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Paul Pirie

Biography

Paul Pirie

Awards & competitions

Paul Pirie

Appearances & credits

Paul Pirie
Paul Pirie

Media & press

Biography

A brilliant natural comedian, Paul Pirie comes packed full of energy and uses every ounce to maximum effect, with superb delivery.

"a most impressive physical comedian…"
– Chortle

 

With a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes Paul’s humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago.

"a hilarious rubber faced clown"
– The Scotsman

 

Paul’s career has encompassed TV, Film and Radio alongside his skills as a stand-up, and he is now one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.

He’s a confident and intelligent comedian who makes it his mission to work and entertain his audience. Paul’s material is superbly individual and put simply, and always delivers a refreshing burst of laugh out loud comedy that leaves audiences in raptures.

"Fizzing with energy and spewing out one-liners like he had just scoffed a dodgy prawn, Pirie is a man we will be seeing more of "
– Daily Record

 

Paul’s physical, theatrical presence on stage and his sharp, rapid-fire comedy onslaught is packed with highly entertaining material, which blurs the lines between real-life anecdotes and flight of fancy. Its been observed that he channels the late Robin Williams at his most excitable; Pirie’s act is absolutely hilarious.

"His clowning and quick fire gags will win him fans.. his physical mannerisms have a touch of Eric Morecambe"
– The Daily Record

 

Pauls hilarity and comedic ability has earned him huge popularity with comedy goers and bookers across the world, gigging as far abroad as Australia and for diverse audiences such as The Armed Forces. He is a regular performer at the UK’s best comedy clubs.

"Supercilious Paul Pirie.... was the stand-out star of the night; a Frankie Boyle you could actually book. He shares the tabloid whipping boy's uncompromising Scottish bluntness, but while the put-downs he describes are hilariously brutal, they steer clear of outright unpleasantness. Silly little jokes soften the blow, and he's got some impressive, offbeat one-liners to keep the gag rate high. The intolerant grumpiness is thus combined with impressive efficiency, and the result is a definite hit"
– Chortle

 

"inherently funny"
– Edinburgh Guide

 

Awards/Competitions

  • Scottish Comedian of the Year - 2006

Appearances & credits

Festivals:

  • Glasgow Comedy Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Leith Comedy Festival
  • The Big Scottish Comedy Tour, The Stand, Dunkeld, Falkirk, Inverness, Craignish, Skye, Peebles - 2007
  • The Outsider Festival, Aviemore, 2007

Radio:

  • Scottish Government Radio Commercial, Scottish Radio - 2016
  • Everest Radio Commercial, National Radio - 2015
  • Guessing Game, BBC Radio Scotland
  • Talking Balls - 2012
  • Dance Monkey Boy, Dance, BBC Radio Scotland
  • Close, BBC Radio Scotland

Television & film:

  • Scottish Government TV Commercial, Scottish TV - 2016
  • Doritos Commercial - 2012
  • IKEA Campaign - 2011
  • The Young Persons Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Channel 4
  • Rebus, Channel 4
  • Terry McIntyre - Classy Bitch, BBC

Currently appearing at:

Paul appears regularly at all the main comedy clubs in the UK including The Comedy Club, Baby Blue, Rawhide, Last Laugh, Bristol Jesters, Komedia, Comedy Café, The Stand, and many more

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