PAUL RICKETTS is an award-winning comic who since 2005 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond. Since starting as an MC in his own London Comedy Club, Paul has developed into a much sought after performer on the comedy circuit. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness. Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographical, political or near the knuckle - but always funny!
Paul is in demand as an MC and act in prestigious London venues like the Comedy Store (London & Manchester), Comedy Café, Banana Cabaret, Outside The Box, Downstairs At The Kings Head, Bearcat Comedy, Falling Down With Laughter, Hampstead Comedy Club, Crack Comedy Clubs and Brixton Comedy, as well as The Stand, Highlight, Jongleurs, Barnstormers Comedy, The Comedy Club Ltd, Off The Kerb Clubs, Alan Anderson Ha Ha Comedy, Funhouse Comedy Clubs, Just The Tonic (London & Nottingham), Glee Comedy Clubs, Frog & Bucket, Manchester, Gagging For Laughs, Growling Clown Clubs, Buzz Comedy Clubs, Last Minute Comedy Clubs and Mirth Control comedy clubs across the UK.
2007: Part of a late night show as part of the Laughing Horse free festival, performed at the Smirnoff Underbelly and MC-d 'Pretty Dirty Things' which received a four star review from ONE4REVIEW.COM.
2008: Paul hosted 'Up The Arts Comedy Lock-In' to packed audience as part of the PBH Free Fringe and performed his first solo hour show 'Paul Ricketts & Buff Wood - Wood Pushers' awarded five stars from THREE WEEKS.
2009: Paul's Edinburgh show 'Cutter’s Choice’ went on to be performed in Islington schools as part of their Black History Month Events, The Hen & Chickens Theatre, London, Leicester and Brighton Fringe Festivals - winning the FRINGE GURU EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD 2010. Also performed in 2011 as the closing show of the 'Art As A Weapon' black history festival at Theatro Technis, London.
2010: Paul's Edinburgh show 'Kiss The Badge, Fly The Flag!' received the 'Must See' award from THE STAGE, five stars from REMOTEGOAT.CO.UK and four stars from THREE WEEKS. This show was performed at Cambridge University's 'Festival of Ideas' in October 2011.
2011: Paul did one preview performance of his storytelling show "West End Story" in Edinburgh. Amazingly it was nominated for Best Free Show, Best Comedy Performance and Best Moment in the Edinburgh DARKCHAT awards.
2010: Asked to appear in a sketch in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - unfortunately cut due budgetary constraints. Performed in BBC 'The Gagsters' pilot and involved in the BBC Sitcom Script Reading/Development Group.
2005: BBC 'The Weakest Link' – voted out second
"material is smart as well as funny" THE SCOTSMAN
"weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show" THE STAGE
"distinctive and extraordinary" FRINGE GURU
"highly accomplished" TIME OUT
“excels as a natural story-teller” THREE WEEKS
"pretty f**king good" GREG DAVIES
"weaving the naturally comedic with both the ridiculous and the poignant” REMOTEGOAT.CO.UK
"writer of my favorite chicken joke - too funny to be one of mine" STEWART LEE
"Oh my days, Paul Ricketts so funny tonight" NINIA BENJAMIN