Paul F Taylor
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THE MIRROR'S TOP 100 JOKES FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, FEATURED THREE JOKES 2014
TOP 10 JOKES IN DAVE'S FUNNIEST JOKES OF THE FRINGE 2014
WINNER OF THE NEW ACT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013
PAUL F TAYLOR PRESENTS THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE WORLD EVER 2013
THE PAULY SHOW EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2012
AAA STAND UP SHOWCASE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2009
BIG VALUE SHOWCASE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2008
The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK’s most exciting and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Nominated as NATY New Act Of The Year for 2013 and GQ Magazine’s comedian of the week, Paul’s persona of a lost bewildered fool sits perfectly alongside his gleefully madcap ideas.
Alongside his solo stand up, Paul is also half of the double act "Short and Curly" (with our very own Rebecca Shorrocks) and also one half of “Helm and Taylor” (with our very own Nick Helm) who reached the final of the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Competition 2009.
Paul has also achieved notable success as a screen writer and performer. His comedy short film Battlecock! that he co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.
Paul has securing gigs at some of the most respected clubs in the country notching up regular paid work at The Glee, Banana Cabaret, Comedy Café, Komedia, The Frog & Bucket, The Stand, CKP and many more. Paul has also gigged extensively abroad entertain the crowds in Munich, Amsterdam, New York, Prague and Bucharest.
In 2009 Paul supported Lucy Porter on her UK tour and he MC’d the Laughter Film Awards 2009.
Short & Curly: Who Dunnit?, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
The Incredible Paul F Taylor, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
Paul F Taylor Presents The Greatest Show in the World Ever, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Short & Curly A Ripe Pear, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Paul F Taylor Presents The Greatest Show in the World Ever, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013
Short & Curly A Ripe Pear, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013
The Pauly Show : Episode One, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
Short & Curly A Captive Audience , Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
The Pauly Show : Episode One, Camden Fringe Festival 2011
The Pauly Show : Episode One, Brighton Festival Fringe 2011
AAA Stand Up, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009
Big Value Comedy Show, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008
Grab Your Coat Love, It’s Helm & Taylor, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008
2014, Film, Raymond, MILK!, Ben Mallaby
2012, Film, Jason, SHEMONSTER, Ben Mallaby
Claudia Winkelman Show Radio 2
2013, Corporate, Interviewee, BT EMPLOYABILITY BOOTCAMPS, Jake Cuddihy
2013, Corporate, The Gardener, MYKINDACROWD.CO.UK, Tesco, Ben Tillett
2014, Commercial, The Sofa Ref, SKY SPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Rattling Stick, Ivan Bird
2013, Ident, Guy, OLD JAMAICA GINGER BEER, The Gate Films, Chris Balmond
2013, Viral, Computer Nerd, INTEL, Dial M TV, Joe Marcantonio
2012, Commercial, Guy, ALPEN EFFORT, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Neil Harris
2012, Commercial, Dave, COORS LIGHT, Puffin Productions, Damien O'Donnell
2012, Commercial, Frizbee Licker, FONZIES, Mercurio Cinematografica
2012, Commercial, Lazy Beard, PHILIPS SENSO TOUCH , Biscuit Filmworks UK, Jeff Low
2012, Ident, Man, BBC SPORT APP, Red Bee Media, Albion Gray
2011, Commercial, Guy, SAMSUNG SWEDEN, B-Reel Films, Ulf Johansson
2010, Ident, Dad, MICROSOFT BING SPONSORS THE SIMPSONS, Duke & Earl, Jess Scott Hunter
Short & Curly: Who Dunnit?, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014 PRESS
“Quick changes and even quicker wit. The sketches are well written and excellently executed, and the pair create characters who are all entertaining to watch… Overall, it was extremely entertaining and very funny.”
Broadway Baby ★★★
“The show as a whole is fantastically good fun.”
Such Small Portions
The Incredible Paul F Taylor, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014 PRESS
Three weeks ★★★★
"Undeniably funny show... Brilliantly funny... a fantastically well-constructed set, Taylor performs sketches and characters alike with a convincing passion"
‘Top 100 Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ – Featured with 3 jokes.
‘Dave’s Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2014’ list.
Jo Caulfield for Broadway Baby recommendation
Broadway Baby ★★★★
“Brilliantly ridiculous physicality... Theatrically interesting in the most accessible of ways...Impressive in it’s simplicity and incredibly funny. Taylor constructs the show brick by brick until something is created that is greater than the sum of its parts. Employing characters with a perfectly pitched mix of dramatic skill and off the cuff."
"Beautifully silly and odd gags, told with frenetic energy that’s sometimes hard to keep up with... His approach is reminiscent of Harry Hill or Steve Martin in his funny years, although Taylor exceeds them both in frenzied delivery... An act where there can either be twelve jokes in a minute, or where one joke can go on to incomprehensible length."
Strangers in A Cinema, for Soul Matrix:
"At the heart of SoulMatrix is a fine performance from Paul F. Taylor. His deft physical comedy and immediately identifiable persona lend innocence and an easy charm to what could otherwise be a slightly creepy premise. With his crooked smile reminiscent of a more hopeful Jack Dee, or perhaps a less-caffeinated Harry Hill, Taylor is engaging without ever over-reaching. His characterisation of ‘The Man’ is relatable from the outset and free from exaggerated pratfalls or cheap gags."
"an enticing, dizzying prospect, who whips through a welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions and chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men" The Independent
"Brilliantly funny nonsense" **** The List
“Paul F Taylor is going to rear a cult following of those with refined senses of humour, and you should join us.” **** Three Weeks
“A slightly touched idiot capable of deceptively smart subversions of existence… Taylor evokes vivid visual imagery” - The Scotsman
"For a genuinely distinctive set, look no further than Paul F Taylor, who talks about everyday observations but with a wonderful edge of surrealism – most notably in his section comparing TV chefs to his own methods of cooking. Chuck in some strained, yet inspired, wordplay and the occasional vivid description, and you have an act that’s odd without overlooking the punchlines. He was a worthy winner" – Steve Bennett Chortle NATY New Act Of The Year Final 2013
“An impressive knack for both observational wit and quirky flights of fancy” Bruce Dessau The Evening Standard NATY New Act Of The Year Final 2013
"The show is brilliant... Taylor's jokes are excellent." Snipelondon.com
"A whirlwind of energy, he applies impeccable attention to detail to his beautifully crafted one liners. Paul is a superb writer and his keen eye for the absurd in everyday life creates some wickedly funny and astute observational comedy" James Mullinger's Comedian of the Week- GQ Magazine
Short & Curly
“Sketch comedy duo don't let any opportunity for a laugh escape.” The List
“The skits work to hilarious affect.” Three Weeks
Helm and Taylor
“Gleeful and insistent silliness” Three Weeks
“a full-on act of shouty banter, myriad props, amazingly laboured puns and exaggerated reactions. Looking like extras from My Name Is Earl, this bombastic duo relentlessly assault the audience with every trick in the book to sell their frankly ropey wordplay. And despite – or perhaps because of – the groansomeness of their tatty material, the sheer force with which they push it becomes the gag in itself. Like Tim Vine or the Raymond And Mr Timkins Revue, all resistance is swept aside by their overwhelming personalities. Some punters will love them with a passion – the rest seem confused by the bad jokes at the core of this unusual, hyperactive act. And that’s probably not a bad position to be in so early in their careers.” Chortle