A BIT OF PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND - THE CV

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.

STAND-UP COMEDY

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

Cannes

Berlin

Cologne

Edinburgh Festival (solo shows 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015)

Support for Milton Jones' and Men In Coats' theatrical tours

TELEVISION WRITING

SELECTED SHOWS:

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

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)

AWARDS

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

STAGE

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

ALSO

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)

AND FINALLY - SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHOSE MOUTHS I'VE PUT WORDS IN (ie. WRITTEN FOR)

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...