Paul Savage

Comedian, host, cartoonist, astronaut, occasional liar

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Paul Savage started performing comedy in 2007. Since then he has performed all over Britain, from the highlands of Scotland to the bottom tip of Cornwall, and hundreds of places in between. In 2013, he did a tour of English speaking venues in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  In the 10 years he’s been going, he has performed over 1700 gigs, including six runs at the Edinburgh Festival, starting with the the Free Tea and Biscuits Show, which set a record for having the most genuinely homeless people in one audience front row (7). He also performed his debut hour “Cheerful Shambles” in 2013 which was well received by audiences and critics and had no homeless people in (as far as he’s aware). Since then, he’s performed the critically acclaimed fringe shows “All The Jokes In The Bible” (2014, and 2016) and “Tired and Emotional” (2015). He is also the co-wrote and starred in the profane, blasphemous game show Hell to Play (2015) which returned to the Edinburgh fringe in 2016 with an all new script. It was not, despite his best efforts, called 2 Hell 2 Play.

He’s also an accomplished cartooonist, with 2 collections published by McKnight and Bishop: “Contrived Setups To Niche Pop Culture References” and “Due To A Clerical Error In Reality”. He is the chief editorial cartoonist for Fringepig magazine (They let him choose his own title).

In his spare time he runs a small company that makes fruit gin infusions called Gin Sauvage

He’s currently working on one of about 16 projects, so feel free to add to his workload. comedysavage@gmail.com

QUOTES

“A wonderful way with words” BBC

“Genuinely brilliant. Writes a good joke, draws a good cartoon: an all round hoot” THE GUARDIAN

“Paul Savage was fantastic” PORTSMOUTH NEWS

“Spree killer” -STEVE BENNETT, CHORTLE

“Brave enough to be offensive, with a number of insane anecdotes. Shades of brilliance lurk here”- THREE WEEKS

“An engaging and affable labour of love from a man determined to find comedy in the unlikeliest of places” BROADWAY BABY

“In short, Paul Savage is a uniquely narcissistic, self-hating, autistic. You should definitely see his one-man show”- STAFFORD FM

“Shows a real strength in audience interaction, with a series of quick-witted jibes which were at once warm and cutting to various members of the audience”. -STAFFORDSHIRE NEWSLETTER

“In my opinion, it’s a difficult thing to be both a good storyteller and joke teller. It’s normally one or the other, but Paul manages both with ease. A very funny man. 5 Stars”- BLACKDIAMOND FM, EDINBURGH

 

“Coming dangerously close to the edge, Savage keeps the ship afloat with some quite brilliantly delivered extended gags. 4 Stars” COMEDY CHORDS

 

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4 star review of Cheerful Shambles from Comedy Chords and 5 stars from Blackstar North fm

4 star review of Hell To Play from The Stage, Exeunt Magazine, Notts Comedy Review

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