During this time Hogan befriended Current Affair producer John Cornell, who became Hogan's manager and business partner.
Hogan followed this with his own comedy sketch program The Paul Hogan Show, which he produced and wrote, and in which he played characters with Cornell and Delvene Delaney.
He went on to study at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida.
While he pursued his education, his interests remained in the ring and he never received his degree.
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and had his debut match against Andre the Giant, which he won.
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Hogan's natural ability as a comedic performer attracted the attention of Mike Willesee, host of Nine's news magazine program A Current Affair.
Willesee offered Hogan regular appearances on the show, during which Hogan would make humorous comment on some issue of the day.