The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK's most exciting and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Nominated as NATY New Act Of The Year for 2013 and GQ Magazine's comedian of the week, Paul's persona of a lost bewildered fool sits perfectly alongside his gleefully madcap ideas. Alongside his solo stand up, Paul is also half of the double act "Short and Curly" (with our very own Rebecca Shorrocks) and also one half of “Helm and Taylor” (with our very own Nick Helm) who reached the final of the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Competiton 2009. Paul has also achieved notable success as a screen writer and performer. His comedy short film Battlecock! that he co-wrote and starred in has made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013. FESTIVALS 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 FILM Battlecock! – Co-wrote and performed in She Monster – Performed in Timeholes – Co-wrote and performed in RADIO Claudia Winkelman Show Radio 2 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS Old Jamaica Ginger Beer Man Vs Food Idents Philips Senso Touch 'Lazy Beard' BBC Transfer Window App Channel 5 On Demand Ident Channel 5 Milkshake “Peppa Pig” idents Alpen 'Effort' Coors Commercial Fonzies Italy 'Summer' Samsung Campaign 'Baby', 'Benefits' 'Bonfire' 'Hand' 'Mini Me' Jergen's Moisturiser Lorraine Idents Microsoft Bing Simpsons Idents
"Brilliantly funny nonsense"
- The List
"Paul F Taylor is going to rear a cult following of those with refined senses of humour, and you should join us"
- Three Weeks
"A slightly touched idiot capable of deceptively smart subversions of existence… Taylor evokes vivid visual imagery"
- The Scotsman