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“Kerensa is a wildly talented comic…**** Chortle.co.uk
Exiled Cornishman Paul Kerensa has established himself as one of British comedy’s leading talents, both as a writer and a comedian. As a stand-up, he’s known as a likeable, intelligent and creative comic, ever since winning ITV’s Take The Mike Award in 2002, and becoming a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards & The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards the same year. Since then he has gone on to work regularly all over the UK and Europe, including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, the Montreal Comedy Festival, and five solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, ranging from spoofs of Back To The Future to journeys through the Bible and around the world in his most recent show, ‘Borderline Racist’. Previous shows caused Chortle.co.uk to say: “Very funny, very clever, an excellent Edinburgh show” and call him a “wildly talented comic”.
He was nominated for a British Comedy Award as part of the writing team for Miranda, which he continues to work on. He has written on each series of Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out among other shows, and is a published author with his book So a Comedian Walks Into a Church, available from DLT Books since March 2013. His writing helped win hit sitcom Not Going Out a Rose d’Or Award in 2008, as well as a nomination for the British Comedy Award for Best New Sitcom. Miranda has recently been nominated for three Royal Television Society Awards, including for best writing and best sitcom.
He is also creator of www.themovietimeline.com, the comedians’ tube-map (viewable here:www.paulkerensa.com/tubemap.php), and the Movie Banter podcast, available on itunes orwww.moviebanter.co.uk, broadcast from his living-room each week.
“A comic wave that just keeps coming… As effortless a writer as he is a performer.The Stage
“The brainy comic is as clever as he is amusing**** Metro
“****ing funnyRicky Gervais
“Kind is a terrific MC!Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Andy has been performing Stand-up Comedy since early 2005. In that time, he has clocked up over 500 gigs, won awards and acclaim, hosted his own radio show, appeared on TV and been commissioned to write his first book.
In August 2009, he performed his solo show to 700 people at Greenbelt Festival.
Alongside the gigs, Andy is currently leading the way in Comedy workshops for young offenders – employing laughter as a way of healing and inspiring disaffected individuals.
“MC Andy Kind was absolutely hilarious!Guardian
“Andy Kind was the starBBC online
“So, so good!Jo Enright
“Excellent, charming and delightfulToby Hadoke