Paul Tonkinson

Paul Tonkinson is a true master of comedy in all its different guises – on stage, in character, on screen, on air, compere or host. Whatever he chooses to do or be at any given time, Paul Tonkinson never fails to make his audience roar with laughter.


It is on stage as a stand-up comedian that Paul Tonkinson is most at home. A master of mimicry and particular amusing accents, using his observational skills – and those funny voices – to find humour in almost every region in the UK and further afield.

For someone who first shot to fame as the “funny one” on the early shift on Sunday mornings as host of BBC 2’s ‘The Sunday Show’ back in 1996, the fact that he is still going strong today is testament to the brilliance and diversity of the thin faced comedian and the timeless quality of his comedy. Appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow 2010 again confirming Paul Tonkinson is a class act.

Now a veteran of the stand-up, cabaret and corporate comedy circuits, Paul built on his Sunday Show success as host of ‘The Big Breakfast’, standing in for Johnny Vaughan.  His other television credits include ‘Premier League All Stars’ for Sky One, ‘Raw Soup’ on ITV, two series of ‘Take The Mic’ for Channel 4, ‘Comic Relief Does Fame Academy’ for the BBC, ‘Liquid News’ and even a time on the sofa on GMTV.

His radio credits include the breakfast show on Xfm and the ‘Paul Tonkinson Show’ for BBC London as well as pieces for Radio 4’s seminal comedy news shows ‘Loose Ends’ and ‘The Week Ending’.