A self-confessed professional northerner - and far worse, a celebrity Manchester United fan, Paul Tonkinson is a star of comedy in all its forms. Be it on stage, in character or as a TV host, this man does not fail to make you giggle.
Having made his name as host of The Sunday Show, he took an even bigger step into the limelight when he replaced Johnny Vaughan briefly on The Big Breakfast.
Still relatively fresh-faced, Paul has actually been at the game quite a long time. Back in 1992, he was winner of the Time Out New Act of the Year Award and then completed the comedy double when he won Time Out Stand Up Comic of the Year in 1997.
On stage, Paul leads his audience on a guided tour through the differences in male and female logic and can take the mickey out of almost every region in Britain and further afield.
Television credits include:
Premier League All Stars Sky One
The World Stands Up Paramount
Raw Soup ITV1
Take The Mic (2 Series) Channel 4
The Big Breakfast Channel 4
The Sunday Show BBC2
Dicing With Debt Channel 4
Pop Gun Channel 4
Hey DJ UK Play
MTV Hot MTV
Live At Jongleurs ITV1
Comic Relief Does Fame Acadamy BBC3
The Film Show Sky One
Liquid News BBC3
Lorraine Sky One
Comedy On The Road USTV
Live From The Comedy Store C5
Film credits include:
Going Back d. Sidney J. Furie, GFT Entertainment
Strong Language d. Simon Rumley, Screen Projex
Radio credits include:
The Breakfast Show XFM Manchester
Live From The Comedy Store Radio 4
Loose Ends Radio 4
The Paul Tonkinson Show BBC London Live
The Week Ending Radio 4
Winner Time Out Stand Up Comic of the Year