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Paul Woodfull

Paul Woodfull is a comedy writer, performer and musician. He was born in Dublin 44 years ago and spent his early days working as a draughtsman, musician and graphic designer. His career in comedy began 15 years ago.

In 1988, with Arthur Mathews, he formed the Joshua Trio. It was a five year adventure that went from riding a live donkey into the Baggot Inn, to appearing on numerous British and Irish TV shows. This ludicrous U2 parody band sprang from the gloriously chaotic and creative Hotpress production weekends where they both Paul and Arthur worked as graphic designers.

By 1989 The Joshua Trio found themselves supported by cabaret legend Tony St James - another Paul Woodfull creation. Tony was Ireland's version of the libidinous 70's "medallion man" a wannabe sex God in pre-sex Ireland. Tony would go on to be a star in his own right, selling out the Olympia theatre and appearing numerous times on TV. An early incarnation of Father Ted used to preach sermons during Tony's show.

Dazzled by the glamour of the showbiz world, Paul couldn't resist indulging his pop star fantasies. So, in the twilight years of The Joshua Trio, he put together The Glam Tarts and Abbaesque with his brother Kieran. These proved to be very successful, with Abbaesque headlining the Point Depot on new year's eve 1998.

Paul's response to the cultural and economic miracle of the late nineties Ireland was a drunken, vomiting, republican ballad singer, Ding Dong
Denny O'Reilly.

Ding Dong was the nemesis of the Celtic Tiger. Through his album and magazine "Publocked" and live performances with his band, The Hairy
Bowsies, he advocated a return to the traditional values of drinking, spitting, puking, fighting, hating the English and incest. The values he believed define
us as a nation.

Since June '99, Paul has been playing the part of DJ Gary on 2FM's Saturday Show. Gary, a young Dublin yob, is the foil to chummy presenter, Will Leahy.

Most recently Paul has been working with his old Hotpress comrades Arthur Matthews and Damian Corless on BBC 2 sketch show "Big Train" and on Luneen live on RTE Radio One.

The Joshua Trio:

TV Appearances:
Rapido BBC 2
The Jonathan Ross Show Channel 4
MTV Europe and US
Live at the Astoria Sky TV
Trading Places ITV
Kenny Live
The Den
Nighthawks
Various Irish TV shows

Radio:
The Steve Wright Show BBC Radio One
GLR morning show
Various English radio stations
Various RTE radio shows

Tony St James (a bad Irish medallion man lounge singer character)

TV Appearances:
The Gerry Ryan Show
Nighthawks
The Den
Good Grief Moncrief
6.01 News

Radio:

Various Irish radio shows.

As the hooligan martial arts instructor character "Martin Gaffney" appeared on RTE Televisions "The End" 12 times.

Appeared in Fr. Ted in 3 different episodes as:
The Ziggy Priest
The Greyhound racetrack owner
A Taxi driver

Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly (drunken republican ballad singer)

TV Appearances:
The Late Late show
The Gerry Ryan Show
One Year in, One year out
Colin Murphy pilot show UTV
Don't Feed the Gondolas
Dublin Nights C4

Radio:
The John Creedon Show Radio One - 3 times per week
98FM
104FM
Today FM
2FM
Various Regional stations

CD and cassette "Publocked" released on Solid Records throughout Ireland.

W Gary (a young Dublin drug taking yob who boasts of his drunken, violent exploits)

Writing:
TV:
Written sketches with Arthur Matthews (writer of Fr. Ted) for "Big Train" on BBC2

Radio:
Co-wrote RTE1, six part series, "Luneen Live" with Arthur Matthews.

There were also various appearances on radio and TV as The Glam Tarts,
Abbaesque and as himself on discussion programs.