Welcome to my httpsite, as the yoof like to call it...

I'm looked after by Nick Ranceford-Hadley of NRH Management for writing, acting, presenting, voiceover etc, and by Greg at The Comedy Agency for live stand-up, so if you'd like to throw some work my way, please get in touch with Nick for writing etc, Greg for stand-up, or me via the Contact Me link on the left for any other business.

THE LATEST...

First up, my new podcast is finally out there! I've loved recording some marvellous chats with the famous, the infamous and the unfamous, from Miranda Hart to Jimmy Cricket to Tim Vine to my wife. Please listen, subscribe via iTunes, rate us and review us nicely to boost us up the ranks... or we're on www.heptagonclub.co.uk if you're not iTunesy.

Best way of keeping in touch with my ongoings is to join the mailing list - I only send stuff every month or two, and you won't be spammed or owt. Join up if you'd like updates, and you can unsubscribe easily and automatedly without the embarrassment of having to say it to my face (though you can do that too).

I'm working on my 4th book right now - the first 3 are of course available on Amazon etc, but here's a less tax-dodging website you could get them from instead Do peruse and buy if poss, because if enough people do, I'll write more, and I love writing them. If you have bought up, give us a nice review on the afore-mentioned Amazon etc. Thanks!

I'm touring stand-up ongoing, sometimes on the comedy circuit, sometimes doing solo shows, mostly at churches or festivals or other places. The Gig Guide link will tell you where those are. The solo show is a mix of stand-up, multimedia PowerPoint nonsense, songs, Q&A, and of course the obligatory 'Buy the book and I'll sign it from J. K Rowling to make it worth more' bit at the end. I've you'd like to book the touring show for your venue, please do: the Contact page is on the left. You can have just me, or a support act too. It's a nice evening. Get in touch and I'd love to come by. Details are also on the Churches link above. I also tour a delightful December show, 'Comedians & Carols'. It's a right festive knees-up. Details on the Comedians & Carols link on this page.

You may occasionally hear me on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, with a Pause For Thought at 9:20am. You can hear all and any Pause For Thoughts, from me and others, chronologically amassed here. I try and put when these will be on my Twitter and Facebook pages, and also on my monthly email updates.

I'm doing less stand-up lately due to lots more writing work. While I miss the thrill of live stand-up, I don't miss the Ginster pasty meals, so I'm embracing the writing jobs, including Top Gear, TFI Friday, Not Going Out, Miranda, a few Sky comedy pilots, and a raft of my own ideas in different stages of development hell/purgatory/heaven (and journeying through these stages a lot slower than Dante ever implied they would).

The best way of keeping across these projects, what's on when, what's commissioned/broadcast/in the bin, is to follow me on Twitter, and on Facebook, or joining the mailing list. I blog seldom, but it's there for reading if you fancy, see the above links.

Other general current projects:

- Co-writing Not Going Out for BBC1. It's back!
- I wrote for various shows this year inc. Top Gear and Buble at the BBC.
- More coming up include some entertainment shows for BBC1 and ITV... more info on Facebook/Twitter/my mailing list when I can say!
- I've got a sitcom pilot for Sky coming in a few months too, with a tip top name - again, more info when I can say...
- Occasional Pause For Thoughts on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show
- A non-fiction Christmas book in the offing.
- Two young children's stories equally in the offing.
- Gigs.
- Childcare.

Have a look at my other trivia site too - The Movie Timeline. It's a timeline of every event in every film ever. I didn't do it all myself, but I did have the idea and set it up, so I feel no guilt at claiming the low amount of advertising revenue for myself.

I must give credit to my good pals Jon and Russ for making and feeding this site, and while I'm here let me reciprocate by plugging moviemistakes.com's Movie Trailers section, for trailers of upcoming and classic films.

Thanks for visiting the site. You are now free to wander round. Don't touch the exhibits.

ME ON TWITTER...

