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Paul F Taylor

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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 Competiton 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 has 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.

Paul F Taylor on Magicians and Cats

Paul F Taylor on Smoking and Clothing 


FESTIVALS

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

Writers Block

Soul Matrix

Milk

Battlecock! – Co-wrote and performed in

She Monster – Performed in

Timeholes – Co-wrote and performed in

 

RADIO

Claudia Winkelman Show Radio 2

 

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer Man Vs Food Idents

Philips Senso Touch 'Lazy Beard'

BBC Transfer Window App

Channel 5 On Demand Ident

Channel 5 Milkshake “Peppa Pig” idents

Alpen 'Effort'

Coors Commercial 

Fonzies Italy 'Summer'

Samsung Campaign 'Baby', 'Benefits' 'Bonfire' 'Hand'  'Mini Me'

Jergen’s Moisturiser Lorraine Idents

Microsoft Bing Simpsons Idents 

 

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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