LOL With Paul Ollinger: The Tuck MBA Who Left Tech Behind To Become A Comedian

Comedian Paul Ollinger, author of You Should Totally Get An MBA

Paul Ollinger is one funny guy. Especially for someone with an MBA.

He graduated from Dartmouth College’s prestigious Tuck School of Business in 1997, launched a successful career in the Age of the Internet, having done a startup and worked for four years at Yahoo and another four years at Facebook. In fact, he was one of the first 250 employees at Facebook, ultimately serving as vice president of sales for the western U.S.

But then he wanted to pursue a passion: comedy. So Ollinger chucked it all and began his career as a comedian. On March 13th, he will headline at Carolines in New York, one of the most recognized stand-up comedy clubs in the U.S.

In this Poets&Quants podcast with Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne, Ollinger explains how his MBA classmates at Tuck initially fueled his interest in doing stand-up and how he brings humor to such sober topics as money and careers. Author of You Should Totally Get An MBA, Ollinger thinks and writes from the perspective of someone who has been fully indoctrinated into the Master of the Universe culture of MBAs.

Poets & Quants listeners can get $9 off general admission tickets using the code PMO19 when they purchase online here.

Want more? You can check out Paul’s Crazy Money podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Or, if you’re a newly admitted MBA, meet him at the Poets&Quants preMBANetworking Festival in NYC.