PAUL TONKINSON first shot to fame as the “funny one” as host of BBC 2’s The Sunday Show in the Nineties. The fact that he is still going strong today is testament to the brilliance and diversity of the thin faced comedian and the timeless quality of his comedy. Appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow again confirms Paul Tonkinson as a class act as do his two Time Out comedy awards.
Regularly booked by the UK Armed Forces, he was the first comic to perform in Iraq after the war officially ended.
A shameless and a self-confessed professional northerner he is also a fanatical Manchester United supporter and regular appears as one of the talking heads on numerous football chat and tribute shows. That head also gets a fair bit of exposure on those other never-ending I Love …., the Greatest Ever … and Do You Remember … shows so beloved of modern TV programmers.
The complete Paul Tonkinson is a star in his own right and a true master of comedy in all its different guises – on stage, in character, on screen, on air, compere or host. Whatever he chooses to do or be at any given time, Paul Tonkinson never fails to make his audience roar with laughter.
But it is stage as a stand-up comedian that he is most at home. A master of mimicry and particular amusing accents, he takes his audience on a guided tour of Britain, using his observational skills – and those funny voices to find humour in almost every region in the UK and further afield. He also shares the mind-boggling image of losing his virginity to his friend’s sofa – and subsequently getting banned from his house – and offers some amusing ideas on the differences between male and female logic and behaviour. Sadly he has been known to spoil it all by talking about football and Manchester “****ing” United.
“Brilliant” The Independent “Very funny” The Mirror “Excellent… extremely talented… brilliant”. Time Out