Paul Thorne

Paul Thorne is a topical comedian, whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-up talents. A well respected headliner and skilful compere, Paul is also a regular member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge team; performing material based on the week’s news in this prestigious long-running topical show.A wonderfully assured performer, Paul’s provocative topical gags; spontaneous wit, and surreal comedy songs have earned him a reputation as a quality live performer. A truly world class act, Paul has performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan and Australia and many places in between.  In recent years, he has also enjoyed two critically acclaimed tours of Canadian Fringe Festivals with his solo show.After years of headlining across the UK circuit, Paul completed a successful residency in London’s West End in 2014, performing a brand new topical solo show at The Leicester Square Theatre. Paul headed to the Edinburgh Festival this year with an updated version of the show This Month’s Apocalypse; performing for the month of August at the esteemed Stand venue.   In this new show, Paul takes a sideways look at modern evil; using a mix of brilliant stand-up, music and selectively offensive tirades to depict a world falling apart, where institutions have failed us and celebrity and money are the new Gods. Topics range from bigots to bankers, the seven deadly sins to Radicalised Agnostics, the 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse and The Three Fundamentalist Teddy Bears.  Truly capturing the zeitgeist of current times, the show truly cements Paul’s reputation as a creative and prolific writer.