Paul Kerensa

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Winner of the BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Bursary, Paul continues to write and script-edit for many TV comedies. His writing won a British Comedy Award for BBC’s Miranda, as well as a Royal Television Society Award and the Rose d’Or award for Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out, for which Paul has written on over 60 episodes over the past decade. Paul worked closely with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc on the revamped Top Gear for BBC2, as well as on Channel 4’s revival of the cult show TFI Friday. Paul’s books include So a Comedian Walks Into a Church, which The Independent rated one of their top eight books for Christmas that year, plus 2017’s Hark! The Biography of Christmas. His first children’s books will be released in 2018. 

Paul won the ITV Take the Mike Award and regularly gigs all over the UK as a stand-up. Venues include; Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, Glee Club, Komedia and various corporate events, where throughout he’s known as one of the few clean, accessible, funny comedians. He has supported Milton Jones and Men in Coats on their national tours, as well as taking many shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. He also broadcasts regularly on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show ‘Pause For Thought’ slot.

“Ingenious” Evening Standard.

“As effortless a writer as he is a performer.” The Stage

 

Performing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2012 Miranda BBC Customer
2007-08 Comedy Cuts ITV2 Performer
2006 News Doggs MTV / Tiger Aspect Performer
2006 Four Minute Rant ITV4 Performer
2006 Bargain Hunt Comedians Special BBC1 Performer
2006 Weapons of Mass Distraction ITV1 Performer
2006 Take the Mike ITV1 Performer 3 Episodes
2006 BBC New Comedy Awards BBC1 / BBC Choice Performer 2 Episodes
2006 Young, Gifted & Broke ITV1 Performer
2006 London Comedy Festival ITV1 Performer
2006 Just For Laughs CBC Canada Performer
Performing – Radio
Date Programme Station Role Information
2017- Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show ‘Pause For Thought Radio 2 Broadcaster
2015 And God Laughs Radio 4 Panelist Pilot
2013-16 Pause For Thought BBC Radio 2 Presenter Also writer
2007 28 Acts in 28 Minutes BBC Radio 4 Performer
2007 Henry Kelly Show BBC Radio Berkshire Performer Paper reviewer
2005 Ed Douglas Breakfast Show BBC Southern Counties Radio Performer Paper reviewer
2005 Serious About Comedy BBC 7 Performer Panellist
2005 Leading Edge BBC Radio 4 Performer Guest – Stand-up excerpts
2005 Stage & Screen Radio Wey, Surrey Performer Presenter
2005 Snakes & Bladders BBC 7 Performer Actor & Writer
2005 Spanking New on 7 BBC 7 Performer Writer & Performer
Performing – Theatre
Date Programme Venue Role
2017 Navel Gazing Camden/Liverpool/Nottingham Festivals Performer / Writer
2015 Back To The Futon part 2 Edinburgh Festival Performer / Writer
2013 So a Comedian Walks into a Church: The Tour Nationwide Performer / Writer
2012 Climate Change: A Dry Subject for Comedy Operation Noah/Greenbelt Festival Performer / Writer
2010 Borderline Racist Edinburgh Festival Performer / Writer
2009 Out And About National Tour Support for Milton Jones
2008 iPaul Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
2007 Genesis Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
2006 Back To The Futon Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
2005 Paul Kerensa’s 26 Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
2002 Spinning Jenny Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
2000 The Last Supper Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
1999 Twice Nightly Edinburgh Festival Performer & Writer
1999 Little Shop of Horrors Nottingham New Theatre Performer & Writer
1999 12 Angry Men Nottingham New Theatre Performer & Writer
1999 Tom Jones Nottingham New Theatre Performer & Writer
1999 Macbeth Great Hall Theatre Performer & Writer
1999 West Side Story Great Hall Theatre Performer & Writer
Writing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2017 Royal Variety Performance ITV Writer
