Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Paul Smith (V)

  • Stand-up comedian

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Paul Smith loses in his MMA debut

Liverpudlian stand-up Paul Smith has lost his first professional MMA fight, with reality TV star Jake Quickenden defeating him in the first round.

Chortle, 4th November 2023

Paul Smith is ready for MMA battle against Jake Quickenden

Stand-up comedian Paul Smith is taking on X Factor singer Jake Quickenden in a MMA fight in Manchester this Saturday dubbed "stage to the cage". He says "The threat of being punched in the face repeatedly is a good motivator to prepare properly".

British Comedy Guide, 2nd November 2023

Jason Manford wins two prizes at North West Comedy Awards

Jason Manford, Dan Nightingale, Paul Smith and Dan Tiernan were amongst the winners at last night's North West Comedy Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 19th January 2022

Sean Lock honoured in Comics' Comic Awards results

Sean Lock has been posthumously awarded an Outstanding Achievement title. The Comics' Comic Awards 2021, which are voted on by comedians, also saw wins for Jo Caulfield, Mark Nelson, Ninia Benjamin and Paul Smith.

British Comedy Guide, 30th December 2021

North West Comedy Awards 2020 results

Dan Nightingale, Harriet Dyer, Hannah Platt, Tez Ilyas, Gary Delaney and Hot Water Comedy Club were amongst the winners of the 2020 North West Comedy Awards, held in Manchester.

British Comedy Guide, 9th January 2020

Review: Paul Smith, Following, York Barbican

Cheeky chappy comedian Paul Smith is a popular compere at the Hot Water Comedy Club in his home city of Liverpool - but has built up such a following through social media that he is now performing in larger venues and arenas across the UK.

Maxine Gordon, The York Press, 23rd September 2019

North West Comedy Awards 2019 winners

John Thomson, Sarah Millican and Paul Smith are amongst the winners of the North West Comedy Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 7th February 2019

Review: Paul Smith: Hiya Mate

It's a remarkable achievement by any yardstick: for the compere of a local comedy club to be able to pack out an arena. But Paul Smith's become something of a hometown hero in Liverpool for hosting Hot Water's shows, with every audience exchange going on YouTube.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th November 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a genuine comedy phenomenon.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th February 2018

How to be hilarious: A guide to stand-up comedy

So what does it take to become a stand up comedian and get a laugh? Comic Paul Smith reveals his tricks ahead of the Liverpool Comedy Festival.

Rebekah Holliday, Liverpool Echo, 1st September 2014

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