Paul Tonkinson

"Hilarious, nobody makes me laugh like Paul Tonkinson…go see him!" Michael McIntyre
" Excellent… extremely talented… brilliant." Time Out
"Very funny. " The Mirror

A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and double award-winning Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer.

With a unique and distinctive style, Paul is known for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, his first class material combined with tremendous charm and infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.

In 2012 he took to the road with his eagerly anticipated debut tour Paul Tonkinson; Fancy Man. The tour took in 50 dates across the UK, and gave audiences the opportunity to experience the full Tonkinson phenomena in all it’s glory!

Following his solo tour, he joined the mighty Michael McIntyre as a special guest on live shows around the UK. In 2013 he had the honour of joining Michael as a special guest on his global arena tour, playing to millions across the globe. Paul joined Michael again in 2015 as special guest on the Happy & Glorious Tour playing to sold-out crowds in arenas across the UK.

On TV he has performed on Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC 1) and Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store and The World Stands-up. He was a contestant on the hit show Celebrity Come Dine With Me (Ch 4) proving he’s not just a dazzling stand-up talent, but a whizz in the kitchen, scooping first place to win the cash prize for charity.

Back in the day, when he was a mere whippersnapper he had a stint presenting The Big Breakfast (Ch 4), he was a Programme Associate on the Michael Mcintyre Chat Show (BBC 1) and has also presented radio shows on XFM in London and Manchester.

His other television credits include Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (BBC), Take The Mic (Ch 4), Raw Soup (ITV), Premier League All Stars (Sky One), Liquid News (BBC) and even a time on the sofa on GMTV!

His first love remains stand-up, and Paul remains in great demand in the UK and across the globe, performing at all the major international comedy festivals including the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival where he hosted the esteemed Britcom Gala.