Paul Black
Paul Black

Paul Black

  • Actor, writer and director

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Paul Black crowned most influential Scot on TikTok

Comedian Paul Black and singer Lewis Capaldi are among the most influential Scots on social media platform TikTok, according to research. The Spey public relations agency has named its top 10 of the most influential Scots on TikTok for 2023. Black tops the list, closely followed by Capaldi.

Laura Pollock, The National (Scotland), 30th December 2023

Paul Black stand-up special Nostalgia lands on BBC One Scotland

Paul Black's debut stand-up special, Nostalgia, is one of several comedy shows announced for BBC Scotland's Christmas television offerings, airing alongside a special from Susie McCabe and returns for sketch show Queen Of The New Year and panel show Breaking The News.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2023

Paul Black to front BBC Scotland entertainment show pilot

Comedian Paul Black is piloting an entertainment format for BBC Scotland in which he will take on challenges set by his social media followers.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2023

Glasgow International Comedy Festival Closing Gala review

Glasgow's comedy festival has always attracted a wealth of great acts and been a strong showcase for upcoming local comics. But it's arguably never had the defining tentpole events of a festival like Leicester. Or the close, distilled festival spirit of much smaller rivals such as Machynlleth or the Cat Laughs in Kilkenny.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 3rd April 2023

Review - Paul Black: Nostalgia

With a strong sense of himself, Black maintains that he doesn't care about the future, though this partly seems like a spoof of a feckless, nihilistic millennial, partly a facilitation of his retrospective theme.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 3rd April 2023

Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award 2023 nominees announced

Scott Agnew, Paul Black, Janey Godley, Craig Hill, Kieran Hodgson and Susie McCabe are up for the inaugural Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award.

British Comedy Guide, 31st March 2023

Comedians announced for Glasgow Comedy Festival Closing Gala

Organisers have said that alongside the presentation of the first ever Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award, Janey Godley and Paul Black will be joined by comedians Liam Farrelly, Marc Jennings, Scott Agnew, Weegie Hink Ae That?! and Jay Lafferty - all ably compered by Susie McCabe. Judy Murray and the third Murray brother, Duncan, are also set to appear. More acts are still to be announced.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd February 2023

Paul Black brings a Hogmanay whodunnit spoof to BBC Scotland

TikTok star Paul Black writes, directs and stars in Paul Black's First Footing for BBC Scotland, part of a festive line-up for the corporation north of the border that also features the return of Greg Hemphill and Robert Florence's Queen Of The New Year and Ooh The Banter, a celebration of Scottish humour presented by Jack Docherty.

British Comedy Guide, 30th November 2022

Water sliding with Frankie Boyle, as comic announces 2023 tour

Frankie Boyle is auctioning the chance to spend a day with him riding water slides and eating ice cream, and has announced a 2023 live tour, Lap Of Shame.

British Comedy Guide, 4th November 2022

Paul Black: 'Fringe is designed for middle-class English comedians'

Paul Black told The National the Edinburgh Festival had serious issues with class, saying many working-class creators struggle to gain exposure in the same way their middle-class counterparts do.

Craig Meighan, The National (Scotland), 3rd September 2022

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