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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.

 

LIVE WORK

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.

 

Videos:

Paul F Taylor on Magicians and Cats

Paul F Taylor on Smoking and Clothing 

 

FESTIVALS

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 

 

FILM

2014, Film, Raymond, MILK!, Ben Mallaby

2013, Film, Raymond, BATTLECOCK!, Ben Mallaby

2013, Film, Man, SOUL MATRIX, Prok Chop Pictures, Mark Brennan

2013, Film, The Stag, TIMEHOLES, Grey Area Productions, Ben Mallaby

2012, Film, Jason, SHEMONSTER, Ben Mallaby

2010, Film, Sam the writer, WRITERS BLOCK, Pork Chop Productions, Mark Brennan

 

 

RADIO

Claudia Winkelman Show Radio 2

 

Corporate

2013, Corporate, Interviewee, BT EMPLOYABILITY BOOTCAMPS, Jake Cuddihy

2013, Corporate, The Gardener, MYKINDACROWD.CO.UK, Tesco, Ben Tillett

 

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  

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

 

PRESS

Short & Curly: Who Dunnit?, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014 PRESS

ThreeWeeks ★★★★

“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

well-attuned fun.” 


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"


The Mirror

‘Top 100 Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ – Featured with 3 jokes.

 

Chortle

‘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."

ShortCom ★★★★

"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."


OTHER PRESS

Film

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."

 

Solo Shows

"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

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