A BIT OF PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND - THE CV

Here's a bit of a cv. A much better, fuller, and nicely laid out one is here, at NRH Management's website.

Winner of the BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Titheridge Prize, Paul writes and script-edits for many comedies for BBC TV, Sky and other channels. He was on the British Comedy Award-winning writing team for Miranda, and has written on each series of Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out, among other shows. He won the ITV Take the Mike Award in 2002 and has been described as “Ingenious” by the Evening Standard and “****ing funny” by Ricky Gervais. Paul is also one of the few to perform stand-up at both comedy clubs and churches, in bearpits and pulpits, as well as contributing regular ‘Pause For Thought’ slots on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

STAND-UP COMEDY -

Winner: ITV's Take The Mike stand-up comedy award
Finalist: BBC New Comedy Awards
Finalist: Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of Comedy
Finalist: Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award
UK clubs (Comedy Store, The Glee, Komedia, Jongleurs, Highlight, etc)
Montreal Comedy Festival
Monte Carlo
Cannes
Berlin
Cologne
Edinburgh Festival (solo shows 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015)
Support for Milton Jones' and Men In Coats' theatrical tours

TELEVISION WRITING -

SELECTED SHOWS:
2016 - Buble at the BBC, BBC1 (writer)
2016 - Top Gear, BBC1 (writer)
2007-2016 - Not Going Out, BBC1 (co-writer) - RTS Award winner, Best Sitcom
2015 - TFI Friday, Channel 4/Zimple Productions (programme associate)
2008-2014 - Miranda, BBC1 (co-writer) - British Comedy Award winner, Best New Comedy
2013 - The Quiet Men, ITV (writer) - pilot for Ant & Dec
2013 - Up The Women, BBC4 (additional material)
2013 - From The Heart, ITV (writer) " live charity campaign
2012 - The Revolting World of Stanley Brown, CBBC (additional material)
2012 - B841 Sketch Show, Aardman Animations (additional material)
2011 - Lee Mack’s All-Star Cast, BBC/Zeppotron (associate producer)
2011 - Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, ITV (associate producer)
2011 - In With The Flynns, Caryn Mandaback Productions (additional material)
2010 - Dirty Sexy Funny, Tiger Aspect (co-writer)
2010-2011 - Lunch Monkeys, Channel K (script editor)
2009 - Silver Acres, Aficionado (script editor)
2008 - Headcases, ITV1 (co-writer)
2008 - The Wrong Door, BBC3, dir Ben Wheatley (script editor)
2008 - Scallywagga, BBC3 (script editor)
2007 - Taking The Flak, BBC2 (script editor)
2007-08 - After You’ve Gone, BBC1 (co-writer)
2006 - Trexx & Flipside, BBC3 (co-writer)

RADIO -

The Now Show (6 series) - writer (Radio 4)
The News Quiz (6 series) - writer (Radio 4)
28 Acts in 28 Minutes - performer (Radio 4 - forthcoming)
BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Bursary for 2004-05
Dead Ringers (3 series) - writer (Radio 4)
The Hudson & Pepperdine Show - writer of episode 4, series 3 (Radio 4)
Parsons & Naylor's Pull-out Sections (6 series) - writer (Radio 2)
Bearded Ladies - writer/script editor (Radio 4)
The Day That Music Died - writer (Radio 2)
The Lee Mack Show (2 series) - writer (Radio 2)
The News Huddlines - writer (Radio 2)
Snakes & Bladders - writer/actor
Spanking New on 7 - writer/performer (BBC7)
Leading Edge - interview guest/writer/performer (Radio 4)
What's On - presenter (URN Nottingham)
Stage & Screen - presenter (Radio Wey)
Montreal Just For Laughs - guest (CJAD, Canada)

