Welcome to me! And things I do.

I'm looked after by Nick Ranceford-Hadley of NRH Management for writing, acting, presenting, voiceover etc, and by Greg at The Comedy Agency for live stand-up, so if you'd like to throw some work my way, please get in touch with Nick for writing etc, Greg for stand-up, or me via the Contact Me link on the left for any other business.


I'm doing a mini-tour of 9 dates with the Bible Society, telling Fri 25th - The Greatest Story Ever Toured - it's an evening of a comedian, a theologian and a musician telling the tale from Genesis to Revelation, via Eminem, crisp flavours and some interactive voting. It'll be fun and eye-opening to all from archbishop to atheist. You can come if you like

I'm also performing a brand new world premiere play! It's about Christmas. I'm putting it on in July. That's just because Guildford Fringe is on then, and not at Christmas. It's called Three Wise Men, and it's on at The Star Inn at Guildford Fringe this July. I'm also doing a stand-up show there called Work in Regress... you're welcome at either/both. Both are works in progress. Or regress. We'll see.

I've got two new books out, my first for children: Noah's Car Park Ark and Moses & The Exodus Express. They're beautifully illustrated (not by me), and delightfully became Amazon bestsellers. Woo! We're talking now about books 3 and 4.

It's been a book-crazy year... I've got a new jokebook out for Christmas 2018, called What ARE They Doing Down There? (sneak peek here!), and speaking of Crimbo, I wrote a fully accurate, widely researched, much fun Christmas history book last year. 'Hark! A Biography of Christmas' became an Amazon bestseller and hit their Top 100 - so a giant THANK YOU if you bought a copy. You could review/rate any my books on Amazon or Goodreads.com? That'd be lovely. Thanks! That's how they boost up the rankings and people become aware of them... Go on... + If you fancy booking my touring festive historical talk based on the Christmas history book, get in touch (or book my Comedians & Carols show of course, or year-round solo show). I also did a Yule blog on the history of Christmas, which remains there for posterity.

I'm hosting occasional Sunday Breakfast shows on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and for when I'm not on that, there's my podcast, with guests ranging from Miranda Hart to Jimmy Cricket to Tim Vine to my kids. Do subscribe, rate and review to help us (well me - there's no one else) out... or we're on www.heptagonclub.co.uk if you're not iTunesy.

Best way of keeping in touch with my ongoings is to join the mailing list - I only send stuff every month or two, and you won't be spammed or owt. Join up if you'd like updates, and you can unsubscribe easily and automatedly without the embarrassment of having to say it to my face (though you can do that too). Oh and I've just joined Instagram! Follow me there, g'wan.

I'm touring stand-up ongoing, sometimes on the comedy circuit, sometimes doing solo shows, mostly at churches or festivals or other places. The Gig Guide link will tell you where those are. I've you'd like to book the touring show for your venue, the Contact page is on the left, or ecclesiastical details are on the Churches link.

You may occasionally hear me on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, with a Pause For Thought at 9:20am. You can hear all and any Pause For Thoughts, from me and others, chronologically amassed here. I try and put when these will be on my Twitter and Facebook pages, and also on my monthly email updates.

I'm doing less stand-up lately due to lots more writing work - recent-ish things have included The Royal Variety Performance, Top Gear, TFI Friday, Not Going Out, Miranda, and lots of things you've never heard of. The best way of keeping across these projects is to follow me on Twitter, and on Facebook, or joining the mailing list.

You're a movie geek? Try my unique movie trivia site - The Movie Timeline. It's a timeline of every event in every film ever. It also needs a makeover, but the trivia titbits are there.

I must give credit to my good pals Jon and Russ for making and feeding this site, and while I'm here let me reciprocate by plugging moviemistakes.com's Movie Trailers section, for trailers of upcoming and classic films.

Thanks/you're the best/bye.



Here's a bit of a cv. A much better, fuller, and nicely laid out one is here, at NRH Management's website.

Winner of the BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Titheridge Prize, Paul writes and script-edits for many comedies for BBC TV, Sky and other channels. He was on the British Comedy Award-winning writing team for Miranda, and has written on each series of Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out, among other shows. He won the ITV Take the Mike Award in 2002 and has been described as “Ingenious” by the Evening Standard and “****ing funny” by Ricky Gervais. Paul is also one of the few to perform stand-up at both comedy clubs and churches, in bearpits and pulpits, as well as contributing regular ‘Pause For Thought’ slots on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show.


Winner: ITV's Take The Mike stand-up comedy award
Finalist: BBC New Comedy Awards
Finalist: Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of Comedy
Finalist: Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award
UK clubs (Comedy Store, The Glee, Komedia, Jongleurs, Highlight, etc)
Montreal Comedy Festival
Monte Carlo
Edinburgh Festival (solo shows 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015)
Support for Milton Jones' and Men In Coats' theatrical tours


