Paul's love for performing in front of a live audience all started with a simple magic act during his high school talent show! In an interview with PEOPLE, Paul explained how his love for entertaining first got its spark.
"I entered a school talent competition when I was 15, and most people did something like poetry or tap dancing, but I levitated my sister. I just blew them away, and from that moment on, I remember the next day in the dining hall when I was going to my lunch I could hear people saying, 'That guy can do magic.'"
Despite his passion for magic, a flame for ventriloquism still burned deep in his soul. So Paul decided to do something a bit unorthodox and included puppets in his magic act!
"I introduced the puppet character into my magic show and started doing magic with the puppets, and I eventually stopped doing magic and carried on with the puppets and the stand-up over the course of a few years."
Paul spent the following years developing his ventriloquism skills and performing all over the country. But his big break came when he entered America's Got Talent during the 1oth season!