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Rebecca Shaw is a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She graduated from Yale in 2018 and has been featured on McSweeney's, Buzzfeed, and her parents' fridge. She discovered her love of Paul in the fourth grade, the same year that Big Fat Liar won the Oscar. (Please don't tell her otherwise. She'll crumble.) She's happy to be part of such a powerful movement, and she gives all praise to Paul.

Val Bodurtha is a comedian whose debut novel—written at seventeen—won the 2017 Young Writer’s Publication Contest. Since, she’s moved to film and humor, her first screenplay recently placing as a top ten finalist at Francis Ford Coppola's Amercian Zoetrope Competition. Though she’s won over two-dozen writing awards, Val's first love remains stand-up. She opened for Jerrod Carmichael while undergrad at UChicago and produces her own showcases. 

Sophie Mann is a New York based writer. Though she started her career in political journalism she has since pivoted to comedy writing and directing (you’re welcome mom & dad). She is a former Wall Street Journal Bartley fellow and has been published in numerous national outlets.

The Proud Parents of the Wax Paul Now movement: Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, & Sophie Mann

Founders Q&A

So this is, like, your thing?

Yup, pretty much.

What do your parents think?

They think we're in med school.


Would you say your parents are proud of you?

We will not be taking further questions at this time.

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