For 10 years, Car Play Productions has presented over 100 world premiere plays, employed over 500 theater artists and offered site-specific shows to adventurous audiences at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa and REDCAT in Downtown L.A.