Artist Profile

Short and Curly

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Short & Curly is made up of husband and wife duo Rebecca Shorrocks and Paul F Taylor.  They have had successful runs in Edinburgh with their debut show Short & Curly: A Captive Audience in 2012, Short & Curly: A Ripe Pear in 2013. Short & Curly: Who Dunnit? In 2014, A Curly Night In in 2016 and their latest, most successful show to date Short & Curly: Young At Start in 2018.


Young At Start

'Masters of silly, tongue-in-cheek comedy' ★★★★★ Voice Mag

'Just pure, charming fun' ★★★★ EdFest Mag

'These two pull you back and forward form sketch to sketch leaving a trail of laughter' ★★★★ Mumble Comedy

'Excellent' ★★★★ ShortCom

'A delight ... Snappy dialogue and original ideas' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'Raw silliness at its best' ★★★★ Deadline

'A deceptively well put-together hour, with Shorrocks and Taylor's chemistry evident from the first bicker' ★★★★ Chortle

A Curly Night In

"This double act throw everything at it. With loads of prop, costume and physical gags they keep us laughing consistently throughout."ThreeWeeks ★★★★

“Watching Short (Rebecca Shorrocks) and Curly (Paul F. Taylor) going berserk with costumes, props, home-made lighting and stage effects, piling gag upon gag with unashamed enthusiasm and generosity, is an exhilarating experience.” ShortCom ★★★★

"I can definitely recommend this as a good show to start your comedy day." Squirrel

"It’s completely hilarious and amazing." Broadway Baby ★★★★

“Their work teases the crazy side we are encouraged to mask as adults out of hiding, and I'm certain I laughed more at ‘A Curly Night In’ than at any show I saw at this year’s fringe.” Define Arts ★★★★★

Who Dunnit?

Such Small Portions Edinburgh Pick 2014 Sketch Acts

Chucklebuzz Comedians to look out for 2014

"This is a duo with finely honed skills." Fringe Review

“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.” ThreeWeeks ★★★★

“Fantastically good fun.” Broadway Baby

A Ripe Pear

"Sketch comedy duo don't let any opportunity for a laugh escape." The List

"Infectious energy...had everyone doubled over in laughter...This show is definitely a crowd-pleaser." ShortCom ★★★★