AWARDS -

British Comedy Awards 2010, Best New Comedy - Winner (Miranda)
BAFTA 2010, Best Scripted Comedy - Nominee (Miranda)
Royal Television Society Award 2010, Best Scripted Comedy / Best Writing - Nominee (Miranda)
Royal Television Society Award 2007, Sitcom Breakthrough - Winner (Not Going Out)
British Comedy Awards 2007, Best New Sitcom - Nominee (Not Going Out)
Rose d'Or 2007, Best Sitcom - Winner (Not Going Out)
ITV1's Take The Mike 2002 - Winner
Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards 2002 - Finalist
BBC New Comedy Awards 2002 - Finalist
Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of Comedy 2002 - Finalist
So You Think You're Funny 2002 - Non-entrant

STAGE -

Trained at Guildford School of Acting
Inspector Dart (Twice Nightly) - dir Tom Kirkham, Guildford Reunion Theatre
Torvald (A Doll's House) - dir Peter Thomson, GSA
Flute (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - dir Louise Jameson, GSA
Sidney (Absurd Person Singular) - dir Katie Daubney, GSA
Orin the Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors) - dir Tom Kirkham, Nottingham New Theatre
Juror No 10 - the very angry one (12 Angry Men) - dir Mike Sanders, Nottingham New Theatre
Squire Western (Tom Jones) - dir Jo Bloom, Nottingham New Theatre
Banquo (Macbeth) - dir Mike Paterson, Great Hall Theatre
Schrank (West Side Story) - dir Mike Paterson, Great Hall Theatre
Three Edinburgh plays - writer/producer/actor... **** The Scotsman, sell-out runs

ALSO -

Corporate presentation writing-commissions
Corporate management training acting & improv
Celebrity voicemail commissions for mobile phones
D of E Award - Bronze (cheated a little - took a bus)

AND FINALLY - SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHOSE MOUTHS I'VE PUT WORDS IN (ie. WRITTEN FOR) -
Matt Le Blanc, Joanna Lumley, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Brian Blessed, Miranda Hart, Chris Evans, Doon Mackichan, Timothy West, Celia Imrie, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Suggs, Jon Culshaw, Punt & Dennis, Emma Bunton, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Roy Hudd, Bobby Ball, Ray Brooks (Mr Benn/King Rollo), Tony Hadley, Toyah Wilcox, Gary Barlow, Alistair McGowan, Barry Humphries...

PAUL KERENSA - RECORD-BREAKER!...

- The writer of the first joke on the last episode of the longest-running topical sketch show of all time...!

Ok. The News Huddlines on BBC Radio 2 is the longest-running topical sketch show of all time. Till it stopped, as soon as I joined. But on its last episode - the 2001 Christmas special - the first joke was mine. Hence, record validated.

- The only bellybuttonless comedian in the world!

Ok. I have no navel. Neither did Alfred Hitchcock. Neither did Adam. Long story. So that's for another day. As far as I'm aware, no either stand-up comic in the world lacks a bellybutton. A navelless maths comedian. I've found my niche. Hence, record validated.

- The first person in 20 years to beat the gong at London's Comedy Store!

Ok. The Comedy Store was one of only 2 clubs I ever went to as a comedy punter, so I thought it would be cool to play there, say, within my first 100 gigs. It was gig no.99 - the revival of the infamous Gong Show, previously banned because of its detrimental effect on comedy. Still, it's a good way of seeing lots of new acts at once, no matter how shit they are. There was about 40 of us on that first night in January 2002... I was on about 15th. So the audience had had some blood, seen some dross and were ready to be tickled. Five minutes of quick-gags/no-long-build-ups later - job done. Hence, record validated.

PAUL KERENSA - TOO MUCH FREE TIME!...

if you know your UK live comedians, click on the Comedy Tube Map to see a selection of the best, laid out as you'd never thought anyone would bother trying to before. Click on it and it'll make sense. Maybe.

PAUL KERENSA - AVAILABLE!...

If you are reading this as a booker, producer or anyone else who would like to throw some work my way, there are agent details at the top of the page, or contact me directly here:

CLICK HERE FOR E-MAIL CONTACT FORM

Nuff said. Kerensa out.