Paul F Taylor ("Wildly entertaining and absolutely funny": Chortle)

AMUSED MOOSE COMEDY AWARD FINALIST 2019

‘Quirky and easy to enjoy.’ The Wee Review

‘Odd Paul is a beautifully structured, consistently hilarious hour that should be required viewing for all wannabe surrealists.’ The Skinny

‘Not a spare moment is wasted in Odd Paul. It’s all jokes, all the time.’ Short Com

‘A set rife with witty puns with an engaging nature and silly jokes.’ Ed Fest Mag

‘Wildly entertaining and absolutely funny’ Chortle

NOMINEE FOR BEST NEW SHOW AT LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017
THE INDEPENDENT'S TOP JOKES OF EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016
EVENING STANDARD'S TOP JOKES FROM THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016
DAVE'S TOP TEN FUNNIEST JOKES OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014
WINNER OF THE NATY NEW ACT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013

The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK’s most original and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal and observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Paul took home the title of the NATY New Act Of The Year in 2013.

As an avid football fan, Paul recently took part in BT Sport's Football Tonight with George Lamb. Paul has also recently finished shooting on the talking head's show, Animal Antics with Woodcut Media.

Paul has also achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. It has also won the Dead Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2015.

Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.

Paul was one half of the double act, Helm & Taylor with Nick Helm. He is also half of the double act Short & Curly with Rebecca Shorrocks)

 
LIVE WORK

Paul has securing gigs at the most well-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, entertaining the crowds in Munich, Amsterdam, New York, Prague and Bucharest.

Paul has tour supported for Lucy Porter (2009) and Shappi Khorsandi (2015) respectively as well as MC'd the Laughter Film Awards 2009. Paul has provided warm up for TV shows such as The Week That Wasn't and the Made In Chelsea End Of Season Party.

FILMS

2016, Film, Teach A Taxi Driver New Tricks, Guide Dogs UK 

2015, Film, Guy, Guy & Doll, Ben Mallaby (trailer https://vimeo.com/125133945)

2015, Film, Cat Cats, Ben Tillet and Jake Cuddihy 

2014, Film, Raymond, MILK!, Ben Mallaby

2013, Film, Raymond, BATTLECOCK!, Ben Mallaby

2013, Film, Man, SOUL MATRIX, Prok Chop Pictures, Mark Brennan

2013, Film, The Stag, TIMEHOLES, Grey Area Productions, Ben Mallaby

2012, Film, Jason, SHEMONSTER, Ben Mallaby

2010, Film, Sam the writer, WRITERS BLOCK, Pork Chop Productions, Mark Brennan

 

Paul is part of a collective alongside Rebecca Shorrocks that have been making and starring in short films that have had great success in Festivals:

TIMEHOLES, 2013

Vimeo's Staff Pick

Nominated for Best Short Film: Century Short Film Festival, 2015

Official Selection: 8th British Shorts Film Festival. Berlin, 2015

Official Selection: Bogotá Short Film Festival. Colombia, 2014

Official Selection: Synesthsia Film Festival. San Francisco, 2014

Official Selection: Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: The Smalls Film Festival, 2013

BATTLECOCK, 2013

Nominated for the Deadline Award: 16th Landshut Short Film Festival. Munich, 2015

Winner of the Audience Award: European Independent Film Festival. Paris, 2014

Screening out of competition: Naperville Independent Film Festival. USA, 2014

Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, 2013

Official Selection: 8th British Shorts Film Festival. Berlin, 2015

Official Selection: Prague Short Film Festival, 2015

Best of London: Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. New York, 2014

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: London Comedy Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: St Albans Film Festival, 2014

 

FESTIVALS

Short & Curly: Young At Start, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2018

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Sour Apes, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Short & Curly: Who Dunnit?, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

The Incredible Paul F Taylor, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

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 

 

RADIO

The Claudia Winkelman Show, BBC Radio 2

 

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  

2017, Ident, WICKES,  The Storylab

2017, Commercial, MARMITE, Outsider

2016, Commercial, IKEA, Mother London

2016, Digital Campaign, VOLKSWAGEN, Adam&EveDDB

2015, Commercial, Fun Dude, EMMI FONDUE, Karmarama 

2014, Commercial, The Sofa Ref, SKY SPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Rattling Stick

2013, Ident, Guy, OLD JAMAICA GINGER BEER, The Gate Films

2013, Viral, Computer Nerd, INTEL, Dial M TV

2012, Commercial, Guy, ALPEN EFFORT, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

2012, Commercial, Dave, COORS LIGHT, Puffin Productions

2012, Commercial, Frizbee Licker, FONZIES

2012, Commercial, Lazy Beard, PHILIPS SENSO TOUCH , Biscuit Filmworks UK

2012, Ident, Man, BBC SPORT APP, Red Bee Media

2011, Commercial, Guy, SAMSUNG SWEDEN, B-Reel Films

2010, Ident, Dad, MICROSOFT BING SPONSORS THE SIMPSONS, Duke & Earl

 

 

 

 

 

 

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