2017 - The Royal Variety Performance (writer)
2017 - A yet-to-be-announced animation (writer)
2016 - Buble at the BBC, BBC1 (writer)
2016 - Top Gear, BBC1 (writer)
2007-ongoing forever - Not Going Out, BBC1 (co-writer) - RTS Award winner, Best Sitcom
2015 - TFI Friday, Channel 4/Zimple Productions (programme associate)
2008-2014 - Miranda, BBC1 (co-writer) - British Comedy Award winner, Best New Comedy
2013 - The Quiet Men, ITV (writer) - pilot for Ant & Dec
2013 - Up The Women, BBC4 (additional material)
2013 - From The Heart, ITV (writer) " live charity campaign
2012 - The Revolting World of Stanley Brown, CBBC (additional material)
2012 - B841 Sketch Show, Aardman Animations (additional material)
2011 - Lee Mack’s All-Star Cast, BBC/Zeppotron (associate producer)
2011 - Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, ITV (associate producer)
2011 - In With The Flynns, Caryn Mandaback Productions (additional material)
2010 - Dirty Sexy Funny, Tiger Aspect (co-writer)
2010-2011 - Lunch Monkeys, Channel K (script editor)
2009 - Silver Acres, Aficionado (script editor)
2008 - Headcases, ITV1 (co-writer)
2008 - The Wrong Door, BBC3, dir Ben Wheatley (script editor)
2008 - Scallywagga, BBC3 (script editor)
2007 - Taking The Flak, BBC2 (script editor)
2007-08 - After You’ve Gone, BBC1 (co-writer)
2006 - Trexx & Flipside, BBC3 (co-writer)


Radio host on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Guest on Chris Evans' Radio 2 Breakfast Show (talking Christmas) The Now Show (6 series) - writer (Radio 4)
The News Quiz (6 series) - writer (Radio 4)
28 Acts in 28 Minutes - performer (Radio 4 - forthcoming)
BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Bursary for 2004-05
Dead Ringers (3 series) - writer (Radio 4)
The Hudson & Pepperdine Show - writer of episode 4, series 3 (Radio 4)
Parsons & Naylor's Pull-out Sections (6 series) - writer (Radio 2)
Bearded Ladies - writer/script editor (Radio 4)
The Day That Music Died - writer (Radio 2)
The Lee Mack Show (2 series) - writer (Radio 2)
The News Huddlines - writer (Radio 2)
Snakes & Bladders - writer/actor
Spanking New on 7 - writer/performer (BBC7)
Leading Edge - interview guest/writer/performer (Radio 4)
What's On - presenter (URN Nottingham)
Stage & Screen - presenter (Radio Wey)
Montreal Just For Laughs - guest (CJAD, Canada)


British Comedy Awards 2010, Best New Comedy - Winner (Miranda)
BAFTA 2010, Best Scripted Comedy - Nominee (Miranda)
Royal Television Society Award 2010, Best Scripted Comedy / Best Writing - Nominee (Miranda)
Royal Television Society Award 2007, Sitcom Breakthrough - Winner (Not Going Out)
British Comedy Awards 2007, Best New Sitcom - Nominee (Not Going Out)
Rose d'Or 2007, Best Sitcom - Winner (Not Going Out)
ITV1's Take The Mike 2002 - Winner
Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards 2002 - Finalist
BBC New Comedy Awards 2002 - Finalist
Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of Comedy 2002 - Finalist
So You Think You're Funny 2002 - Non-entrant


Trained at Guildford School of Acting
Inspector Dart (Twice Nightly) - dir Tom Kirkham, Guildford Reunion Theatre
Torvald (A Doll's House) - dir Peter Thomson, GSA
Flute (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - dir Louise Jameson, GSA
Sidney (Absurd Person Singular) - dir Katie Daubney, GSA
Orin the Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors) - dir Tom Kirkham, Nottingham New Theatre
Juror No 10 - the very angry one (12 Angry Men) - dir Mike Sanders, Nottingham New Theatre
Squire Western (Tom Jones) - dir Jo Bloom, Nottingham New Theatre
Banquo (Macbeth) - dir Mike Paterson, Great Hall Theatre
Schrank (West Side Story) - dir Mike Paterson, Great Hall Theatre
Three Edinburgh plays - writer/producer/actor... **** The Scotsman, sell-out runs


Corporate presentation writing-commissions
Corporate management training acting & improv
Celebrity voicemail commissions for mobile phones
D of E Award - Bronze (cheated a little - took a bus)

Matt Le Blanc, Maureen Lipman, Kelsey Grammer, Joanna Lumley, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Brian Blessed, Miranda Hart, Chris Evans, Doon Mackichan, Timothy West, Celia Imrie, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Suggs, Jason Manford, Jon Culshaw, Punt & Dennis, Emma Bunton, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Roy Hudd, Bobby Ball, Tony Hadley, Toyah Wilcox, Gary Barlow, Alistair McGowan, Barry Humphries...


- The writer of the first joke on the last episode of the longest-running topical sketch show of all time...!

Ok. The News Huddlines on BBC Radio 2 is the longest-running topical sketch show of all time. Till it stopped, as soon as I joined. But on its last episode - the 2001 Christmas special - the first joke was mine. Hence, record validated.

- The only bellybuttonless comedian in the world!

Ok. I have no navel. Neither did Alfred Hitchcock. Neither did Adam. Long story. So that's for another day. As far as I'm aware, no either stand-up comic in the world lacks a bellybutton. A navelless maths comedian. I've found my niche. Hence, record validated.

- The first person in 20 years to beat the gong at London's Comedy Store!

Ok. The Comedy Store was one of only 2 clubs I ever went to as a comedy punter, so I thought it would be cool to play there, say, within my first 100 gigs. It was gig no.99 - the revival of the infamous Gong Show, previously banned because of its detrimental effect on comedy. Still, it's a good way of seeing lots of new acts at once, no matter how shit they are. There was about 40 of us on that first night in January 2002... I was on about 15th. So the audience had had some blood, seen some dross and were ready to be tickled. Five minutes of quick-gags/no-long-build-ups later - job done. Hence, record validated.


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Nuff said. Kerensa out.