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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.
response to the cultural and economic miracle of the late nineties Ireland
was a drunken, vomiting, republican ballad singer, Ding Dong
Dong was the nemesis of the Celtic Tiger. Through his album and magazine
"Publocked" and live performances with his band, The Hairy
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:
Tony St James (a bad Irish medallion man lounge singer character)
Various Irish radio shows.
As the hooligan martial arts instructor character "Martin Gaffney" appeared on RTE Televisions "The End" 12 times.
in Fr. Ted in 3 different episodes as:
Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly (drunken republican ballad singer)
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)
were also various appearances on radio and TV as The Glam Tarts,