Paul Piriebegan his stand-up career after giving up acting to pursue the funny man that lies within, quickly establishing himself on the Scottish comedy circuit as long ago as 2004. It should be pointed out that at the time he was living with his Gran, having given away the keys to his flat in a pub quiz.
Soon after that he was awarded runner up in the prestigious annual awards for Scottish Comedian of the Year making him the (second) funniest comedian in Scotland! Since then he’s gone from strength to strength and right now is on fire enjoying the best comedic from of his life.
A brilliant natural comedian, packed full of energy, he uses every ounce to maximum effect with superb delivery. With a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes his humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago. Paul’s career has encompassed TV, Film and Radio alongside his skills as a stand-up, and he is now one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.
A confident and intelligent comedian who makes it his mission to work and entertain his audience, his material is superbly individual and delivers a refreshing burst of laugh out loud comedy that leaves audiences in raptures.
A physical, theatrical presence on stage, his sharp, rapid-fire comedy onslaught is packed with highly entertaining material, which blurs the lines between real-life anecdotes and flight of fancy. Its been observed that he channels the late Robin Williams at his most excitable; Pirie’s act is absolutely hilarious.
Pauls hilarity and comedic ability has earned him huge popularity with comedy goers and bookers across the world, gigging as far abroad as Australia and even for The Armed Forces. Maker no mistake, he’s one of those acts you never forget!
“Fizzing with energy and spewing out one-liners like he had just scoffed a dodgy prawn, Pirie is a man we will be seeing more of ”Daily Record
“a hilarious rubber faced clown” The Scotsman
“His clowning and quick fire gags will win him fans.. his physical mannerisms have a touch of Eric Morecambe” The Daily Record
“Inherently funny”Edinburgh Guide
Scottish Comedian of the Year – 2006
Appearances & credits
Glasgow Comedy Festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Leith Comedy Festival
The Big Scottish Comedy Tour, The Stand, Dunkeld, Falkirk, Inverness, Craignish, Skye, Peebles – 2007
The Outsider Festival, Aviemore, 2007
Scottish Government Radio Commercial, Scottish Radio – 2016
Everest Radio Commercial, National Radio – 2015
Guessing Game, BBC Radio Scotland
Talking Balls – 2012
Dance Monkey Boy, Dance, BBC Radio Scotland
Close, BBC Radio Scotland
Television & film:
Scottish Government TV Commercial, Scottish TV – 2016
Doritos Commercial – 2012
IKEA Campaign – 2011
The Young Persons Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Channel 4