A favourite stand-up on the comedy circuit for over fifteen years - playing both clubs and Festivals - Paul Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skilful impressions, which bring to life his thoughts on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.
In addition to his work across the UK, Paul also regularly performs at major international comedy festivals, including the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, where he hosted the esteemed Britcom Gala. In addition, he is often booked by the British Armed Forces, and was the first comedian to perform in Iraq after the war officially ended.
Awards include the 1992 Time Out New Act Of The Year Award and Time Out Stand Up Comic Of The Year in 1997.He also voted Jongleurs Best Comedy Performer in 2002.
On TV, Paul is best known for his presenting work on The Big Breakfast and The Sunday Show. Other TV credits include The Stand Up Show, Stand Up For The Homeless, The Sunday Show, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, EastEnders Revealed, Liquid News, Good Evening Rockall, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live At Jongleurs, Raw Soap and Raw Soap II, The Film Show, Lorraine, Spend It Like Beckham, and Live From The Comedy Store.
Paul's radio work includes The Paul Tonkinson Show on London Live, as well as contributions to various Radio 4 comedy programmes, including Loose Ends and Weekending.
Paul is one of the funniest Comedians in the country and a brilliant Awards Host. He is the ideal choice for Speaking engagements, Awards Hosting, Conference Dinners and Comedy Nights. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
- Award winning chat show host and Comedian
- The original host of The Stand Up Show, and much loved as Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted.
- Henning When is The German Comedy Ambassador to The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning does not find that funny.