Paul Thorne

"A must-see comedian." The Guardian
"A sharp and fast-paced comedian with just the right mix of edgy political incorrectness." Toronto Sun

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 weeks news in this prestigious long-running topical show.

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 and has toured extensively with Jack Dee, Lee Hurst and Rory Bremner.

Paul’s TV credits include The World Stands Up (Paramount), The Stand Up Show (BBC One) and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). He also served as Team Captain on three series of the Montreux Award-winning comedy panel game Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment (Channel 5).

On radio, he has guested on Cabaret on Four (BBC Radio 4), The Lost Weblog of Scrooby Trevithick with Andy Parsons (BBC Radio 4) and Hold the Front Page (BBC Radio 5).

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 with an updated version of the show This Month’s Apocalypse, performing 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.

Paul is planning to tour the show across the UK early next year – and has recorded an album of finely crafted comedy songs inspired by the show.