Paul Chaplin

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Birthday
1, 1956
Birthplace
Minnesota
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Minnesota

About

An American comedian and comedy writer, he became famous for his contributions to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cult Comedy Central series. When the popular show went off the air, he and his Mystery Science colleagues created an online humor magazine titled Timmy Big Hands.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, he worked briefly as a local political activist and organizer.

Trivia

For the Sci Fi Channel's website, he co-created an animated series called Edward the Less.

Family Life

Born Paul Schersten, he adopted the comedy stage name of Chaplin as a nod to legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin.

Associated With

While working as a stand-up comedian in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was introduced to his future Mystery Science Theater 3000 collaborator, fellow comedian and screenwriter Michael Nelson.