Paul Currie is a Northern Irish comedian and actor in the U.K., building up a loyal fan base with his unique style of genre-breaking stand-up. Fusing traditional stand-up with the energy and crowd work of his street performing experience, mixed with puppetry, clowning and cabaret, he offers audiences something new and refreshing. He has been featured on the BBC cult television comedy show LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC.
A standout performer at this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals with sell out performances and triple 5-star reviews for his show HOT DONKEY, which went on to win the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Comedians’ Choice Award for BEST SHOW in 2018. Hot Donkey was described thus.. “Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comedian. Currie’s ability to have the entire audience in his thrall, is genius” by BROADWAY BABY.
Paul has performed and voiced puppets on JIM HENSON’S PAJANIMALS, SESAME TREE, LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY, BIG & SMALL and THE FURCHESTER HOTEL.
An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, Paul has performed five sold-out and critically-acclaimed shows: Hot Donkey (2018), Cats in My Mouth (2017), FFFFFFFMILK! (2016), Re-Release The Baboons (2015), Release the Baboons (2014), The Sticky Bivouac (2013).
“Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comic who plays his crowd like the conductor of an orchestra.”★★★★★ Broadway Baby 2018
“Currie is utterly unique. A new standard has been set for the fringe. ” ★★★★★ The Skinny
“everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since” ★★★★ EdFest magazine
The Skinny ★★★★★
The New Current ★★★★★
Edinburgh Festivals ★★★★
Three Weeks ★★★★