Paul Ricketts is an award winning comedian who's been delighting audiences across the UK and the continent for over a decade. He became a comic on the advice of his therapist after a varied career in video production, music, journalism, theatre technician, chimney sweep, bird scarer and primary school teacher. His comedy is a mix of intelligent humour filled with sharp observations from life and intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness.
Then came the pandemic and lockdown. Gigs cancelled, Edinburgh Fringe cancelled and stay at home orders. So he got fed up of watching shows online and made his own instead with skits, parodies, songs and satire. Well... it's still better than real work.
I've been gigging since 2006.
Backyard Comedy club
Bearcat Comedy Club
Out Of Bounds Comedy
Glee Clubs (Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Oxford)
Comedy Store (London, Manchester)
Jongleurs & Jongleurs On The Road
Downstairs At The King's Head
Press, Quotes, Awards:
"material is smart as well as funny" THE SCOTSMAN
"weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show" THE STAGE
"highly accomplished" TIME OUT
"writer of my favorite chicken joke - too funny to be one of mine" STEWART LEE
The Stage Newspaper 'Must See' Award 2014
Fringe Guru - Editor's Choice Award Winner Brighton Fringe 2010
Definitely worth seeing!” BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE
"Ricketts is a talented and engaging storyteller” CHORTLE