2007-ongoing Not Going Out BBC1 / Avalon Writer Series 1-7
2016 BBC Music Awards BBC1 Writer
2016 Michael Buble at the BBC BBC1 Writer
2016 Top Gear BBC Writer
2016 Miranda Hart Entertainment Project King Bert/BBC Writer
2015-2016 The Landlord What Larks Script Editor Romesh Ranganathan Sitcom
2015 The Peninsula What Larks! Writer Sitcom Optioned
2015 St. George What Larks! Writer Sitcom Optioned
2015 The Tracey Ullman Show Citrus TV/BBC1 Writer
2015 The Kennedys BBC Script Punch-ups
2008-2014 Miranda BBC Writer Series 1-3
2014 Peckham Nights Hat Trick Productions Writer Script Punch-Up
2013 The Quiet Men ITV Writer Pilot
2013 Up The Women BBC 4 Writer Additional Material
2013 From The Heart ITV Writer Live Charity Campaign
2012 The Revolting World of Stanley Brown CBBC Writer Additional Material
2012 Girl Meets Fish BBC Development Additional Material
2012 Three Bears Brown Eyed Boy Writer Additional Material
2012 B841 Sketch Show Aardman Animations Writer Additional Material
2011 Saturday Night with Lee Mack BBC / Zeppotron Writer Associate Producer
2011 Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford ITV Writer Associate Producer
2011 In With The Flynns Caryn Mandabach Productions Writer Additional Material
2010 Dirty Sexy Funny Tiger Aspect Co-writer Olivia Lee – Series 2
2010 Lunch Monkeys Channel K Script Editor Series 2
2009 DCSF Campaign TVC Group Writer Ad Campaign
2009 Gone 19 Entertainment Script Editor
2009 Silver Acres Aficionado Script Editor
2008 Big Top Big Bear Writer
2008 Headcases ITV1 Co-Writer
2008 The Wrong Door BBC3 Writer Script Editor
2008 Scallywagga BBC3 Writer Script Editor
2007 Taking The Flak BBC Writer Script Editor
2007 CGI Project ITV Writer
2007 Things You Need To Know Endemol Writer Additional Material
2007-08 After You’ve Gone BBC1 Co-writer
2007 Sunday Service Pilot BBC Writer
2007 Comedy Cuts ITV2 Writer Also Performer
2006 The Fillmore Arms BBC3 Writer Additional Material
2006 Trexx n Flipside BBC3 Co-writer
2005 Hollywood Secret Revealed: Movie Flubs VH1 Writer Additional Material
Writing – Radio / Online
Date Programme Station / Production Company Role Information
2013-ongoing Pause For Thought BBC Radio 2 Writer Writer & Performer
2012-13 BBC Bitesize BBC Online Writer
2012 The Twosomes Soap Opera Online Writer Charlie Bigham’s Meals
2011 Two and a Half Kids BBC Radio 2 Writer
2011 Lee Mack Christmas Special BBC Radio 2 Writer
2004-07 The News Quiz BBC Radio 4 Writer
2006-07 Dead Ringers BBC Radio 4 Writer
2004-08 The Now Show BBC Radio 4 Writer
2005-07 The Lee Mack Show BBC Radio 2 Writer Sony Nominated
2007 Sunday Service BBC Writer Pilot
2004-05 Hudson & Pepperdine BBC Radio 4 Writer Series 3, Episode 4
2005 Bearded Ladies BBC Radio 4 Writer Writer & Script Editor
2004 Snakes & Bladders BBC 7 Writer Writer & Performer
2002-07 Parsons and Naylor’s Pull Out Sections BBC Radio 2 Writer
2004-05 The Day That Music Died BBC Radio 2 Writer
2004 Spanking New on 7 BBC 7 Writer Writer & Performer
2003 Leading Edge BBC Radio 4 Writer Writer & Performer
2001 The News Huddlines BBC Radio 2 Writer
Writing – Theatre
Date Show Venue Role Information
2017 Navel Gazing Camden/Liverpool/Nottingham Festivals Writer Writer & Performer
2015 Back To The Futon part 2 Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2013 So a Comedian Walks into a Church: The Tour Nationwide Writer Writer & Performer
2012 Climate Change: A Dry Subject for Comedy Operation Noah/Greenbelt Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2010 Borderline Racist Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2009 Out And About National Tour Writer Support for Milton Jones
2008 iPaul Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2007 Genesis Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2006 Back to the Futon Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2005 Paul Kerensa 26 Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2002 Spinning Jenny Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
2000 The Last Supper Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer
1999 Twice Nightly Edinburgh Festival Writer Writer & Performer