I'm doing a mini-tour of 9 dates with the Bible Society, telling Fri 25th - The Greatest Story Ever Toured - it's an evening of a comedian, a theologian and a musician telling the tale from Genesis to Revelation, via Eminem, crisp flavours and some interactive voting. It'll be fun and eye-opening to all from archbishop to atheist. You can come if you like.
I'm also performing a brand new world premiere play! It's about Christmas. I'm putting it on in July. That's just because Guildford Fringe is on then, and not at Christmas. It's called Three Wise Men, and it's on at The Star Inn at Guildford Fringe this July. I'm also doing a stand-up show there called Work in Regress... you're welcome at either/both. Both are works in progress. Or regress. We'll see.
I've got two new books out, my first for children: Noah's Car Park Ark and Moses & The Exodus Express. They're beautifully illustrated (not by me), and delightfully became Amazon bestsellers. Woo! We're talking now about books 3 and 4.
It's been a book-crazy year... I've got a new jokebook out for Christmas 2018, called What ARE They Doing Down There? (sneak peek here!), and speaking of Crimbo, I wrote a fully accurate, widely researched, much fun Christmas history book last year. 'Hark! A Biography of Christmas' became an Amazon bestseller and hit their Top 100 - so a giant THANK YOU if you bought a copy. You could review/rate any my books on Amazon or Goodreads.com? That'd be lovely. Thanks! That's how they boost up the rankings and people become aware of them... Go on... + If you fancy booking my touring festive historical talk based on the Christmas history book, get in touch (or book my Comedians & Carols show of course, or year-round solo show). I also did a Yule blog on the history of Christmas, which remains there for posterity.
I'm hosting occasional Sunday Breakfast shows on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and for when I'm not on that, there's my podcast, with guests ranging from Miranda Hart to Jimmy Cricket to Tim Vine to my kids. Do subscribe, rate and review to help us (well me - there's no one else) out... 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). Oh and I've just joined Instagram! Follow me there, g'wan.
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. I've you'd like to book the touring show for your venue, the Contact page is on the left, or ecclesiastical details are on the Churches link.
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 - recent-ish things have included The Royal Variety Performance, Top Gear, TFI Friday, Not Going Out, Miranda, and lots of things you've never heard of. The best way of keeping across these projects is to follow me on Twitter, and on Facebook, or joining the mailing list.
You're a movie geek? Try my unique movie trivia site - The Movie Timeline. It's a timeline of every event in every film ever. It also needs a makeover, but the trivia titbits are there.
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.
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 via the e-mail contact form.
Nuff said. Kerensa out.