Paul B. Edwards: comic / presenter / podshow host / workshops
A genial combination of jokes, songs and poetry (“His act is a treasure chest packed to bursting with little gems” ), self styled ‘Rock & Roll Poet and comedian Paul appears at clubs and festivals around the UK and most recently abroad has completed a short tour in Singapore. Corporate clients include Round Table, Rotary Club, Siemens, Hertfordshire Constabulary and British Telecom. Paul is a regular at the Jongleurs and Highlight Comedy Clubs, has performed at major UK music festivals including headliner act at Reading and compere for V Festival Leeds. He also promotes and hosts his own monthly shows and in 2012 has expanded into hosting comedy tours around Austria.
“One of our fair country’s most brilliant comedians“ (100% Biker Magazine, June 2011)
“…Paul is always a winner at these gigs, his genial combination of jokes, songs and poetry make him a firm favourite with an audience of bikers. Sometimes if he or she is lucky, a comic will have one of those gigs where they can do no wrong and they have an almost tangible link to each and every member of the audience. it is as near as you can get to being a god without actually killing lots of people. This was one such occasion for Paul – he was truly ‘in the zone’ and at the end of his set the demand for an encore could not be refused…” (100% Biker magazine, 0ct 2008)
“a magnificent gig” BBC online (Feb 05)
“you try sitting there with your pint in your hand and not laughing. In his time he’s penned some comedy club cult classics…” Manchester online
“A guitar-wielding gag merchant whose almost insane sense of humour delighted the eager audience” BBC Lincolnshire
“Pretty damn funny” Scottish Daily Mail
“The crowd was begging for an encore“ Bedfordshire On Sunday
“The Boss” Chris Evans
“A Comedy King” Roland Rivron
“A very naughty boy – he deserves a smack on his bottom” Lorraine Kelly (GMTV)
2006 – present – PUNKY! – weekly Podcast currently being syndicated to US sites and launchpad show on major UK site PodcastUK. PUNKY! was the only UK show to be in the finals of the ’06 and ’07 Podcast Peer Awards. http://www.punkyradio.com/
2005-2006 – ‘Punk & Disorderly’ award winning weekly evening radio show on Mansfield 103fm.
2005 – 2006 – Radio Mansfield 103fm – a live Sunday lunchtime show
Paul has also made guest appearances for the following:
XFM BBC Southern Counties Dorset FM
The Big Breakfast (C4) A Current Affair (C9 Australia) LIVE TV
GRINS comedy (US cable) Olympic Comedy (HTV) BBC R1
Granada Talk TV Fives Company (C5) SIXTV Oxford Eye
5 LIVE Virgin Radio GLR
London Talk Radio Liberty Radio Chiltern Radio
Paul is a founder and workshop leader for The Comedy Workshop Company who run courses in Stand-Up Comedy and Creative Writing specialising in KS4 & 5 students but have also worked with young adults and corporate clients.. Clients include: North Herts College, Reading South Street Arts Centre, Newbury Corn Exchange, St Edwards School Oxford, Aldwyck Housing Group.